Blame It On The Bossa Nova

Album: Blame It On The Bossa Nova (1963)
Charted: 32 7
  • I was at a dance when he caught my eye
    Standin' all alone lookin' sad and shy
    We began to dance, swaying' to and fro
    And soon I knew I'd never let him go

    Blame it on the bossa nova with its magic spell
    Blame it on the bossa nova that he did so well
    Oh, it all began with just one little dance
    But then it ended up a big romance
    Blame it on the bossa nova
    The dance of love

    (Now was it the moon?)
    No, no, the bossa nova
    (Or the stars above?)
    No, no, the bossa nova
    (Now was it the tune?)
    Yeah, yeah, the bossa nova
    (The dance of love)

    Now I'm glad to say I'm his bride to be
    And we're gonna raise a family
    And when our kids ask how it came about
    I'm gonna say to them without a doubt

    Blame it on the bossa nova with its magic spell
    Blame it on the bossa nova that he did so well
    Oh, it all began with just one little dance
    But then it ended up a big romance
    Blame it on the bossa nova
    The dance of love

    (Now was it the moon?)
    No, no, the bossa nova
    (Or the stars above?)
    No, no, the bossa nova
    (Now was it the tune? )
    Yeah, yeah, the bossa nova
    (The dance of love)

    (Now was it the moon?)
    No, no, the bossa nova
    (Or the stars above ?)
    No, no, the bossa nova Writer/s: Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, DYAD Music Ltd.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 6

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn February 24th 1963, "Blame It On The Bossa Nova" by Eydie Gorme peaked at #7 (for 1 week) on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; it entered the chart on January 13th at position #82 and spent 15 weeks on the Top 100...
    It was one of four songs on the Top 100 in 1963 with 'Bossa Nova' in its title; the others were "Bossa Nova U.S.A." by The Dave Brubeck Quartet (#69), "Fly Me To The Moon – Bossa Nova" by Joe Harnell and His Orchestra (#14), and "Bossa Nova Baby" by Elvis Presley (#8)...
    The above mentioned "You Need Hands" by Eydie Gorme reached #11 on the Top 100 in 1958 and also spent 11 weeks on the chart...
    R.I.P. Mr. Gorme, born Edith Gormezano, (1928 - 2013).
  • Randy from Fayettevile, ArBack in '63, I bought the single by Eydie Gourmet. Back then I was unaware she was married to Steve Lawrence & they were into adult pop. The Bossa Nova was a mildly big dance craze, but it was a Latin adult dance. However, the biggest dance crazes at that time were the Limbo and the Bird which took over from the Mashed Potato & the Twist. I always thought it strange that Eydie Gourmet recorded a dance craze hit. Closely listening to the record you can hear her voice really off-key a few times. My Grandma says she recalled seeing Eydie Gourmet sing on TV in '63 and she sounded off-key then too. Thankfully, the production on this record balances out any vocal impeerfections. haaaa
  • Ken from Newport Beach, CaThe drink that Ainsley Hayes had in her hand when she met the President was not champagne, it was a Pink Squirrel "(with) a dash of creme de cacao my friend"
  • Rudy from Long Beach, CaShe also recorded the song in Spanish. It is called, "Cúlpale a la bossa nova."
  • Glenn from Washington, DcThe song also made an appearance on an episode of "The West Wing," where a tipsy Ainsley Hayes (blonde, leggy Republican lawyer hired by Democratic president), wiggles and sings along with a recording of the song in her White House basement office in a bathrobe with a glass of champagne in hand. President walks in on her to introduce himself and she flips out, flinging the glass over her shoulder. Funny WW moment.
  • Horace from Western, MdThis was used in a hiliarous commercial in the late '90's, featuring the San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos. They were advetised to meet to play in Japan - it turned out the game they were playing was karaoke, much to the audience's dismay.
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