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Title of the song:
Basta um sorriso
Performers:
Nonstop
Composers/Lyricists:
J. Richter & D. Chappell/E. Kennedy & T. Woodcock
Nonstop
Biography
Andrea, Kátia, Liliana, Fátima and Rita were five among more than 1,200 candidates for the Portuguese Popstars. After many voice and dance tests in the program of SIC TV channel, they showed to the jury they were the ones with more potential to become pop artists. And the dream came true: the group Nonstop was created.
Kátia has always been a huge fan of the Spice Girls. She is from Sintra and quitted her studies to join Nonstop. Before joining the group she used to sing in karaoke bars and private parties. Andrea is a daughter of an amateur Fado singer and she is a passionate for photography. She practiced kickboxing and football before joining Nonstop. She is from Massamá and a big fan of Madonna and Maxwell. Liliana is the youngest of the group, and she is from Albufeira. Her favourite artist is Whitney Houston. Her father is a professional musician. As for Rita, she is shy but not less talented. She is from Almada and already sang before in karaoke bars. Faith Hill, Lara Fabian and George Michael are her favourite singers. Fátima is the oldest, and never sang in public before the Popstars experience. She is from Miragaia, worked in a travel agency, and practiced swimming, judo, kickboxing and volley.
The debut album, Nonstop, was released in July 2001, and soon reached the first places on the Portuguese charts. Producing the album were names like Elliot Kennedy and Tim Woodcock, who already produced albums for the Spice Girls, Take That, Céline Dion or Bryan Adams. Ao limite eu vou was the first single being presented to the public; Basta um sorriso (It only takes a smile) and Não há nada em mim were the singles that followed. The ballad Olhar p'ra ti was in the Portuguese soap opera Fúria de viver soundtrack, giving even more projection to the work of Nonstop. In January 2002, Fátima announced that she was going to quit the band, reducing this Portuguese girls band to four elements.
Original lyrics Basta um sorriso
 
Basta um sorriso e passo a voar...
 
Às vezes penso que vejo
Um sentimento em ti
Será que é só mais um sonho
De um paraíso p'ra mim
 
Sei viver por mim mesma
Mas contigo aqui
Só queria que soubesses
 
Basta um sorriso e passo a voar
Com um olhar és capaz de me transformar
E sonhava com este amor
Passava o dia inteiro a esconder a dor
Mas agora tu estás aqui
Dava tudo só p'ra ficar... com um sorriso teu!

 
Pode ser que não sintas
O mesmo que eu quero ver
Posso estar enganada
Sabes que só tens de dizer
 
Mas se puder abraçar-te
Eter-te sempre aqui
Então quero que tu saibas
 
Basta um sorriso e passo a voar
Com um olhar és capaz de me transformar
E sonhava com este amor
Passava o dia inteiro a esconder a dor
Mas agora tu estás aqui
Dava tudo só p'ra ficar... com um sorriso teu!

 
Não resisto ao sentimento
Quando o coração pede por ti
 
Mudaste a minha vida, não há qualquer saída
Nosso amor, ainda mais, este amor vai ser (yeah!) dos tais
Passava o dia inteiro a esconder o receio
Mas agora estás aqui, teu sorriso tenho em mim
 
Basta um sorriso e passo a voar
Com um olhar és capaz de me transformar
E sonhava com este amor
Passava o dia inteiro a esconder a dor...
English lyrics It only takes a smile
 
It only takes a smile and I'll start flying...
 
Sometimes I think that I see
A feeling inside you
Maybe it's only a dream
Of a paradise for myself
 
I know how to live by myself
But with you here
I just wanted you to know
 
It only takes a smile and I'll start flying
With a glance you're able to change me
And I dreamed about this love
I'd spend all day long hiding the pain
But now you're here
I would give everything just to stay... with a smile of yours!

 
You may not feel
The same that I want to see
I might be wrong
You know you only have to say it
 
But if I could only hold
And have you always here
Then I want you to know
 
It only takes a smile and I'll start flying
With a glance you're able to change me
And I dreamed about this love
I'd spend all day long hiding the pain
But now you're here
I would give everything just to stay... with a smile of yours!

 
I can't resist to the feeling
When the heart asks for you
 
You've changed my life, there's no way out
Our love, even more, this love will be (yeah!) one of those
I'd spend all day long hiding the fear
But now you're here, and I have your smile inside me
 
It only takes a smile and I'll start flying
With a glance you're able to change me
And I dreamed about this love
I'd spend all day long hiding the pain...