I'm brazilian, I love learning new languages and their culture. There's so much beauty in the world that we may be missing because we don't have any kind of contact with it, that's why I love music and I think it is one of the best ways to understand a little bit about the way of life of other people around the world. I've made a list of my favorite brazilian songs, and I also tried not to make it just MPB, there is Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Reggae, RAP and so on.
Eu sou brasileiro e amo aprender novos idiomas e suas culturas. Há tanta beleza no mundo que nós podemos estar perdendo porque nós não temos nenhum tipo de contato com ela, e é por isso que eu amo música e acho que é uma das melhores formas de entender o estilo de vida de outras pessoas pelo mundo. Eu montei uma lista das minhas músicas brasileiras preferidas, e também tentei não colocar só MPB, tem rock, rock psicodélico, reggae, rap e por ai vai.
--- Here is the list, starting with the most underground artists to the most famous (and some background info with some english mistakes too)
- A Gente Nunca Conversou (Ei, Moça) - Lagum (It has been a few days since I can't stop listening to this song)
- Deixa (Feat. Ana Gabriela) - Lagum
- Só os Loucos Sabem - Charlie Brown Jr. ( If you are in brazil with a group of people and an acoustic guitar, I'm 100% sure that Charlie Brown Jr. or Legião Urbana is going to be played, its almost like a meme here. But the reason for that is their great songs, I'm not gonna list more than one because you may already know them)
- Eduardo e Mônica - Legião Urbana (I'm not a super fan of Legião Urbana but they made history here, everyone knows a song or two of them even tough the band ended in 1996)
- O Segundo Sol - Cassia Eller (Cassia Eller for me is one of the best writesinger of all time, unfortunately her carrer ended prematurely due to a cardiac arrest, actually a lot of famous singers from brazil has died young, such as Renato Russo from Legião Urbana and Cazuza)
- Gita - Raul Seixas (from 1964 to 1985 brazil was under a military regime, a lot of songs back them was censured by the governament, so Raul used a lot metaphors in his writing to get pass the censorship, some os his songs criticized the military regime but they didn't notice, guy was a genius. One day tough he got kicked out of brazil. Check other songs from him, they are all awesome)
- Por Onde Andei - Nando Reis (Nando was close friend with Cassia Eller, he also has a youtube channel where he talk about the meaning of his songs and other things)
- Convoque Seu Buda - Criolo (Nothing to say about Criolo, he is an awesome writer and person, Brazil has a lot of poor people, the rap songs I'm going to list here shows a little about how life is in the favelas.)
- Diário de um Detento - Racionais MC's(The top of mind rap in Brazil is Racionais MC's, Sobrevivendo no Inferno was a revolucionary album from 1997 that changed everything about the hip hop lifestyle and to this day it still receiving awards because of its lyrics that in 2019 couldn't be more accurate about social inequality and other brazilian problems)
- Levanta e Anda - Emicida, Rael (Emicida is an unbelievable taleted rapper, this is my favorite song from him, I cannot count how many times I have listen to this one. Take a minute to listen and read the lyrics, that's the reality a lot of people life with in Brazil, most of rap songs like that is what motivates people from poor areas to persue a better life and fulfil their dreams)
Tell me witch brazilian song is your favorite, hope you liked this list ;)
Edit: there's also this playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGnPHK-S32ft2DhYzM6kxEBLfghy8-Zr9