Welcome to the site with the selection of the best Brazilian songs of all time.




Brazilian music differs from other musical styles around the world, as it is characterized by the vocality of the language that translates into a pleasant sound through melody, harmony and musical rhythm.

Brazilian songs that have been most successful selected by Types, Styles or Musical Genres

Musical Selection

The songs selected on this site were divided into ONE or TWO Musical Styles most noticeable in these videos, according to the relation below:​


Musical Styles   -          Number of Songs   -    Number of Singers 

AXÉ                                                       24           12

AXÉ/BREGA                                          01           01

AXÉ/REGGAE                                       05          06

AXÉ/SAMBA                                         11            04  

BOSSA/NOVA                                      73          23 

BOSSA/SAMBA*                                     *           *

BOSSA/VANGUARD                            17            11

BREGA                                                   41           31 

BREGA/COMIC                                    05           05  

BREGA/DANCE                                   08           04

BREGA/VANGUARD                           06           03

CARIMBÓ                                             07           07  

CHORINHO                                          16            08

FANDANGO                                          11            09

FORRÓ                                                  14             11

FORRÓ/COMIC                                    01            01

FORRÓ/DEBANCHERY                      02           02

FORRÓ/SERTANEJO                          07           02

FORRÓ/VANGUARD                           05          04

FREVO                                                  04           04

GOSPEL                                             357          120

GOSPEL/BREGA                                  01            01

GOSPEL/FANDANGO                         01            01

GOSPEL/FOLK                                      18           10

GOSPEL/FORRÓ                                 04           04

GOSPEL/REPENTE                              03           03

GOSPEL/SAMBA                                 05           01

GOSPEL/SERTANEJO                        04           06

GOSPEL/VOICES                                 14            10

LAMBADA                                            13            08

MARCHINHA                                       45           06

CHILDREN`S MUSICAL                     108           33  

PANCADÃO                                         22           15 

POP                                                     138           48

POP/OLD                                              31           24 

POP/BLUES                                         04           01

POP CLASSIC                                      01           02

POP/DANCE                                        51           24

POP/DEBAUCHERY                           04           02

POP/FOLK                                            12           05

POP/RAP                                               11           06

POP/REGGAE                                      14           06

POP/ROCK                                        105            43 

POP/ROMANTIC                              474            112

POP/VANGUARD                               32            14

RAP                                                      15            04   

RAP/DEBAUCHERY                           12            01

REGGAE                                             05            04

REPENTE                                             10           05

ROCK                                                  28            10

SAMBA                                              128            37

SAMBA/BOSSA NOVA*                    31             14

SAMBA/COMIC                                  16            05

SAMBA/DEBAUCHERY                     02           02

SAMBA/FOLK                                     09           04 

SAMBA/GAFIEIRA                              12            07

SAMBA/RAP                                        01            01

SAMBA/ROMANTIC                           73           22

SAMBA/VANGUARD                          14            12   

SAMBA/CARNAVAL                          30           30

CLASSIC SERTANEJO                     144           60

SERTANEJO/BREGA                         02           04

ROOT SERTANEJO                           20            16   

UNIVERSITY SERTANEJO               20             19 

VANGUARD AND ORCHESTRA       71            31

VANGUARD/FOLK                            04            04

VANGUARD/ROMANTIC                  29           08




Musical Genres
These are categories that contain unique musical types. It is the way in which the Musical Combinations are prepared according to the type of songs, sounds and instrumentation that they identify and differentiate from all the others by the way the music is presented, making it Unique. The Musical Genre serves the most varied audiences who enjoy different types of music. The main Brazilian musical genres are POP, Rock, Reggae, Romantic, Samba, Forró, Funk, Sertanejo Raíz, etc.

Characterized by the rhythm, sound and musical arrangements most common in most popular songs today. Very common in MPB songs.

It uses expression techniques in rhythms, lyrics or melodies, making them innovative or rescuing old musical styles, through various musical accompaniments or not, sometimes without a chorus, different from what is normally done by the POP Genre.


Born in the United States, characterized mainly by the use of Guitar and Drums, for his strong and impulsive rhythm in his voice, expressions and sounds.


Born in Jamaica, characterized by the use of Guitar and the slower pace of musical rhythm in relation to Rock, especially the tones of the instruments during the songs.


Composed by the harmonies instrumental and / or vocal more tuned with sonorous accompaniment differentiated to the rhythm of the song.


Native of the United States, characterized for emphasizing the sonorous rhythm of the wind instruments that give the differentiated tone to this Musical Genre.


It appeared in the United States by the mixture of several other Genres, such as the Blues and the Religious Songs. Characterized by improvisation in the use of musical instruments, highlighting the sonority of Music.


He appeared in the United States, mixing Soul, Jazz and "Rhythm and Blues" and Dance. Known for his lyrics phrased to the rhythm of repetitive beats.


Rap Music
Native from the United States, characterized by not using melodies and lyrics elaborated during arrangements with the instruments. It stands out for the speed and cohesion of the expressions sung with the minimum of musical accompaniment.


