Tag Archives | Mercouri Melina

Never on Sunday - The Muppet Show

We all know the song Never on Sunday, originally sang by Melina Mercouri and then by Connie Francis and other major singers in Greece and abroad. The song was so popular and so distinctive of the Greek music and spirit that it was incorporated in the famous Muppet Show. In this case, Miss Piggy sings […]

Asteri mou feggari mou - Melina Mercouri

Melina Mercouri sings the song Asteri mou feggari mou, a lovely Greek song which means "My star, my moon", in English. Asteri mou feggari mou was composed by Mikis Theodorakis and is also known as the love theme of the movie Phaedra, starring Melina Mercouri and Anthony Perkins. Phaedra was a 1962 motion picture directed by Jules […]

zorba the greek movie with greek music

Greek Music in Movies

Greek Music in movies has been more popular abroad than most Greeks believe; in fact, many foreign movies have enhanced their story with Greek music and songs that have gained international recognition. Movies have been the perfect vehicle to make Greek Music known worldwide. Up to a point, most foreigners believed that Greek music was […]

Mesogeios - Melina Mercouri

Melina Mercouri sings Mesogeios, a Greek song translated to the Mediterranean Sea. This is one of Melina's most known songs, and definitely one of the most moving and touching songs ever, especially for people born and raised in the Mediterranean. The song Mesogeios is sung by Melina here, although the original version belongs to George […]

Hartino to feggaraki - Melina Mercouri

Melina Mercouri sings Hartino to feggaraki, a Greek song which means "Paper Moon" in English. It is one of the most famous songs sung by Melina Mercouri, composed by her beloved friend, the legendary Manos Hadjidakis. Hartino to feggaraki is a song written for the theatrical play "Streetcar named Desire" (Leoforeio o pothos), and this […]

Never on Sunday - Melina Mercouri

Never on Sunday, or as it is mostly known in Greek “Ta Paidia tou Pirea” which translates in English as “Children of Piraeus” , is a very popular Greek song sung by Melina Mercouri in the homonym movie. Never on Sunday is a movie directed by Jules Dassin, starring himself and Melina Mercouri. The song […]

Agapi pou gines – Melina Mercouri

Melina Mercouri sings “Agapi pou 'gines dikopo mahairi”, a Greek song meaning “Love, turned into a double-edged dagger”. The song was performed in the Greek movie “Stella”, one of the most characteristic movies in Melina's career. “Agapi pou ‘gines” is one of the best songs from one of the best Greek movies. And of course, […]