1960s, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Astrud Gilberto, bossa nova, Brazil, Garota de Ipanema, Girl from Ipanema, Helo Pinheiro, Heloisa Eneida Menezes Paes Pino, jazz, Music, One Hit Wonder, Stan Getz, Vincius de Moraes
Garota de Ipanema (The Girl from Ipanema) (Verve, 1964)
Girl from Ipanema is a Brazilian bossa nova jazz song. It was written in 1962 and first available from Pery Ribeiro. In 1964 it became an international hit than to Astrud Gilberto and Stan Getz. It peaked at #5 in the U.S. and topped the Easy Listening chart in the U.S. for two weeks. The song was inspired by Heloisa Eneida Menezes Paes Pino (now known as Helo Pinheiro) who passed by composers Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes one day. Pinheiro has become a celebrity in her own right due to the huge success of the song.