Só Danço Samba

I only dance Samba

This work was composed by one of the Brazilian artists with the greatest worldwide presence, as he is considered by many as a great genius of MPB (Brazilian Popular Music): Tom Jobim (1927-1994).

We were lucky to enjoy the talent of a person in love with his homeland, Rio de Janeiro, who lived his life as a conductor, musician, singer, pianist, and composer, sharing his creativity and his smooth and harmonious voice in countless songs.

Many who are specialists in the work of this musician have said that, one day, at a party, there was a girl who refused to dance twist and cha-cha-cha with anyone around there, and she explained loud and clear: 'I only dance samba!' That was the motto for Tom when creating the melody of “Só danço samba”, and for Vinícius de Moraes, his faithful partner, when writing the lyrics.

Jobim has been in many other partnerships with national and international artists, such as Elis Regina, Gal Costa, João Gilberto, Frank Sinatra, and Ella Fitzgerald.

Here are some other works by the composer that gained prominence: “Chega de saudade” (“Enough of missing her”), “Wave”, “Águas de março” (“Waters of March”), “Samba de uma nota só” (“One-note Samba”), “Triste” (“Sad”), “Desafinado” (“Out of Tune”). So, which one do you know?