The song of the day for Friday, October 18, 2013 is “How Insensitive.”
About This Song
Known as “Insensatez” in the original Portuguese, “How Insensitive” was written by Antônio Carlos Jobim in 1963, with original lyrics by Vinícius de Moraes. The English lyrics are by Norman Gimbel. “How Insensitive” is one the earliest and best-known bossa nova songs from Brazil.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “How Insensitive” in 1965 for his album If I Ruled The World: Tony Bennett Songs For The Jet Set. The album, which features a photograph of Rio de Janiero on the cover, contains two Jobim songs, the other “Samba Do Avião” or “Song of the Jet,” opens the album.