Most Popular Songs: Our 1,000th Show

2011’s ‘Most Popular Songs’ Contest captured the imagination of 20,000 Brazilian Music fans. Which Song Was #1?

Air Date: 05-22-22 through 05-29-22

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Can you do it?

Quick. Name your top ten favorite songs. Not easy, right? That’s why we took ten weeks back in July 2011 to discover the Most Popular Songs ever played on The Sounds of Brazil.

We started out with 1,000 songs and 11 years ago, our playlist counted down the Top Ten for our 1,000th weekly broadcast. It’s our 30th Anniversary!

Sunday’s Brazilian Brunch features fan favs from our earliest years on the radio, plus breezy Bossas to help you get the most out of the weekend – the perfect musical backdrop for whatever you have going on! Only on Sundays at 5 am, 9 am, 2 pm, and 11 pm Central time and only on The Sounds of Brazil’s streaming station from our home page.

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Request a song, style, or artist on the Lounge Page and you’ll hear me play it and announce your name on the radio too. Go ahead, it’s fun!

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This week’s show:

‘The Most Popular Songs ‘

Hour 1:

Set 1: The Sounds of Brazil Opening Theme

#10 The Island<>Kirk Whalum & Roseanna Vitro/Reaching For The Moon

Planador<><Gabriel Martins/Mergulho

Welcome to The Lounge             

#9 Boa Sorte (Good Luck)<>Vanessa da Mata & Ben Harper/Sim

Special Announcement

Brasileira<>Gabriela Anders/Wanting

Set 2:

Introduce Next Set

#8 Chiquito<>Ed Johnson & Novo Tempo/The Other Road

Linha Do Equador<>Djavan/Coisa De Escender

Introduce Next Song

#7 Cada Beijo<>Bebel Gilberto/Bebel

Sun And Rain<>Ricardo Silveira/Small World 


Set 3: The Brazilian Minute: Brazil And The Indy 500

Introduce This Week’s Spotlight Song

#6 Blue Bossa<>Torcuato Mariano/Brazilian Nights

Anima<>Leila Pinheiro/Alma



‘The Most Popular Songs ‘

Hour 2:

Set 1:

Double Face<>Deodato & Al Jarreau/The Crossing

Welcome To Our Second Hour

#5 Maracatu (Nation of Love)<>Sergio Mendes/Bom Tempo

Use Your Head<>Money Mark/Redhot +Rio

This Happy Madness<>Frank Sinatra/Sinatra & Company

Special Announcement

One Note Samba<>Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd/Jazz Samba

Set 2:

Introduce Next Song

#4 Bossa 31<>Rosalia de Souza/Garota Moderna

#3 Tanto Tempo<>Bebel Gilberto/Tanto Tempo

Introduce Next Song

#2 I’m Not Alone (Who Loves You?)<>Ivan Lins/I’m Not Alone

Old City New City<>Larry Coryell/Live From Bahia 

Me Deixa Em Paz<>Leo Gandelman/Black Pearls

Set 3:

#1 Ocean Way<>Torcuato Mariano/Last Look

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Next Week:

We’ll celebrate the unofficial start to summer with our annual salute to Sergio Mendes! Don’t miss it! Whether it’s your radio, your computer at work, or your tablet or smartphone, thanks for tuning in! I really appreciate it, and please tell a friend or two about us.

And don’t forget about our weekly Sunday radio broadcasts in Chicago on 90.9 FM WDCB (2 pm CT).

Happy Listening,

Scott Adams

The Sounds of Brazil!