The Girl from Ipanema
"Garota de Ipanema" ("The Girl from Ipanema") is a well-known Brazilian bossa nova song, a worldwide hit in the mid-1960s that won a Grammy for Record of the Year in 1965. It was written in 1962, with...
Inútil Paisagem
"Inútil Paisagem" ("Useless Landscape") is a song composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim, with lyrics by Aloysio de Oliveira. An English-language version with lyrics by Ray Gilbert is titled "If You Never C...
How Insensitive
"Insensatez" (usually translated to "How Insensitive" in English, although the Portuguese word really means 'absurdity' or 'folly') is a bossa nova jazz standard composed by Antônio Carlos Jobim, loos...
Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar
"Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar" is a bossa nova jazz standard composed by Antônio Carlos Jobim and Vinícius de Moraes. The first record appeared on Vinícius de Moraes's 1970 album En 'la Fusa' con Maria Creu...
Someone to Light Up My Life
"Someone to Light Up My Life" (Portuguese: "Se Todos Fossem Iguais A Você", "If Everyone Was Like You") is a song composed by Antônio Carlos Jobim, with lyrics by Vinicius de Moraes. It was written fo...
Desafinado
"Desafinado", a Portuguese word (usually rendered into English as "Out of Tune", or as "Off Key"), is the title of a bossa nova song composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim with lyrics (in Portuguese) by New...
Chega de Saudade
"Chega de Saudade" ([ˈʃeɡɐ d(ʒ)i sawˈdad(ʒ)i]) (published English version is "No More Blues") is often considered to be the first recorded bossa nova song. The music was composed by Antonio Carlos Job...
Mas que Nada
"Mas, que Nada!" is a song written and originally performed by Jorge Ben on his debut album, which in a later cover version became the signature song of Sérgio Mendes. The song was voted by the Brazil...
Van Lingle Mungo (song)
"Van Lingle Mungo" is a lounge song composed and performed by jazz pianist Dave Frishberg. Frishberg wrote both the lyrics and the music. The song, released in 1969, was distributed by Red Day Divisio...
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Dindi
"Dindi" ([dʒĩˈdʒi] - which sounds like Gin-Gee in English) is a song composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim, with lyrics by Aloysio de Oliveira. English lyrics were added by Ray Gilbert. It is a world famou...
O Leãozinho
"O Leãozinho" ([u liɐ̃w̃ˈziɲu]) is a song composed by Brazilian singer/songwriter Caetano Veloso. The song title means "little lion" in Portuguese. It was recorded by Veloso himself in 1977 and publis...
One Note Samba
"Samba de Uma Nota Só" ("One-Note Samba") is a song composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim with Portuguese lyrics by Newton Mendonça. The English lyrics were written by Jobim.The song title refers to the ma...
Corcovado (song)
"Corcovado" (known in English as "Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars") is a bossa nova song written by Antônio Carlos Jobim in 1960. An English lyric was later written by Gene Lees. The Portuguese title refe...
Wave (song)
"Wave" (also known as "Vou Te Contar" in Portuguese) is a bossa nova song written by Antonio Carlos Jobim. Recorded as an instrumental on Jobim's 1967 album of the same name, English lyrics were compo...
Fly Me to the Moon
"Fly Me to the Moon", originally titled "In Other Words", is a popular song written in 1954 by Bart Howard. Kaye Ballard made the first recording of the song in 1954. Since then it has become a freque...
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Água de Beber
"Água de Beber" ("Potable Water") is a bossa nova jazz standard composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim, with lyrics written by Vinicius de Moraes. The English lyrics were written by Norman Gimbel. Original ...
Blue Bossa
"Blue Bossa" is an instrumental jazz composition by Kenny Dorham. It was introduced on Joe Henderson's 1963 album Page One. A blend of hard bop and bossa nova, the tune was possibly influenced by Dorh...
Pensativa
"Pensativa" is a bossa nova jazz standard by American pianist/composer/arranger Clare Fischer, first recorded in 1962 by a quintet under the joint leadership of Fischer and saxophonist Bud Shank, and ...
Waters of March
The Waters of March (Portuguese: "Águas de Março") is a Brazilian song composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim. Jobim wrote both the English and Portuguese lyrics. The lyrics, originally written in Portu...
Bim-Bom
"Bim Bom" ([bĩ bõ]) is considered the first bossa nova song. It was composed by João Gilberto around 1956. The song wasn't recorded until July 1958 when Gilberto released it under Odeon Records along ...
Summer Samba
Summer Samba (also known as So Nice or its original Portuguese title, "Samba de Verão") is a 1964 bossa nova song by Brazilian composer Marcos Valle, with English-language lyrics by Norman Gimbel; the...