What Are Some Popular Portuguese Songs?

What Are Some Popular Portuguese Songs?

“Os Fantoches De Kissinger,” “Grândola, Vila Morena,” “Ai Meu Amor Se Bastasse,” “Se Ao Menos Houvesse Um Dia” and “Vício de Ti” are some popular Portuguese songs. Zeca Afonso, Pedro Abrunhosa, Paulo Brissos, Roberto Leal and David Carreira are some popular Portuguese singers.

“Bem-Vindo ao Passado,” “Problema de Expressão,” “A Força Está em Nós,” “Solta-se O Beijo” and “Deixa-me Rir” are other popular Portuguese songs.

Zeca Afonso is one of Portugal’s most influential political and folk singers. His songs and music played an important role in resisting and overthrowing Oliveira Salazar’s dictatorial regime. Salazar's regime banned many of his songs from being broadcasting or played. His song “Grândola, Vila Morena” became an integral part of the revolution. It was chosen as the password that was transmitted by radio to mark the beginning of the movement that resulted in the end of the regime.