Bossa Nova Baby

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"Bossa Nova Baby"
Elvis Presley Bossa Nova Baby Single Cover.jpg
Single by Elvis Presley
from the album Fun in Acapulco
ReleasedOctober 1963
Format7", 45rpm
RecordedJanuary 22, 1963, at Radio Recorders, Hollywood
GenreRock and roll, bossa nova
LabelRCA Victor
Songwriter(s)Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
Producer(s)Joseph Lilley
Elvis Presley singles chronology
"(You're The) Devil in Disguise"
"Bossa Nova Baby" / "Witchcraft"
"Kissin' Cousins" / "It Hurts Me"
Music video
"Bossa Nova Baby" (audio only) on YouTube

"Bossa Nova Baby" is a song written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller and recorded on January 22, 1963, at Radio Recorders in Hollywood, CA[1] by Elvis Presley as part of the soundtrack of the 1963 motion picture Fun in Acapulco.

The song reached number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart[2] and number 20 on the Billboard R&B Singles chart in 1963.[3] It also reached number 13 in the UK charts.[4]

It was first recorded and released by Tippie and the Clovers in 1962.[5]


Interviewed in 2015, Stoller said: "I like the original version of "Bossa Nova Baby" done by Tippie & the Clovers better than Elvis' version. It's got a Latin feel and it had certain elements of bossa nova, but it wasn't the real thing. The Clovers' version was much cooler than Elvis' version, which was in the film Fun In Acapulco."[6]


  1. ^ "Elvis Discography 1963". Retrieved 21 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-09-28. Retrieved 2010-02-09.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-01-26. Retrieved 2010-02-09.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Elvis Presley's chart toppers". 14 August 2002. Retrieved 21 August 2016 – via
  5. ^ "Elvis Presley: Original Version Recordings of Songs He Sang". Retrieved 21 August 2016.
  6. ^ Sharp, Ken (July 23, 2015). "Interview with Mike Stoller Legendary Songwriter". Elvis Australia. Retrieved February 4, 2018.

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