Corona

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Italian Eurodance act. Produced by Francesco Bontempi AKA Lee Marrow from 1993 to 2000, and by Francesco Conte and Paolo Dughero from 2000 to now.
Also Giorgio Spagna and Ivana Spagna worked in this project.
The first success of Corona was the song "The Rhythm Of The Night" in 1993/94. It is now known that Giovanna Bersola was the vocalist for this track and that Olga Maria De Souza was lipsyncing the words on stage and in the video.
All the other singles of Corona, up to 1998, were sung by Sandra Chambers AKA Sandy.
The song "Baby Baby" was a cover of "Babe Babe" originally performed by Joy & Joyce in 1991, and itself based on the chorus of "K.I.S.S.I.N.G" performed by Siedah Garrett in 1988.
The single "Try Me Out" had already been released in 1993 by Lee Marrow featuring Charme AKA Annerley Gordon.
The song "I Don't Wanna Be A Star" was heavily based on the song "Can't Fake The Feeling" originally performed by Geraldine Hunt in 1980.
Recent singles of Corona credits Olga Maria De Souza as vocalist and author, but that may just be another way to cover the lipsync scam once again.
"The Rhythm Of The Night" was based on the verses of "Save Me" performed by Say When! in 1987.
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Albums

ACD 9501 Corona - The Rhythm Of The Night album art Corona The Rhythm Of The Night (Album) DWA (Dance World Attack) ACD 9501 Taiwan 1995 Sell This Version
KOF 4 13482, 0001-4 Corona - Walking On Music album art Corona Walking On Music (Album) ZYX Music KOF 4 13482, 0001-4 Chile 1998 Sell This Version
7807001-2 Corona - And Me U album art Corona X* And Me U (Album) Abril Music 7807001-2 Brazil 2000 Sell This Version
SPCD073 Corona - Y Generation album art Corona Y Generation (Album) 1st Pop SPCD073 Italy 2010 Sell This Version
none Corona - Queen Of Town album art Corona Queen Of Town(CD, Promo) DBM Records none Brazil 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

TOCO 2044, 181.401-5 Corona - The Rhythm Of The Night album art Corona The Rhythm Of The Night (Maxi, Single, EP) DWA (Dance World Attack) TOCO 2044, 181.401-5 Greece 1993 Sell This Version
JB 9421 Corona - Think About The Way / The Rhythm Of The Night album art Corona / ICE MC Corona / ICE MC - Think About The Way / The Rhythm Of The Night Numuzik Inc. JB 9421 Italy 1994 Sell This Version
NU137 Corona - The Rhythm Of The Night / Take Control album art Corona / D.J. BoBo* Corona / D.J. BoBo* - The Rhythm Of The Night / Take Control (Maxi) Numuzik Inc. NU137 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
WEA 029 CD, 0630-13105-2 Corona - I Don't Wanna Be A Star album art Corona I Don't Wanna Be A Star (Maxi, Single) DWA (Dance World Attack) WEA 029 CD, 0630-13105-2 UK 1995 Sell This Version
YZ955T, 0630-11154-0 4 Corona - Try Me Out album art Corona Try Me Out (Maxi, Single) DWA (Dance World Attack) YZ955T, 0630-11154-0 4 UK 1995 Sell This Version
DWA CD 01.61 Corona - Baby Baby album art Corona Baby Baby (Maxi, Single) DWA (Dance World Attack) DWA CD 01.61 Italy 1995 Sell This Version
AS 5000 994 Corona - Baby Baby / For Your Love album art Corona / Stevie Wonder Corona / Stevie Wonder - Baby Baby / For Your Love(7", Promo) Polygram AS 5000 994 Italy 1995 Sell This Version
663885 6 Corona - Megamix album art Corona Megamix (Maxi, Single) DWA (Dance World Attack), Casablanca Recordings 663885 6 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
2844 Corona - The Power Of Love album art Corona The Power Of Love (Single, Maxi) ZYX Music 2844 France 1997 Sell This Version
PFM 3072 Corona - Eternally (The Christmas Song) album art Corona Eternally (The Christmas Song)(CD, Single, Promo) RTI Music PFM 3072 Italy 1997 Sell This Version
569 941-2 Corona - Walking On Music album art Corona Walking On Music (Maxi, Single) World Of Music (5) 569 941-2 France 1998 Sell This Version
MX 941 (M) Corona - Magic Touch album art Corona Magic Touch (Maxi, Single) Blanco Y Negro (2) MX 941 (M) Spain 1998 Sell This Version
TR110347/12 Corona - Good Love album art Corona Good Love (Maxi) T.R. Entertainment TR110347/12 Italy 2000 Sell This Version
AMP143-2 Corona - Volcano album art Corona X* Volcano(CD, Single, Promo) Abril Music AMP143-2 Brazil 2000 Sell This Version
none Corona - Back In Time album art Corona Back In Time (Maxi) Shake Records (2) none Italy 2006 Sell This Version
HNO 5156-12 Corona - I'll Be Your Lady album art Corona I'll Be Your Lady (Maxi) ZYX Music HNO 5156-12 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
none Corona - La Playa Del Sol album art Corona La Playa Del Sol (Single) Shake Records (2) none 2007 Sell This Version
none Corona - Saturday album art Corona Saturday(CDr, Single, Promo) 1st Groove none Italy 2010 Sell This Version
SPCD035 Corona - My Song (La Lai) album art Corona My Song (La Lai)(CDr, Maxi) 1st Groove SPCD035 Italy 2011 Sell This Version
ITJ920900186 Corona - Angel album art Corona Angel (Maxi, Single) 1st Pop ITJ920900186 Italy 2010 Sell This Version

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danric3895

danric3895

March 14, 2020
edited 8 months ago
The Giovanna Bersola story is tired and it baffles me how many people actually believe it.
To say Olga isn't the voice in The Rhythm of The Night is a downright lie.
Giovanna Bersola's attempt at an Acapella of the track, sounds nothing like the real deal and it's not even the same key, the few times Bersola performed the song, it was playback through and through while on the other had, Olga did it live countless times and still does reaching every high note, with her voice overpowering the backing track, she even has that slightly raspy Carioca accent to her English that an Italian just can't emulate.
Olga obviously isn't the voice of Baby Baby and all that but the Rhythm is 100% her and I'm very glad she stands by her truth.
I just wish Lee Marrow came forward and laid the subject to rest back in the day.
vanity6

vanity6

February 7, 2007
edited over 14 years ago
Corona is primarily known worldwide for her (their?) hits "Rhythm Of The Night" and "Baby Baby". Few people know that the verses of "Rhythm Of The Night" are taken straight from an earlier release by Dutch duo Say When! entitled "Save Me", and that the chorus of "Baby Baby", itself a remake of the Joy & Joyce song "Babe Babe", utilizes samples from Siedah Garrett's "K.I.S.S.I.N.G." as it's chorus.

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