Ti Ti Ti (song)

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"Ti Ti Ti"
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Single by Metrô
from the album Olhar
B-side "Tudo Pode Mudar"
Released 1985
Recorded 1984/1985
Genre New wave, synth-pop, synth-rock
Label Epic Records
Songwriter(s) Rita Lee, Roberto de Carvalho ("Ti Ti Ti")
Joe Euthanazia, Ronaldo Santos ("Tudo Pode Mudar")
Producer(s) Luiz Carlos Maluly
Metrô singles chronology
"Beat Acelerado"
"Ti Ti Ti"
"Não Dá pra Parar a Música"

"Beat Acelerado"
"Ti Ti Ti"
"Não Dá pra Parar a Música"

"Ti Ti Ti" (Brazilian Portuguese slang for "Chit-Chatter") is a single by Brazilian synthpop band Metrô, released in 1985 by Epic Records. Written by Rita Lee (one of Metrô's major influences) alongside her long-time partner Roberto de Carvalho, the song was originally featured on the band's debut album Olhar , but would acquire higher fame after being included in the soundtrack of the eponymous telenovela broadcast by Rede Globo from 1985 to 1986, serving as its opening theme. [1] A music video for it was made in the same year. [2]

Brazilian Portuguese dialect within the Portuguese language

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A cover of the song by Rita Lee herself would be used as the opening theme of the telenovela's 2010 remake.

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Ti Ti Ti is a Brazilian telenovela that originally aired on Rede Globo from 19 July 2010 to 17 March 2011. Based on the 1985 telenovela Ti Ti Ti, written by Cassiano Gabus Mendes, the remake is created and written by Maria Adelaide Amaral. It featured in-universe characters from other Globo telenovelas, such as Plumas e Paetês (1980), Elas por Elas (1982), Locomotivas (1977) and Meu Bem, Meu Mal (1990).

A previously unreleased dance remix of the song was included as a bonus track on the 2016 re-release of Olhar.

Track listing

  1. "Ti Ti Ti" – 2:57
  2. Tudo Pode Mudar – 3:34


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  2. Metrô – "Ti Ti Ti"