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"Corcovado" (known in English as "Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars") is a bossa nova song written by Antônio Carlos Jobim in 1960. An English lyric was later written by Gene Lees. The Portuguese title refers to the Corcovado mountain in Rio de Janeiro. Andy Williams recorded the song with English lyrics, reaching #92 in the Billboard Hot 100 and #18 in the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart in 1965.[1] Also receiving air-play, contemporaneously with Andy Williams' recording of "Quiet Nights," was Kitty Kallen's version. Her album, titled "Quiet Nights," was released by 20th Century-Fox Records in 1964.

"Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars (Corcovado)"
Single by Andy Williams
ReleasedDecember 1965
Genrebossa nova, jazz
Songwriter(s)Antônio Carlos Jobim
Andy Williams singles chronology
"Ain't It True"
"Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars (Corcovado)"
"May Each Day"

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It is now considered a jazz standard, having been recorded by:

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