Watching the opening ceremonies from Rio on Friday, you just knew that “Girl from Ipanema” just had to show up at some point in the proceedings. Well, it did–and since then, Spotify confirms that the song has been streamed more than 40,000 times a day since Friday night. That’s up 1,200% from before the Olympics.
Who benefits? Antonio Carlos Jobin, who wrote the song about a girl he saw on Ipanema Beach. It inspired a big bossa nova boom after it was released in 1962.
And do we know who this girl was? Actually, yes.