The song of the day for Monday, August 18, 2014 is “How Insensitive.”
About This Song
“How Insensitive,” also known as “Insensatez” in the original Portuguese, was written in 1964 by Antonio Carlos Jobim. The melody is loosely based on Chopin’s Prelude No. 4. The original lyrics are by Vinicius de Moraes; the English lyrics are by Norman Gimbel. This song has been very widely recorded: by Jobim, Astrud Gilberto, Joao Gilberto, Frank Sinatra, Stan Getz, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Peggy Lee and many, many more.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded this song in 1965 for his album If I Ruled the World: Songs for the Jet Set, which features Rio de Janiero on the cover. The album was arranged by Don Costa and produced by Ernie Altschuler.
“How Insensitive,” as well as If I Ruled The World: Songs For The Jet Set, is available from iTunes.