Sérgio Mendes (album)

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For the 1975 album by the same artist, see Sergio Mendes (album).
Sérgio Mendes
Sergio Mendes 1983 Album.jpg
Studio album by Sérgio Mendes
Released 1983
Recorded 1983
Genre Pop, adult contemporary, samba, bossa nova, Latin pop
Label A&M
Producer Sérgio Mendes (with Jose Quintana on track 9)
Sérgio Mendes chronology
Sérgio Mendes
Sérgio Mendes

Sérgio Mendes is the 1983 studio album by Sérgio Mendes on A&M Records, his first Top 40 album in nearly a decade and a half, and was accompanied by his biggest chart single ever, "Never Gonna Let You Go", a song written by Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil that reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "VooDoo" (Douglas Brayfield, Ronaldo Monteiro De Souza, Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins) 3:55
  2. "Never Gonna Let You Go" (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil) 4:15
  3. "My Summer Love" (Adrienne Anderson, Serge Gainsbourg, Alain Chamfort) 4:00
  4. "Carnaval Festa Do Interior" (Mary Ekler, Moraes Moreira, Abel Silva) 3:50
  5. "Rainbow's End" (Don Freeman, David Batteau) 4:03
  6. "Love Is Waiting" (David & Jenny Batteau, Don Freeman) 3:47
  7. "Dream Hunter" (Danny Sembello, Michael Sembello) 3:02
  8. "Life In The Movies" (Michael Sembello, Dennis Matkosky) 3:52
  9. "Si Senor" (Juan Carlos Calderón) 3:46



Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

In his review of the album, AllMusic’s Richard S. Ginell gave it two stars (of a possible five). He took aim at the hit "Never Gonna Let You Go", calling it “a saccharine ballad, where Joe Pizzulo and Leza Miller sing their banalities while Sergio strums and comps on synthesizers.” He was critical of the album as a whole too, saying “To say that anyone could have made this record may be overstating the case, but the fact is that there is no way of knowing that this is a Sergio Mendes record without looking at the jacket.”

Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
1983 US Billboard 200 27
1983 US Billboard R&B Albums 22
1983 US Cash Box Albums 33


  1. ^ Ginell, Richard S. Sérgio Mendes review allmusic.com. Retrieved on 2011-06-29.