Written by Domenico Modugno (music and lyrics) and Franco Migliacci (lyrics)
Bobby Rydell (born Robert Louis Ridarelli, 26 April 1942, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American professional singer, mainly of rock and roll music. In the early 1960s he was considered a teen idol. Well known tracks include "Wild One" and "Volare", and he appeared in the movie Bye Bye Birdie in 1963.
During the 1960s, Bobby Rydell had numerous successful songs on the Billboard Hot 100 record chart. These included his most popular successes, 1960's "Wild One" (his highest scoring single, it scored #2). Other songs included, "Volare" (#4), "Swingin' School" (#5), "Kissin' Time" (#11), "Sway" (#14), "I've Got Bonnie" (#18) and "The Cha-Cha-Cha" (#10). His last major chart success was "Forget Him" (which scored #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 during 1963), just before the so-called "British Invasion" of the American music industry. The song was his fifth and final gold disc winner.