The good songs stopped before of just after Ciro Santilli was born, they were originally heard by his parent's generation. Those young new kids are boring.
- 1968 Panis et Circenses track from the Tropicália: ou Panis et Circencis (1968) album composed by Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso and performed by Os Mutantes
- 1972 Mistério do Planeta track from the Acabou Chorare album by Novos Baianos
- 1977 Marimbondo track from the "Pirão de Peixe com Pimenta (1977)" album Sá & Guarabyra
- Caetano Veloso is arguably Ciro Santilli's favorite MPB artist, he has just too many amazing songs.
- 1968 Alegria, Alegria from the epynomous album Caetano Veloso (1968). Critique of the Dictatorship.
- Transa (1972) album (literally: "The Fuck", good old seventies)
- 1972 Você Não Entende Nada performed by Caetano Veloso in album Caetano e Chico: Juntos e Ao Vivo (1972), originally by (TODO album, Discogs says Legal (1970), but wiki page and photos of back disagree)
- 1972 Partido Alto. Composed by Chico Buarque, but Caetano's interpretation takes it to another level
- 1975 Qualquer coisa album
- 1976 Um Índio from the Doces Bárbaros (1976) album, and also appeared in the Bicho (1977) album
- 1977 Tigresa from the Bicho (1977) album. Ciro once knew one.
- 1978 album Muito (Dentro da Estrela Azulada)
- Sampa Slang for São Paulo. Perfectly captures the city, and reminds Ciro so badly of his University days there.
- Terra. Ciro used to watch a television show about nature in the legendary TV Cultura with his parents in the couch when he was young, Those days were the best. TODO what was the show exactly? Here is a sample: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNwfYEMdrRU Very likely just a translation of some British nature series with a custom Brazilian intro and presenter. Credits at end mention English narrator: Eugene Fraser, and Thirteen WNET Nature production, which produced Nature (1982) that ran since 1982.
- 1980 Menino do Rio apparently from 1980 and served as inspiration for the Menino do Rio (1980) movie, which is silly but fun
- 1984 O quereres from the Velô (1984) album
- Chico Buarque. Ciro's second favorite.
- Gilberto Gil. The third of the holy trinity of MPB after Caetano and Chico. Good selection: Acústico MTV - Gilberto Gil (1994). Perhaps Ciro likes him third because he is the most lighthearted one, although not always.
- Raul Seixas
- Tom Jobim
- Jorge Ben Jor
Roberto Carlos makes Ciro cringe.
Some other noteworthy mentions
- 1974 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Y7PQxtmJ5k Na Rua, Na Chuava, Na Fazenda by Hyldon
- Popular Brazilian Music | 10, 1k, 3