In , her debut single " Sexy Girl ", sung in English, was released. Produced by Claudio Cecchetto , it became a Top 20 hit in her native Italy and a modest international success. In late , she released her first studio album , Sabrina , which was entirely sung in English. In addition to "Sexy Girl", the album included her international breakthrough hit " Boys Summertime Love " number-one in both in France and Switzerland, and Top 5 in over 10 more countries  , and " Hot Girl ", a Top 20 hit in some European countries. The song has sold more than 1.
Sabrina in the music video for "Boys Summertime Love ". Part of the success of the song is due to its music video, filmed at the Florida hotel in Jesolo Veneto , Italy. In it, Sabrina splashes about in a swimming pool, while her bikini top keeps sliding down, thus repeatedly revealing varying shares of her nipples. This was Sabrina's explanation of why its style more closely matched that of Italian magazine shows of the time more overtly sexualised than that of the traditional music video. Chart performances[ edit ] "Boys Summertime Love " had its greatest success in Italy, staying at number one for two months. Sabrina was the only pin-up girl at that time to reach the top of the charts in France, as opposed to the French Lova Moor and the British Samantha Fox. It also reached 6 in South Africa.