Do not Cry for Me Argentina is a song from themusical Evitawritten byTim Riceand composed byAndrew Lloyd Webber. She is sung byJulie Covington. The song is part of the second act when the main character,Eva Perón, addresses the crowd on the balcony ofCasa Rosada. The song speaks of regret and mistrust, themes characteristic of Lloyd Webber’s most popular songs.
Takeover by Madonna
The American artist Madonna has recorded her version of the song for the film Evita , in which she plays the role of Eva Perón . The song was included in the film’s soundtrack and released as a single in December 1996, which includes a remix entitled The Miami Mix featuring lyrics in English and Spanglish .
The single ranked No. 1 in France for four weeks in 1997, ten years after La Isla Bonita which was his first and only No. 1 in France in 1987. The video clip is an excerpt of the film directed by Alan Parker .
Madonna performed Do not Cry for Me Argentina at her concerts in Argentina of her Girlie Show in 1993 (before playing in Evita ), Sticky & Sweet Tour in 2008 (the performance was included in the DVD edition of the tour ) and the MDNA Tour in 2012. In 2001, the instrumentalisation served as an interlude during the Drowned World Tour .
The song is repeated in the Glee television series by characters Rachel Berry (Lea Michele) and Kurt Hummel (Chris Colfer), the latter expressing his feelings when he leaves the McKinley High School for Dalton.
It has also been taken over by Sinead O’Connor in an album, released in 1992, of American standards, titled “Am I not your girl?” Also taken over by The Carpenters. By the Lebanese singer Fairuz in 2017
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