2 April 2021
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Helloo! I’ve been putting in an effort to meet people from different countries lately, through different types of social media platforms, and I’ve been noticing that a common topic of conversation is music from our respective countries. I’ve actually exchanged lists of some of my favorite songs with a few girls in the past couple of weeks, so I’ve decided to write a blog post about it and make my own life easier.

These are mostly pop ballads – or variations of that genre – which is usually what I’m drawn to. A lot of them were soundtracks to soap operas that aired in my childhood, so they have a strong nostalgia effect on me.

First of all, any single by “Sandy & Junior” is a solid recommendation as far as I’m concerned. I love them. They’re a duo of siblings that started singing when they were little kids, and stayed together until their 20s. Several of their biggest hits were adaptations in Portuguese of famous songs in English and Italian, and they were very successful in Brazil in the 90s and early 2000s.

Second, these are all kind of… not new. They’re not old either, but my favorite songs (not just from Brazil) tend to be those that make me think of nice moments. And it’s not that I haven’t had nice moments in recent years, it’s just that I don’t really associate songs with them as much as I used to do as a child and as a teenager. Although I know of some artists that are very famous in Brazil right now (Anitta, Pabllo Vittar, Luisa Sonza, Maiara & Maraisa, Anavitoria…), I haven’t given them a chance yet. I know for a fact that I like Anitta’s voice, as well as Ana’s and Vitoria’s (Anavitoria), but I don’t know their songs by name in order to recommend them. I’ll get there eventually!

Brazilian music recommendation list:

I might come back to this post in the future and make some additions, or just turn this into a recurring recommendation section!

Do you know any Brazilian songs? If so, which are your favorites?

I hope you’re all doing well,

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