Lana Bittencourt, a very versatile singer, recorded samba-canção, bossa nova (starting as of 1960), old Brazilian rock, fossa, seresta, international songs in several different languages, and, continuing to perform until today, also interprets songs by Cazuza and other contemporary Brazilian rock composers. She had success with "Se Alguém Telefonar" (Alcir Pires Vermelho/Jair Amorim), "Os Quindins de Laiá" (Ary Barroso), "Ma Vie" (Alain Barrière/Vidalin/Bécaud), "Chariot" (Stolle/Del Roma), and "Castigo" (Dolores Durán). In 1954, Bittencourt abandoned the university of philosophy to become a professional singer, debuting in the same year at the Rádio Tupi (Rio de Janeiro) and recording her first 78 rpm. Her interpretation of "Little Darling," in 1958 (included in Lana em Musicalscope) was one of her biggest hits, still in the dawn of Brazilian rock. In 1960, she recorded "Corcovado" (Tom Jobim), included in Sambas do Rio.