The tune, which concerned an Italian guy discussing his mothers child-rearing methods, was a worldwide hit for songwriter Joe Dolce, selling nearly 3 million copies.
Its held the record for best-selling Australian song ever since and has been recorded by 35 artists in nearly every language possible.
These days, Dolce is proud of the tune but makes the analogy of his song to if people only knew the Beatles by Yellow Submarine. He hopes this is the year that fans of Shaddap You Face discover his other works, such as his new CD, Free Love Days, and his upcoming album of songs inspired by Greek poets.
But Dolce has big plans to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Shaddap You Face. Hes planning on recording a version of the song in aboriginal Australian and is working with a pastry chef to create a special dessert called La Gran Dolce.
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