The Girl From Ipanema

7:54 am
Tue July 10, 2012

The Elusive Girl From Ipanema

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The endlessly covered Brazilian song turns 50 this year. What explains its quirky endurance?
  • Source: Wsj
  • | Via: The Wall Street Journal
Before 1962, if John Q. Nobody gave any thought to South America at all, it probably didn't range much beyond banana republics, fugitive Nazis and Carmen Miranda. That changed 50 years ago this summer when a tall and tan and young and lovely goddess was born. She was "The Girl From Ipanema."
Music Features
7:39 am
Tue July 10, 2012

Who Is She? Just One Of The Most Popular Songs Ever

Astrud Gilberto performs "The Girl From Ipanema." Gilberto, the wife of Brazilian singer Joao Gilberto, had never sung professionally before recording the song.
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