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Popularity of Girl from Ipanema rose due to the Olympics

Girl from Ipanema Gisele Bundchen

The popularity of The Girl from Ipanema has risen sharply in music streaming after the opening ceremony of the Olympics 2016.

The song was streamed more than 40,000 times a day after the Olympics started in Rio de Janeiro on August 5. It is 1,200% jump for the song, which was normally streamed about 3,000 times per day before the Olympic Games, according to the Spotify streaming service.

Recall that the pop singer Katy Perry released the music video for her latest single “Rise” on August 4. The song will serve as the soundtrack for the network’s Olympics coverage.

A supermodel Gisele Bundchen walked onstage during the opening ceremony while “The Girl from Ipanema” played.

“As I walk down tonight on the longest runway I have ever been on I will be sending out all my love and positivity. I am humbled and honoured to be part of this historic moment for my country,” Bundchen wrote.

“I believe that the unity is the key to creating a world filled with kindness, gratitude, peace, and love.”

Energia indescritível! #eternamentegrata #forevergrateful 🙏🏼

A video posted by Gisele Bündchen (@gisele) on

Her appearance led to a 1,850% rise in Google searches for the supermodel in just one hour, the search engine said.

“The Girl from Ipanema” had been released in 1960 and won a Grammy Award. This is one of the most famous Brazilian songs.

Antonio Carlos Jobim created the track as a tribute to a girl he fell in love with as she left Ipanema Beach, one of Rio’s recognisable beaches.

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  • Kudos to author of this piece including a clip that features Stan Getz’ contribution to TGFI

    Sure wish I was wrong, but the recording that backed Bundchen’s walk was not the Getz/Gilberto classic.

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