Pop and Folk Music in Portgual
By: Mason Embree
"Coimbra" (April in Portugal)
You can listen to the song here
Ai Se Eu Te Pego (Oh If I catch you)
Ai Se Eu Te Pego is a 2008 Brazilian song by Sharon Acioly and Antônio Dyggs. It had a humble and local beginning as it was first recorded by Brazilian band Cangaia de Jegue and then covered by many other regional Brazilian bands like Garota Safada, Arreio de Ouro, Estakazero, Forró Sacode, and Saia Rodada. It was truly mad popular however by Michel Teló, who made it in to a huge hit in 2011.
Song link here
However, it was not really just the pop star, Michel Teló who made it happen. It really diffused through football (yes I mean soccer). It started out when Brazilian player, Neymar appeared on a video dancing to the song. Many other videos were made after the first and all of a sudden it was a enormous hit in Brazil. Next, the song made huge leaps in spain after two Real Madrid players, Marcelo Vieira, and Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated a goal by dancing to the choreography of the song. The song was then so popular that in 2012, Michel Telówas was invited by Real Madrid to travel to come pose with Marcelo and Cristiano Ronaldo for pictures. Many other athletes jumped on the bandwagon (many football players, and a few mma and ufc fighters) and that was all it took.