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Genre: samba

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Samba is a lively and rhythmic music genre that originated in Brazil. It is characterized by its upbeat tempo, syncopated rhythms, and use of percussion instruments. Samba music often features call-and-response vocals and lyrics that celebrate Brazilian culture and traditions. It has been popularized by many influential artists who have helped to shape the genre over the years.

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Parent Genre: latin

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Instruments used

Guitar, Accordion, Drum Kit, Vocals, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboard/Piano, Synthesizer, Piano, Saxophone, Trumpet, Double Bass, Trombone, Clarinet, Horn Section, Keyboard, Percussion

Releases by year

Here you can see the popularity of Samba genre over time. This graph shows albums and singles releases count by year and decade.

1930s 6
1930 4
1937 2
1950s 90
1954 13
1955 2
1956 3
1957 14
1958 26
1959 32
1960s 496
1960 32
1961 43
1962 23
1963 28
1964 42
1965 39
1966 70
1967 92
1968 51
1969 76
1970s 1559
1970 80
1971 102
1972 132
1973 171
1974 163
1975 150
1976 190
1977 206
1978 169
1979 196
1980s 1096
1980 160
1981 170
1982 124
1983 113
1984 82
1985 103
1986 107
1987 79
1988 77
1989 81
1990s 1256
1990 45
1991 133
1992 78
1993 121
1994 120
1995 118
1996 170
1997 133
1998 131
1999 207
2000s 1635
2000 196
2001 151
2002 200
2003 156
2004 120
2005 195
2006 153
2007 144
2008 121
2009 199
2010s 1815
2010 166
2011 135
2012 134
2013 275
2014 256
2015 175
2016 211
2017 154
2018 142
2019 167
2020s 754
2020 131
2021 154
2022 175
2023 239
2024 55
8707 releases

Popular samba Songs


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Most popular samba albums

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Guerreiro Coração - O Melhor De Emílio Santiago
1998
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Munduê
2017
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Cartola (1974)
1974
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Eu Sou O Samba
2005
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Palco Iluminado
1995
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Samba Esquema Novo
1963
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De Santo Amaro a Xerém (ao Vivo)
2018
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Ao vivo
1999
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Retratos
2004
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Bugre (1986)
1986
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Amoroso
1977
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Deixa Eu Te Amar - O Melhor De Agepe
1998
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Para Sempre
2001
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Ao Vivo Em Grandes Encontros
2015
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Quanta (Deluxe Edition)
1997
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Xande Canta Caetano
2023

samba music by decade

Explore samba history by listening to songs from every decade. Click on the decade to view songs.

2020s 2010s 2000s 1990s 1980s 1970s 1960s 1950s 1940s 1930s

List of samba artists

Here is a list of samba artists on Spotify, ranked based on popularity, who exemplifies the samba genre. You can find out what samba genre sounds like where you can preview artists or sort them the way you want, just click the headers to sort.

#namepopularityfollowers
1 56 508795
2 55 345956
3 52 416855
4 53 388739
5 52 633838
6 47 340213
7 42 160424
8 51 183689
9 49 127743
10 42 284608
11 59 471599
12 59 790955
13 40 55737
14 55 240884
15 43 167843
16 55 328674
17 58 550882
18 58 690149
19 50 432878
20 47 230681
21 48 365823
22 52 470617
23 51 446579
24 36 78657
25 47 274130
26 50 372966
27 42 276641
28 48 56644
29 38 83130
30 58 769174
31 39 73098
32 45 280568
33 42 151216
34 52 363339
35 42 75776
36 40 81115
37 37 208648
38 39 307572
39 63 1304750
40 63 1018676
41 47 278676
42 39 94836
43 59 881865
44 61 906587
45 46 122442
46 62 1051032
47 61 485765
48 61 1383156
49 52 464309
50 60 832532
51 60 908045
52 59 960052
53 64 1773938
54 50 279001
55 49 293432
56 54 685869
57 52 397308
58 45 306660
59 39 72717
60 40 76689
61 51 277223
62 47 300066
63 49 721265
64 45 42965
65 36 82412
66 40 52128
67 59 742242
68 39 50779
69 48 354211
70 63 627757
71 51 395420
72 58 585647
73 61 201142
74 47 17870
75 49 38369
76 46 203691
77 40 72260
78 43 70057
79 40 44567
80 40 33903
81 37 120450
82 43 121508
83 49 64972
84 60 858177
85 45 7782
86 40 148231
87 37 34152
88 52 242317
89 42 39207
90 38 15489
91 49 150747
92 44 15902
93 53 111460
94 44 12862
95 43 1752
96 53 95166
97 40 52638
98 38 25845
99 37 10482
100 42 84000

samba playlist created by Chosic

Enjoy this playlist of popular samba music. We made this playlist using an algorithm created by our team.