A 1963 hit for Miss Eydie Gorme, probably her first recording for CBS, after spending the 50s associated with ABC Records (Steve and Eydie had become Big in Vegas in her years between solo record deals). It was also probably her biggest pop hit. The song was basically a throwaway from ace Brill Building writers Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, but this was during the bossa nova craze, where anything with the word "bossa" in its title could be guaranteed some degree of success. It's a fun, fun song - put aside the political notions of the lyrical conventions of the day, and swing your partner to the beat, even if you have to make up your own bossa-nova steps. It's the Dance of Love, after all. To the beat, y'all, yes, yes...


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...


Eydie naked!

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