Join 3,433 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)

Tags:

Doo doodoo doodoodoo
September 25, 2006 8:16 AM   Subscribe

When she walks, it's like a samba ... Links to 46 cover versions of the Girl from Ipanema.
posted by carter (38 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
My favourite so far is the Pizzicato 5 version ...
posted by carter at 8:17 AM on September 25, 2006


Terrific, I love that song.
posted by JanetLand at 8:26 AM on September 25, 2006


This is the only song by someone other than myself that I can play on the ukulele. Well, okay, this and ... (Hit Me) Baby One More Time. Not for lack of talent but lack of motivation.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 8:27 AM on September 25, 2006


Kompressor
posted by Justin Case at 8:27 AM on September 25, 2006


Cool, they have a Jethro Tull version!

But nothing compares to the Kompressor version.

"When she passes, each one she passes goes AAAHHHHHHHH!!!"

(via)
posted by Balisong at 8:30 AM on September 25, 2006


Bah!! Hoisted by my own petard!
posted by Balisong at 8:31 AM on September 25, 2006


kompressor video
posted by riotgrrl69 at 8:33 AM on September 25, 2006 [1 favorite]


Well, at least we're all in agreement that the Kompressor version RULES!
posted by Balisong at 8:36 AM on September 25, 2006


acceptable kompressor musics
posted by riotgrrl69 at 8:37 AM on September 25, 2006


Bah. They missed Rick Moranis' "Ipanema Rap", which is brilliant.
posted by solid-one-love at 8:37 AM on September 25, 2006


Great!
Anyone else need to "Maim that Tune" now?
posted by numlok at 8:39 AM on September 25, 2006


I've always loved Antena's version.
posted by pfafflin at 9:12 AM on September 25, 2006


There's the dictionaraoke version as well.
posted by MikeKD at 9:17 AM on September 25, 2006


I thopught Ipanema a skin afflction or the name of a toothpaste. Live and learn.
posted by Postroad at 9:17 AM on September 25, 2006


"No, I'm afraid I can't help you right now. I'm only on my twenty-third listening of 'The Girl From Ipanema.'"

*stares intently at monitor*
posted by icosahedral at 9:30 AM on September 25, 2006


Great link, thanks!
posted by knave at 10:19 AM on September 25, 2006


Well, at least we're all in agreement that the Kompressor version RULES!

Sacrilege. Bow before the one true Ipanema (or at least a shortened filmed version thereof).
posted by hangashore at 10:23 AM on September 25, 2006


It looks like it's being updated..
When I checked this morning, it stopped on the Latin version.
posted by Balisong at 10:30 AM on September 25, 2006


Does anyone have a pic of an actual Girl from Ipanema? I'm curious if the images that the song evoke are similar...
posted by afx114 at 10:41 AM on September 25, 2006


Heloisa Pinheiro
posted by Grangousier at 10:44 AM on September 25, 2006


(The actual Girl From Ipanema)
posted by Grangousier at 10:45 AM on September 25, 2006


(Though personally my favourite Jobim - in fact always in my Top Five - is Aguas de Março, and my favourite version of tGFI is by Vinicius de Moraes.)
posted by Grangousier at 10:47 AM on September 25, 2006


Heloisa Pinheiro

...rowwrrrrrr!....
posted by pax digita at 10:49 AM on September 25, 2006


(And she has her own website too
. I don't know why the parentheses. Sorry.)
posted by Grangousier at 10:49 AM on September 25, 2006


Blech, that is so NOT how I envisioned the Girl from Ipanema. Thanks a lot for destroying my dreams Grangousier!!!!
posted by afx114 at 11:12 AM on September 25, 2006


You're welcome!
posted by Grangousier at 11:13 AM on September 25, 2006


Thanks - this is a fantastic link.
posted by rossination at 11:19 AM on September 25, 2006


And for diversity, check out Peggy Lee's cover, "The Boy from Ipanema".

/lounge
posted by darkstar at 11:23 AM on September 25, 2006


I especially like the way the Nervious Little Dogs lead off by quoting the bass riff from Wild Cherry's "Play That Funky Music White Boy." Those guys were cookin', as they used to say.
posted by pax digita at 11:58 AM on September 25, 2006


God bless you, DownThemAll plugin...
posted by stenseng at 1:15 PM on September 25, 2006


Get out of my head.

I was doing this, with this exact song, at about 1am about 2 weeks ago on the Urge music service.

It is startling the number of times it has been covered. It is also startling how good and how bad some of them are.

I think it is truly a beautiful song. Simple, elegant, timeless.

"But each day when she walks to the sea, She looks straight ahead not at me ... And when she passes, I smile - but she doesnt see "

Indeed. Indeed.
posted by Ynoxas at 1:30 PM on September 25, 2006


Websites devoted to the composer Tom Jobim (in english) and the lyricist Vinicius de Moraes (in portuguese but with nice music samples)^.
posted by liam at 1:59 PM on September 25, 2006


Vinicius' own version of the the song, recorded with the guitarist Toquinho, is horrible, though they made plenty of other fine records together.
posted by liam at 2:10 PM on September 25, 2006


That Kompressor recording is fantastic. I'm going to be laughing for a week.
posted by danb at 3:27 PM on September 25, 2006


Fantastic post! thank you carter.
posted by tellurian at 4:00 PM on September 25, 2006


The girl with emphysema
posted by bumpkin at 4:09 PM on September 25, 2006


When I worked at Rykodisc, one of my fellow staff members spent many a day compiling a provisional box set comprised entirely of versions of The Girl from Ipanema.

I remain grateful that he never succeeded in pushing it through the release pipeline...
posted by mykescipark at 5:13 PM on September 25, 2006


I'm pretty hazy on this anymore, but one holiday weekend in the early 1980s -- I'm going to say it was Memorial Day weekend 1982 -- an AM rock station in Dallas aired every last cover of "Louie Louie" they could lay hands on. Straight-on covers, punk versions, ska, easy listening, polka, C & W, heavy metal, a really great klezmer one, a string quartet, on and on and on. Would that podcasts were the thing back then!
posted by pax digita at 5:49 AM on September 26, 2006


« Older TV's Mythbusters, (and as such Metafilter's 'very ...  |  Stewart Lee... Newer »


This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments