The Girl from Ipanema

Stan Getz

About The Girl from Ipanema

"Garota de Ipanema" ("The Girl from Ipanema") is a Brazilian bossa nova and jazz song. It was a worldwide hit in the mid-1960s and won a Grammy for Record of the Year in 1965. It was written in 1962, with music by Antônio Carlos Jobim and Portuguese lyrics by Vinicius de Moraes. English lyrics were written later by Norman Gimbel. The first commercial recording was in 1962, by Pery Ribeiro. The Stan Getz recording featuring the vocal debut of Astrud Gilberto became an international hit. This version had been shortened from the version on the album Getz/Gilberto (recorded in March 1963, released in March 1964) which had also included the Portuguese lyrics sung by Astrud's then husband João Gilberto. In the US, the single peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100, and went to number one for two weeks on the Easy Listening chart. Overseas it peaked at number 29 in the United Kingdom, and charted highly throughout the world. Numerous recordings have been used in films, sometimes as an elevator music cliché. It is believed to be the second most recorded pop song in history, after "Yesterday" by The Beatles. The song was inducted into the Latin Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001. In 2004, it was one of 50 recordings chosen that year by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry. In 2009, the song was voted by the Brazilian edition of Rolling Stone as the 27th greatest Brazilian song. 


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Olha que coisa mais linda mais cheia de graça
É ela menina que vem que passa
Num doce balanço caminho do mar

Moça do corpo dourado do sol de Ipanema
O seu balançado é mais que um poema
É a coisa mais linda que eu já vi passar

Ah, porque estou tão sozinho
Ah, porque tudo é tão triste
Ah, a beleza que existe
A beleza que não é só minha
Que também passa sozinha

Ah, se ela soubesse
Que quando ela passa
O mundo sorrindo se enche de graça
E fica mais lindo por causa do amor

Tall and tan and young and lovely
The girl from Ipanema goes walking
And when she passes Each one she passes goes, ah

When she walks, she's like a samba
That swings so cool and sways so gently
That when she passes Each one she passes goes, ah

Oh, but he watches so sadly
How can he tell her he loves her
Yes, he would give his heart gladly
But each day, when she walks to the sea
She looks straight ahead, not at him

Tall, and tan, and young, and lovely
The girl from Ipanema goes walking
And when she passes He smiles, but she doesn't see

Oh, but he sees her so sadly
How can he tell her he loves her
Yes, he would give his heart gladly
But each day, when she walks to the sea
She looks straight ahead, not at him

Tall, and tan, and young, and lovely
The girl from Ipanema goes walking
And when she passes he smiles, but she doesn't see
She just doesn't see, no she just doesn't see
But she doesn't see, she doesn't see, no she just doesn't see

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Stan Getz

Stanley Getz (February 2, 1927 – June 6, 1991) was an American jazz saxophone player. Getz was known as "The Sound" because of his warm, lyrical tone, his prime influence being the wispy, mellow timbre of his idol, Lester Young. Coming to prominence in the late 1940s with Woody Herman's big band, Getz is described by critic Scott Yanow as "one of the all-time great tenor saxophonists". Getz went on to perform in bebop, cool jazz and third stream, but is perhaps best known for popularizing bossa nova, as in the worldwide hit single "The Girl from Ipanema" (1964). more »

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Written by: Norman Gimbel, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius De Moraes

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13 facts about this song

Recording History
"The Girl from Ipanema," originally titled "Garota de Ipanema," was recorded by Astrud Gilberto, Joao Gilberto, and Stan Getz in 1963, featuring the orchestration of Antonio Carlos Jobim.
Popularity Factor
This song became a global hit in the mid-1960s and won a Grammy for Record of the Year in 1965.
Origins
The song was written in 1962, by Brazilian composers Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinícius de Moraes. The lyrics were later translated into English by Norman Gimbel.
Genre
"The Girl from Ipanema" is considered to be one of the most famous Brazilian Bossa Nova songs, a genre that combines elements of jazz and samba.
Inspiration
The song was inspired by a real woman, Heloisa Eneida Menezes Paes Pinto, who regularly walked past the Veloso Bar in Rio de Janeiro, where the songwriters were sitting, on her way to the beach.
First-Time Singer
Astrud Gilberto, who sang the English vocals for the song, had never sung professionally before this recording.
Cover Versions
Due to its popularity, the song has been covered by numerous artists, including Frank Sinatra, Amy Winehouse, and Cher, making it one of the most recorded songs of the 20th century.
Cultural Impact
"The Girl from Ipanema" has had an enormous cultural impact, appearing in movies, TV shows, and commercials, and it is often associated with 1960s pop culture.
Song Structure
The song is known for its distinct Bossa Nova rhythm and the iconic tenor saxophone solo by Stan Getz.
Legacy
In 2001, "The Girl from Ipanema" was inducted into the Latin Grammy Hall of Fame, affirming its status as a classic of the bossa nova genre.
High Charting Position
The song reached number 5 in the Billboard Hot 100 in 1964, and it remains one of the highest-charting songs in Portuguese to be introduced to the American music market.
Success in Other Countries
Not only did it do well in the U.S, but the song also gained success in the UK, where it peaked at number 29 in the UK Singles Chart in 1964.
Non-Musical Interpretations
"The Girl from Ipanema" has been interpreted through various other mediums, such as literature and art, often symbolizing the nostalgia and romanticism of Rio de Janeiro's beach culture in the 1960s.

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