Like the music of Burt Bacharach, bossa nova was deemed unhip for a long time because of its unabashed lightness of spirit. In recent years, however, young music fans have been rediscovering the cocktail music of the '60s, making both Bacharach and the bossa cool again. The soundtrack to the romantic comedy Woman on Top is simply an excellent compilation that favors lesser-known but highly alluring slices of samba magic. Contributors include veterans such as gifted instrumentalist Baden Powell and pioneering lounge wizard Xavier Cugat, as well as new names like singer Paulinho Moska and eclectic remixers Bossa Cuca Nova. This lilting collection is a brilliant companion to the film, but it also makes an excellent introduction to the rich musical heritage of Brazil.
Performance CreditsDori Caymmi Track Performer
Xavier Cugat Track Performer
Maria Creuza Track Performer
Baden Powell Track Performer
Geraldo Azevedo Track Performer
Moraes Moreira Track Performer
Lenine Track Performer
Paulinho Moska Track Performer
Norma Bengell Track Performer
Cyl Farney Track Performer
Technical CreditsLuis Bacalov Producer,String Arrangements
Antonio "Moogie" Canazio Producer
Paulo Albuquerque Producer
Paul Cremo Executive Producer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Woman on Top based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
I just love listening to this music in the car, at home while cleaning, baking, or cooking!! it puts me in such a good mood!! I call this happy music. it also inspires me to travel to south america and learn to dance all the diffrent dances know to south americans. the movie was fun and beautiful to watch and i wish i had purchased a copy of it as well. have fun listening.
This soundtrack puts me in the mood where if i listen to it with my eyes closed, I can see the clear blue ocean, coconut trees and an icy cold Pina-colada. It's an ultimate sensation that's turned on automatically.