Rendezvous In Rio - The Girl From Ipanema Sets A Record

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 08/09/2016 - 12:57 pm


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NEW YORK "The Girl from Ipanema" has won a gold medal in music streaming following the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics.

Spotify says the song was streamed more than 40,000 times a day after the Olympics kicked off Friday night in Rio de Janeiro. It is 1,200 percent rise for the track, which was typically streamed about 3,000 times a day before the Olympics, the streaming service said.

Supermodel Gisele Bundchen walked onstage during the opening ceremony while "The Girl from Ipanema" played. The Grammy-winning song was released in 1964. Antonio Carlos Jobim wrote the song as a tribute to a girl he fell in love with as she left Ipanema Beach, one of Rio's iconic beaches. It is arguably Brazil's most recognizable song internationally.  (AP/Mercury)

We've included Marina Lima's soft and sultry cover above. What's your favorite version?

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