The Polpettas Punk Up Italian Classic

Buongiorno! The Polpettas have a new release, bringing a fun spin to Dean Martin’s Italian classic “That’s Amore.” Bursting with energy, The Polpettas have punked up the popular song, making it perfect for the mosh pit (hopefully we will be experiencing more mosh pits post-covid). The genre change shows how timeless the songwriting really is. Hopefully, this version will make it’s way to punk rock youngsters who will vibe with the distorted guitars and high energy and then look up the original to appreciate the roots.

“When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore
When the world seems to shine like
You’ve had too much wine, that’s amore.”

That’s Amore” is a 1953 song by composer Harry Warren[1] and lyricist Jack Brooks.[1] It became a major hit and signature song for Dean Martin in 1953. Amore (pronounced [aˈmoːre]) means “love” in Italian.


This cover version starts off sounding classic but transitions quickly into a quickly paced punk rock anthem. It has the power to get you onto your feet and dancing, or moshing! It would be a delight to hear this one performed live. The Polpettas are based in Venice, Italy and cover many classic Italian songs, putting their original spin on them all.

That’s Amore! Check the song out on Spotify! Also, I totally suggest going to visit their Spotify artist page, they have a truly classic Italian banner. From one Italian to another, great job Polpettas, and I’m looking forward to hearing more classics punked up!

Written by Ryan Cassata

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