'Girl from Ipanema:' Re-imagining a classic for today's Rio


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Note to girls: The photo on top illustrates a "curvy girl", not the photo at the bottom.

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The girl from Ipanema was “tall and slender”.

Perhaps they should entitle this “The girl who ate the girl from Ipanema.”?

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Enough of the body shaming already.

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Iconic song. These days she is likely to be mugged or worse on her walk to the sea

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Portuguese is one of the sexiest languages on the planet, so the remake is probably going to sound good.

”Honorio Gurgel... sure doesn’t sound like toothpaste”

Gotta disagree there, I think the “Gurgel” part sounds exactly like something you might do with toothpaste.

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I do couch travel surfing, and when I go to Rio, don’t see women that shape.

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Can’t say i recognize the original (wanna YouTube it) but the b52’s did a kind of disco song about this girl too, not my favorite band but I liked that song.

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Great article, and I kind of enjoyed the ironic tone of the video.

Reminds me of Otto's 'Bob'. Having Ed Motta join in on keyboards and vocals would've upped the ante.

Funny, just last week, I was performing 'Garota de Ipanema' as part of my self introduction to Jr. High students in an unnamed city of West Tokyo ... but if had shown a video of this version, I would probably be unemployed. Again.

But for bad English translations of lyrics, 'Mas Que Nada' have got to be the worst. Even Black Eyed Peas couldn't save that one. Even better than Jorge Ben's original, Brazil 66 still sets the gold standard.

And yeah, despite being such a hard place to live for many, to my ears, Brazilian Portuguese is one of the sexiest sounding languages on the planet.

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”Tall and tan and young and lovely, the girl from ups ELA goes walking, and when she passes each one she passes goes...’ah!’... When she walks it’s like the samba that sways so cool and sways so gentle...” never does it say she is slender. I’d say that is an assumption of non-Portuguese speaking listeners.

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How does one say THIIIICCCCC in Portuguese?

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Looks like she has great ball-handling skills.

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Maybe they can re-title the song as "Big Girls Don't Cry".

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