By: Steve Dellar | 06-17-2018 | News
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Netflix Propels Communist Theme Song Into European Music Charts (Video)

Bella Ciao, the Italian resistance song from the second world war, is entering various European music charts this week, mostly due to the success of the Spanish Netflix series ‘La Casa De Papel’.

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The original 1919 resistance song, which is being re-released in a house version, became a global phenomenon in the 1960s already when it was the theme for global communist youth days. Also during the various European student uprisings of 1968, the song was well-known.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">We all know the meaning of Bella Ciao and we are not making a parody of it, we just made a dance version of it! Music is freedom and we all have the rights to sing and enjoy it. &quot;We are in 2018, not in 1945”. We are proud to be italians but please live and enjoy the music! ❤️</p>&mdash; MARNIK (@marnikofficial) <a href="">June 15, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Now it is back as the theme song to ‘La Casa De Papel’, a Spanish Netflix series which is proving to be a big hit with younger audiences in Europe.

The series, called ‘Money Heist’ in English, revolves around a mysterious man, who is called 'El Profesor' (The Professor). He wants to carry out the biggest robbery ever and devises a plan to steal the Royal Mint of Spain worth 2.4 billion euros. El Profesor is putting together a team of eight people that will make the robbery of the century a success.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">okay so i only found out abt this now bc i only follow like 5 italians and no one else on my tl is talking abt this but the bella ciao remix steve aoki made is really disrespectful and completely disregards the meaning of the song and its importance in italian culture</p>&mdash; (  dulce ridentem)。゜☆ .・ *+ (@thisaintaparty_) <a href="">June 14, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The song 'Bella Ciao' plays an important role in the series. Characters dance to the song and sing it too.

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The versions that are currently riding high in various European songs charts are either the one made by French DJ Hugel or the version by Steve Aoki.

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"Bella Ciao" has been a hit for months on end as 11 different versions of the song appeared in the charts this year already.


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