Wave (Antônio Carlos Jobim song)

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"Wave"
Song by Antônio Carlos Jobim
from the album Wave
Language Portuguese
Released 1967
Length 2:58
Songwriter(s) Antônio Carlos Jobim
Producer(s) Creed Taylor
Wave track listing
"Wave"
(1)
"The Red Blouse"
(2)

"Wave" (also known as "Vou Te Contar" in Portuguese) is a bossa nova song written by Antônio Carlos Jobim. Recorded as an instrumental on his 1967 album of the same name, its English lyrics were written by Jobim himself later that year.

The English lyrics were used on the November 11, 1969 recording by Frank Sinatra, on his 1970 album Sinatra & Company.[1] The English lyrics were also used by Johnny Mathis in his 1970 Close to You album.

The song was voted by the Brazilian edition of Rolling Stone to be the 73rd greatest Brazilian song.[2]

According to The Jazz Discography by Tom lord, the song has been recorded nearly 500 times.

Notable recordings[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ allmusic
  2. ^ Cavalcanti, Paulo (2009). "As 100 Maiores Músicas Brasileiras - "Wave"". Rolling Stone Brasil (in Portuguese). Spring. Retrieved 6 January 2014.