RIO DE JANEIRO - "Garota de Ipanema" ("The Girl from Ipanema") is perhaps the most famous bossa nova song ever, and maybe the most famous song to come out of Brazil. It became a worldwide hit in the mid-1960s winning a Grammy for Record of the Year in 1965. It was written in 1962, with music by Tom Jobim and lyrics by Vinicius de Moraes, with English lyrics later written by Norman Gimbel.
The song is so famous the title precedes itself, and I'm not proud to say it was only recently I matched the song name to . . .