Yes, I know, I don't watch Sanremo, but this song is genius, trust me. Elio e le storie tese are... unique. Out of their two entries for the festival this year one stood out more than the other. La canzone mononota. Does the word mononota remind you of something? Monotona/o means monotonous, but this song isn't monotonous, it's mono nota - the Italian for note. It's the song with one note! It came second, and won the Premio della critica, the critics' prize for best song.