Mantoumpala – Stelios Kazantzidis

Stelios Kazantzidis sings Mantoumpala, a famous Greek song which bears the name of a famous Indian actress of the 50s. Mantoumpala is a legendary laiko song of Kazantzidis and definitely one of his most popular songs. Mantoumpala means “sweet girl” … Read more

Skyladika, the Greek Dog Songs

Have you ever heard of the Greek dog songs and music or skyladika, as they are known in Greece? The Birth of Dog Songs – Skyladika in Greece Laika songs and music are very popular in Greece in all their … Read more

Teli Teli Teli – Haris Alexiou

Haris Alexiou sings Teli teli teli, a Greek song which means “Chord by chord”. Teli in Greek is the metal string and the music cord, although the word comes from Asia Minor and the Greek dialect spoken there. The song … Read more

Jean Paul Gautier Loves Bouzoukia!

Jean Paul Gautier loves bouzoukia! The famous fashion designer and icon came to Athens for the first time in a rather unusual role. He is the sponsor of the 11th French Cinema Festival which takes place in Athens until the … Read more

Laika songs in Greece

Laika songs, which stand for “popular music” in Greece is a popular genre of Greek music; laika are the simplified evolution of rebetika songs in Greece, aiming at becoming easier to the ear and appropriate for mass production. Laika songs … Read more

Mistike mou erota – Katerina Stanisi

Katerina Stanisi sings Mistike mou erota, a popular Greek song which means “My secret love”. The song Mistike mou erota is a laiko song, marked by Stanisi’s voice and authentic performance. It is a song about these secret loves and … Read more

Istoria mou Amartia mou – Rita Sakellariou

Rita Sakellariou sings Istoria mou Amartia mou, a very popular and beloved Greek song, which means My story, Μy sin. The song Istoria mou amartia mou is like a classic song, that has stayed as one of the best laika … Read more

An einai i agapi amartia – Tzeni Vanou

Tzeni Vanou sings An einai i agapi amartia, one of the most known Greek laika songs, which means “If love is a sin”. An einai i agapi amartia is a love song, written by Elias Limperopoulos, on the music composed … Read more

Pepromeno – Giorgos Dalaras, Marinella

Giorgos Dalaras and Marinella sing a famous Greek song called Pepromeno, which stands for Destiny in English. Pepromeno belongs to the category of laika songs and refers to the common belief of something written in our lives, something that we … Read more

To Agriolouloudo – Stelios Kazantzidis

Stelios Kazantzidis sings Agriolouloudo, a popular Greek Song that translates to ” The Wild flower”. To agriolouloudo is one of the most known songs sung by Stelios Kazantzidis, composed by a great composer of laika songs, Christos Nikolopoulos. As with … Read more

Kapou Nyhtonei – Giorgos Dalaras

Giorgos Dalaras sings Kapou Nyhtonei, a very popular and melodious Greek song, which means “Somewhere night is falling” in English. Kapou nyhtonei is considered one of the best laika songs, in both music and lyrics by Stavros Kougioumtzis. The song … Read more

Kosmotheoria – Elli Kokkinou

Elli Kokkinou sings Kosmotheoria, a Greek song written by Foivos, which in English means “World Theory”. Kosmotheoria practically means universe and world theory and is a word used by the Greeks referring to the mentality and attitude towards life, a … Read more

Ti sou kana kai pineis – Poly Panou

Poly Panou sings “Ti sou kana kai pineis” a known and beloved Greek Laiko song, which translates “What have I done to you and you are drinking” in English.  Poly Panou marked this song with her characteristic and distinctive voice, … Read more

Viastika – Kaiti Garbi

Kaiti Garbi sings Viastika, a Greek song which in English means “I rushed”. Viastika is a laika song talking about mistakes we make in relationships and love. Kaiti Garbi singsViastika in a very passionate way. Sometimes we don’t have who … Read more

Feggari mou hlomo – Paschalis Terzis

Paschalis Terzis sings “Feggari mou hlomo”, a Greek song which means in English “My Pale Moon”. This is one of the most beloved laika songs you can hear almost everywhere, although it’s already been several years since it was out. … Read more

Savvato – Giorgos Mazonakis

Giorgios Mazonakis sings “Savvato”, a Greek song which in English means “Saturday”. Another laika song, about love, loss and loneliness. Ah, that terrible clock of loneliness! What does time mean when we are alone and we long for our lost … Read more

Lathos Anthropos – Despina Vandi

Despina Vandi sings Lathos Anthropos, a Greek song which is English means “The Wrong Guy”. Lathos anhropos is considered a laiko song, in a modern way. Well, well, well…Why it happens, and why it happens again…and again. “I found again … Read more

Akrogialies Dilina – Dimitra Galani

Dimitra Galani sings Akrogiales Dilina, a very popular Greek song that means “Seashores and Sunsets”, one of the most beloved laika song, composed by Vasilis Tsitsanis, an immensely important Greek Composer. The song reflects the pain and quest of a … Read more

Tifles Elpides – Giannis Kotsiras

Giannis Kotsiras sings “Tifles Elpides”, a Greek song which in English means “Blind Hopes”. Hopes don’t have territories and flags, they don’t require passports, but still…There is something in this song, in its lyrics and music that is so Greek, … Read more

Se vlepo sto potiri mou – Tzeni Vanou

Tzeni Vanou sings “Se vlepo sto potiri mou“, one of the most famous laika Greek songs which means “I See You in My Glass”. What love and glass have in common? It seems – so much when love is drunk … Read more

Den ksero poso s’agapo – Vicky Moscholiou

Vicky Moscholiou sings “Den ksero poso s’agapo” a famous Greek song meaning “I don’t know how much I love you”. The song “Den ksero poso s agapo” refers to a strong and big love, that cannot be measured or limited, … Read more

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