Backstory: Os Mutantes were a well known band in the ’60s associated with the Tropicália movement. It was a period that embraced a more avant-garde type of music, blending both traditional and foreign influences.
Why It’s Great: This song is the very definition of the word «funk.» Can you hear that piano organ?
Backstory: The two musicians were sitting at a bar near Ipanema Beach in Rio, when they saw the most beautiful woman walk by and wrote this song down on a bar napkin. The rest my friends is blissful history.
Why It’s Great: This song IS Brazil. Also, It became the most second re-recorded song in all of history after «Yesterday» by The Beatles. Booyah!