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The Best Pagode Bands/Artists

Updated June 14, 2019 70 votes 19 voters 6.6k views10 items

Pagode artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good pagode bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top pagode bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Pagode groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all pagode bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest pagode bands of all time, since the most famous pagode artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best pagode music.

You can click on the pagode band names to see more information about that particular notable pagode group. If they're near the top of the best pagode artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top pagode bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the pagode band names themselves.

List features Só Pra Contrariar, Maria Rita and more. Vote for the best artists on the list to see them rise to the top. Make sure to give artists you favor (like Zeca Pagodinho or Alexandre Pires) a vote.

All important, significant and iconic names in pagode music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new pagode bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of pagode, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into pagode music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good pagode bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent pagode bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best pagode bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest pagode musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular pagode bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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  • Jessé Gomes da Silva Filho, known professionally as Zeca Pagodinho (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈzɛkɐ pɐɡɔˈdʒĩɲu], born February 4, 1959), is a Brazilian singer-songwriter working in the genres of samba and pagode.... more on Wikipedia
    • Genres (Music): Pagode, Samba
    • Albums: Água da minha sede, Deixa a vida me levar, As 20 Mais de Zeca Pagodinho, Patota de Cosme, Zeca Pagodinho
    • Nationality: Brazil
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  • Exaltasamba was a Brazilian pagode music group, formed in 1985 in São Bernardo do Campo, São Paulo. The group began simply playing gigs in restaurants and bars. They later began writing their own songs, eventually releasing an album, "Eterno Amanhecer" in 1992. However, it wasn't until 1996 that they truly became successful, with their 1996 and 1997 albums, "Luz do Desejo and "Desliga e Vem" each going Double Platinum. They released a Live Album with songs handpicked by their fans via E-Mail. In 2003, one of their best known Vocalists, Thiaguinho, joined the group. They continued to release albums. Their 25th Anniversary was in 2010, and they had written new material to perform on this... more on Wikipedia
    • Genres (Music): Pagode, Samba
    • Albums: Luz do desejo, Bons momentos, Alegrando a Massa, 25 Anos Ao Vivo, Eterno Amanhecer
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  • Só Pra Contrariar is a Brazilian musical group formed in 1989. The band is more known for its frontman, Alexandre Pires, who has launched a successful solo career after the band's break-up.... more on Wikipedia
    • Genres (Music): Pagode, Samba reggae
    • Albums: Acústico, Só pra contrariar, Juego de Amor, SPC, O samba não tem fronteiras
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  • Almir de Souza Serra (12 July 1946 – 5 May 2017), better known by his stage name Almir Guineto, was a Brazilian sambista, singer and songwriter and instrumentalist, working in the genres of samba and pagode.... more on Wikipedia
    • Genres (Music): Pagode, Samba
    • Albums: Millennium, Pérolas, Sorriso Novo
    • Nationality: Brazil
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