Let’s go downtown and watch the modern kids. They will eat right out of your hand, Using great big words that they don’t understand - They say rococo, rococo, rococo, rococo… They build it up just to burn it back down. The wind is blowing all the ashes around. Oh my dear god, what is that horrible song they’re singing?
1964 was taken over by jazzy bossa nova in the form of Getz/Gilberto and their honey sweet version of “The Girl from Ipanema.” It also took over the 1965 Grammy’s winning Album of the Year, Best Jazz Album and the coveted Record of the Year.
João Gilberto’s wife Astrud provided the vocals that make this version the gold standard for the song about a real Brazilian girl.