I’m back! Where from? Well I recently came back from two weeks in Europe. I was mainly in Germany, so my plan while in the country was to keep my ears out for songs in German. Nothing caught my attention until I heard this song, but one verse into it I realized it was in Portuguese. So much for the original plan.
Anyway, this song has been pretty big in Europe – in fact it is currently in the number 8 spot on the Europe Official Top 100. “Ai Se Eu Te Pego” is nothing groundbreaking and I have no idea what the lyrics mean, but all I know is that it has two important elements: it’s catchy and it has an accordion. Originally a song by Brazilian band Cangaia de Jegue, it was popularized by Teló and he is now planning to release an English version in the U.S. called “If I Catch You” (I guess that’s what the song’s about). If you enjoy this, take a listen to Gusttavo Lima’s “Balada.” Like Teló, Lima is a sertanejo (country) singer hailing from Brazil and is beginning to take Europe by storm with his own single.