Claudio Baglioni (born 16 May 1951) is an Italian musician. He is considered one of the greatest songwriters/singers ("cantautori") in Italy and one of the greatest figures in Italian pop music; his success spanned through several decades. His melodic and highly dramatic love ballads, especially from the 1970s era (such as "Questo piccolo grande amore", "E tu...", "Amore bello", "Sabato pomeriggio", "E tu come stai") are part of Italy's musical and national culture. His various works include the official Anthem for the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin. He has also written for previous sporting events.