“Mas Que Nada” by Jorge Ben (1963)

Genre: Bossa Nova

Backstory: The phrase “mas que nada” is slang for “no way” or “whatever.” Sergio Mendes would go on to re-record the song continuing its wave of popularity in the following years.

Why It’s Great: It’s a world favorite which cannot be resisted. The Black Eyed Peas even recorded a version in 2011 for the movie Rio.

 

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