It arose from the influences of African and indigenous origin, mixed with the Regional Culture of the Northern Region of Brazil, more specifically in the State of Pará in the years of 1980. It had as its origin the influence of Carimbó, Guitarrada, Cúmbia and Merengue.


Typical of the Northeast Region, mainly in Salvador in Bahia. Also called Samba-Reggae with Afro influence of the Bahian style. Touched for crowds that accompany the bands in Trios Elétricos, with emphasis on percussion instruments.


It originated in the poorest places of Rio de Janeiro, with the influence of the African and Indigenous Cultures, in the formation of this Musical Genre. Samba is presented in different ways; of the simplest, present in the wheels of friends, having the Pandeiro and the Cavaquinho as main instruments, also called Pagode. Even in the most exquisite presentations, similar to the Shows of MPB and Sambas Enredo.


Typical of the Northeast Also called baião, cuadrilha, xaxado, xote, depending on the regions in which it is touched and presented. It had influence with the Dutch colonizers and the Portuguese, later they were adapted to the regional culture with influence of the Africans and the Indigenous, making it unique. Commonly presented in Regional Festivals in the Periods of June and July - better known as "Festas Juninas".

Repente (Embolada)
Typical of Northeast Brazil, accompanied by Pandeiro or Viola. It is a Brazilian art based on improvisation sung, alternated by two singers who make quick intonations, in their answers and their inquiries. It is a challenge from one to the other in a comical or reflective way, making it unique. The Sudden or Embolada mixes improvisations and pre-existing stanzas, dealing with the realities of people, football teams, country, etc.


It started in Rio de Janeiro, then spread to Brazil. It is characterized by the sound of the chords of its main instruments, such as: Guitar, Cavaquinho and Flute.

 Root Sertanejo (Sertanejo Raiz) 
Typical of the Interior Regions of the Southeast, South and Central West of Brazil. The presentations of the songs are composed, for the most part, by two singers, in order to emphasize the melody of the songs through a second voice. Versa, mainly, about the realities of the people and the Field, its inhabitants or their religiosities. 

          Carnival marchinhas

         It is a popular music genre that was prevalent in Brazilian Carnival from the 20s to the 60s of the 20th century,                 when it began to be replaced by the samba enredo because the samba schools did not want to pay the high prices           charged for its regularization . They are characterized by the rhythm of Samba, with lyrics, themes of the current               reality in a comic way. Also characterized as a Cultural Form, as they attract crowds in costumes, especially on the           days that the Brazilian Carnival is celebrated.


It is a Musical Genre, of European origin, in which a scenic action is harmoniously sung or played in more varied tones accompanied by several musical instruments.


It is related to an adaptation of one or more Musical Genres made by musicians, arrangers and conductors. Within these personal choices are variations of rhythm by the way of choosing or strumming chords, melody, humor and dynamics. Some Musical Styles are: MPB (which can encompass Musical Genres like: Rock, Pop, Romantic, Samba, etc.)


MPB - Brazilian Popular Music
Typical common throughout Brazil. They are songs, in general, characterized by the style POP combined like other Musical genres: like Rock, Romantic, Reggae, Rapper, Pop, Blues, etc. with the characteristics of the Brazilian rhythm.


Bossa Nova
Common in urban areas of Brazil. In spite of being part of the MPB, it presents a characteristic of its own, which differentiates it from the other Musical Styles. It is basically a romantic song sung in the form of poetry, differentiated by combination with Jazz, Samba or other rhythms. Music is characterized by a cadenced melody, bringing reflection to the listeners of this Musical Style about places, loves and moments.


Pancadão ( Brazilian Funk)
Typical of Brazil, influenced by RAP and American Funk adapted to the rhythms of the Rio de Janeiro favelas. The Pancadão alludes to the community where one lives, an allusion to life, to debauchery, to crime, and so on.


Typical of the Brazilian Urban Regions, focused on a senile audience and those who enjoy this type of music. Very common in bars and nightclubs in the outskirts of cities. This Musical Style is influenced by a Romantic Musical Genre or a POP / Old; for some, old-fashioned; for others, a different way of singing, for the simplicity or the exaggeration in the tones of the songs, through the rescue of old musical styles. The songs speak in their compositions reflections on the realities of life, on amorous delusions or on platonic loves.


           Classic Sertanejo
          It first appeared in the Midwest Regions of Brazil, Interior of São Paulo and Triângulo Mineiro, years after the                       Sertanejo Raiz, which spread throughout the country. It is a type of music originating from the Sertanejo Raiz,              with adaptations, mainly of the Brega Style and the Romantic POP. The composition of the songs is similar to that            of the Sert
anejo Raiz, except for talking more about the reality of the people and not only about life in the                           countryside. It is commonly presented as a MPB Show.


University Sertanejo 
More "modernized" country music. The music is a variant of the "Sertanejo Clássico", only in a more differentiated way. The main characteristic of the Sertanejo Universitário is that this style is played using other musical styles, such as: Axé, Forró, MPB, Samba, etc. Rhythms different from what is normally used in the Classic Country.


