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Sun May 2, 2021, 01:01 PM

Paolo Conte: Sparring Partner

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Sun May 2, 2021, 02:59 PM

1. I Had Searched For Weeks For This Song That I First Heard in French Film Called 5X2

I couldn't even remember the name of the film but couldn't get the tune out of my head. It took me a few days to track down the movie name. The scene that uses Sparring Partner is one of the most captivating scenes I've ever seen in a movie. The original video for the song is quite unique and very sad too.



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Response to Indykatie (Reply #1)

Sun May 2, 2021, 11:51 PM

3. Very cool.

I learned of this song just today, thanks to a friend who'd heard it used as background music in a TV show. In researching it, I saw the references to 5x2. That looks like a poignant movie about intimacy, longing, and loneliness. The song evokes the same feelings.

I was instantly hooked by the infectious melody and beautiful chords -- not to mention Paolo Conte's passionate, gravelly singing voice! I bet I could sing like that too, if I hadn't quit smoking several decades ago.

I came across a couple of sites with chords and/or tutorials in case you play an instrument and want to learn this song:

https://chordu.com/chords-tabs-paolo-conte-sparring-partner-live--id_ZUIeTJ3h_L0

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/paolo-conte/sparring-partner-chords-2041653



I haven't tried to learn it yet (amateur pianist here), so I don't know if these are accurate representations of the song, but this is at least maybe a good start.

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Sun May 2, 2021, 08:54 PM

2. Nice Thanks for posting

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