How Insensitive

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Song by Antônio Carlos Jobim
from the album The Composer of Desafinado, Plays
Language Portuguese
Released 1963
Genre Bossa nova
Length 2:53
Label Verve
Composer(s) Antônio Carlos Jobim
Lyricist(s) Vinícius de Moraes
Norman Gimbel (English lyrics)
Producer(s) Creed Taylor
The Composer of Desafinado, Plays track listing
  1. "The Girl from Ipanema"
  2. "O Amor em Paz"
  3. "Agua de Beber"
  4. "Vivo Sonhando"
  5. "O Morro Não Tem Vez"
  6. "Insensatez"
  7. "Corcovado"
  8. "One Note Samba"
  9. "Meditação"
  10. "Só Danço Samba"
  11. "Chega de Saudade"
  12. "Desafinado"

"Insensatez" (usually translated to "How Insensitive" in English, although the Portuguese word really means 'absurdity' or 'folly') is a bossa nova jazz standard composed by Antônio Carlos Jobim, loosely based on Frédéric Chopin's Prelude No.4 with lyrics by Vinícius de Moraes. The English lyrics were written by Norman Gimbel.

Cover versions[edit]

The following have also performed or recorded versions of this tune:

The song was featured as background to The Black Eyed Peas song "Sexy" and featured Brazilian pianist and bandleader Sérgio Mendes. An instrumental version of the song, performed by Jobim, was featured in the David Lynch movie Lost Highway.

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