Carlos Paião

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Carlos Manuel de Marques Paião (born in Coimbra on 1 November 1957, died 26 August 1988 in Rio Maior) was a singer and songwriter from Portugal. He represented Portugal at the Eurovision Song Contest 1981 with the song Playback. Carlos Paião was also a doctor, having graduated in medicine in 1983, but his great passion was music.

Some of his songs became national hits. In August 1988, Carlos Paião died in a car accident on N1 Road (old Lisbon-Porto road) in Ponte Amieira, near Rio Maior, Santarém district, while returning from a concert. The Datsun Urvan that Carlos Paião was travelling in collided head-on with a truck that was irregularly overtaking a broken car.[1]

Albums[edit]

  • Algarismos (LP, EMI, 1982)
  • Intervalo (LP, EMI, 1988)

Singles[edit]

  • "Souvenir de Portugal"/"Eu Não Sou Poeta" (Single, EMI, 1981)
  • "Play-Back"/ "Playback" (English Version) (Single, EMI, 1981)
  • "Pó de Arroz"/"Ga-Gago" (Single, EMI, 1981)
  • "Marcha do 'Pião-das-Nicas'"/"Telefonia (Nas Ondas do Ar)" (Single, EMI, 1982)
  • "Meia-Dúzia"/"Zero-a-Zero" (Single, EMI, 1982)
  • "Vinho do Porto (Vinho de Portugal)"/ Instrumental (Single, EMI, 1983) (with Cândida Branca-Flôr)
  • "O Foguete"/ Instrumental (Single, 1983) (with António Sala and Luís Arriaga)
  • "Discoteca"/ "Tenho Um Escudo À Minha Frente" (Single, EMI, 1984)
  • "Cinderela"/ "A Razão" (Single, EMI, 1984)
  • "Versos de Amor"/ "Os Namorados" (Single, EMI, 1985)
  • "Arco-Íris"/ "Lobo do Mar" (Single, EMI, 12/1985)
  • "Cegonha"/ "Lá Longe Senhora" (Single, EMI, 12/1986)
  • "Quando as Nuvens Chorarem"/ "Perfume" (Single, EMI, 1988)
  • "Só Porque Somos Latinos" (Single, EMI, 1988)
  • "Mar de Rosas" (Single, EMI, 1988)

Other songs[edit]

  • "Amar é Mais"
  • "Bailarina (Nunca Te Direi)"
  • "Caiu Redonda No Chão"
  • "Caminhar"
  • "Canção dos Cinco Dedos"
  • "De-mão-em-mão"
  • "Feito Num Oito"
  • "História Linda"
  • "Intervalo"
  • "Miquelino I""
  • "Não Há Duas Sem Três"
  • "Noves Fora Nove"
  • "Quatro Maços (É Só Tabaco)"
  • "Refilar Faz Mal À Vesícula, Mais o Diabo a Sete"

Songs recorded by other artists such as Herman José, Joel Branco, Candida Branca Flôr, Amália Rodrigues, Nuno da Câmara Pereira, Peter Petersen, Florbela Queirós, Octávio de Matos, Alexandra, Rodrigo, Lenita Gentil, António Mourão, Ana, Carlos Quintas, Gabriel Cardoso, Pedro Couceiro, Vasco Rafael, Luis Arriaga, and Norberto de Sousa.

References[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
José Cid
with "Um grande, grande amor"
Portugal in the Eurovision Song Contest
1981
Succeeded by
Doce
with "Bem bom"