Saturday, November 5, 2011

Co-Video of the Week: Week 5 "The Girl From Ipanema"

Week 5 Video of the week is a tie between two classic songs. The first, The Girl from Ipanema and the second to be unveiled tomorrow. Ipanema Beach located here in Rio de Janeiro is where Time Irado will head later for some sunshine after sightseeing.

The Girl From Ipanema is a song from the 1960's that was won numerous musical awards including the Grammy for Record of the Year in 1965. Little known fact is that there was actually a girl that inspired the songwriters to write the ballad. That girl, was then 15 year old Helo Pinherio (real name is Heloisa Eneida Menezes Paes Pinto, talk about a tongue twister!). Ipanema is a beach located in the Southern part of Rio De Janeiro, where Helo would stroll past a cafe (sometimes even stopping in to buy cigarettes for her mother) and would get the attention of every man, woman, and child located inside. She was a beautiful girl, later becoming a Brazilian Playmate of the Year and model, who went on to have successful businesses as well as most recently, a Reality Televisions Star.

Enjoy the original version in English below performed by Astrud Gilberto, along with Joao Gilberto and Stan Getz. This song became so popular, that its even archived in the Library of Congress in Washington D.C.

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