Andrea Bocelli is a famous Italian singer who is one of the leading artists in the classical crossover genre of music. Throughout his career, he has recorded fifteen solo studio albums and has also collaborated with many other talented artists.
One of Bocelli’s most popular singles is ‘Time to Say Goodbye’, a track written by Francesco Sartori. He first performed this song in Italian at the Sanremo Festival in 1995. In the same year, he released the album ‘Bocelli’ which featured his solo version of this song.
In 1997, he released the album ‘Romanza’ and this became the best-selling album by an Italian artist in history. The first single featured on the album was ‘Time to Say Goodbye’. He performed this track as a duet with Sarah Brightman.
‘Time to Say Goodbye’ topped the charts in countries across Europe. It was especially popular in Germany where it topped the charts for 14 consecutive weeks. It sold over three million copies in Germany meaning it broke the all-time sales record. In total, there were over 12 million copies of this single sold worldwide and it became one of the best-selling singles of all-time.
Andrea Bocelli has also released a Spanish version of this song. However, his duet with Sarah Brightman remains the most popular version and the track is often considered his signature song. You can listen to Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman singing this track here: