#WorldCupjams ( 5 of 12) ; Regarded by many as the greatest Brazilian popular music singer of all time.
This song is from her much acclaimed album, "Elis and Tom" ( 1974) , a collaboration with Tom Jobim, who wrote " Girl from Ipanema"
A vastly popular singer in the 60s, she became increasingly political in the 70s. She was often outspoken against the Brazilian dictatorship, who dared not try to prosecute her due to her fame, although they DID manage to coerce her into singing the national anthem at a stadium once. This initially disgusted her followers but they soon forgave her, once realising she done it out of fear for her child's safety. ( Continued below...)