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Music by Antonio Carlos Jobim
Lyrics by Vinicius de Moraes (Portuguese) and Norman Gimbel (English)
Date 1962
Publisher Corcovado Music Corp. and New Thunder Music Co.
Ipanema

"The Boy From Ipanema"

"The Girl From Ipanema" is a bossa nova song that has become one of the most frequently recorded popular songs in history. It was a worldwide hit in the 1960s.

The song was performed by Petula Clark, as "The Boy from Ipanema," with one of the Bossmen in episode 220 of The Muppet Show. Although the guest star laments that she is not noticed by the "tall and tan and young and handsome" stranger, the enormous Muppet eventually notices the woman dancing between his legs, offering her a flower at the end of the number.

The melody was later hummed by Miss Piggy in a 1996 commercial for Frito-Lay.

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