Yiannis Parios

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Yiannis Parios is a modern Greek pop singer, nicknamed "the singer of love".

Parios was born Yiannis Varthakouris, on March 8, 1946 on the island of Paros, the youngest of five children. He left his home to study medicine in Athens but embarked on a singing career instead. In the late 1960s he met Giorgos Mitsakis who wrote the words to his first song "The Game of Fate". Other records and albums soon followed and in 1976 he recorded his first great hit "Now you're just a memory", which sold over 240,000 records. Parios, with his soft, romantic voice, soon became a specialist in love songs. His song "Like a truck out of control" became a mega-hit in 1989 and was translated in other languages.

True to his roots, however, Parios also recorded two albums with Greek "island music". Lately, he has sang with his son Charis Varthakouris.

Discography

  • ΓIΑΝΝΗΣ ΠΑΡIΟΣ (1971) - Yiannis Parios
  • ΤI ΘΕΛΕIΣ ΝΑ ΚΑΝΩ (1972) - What do you expect me to do?
  • ΠΟΥ ΘΑ ΠΑΗ ΠΟΥ (1974) - Where can it end up?
  • ΕΡΧΟΝΤΑI ΣΤIΓΜΕΣ (1975) - There comes a time
  • ΤΩΡΑ ΠIΑ ... (1976) - Now you're just a memory
  • ΜΗ ΦΕΥΓΕIΣ ΜΗ (1977) - Don't leave
  • ΝΑ ΓIΑΤI Σ'ΑΓΑΠΗΣΑ (1978) - The Reason I loved you
  • ΘΑ ΜΕ ΘΥΜΗΘΕIΣ (1979) - You'll remember me
  • ΣΕ ΧΡΕIΑΖΟΜΑI (1980) - I need you
  • ΕΝΑ ΓΡΑΜΜΑ (1981) - A Letter
  • ΤΑ ΝΗΣIΩΤIΚΑ (1982) - Island Music
  • ΟΤΑΝ ΒΡΑΔΥΑΖΕI (1983) - At Nightfall
  • ΠIΟ ΚΑΛΗ H ΜΟΝΑΞIΑ (1984) - Loneliness is better
  • ΕΓΩ ΚΑI ΣΥ (1985) - You and I
  • ΞΑΡΧΑΚΟΣ/ΠΑΡIΟΣ (1986) - Xarchakos/Parios
  • ΟI ΜΕΓΑΛΥΤΕΡΕΣ ΕΠIΤΥΧIΕΣ ΤΟΥ (1987) - Greatest Hits of 1987
  • ΟΛΑ ΓIΑ ΤΟΝ ΕΡΩΤΑ (1987) - All for Love
  • ΤΑ ΕΡΩΤIΚΑ ΤΟΥ '50 (1988) - Love Songs of the 1950s
  • Η ΠΑΡΑΣΤΑΣΗ ΑΡΧIΖΕI (1989) - The Show starts
  • ΣΑΝ ΤΡΕΛΛΟ ΦΟΡΤΗΓΟ (1989) - Like a Truck out of Control
  • ΚI ΕΓΩ ΜΑΖI ΣΟΥ (1990) - And I'm with you
  • ΕΠIΘΕΣΗ ΑΓΑΠΗΣ (1991) - An Attack of Love
  • ΕΠΑΦΗ (1992) - Contact
  • ΤΑ ΝΗΣIΩΤIΚΑ 2 (1992) - Island Music II
  • ΠΑΝΤΑ ΕΡΩΤΕΥΜΕΝΟΣ (1993) - Always in Love
  • ΒIΟΣ ΕΡΩΤIΚΟΣ (1994) - Love Life
  • ΠΑΡΕΑ ΜΕ ΤΟ ΧΑΡΗ (1995) - Together with Charis
  • Η ΜΟΝΑΞIΑ ΜΕΣ'ΑΠ'ΤΑ ΜΑΤIΑ ΜΟΥ (1996) - Loneliness through my Eyes
  • ΤΥΨΕIΣ (1997) - Feelings of Guilt
  • ΤΟΣΑ ΓΡΑΜΜΑΤΑ (1998) - All those Letters
  • ΔΩΣΕ ΜΟΥ ΛΙΓΑΚΙ ΟΥΡΑΝΟ (1999) - Give me a little Sky
  • ΠΑΡΙΟΣ ΕΡΩΤΑΣ (2000) - Love from Paros
  • ΑΛΛΗ ΜΙΑ ΦΟΡΑ (2001) - One more Time
  • O ΕΡΩΤΙΚΟΣ ΘΕΟΔΩΡΑΚΗΣ (2001) - Love Songs of Theodorakis
  • ΜΙΑ ΒΑΡΚΑ ΓΙΑ ΝΑ ΠΑΣ ΑΠΕΝΑΝΤΙ (2002) - A Boat for you to cross
  • ΤΟ ΚΑΛΟ ΠΟΥ ΣΟΥ ΘΕΛΩ (2003) - I want what's good for you
  • ΜΙΑ ΣΥΝΗΘΙΣΜΕΝΗ ΜΕΡΑ (2003) - A usual Day
  • ΔΕ ΓΥΡΙΖΩ ΠΙΣΩ (2005) - I'm not coming back
  • ΤΑ ΝΤΟΥΕΤΑ (2006) - Duets