Terms added to the Style

They are terms added to the lyrics of songs that escape the moral standard. They are characterized by humorous expressions of the characters referenced in the lyrics of the compositions.


These terms are added to the lyrics of the songs characterized by expressions that are somewhat humorous (comic), but which denote hatred, revolt or use vulgar terms, satirizing the characters referenced in the lyrics of the compositions.


It can be described as a coordinated movement, a repetition of regular or irregular musical intervals, strong or weak, long or brief, present in the composition of Genres and Musical Styles.


Difference of the Rock by the emphasis in the Melody. These musical rhythms stimulate listeners to ginga and dance.


Characterized by the use of the Body or objects to intonate sounds that accompany a song or not.


Characterized by the use of Voice. Composed of more than one person of different voices with or without the use of musical background.


Characterized by the uniformity of sounds in the termination of two or more words, giving harmony to the intonations.


Then in the composition the feeling, the pleasure, the passion for the moment, for the environment, for the loved one, etc.


Characterized by the use of Orchestra Instruments that are added to the original Music Style.


          Characterized by a Musical Arrangement very used in the songs and the old compositions, yet no longer used in                  the  current songs.

Musical Type
They are forms of presentation of music for a particular audience (Children, Young, Christian, etc.) that encompasses in these songs Styles and Musical Genres.

Children's Musical
Focused on a children's audience and sympathizers who enjoy this type of music. The Children's Musical have influence of all Styles and Genres, such as: MPB, Samba, Rock, etc.


Gospel Music
It originated in the USA, through Evangelical Groups. The songs played resemble the most different forms of Genre and Musical Style in relation to the original songs that used initially praises of the Christian Hinários.With the advent of the Renewed Churches, the Gospel Songs began to use the most varied musical rhythms, according to the regional culture .


Cultural Form
They are characterized by the dances and the cultural expressions of each State or Region of Brazil. The songs are represented by their own Styles and / or Genres, according to their regions of origin.


Typical of the Northern Region of Brazil that emerged from the Indigenous Culture with Regional Folklore. The name refers to Curimbó, the main musical instrument used. Over time, the dance has been influenced by the European and African traditions of the population. The songs and Dances are similar to the Carnival characteristic of the Southeast Brazilian Region.


Carnaval 'blocks
It originated in Rio de Janeiro, then spread throughout Brazil. They are celebrated celebrations popular in the period of the Carnival, in spectacles or in the streets. These are costumed groups parading to the sound of rhythmic songs (Carnival Marchinhas) in a comic or debauched way that deal with current issues, everyday problems, disaffection, politicians, etc.


Samba schools
It originated in Rio de Janeiro. It was influenced by the common festivities of the European Carnival brought to Brazil by the Carioca Bourgeoisie. Over time, it was also influenced by African and Indian rhythms, giving rise to the Carnival of today. The Samba Schools are part of a complex Allegorical Structure that involves this Feast. It is characterized by the parade of floats, dances of the components and accompanied by songs (letters of Samba). Presented to Brazil and the World through its associations that parade on the avenue, competing as the other Communities that make up these Schools through the performance of the artistic ensemble during the parades


Typical of the Northeast Region. It had its origin in the State of Pernambuco. Its music is based on the fusion of Musical Styles like gait, maxixe, folded and polka, accompanied by the dance that was influenced by the capoeira. The Frevo is characterized by the use of the "umbrella" during the presentations and by the dance. Part of the songs are similar to Marchinhas, very common during the Carnival period.

Typical of the South Region. It is a style of dance accompanied by the sound of characteristic musical instruments like, the Harmonica and the viola, through frantic movements. This Cultural Form was already known in Spain and Portugal, since the Baroque period, characterized by dances of groups or by the trophies of Repente. It is a mixture of European culture (by immigrants) mixed with local rhythms.


It is a style of ballroom dancing, coming from the Maxixe. Dance emerged in Rio de Janeiro in the twentieth century as an urban rhythm, and developed in its origin as a form of dance accompanied by verses and choruses.



Cultural Forms
Dances and Cultural Expressions + Musical Styles and / or Musical Genres - Ex .: Frevo, Fandango, Samba Schools, Catira, Carimbó, Carnival Blocks, Frevo.


Musical genres
They are exclusive rhythms - Ex .: Pop, Rock, Samba, Forró, Root Sertanejo , Rap, Blues, Vanguard, Reggae, Chorinho, Romantic.


Musical styles
They are Musical Forms combined with one more Musical Genres - Ex .: MPB, Brega, Pancadão, Lambada, Sertanejo (Classic and university)


Musical Type
It is a combination of Musical Style and / or Musical Genre for a specific audience - Ex .: Children's Musical, Gospel Music.


1- The links of "Gospel" and "POP / Romantic" take a while to access due to the amount of Music on these pages.

2- To access the "POP / Romantic L-Z" Link you must scroll the cursor halfway down the page to be displayed.