Saturday, 23 July 2016

Pony Music Library 19: "My Little Pony - L'amicizia è magica (Italian Opening Theme)"

There's been a (very minor) palaver recently about how much of musicians' sets at pony conventions should be pony music. I might get round to writing a post on that sometime, but in brief: at least some of it. I can get general geeky music in heaps of places, but not pony music. As such, I think fandom musicians shouldn't play sets devoid of MLP-related content. Anyway...

What? "My Little Pony - L'amicizia è magica (Italian Opening Theme)"

Who? Arianna "Oliriana" Bergamaschi, Graziano Pegoraro, Maurizio Bianchini, Susanna Balbarani and Antonio D’ambrosio. (Phew!)

Which? Official song (Italy)

When? August 2011

Why? While I'm not one of those people who dislikes the opening theme we get here, the Italians provided their own particularly good alternative, sung by Susanna Balbarani. It's really less an intro than a bouncy, vaguely anime-esque PMV. It was only used for the first season, which seems a bit of a shame. There's also this three-and-a-half-minute extended version, which was never used for episodes shown on TV but appeared on a compilation album issued by broadcaster Italia 1.


  1. It's probably because I grew up in the 80s, but that theme song just seems much more vibrant to me. The animation editing is a little choppy, but that song just feels so naturally cartoon-y.

    1. Hmm, yeah. As an 80s kid myself, I can see that. I'm so used to the usual theme that I don't usually think about it, though.