He immersed himself in the 1950s in the Greek pentagram, either solo or in collaboration with the Trio Belcanto. He consistently served the so-called light song.

The 1950s were marked by a great deal of popular and light songwriting following the fratricidal civil war. Gunaris was the main expressor of this kind. Typical are Tsitsanis' words: "As long as there is a Gunari, the layman cannot raise his head." The folk song will, of course, get its rematch very soon, in the 1960s and will completely dominate in the coming years.

Nikos Gounaris first appeared in 1936 and was promoted to Occupation, along with his participation in the Resistance. He offered invaluable services in the struggle for liberation and was honored with the Excellency of National Resistance for his actions.

His big hits were the songs: "This Other", "One Rainy Night", "Step by Step I'll Go Down" and "The Instruments Began". He is also known for his involvement in the Trio Belcado.

The popular Greek troubadour died of cancer on May 5, 1965.

Selected songs

(in alphabetical order)


If I were God

The organs started

That other one

The birds sing to us

For women we live

For your sake

My sweet eyes favorite

One rainy night

My love

You make me write songs



And I ask the waves

Little flower



Maharaja if I were

You burned me, you burned me

Don't complain to me

Don't be scared by my gray hair

A hen strobally


Take the girl

To have two lives to love you

The captain

Kubaros and Kubaras

The month has nine

The old man

I wrote all my songs for you

Beautiful Athens

Let's go to bouzouki

Which one is you?

Where to be now beloved

I saw you pruning

Stair, my dear, step

The song of Athens

Your blue eyes

Do not stop the trawler


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