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Roma Bangkok

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Format  Digital download
Length  2:53
Genre  Electropop Moombahton
Label  Sony Music
Released  June 19, 2015 (2015-06-19)
Recorded  April - May 2015 Takagi Beatz Studio, Milan, Italy (recording) Fonjika Studio, Biella, Italy (mastering and mixing)

"Roma-Bangkok" ([ˈroːma baŋˈkɔk]; "From Rome to Bangkok") is a song recorded by Italian rapper Baby K, with vocals by Italian singer Giusy Ferreri, for her second studio album Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2015). The song was released on June 19, 2015 as the second single from the album.


"Roma-Bangkok" was a massive commercial success in Italy in 2015. The song reached number one in a month on both the Italian FIMI chart and the EarOne airplay chart, becoming Baby K's first number-one single. It remained on the top of the chart for eleven consecutive weeks and later was certified eight-times platinum in Italy.


The song was written by Federica Abbate, Alessandro "Takagi" Merli and Fabio "Mr. Ketra" Clemente, the latter two also produced it. In an interview, Baby K presented the song with these words: "The lyrics of this song present the geographical map of my life: London, Rome and the Far East. Actually, they are the places where I lived, which I still carry within myself and I can live again through my music".

Music video

The music video, directed by Mauro Russo, was published on July 7, 2015 on the rapper's official YouTube channel. It was acclaimed by critics, who noted its similarities to 1991 American film Thelma & Louise. However, MTV compared it to "Pretty Girls" music video by Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea. It was the first Italian music video to be Vevo certified; in February 2017, it became the all-time most watched Italian video on YouTube, with over 163 million views.

Spanish version

On February 17, 2017 a Spanish version was released featuring Argentine pop singer Lali. The song was adapted to Spanish by José Luis Pagan and was produced by Ketra & Takagi. Its music video was shot in September 2016 in Verona, Italy, and was directed by Gaetano Morbioli. Chiara Tomao from Optimagazine praised both artist's voices, writing "Lali's voice fits perfectly with our Claudia Nahum [Baby K]".


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