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Rank this week: 9 (↑18)
Duration: 2:45 
Release Date: 1967  (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Lyrics By: Eliscu/Kahn/Youmans (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Music By: Eliscu/Kahn/Youmans (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Produced By: Tom Mack (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Released By: Dot Records 45-17012 (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Published By: T. B. Harms Co. (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Licensing: ASCAP  #330021293 (Stavro Arrgolus) 
  • "Carioca" is a 1933 popular song composed by Vincent Youmans with lyrics by Edward Eliscu and Gus Kahn. It was introduced by Alice Gentle, Movita Castenada and Etta Moten and danced by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in their first screen dance duet, as part of an extended production dance number with chorus illustrating the dance of the same name in the 1933 film Flying Down to Rio. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 7th Academy Awards. The credits of The Kentucky Fried Movie feature a comedy version of the song recorded by Jo Stafford and her husband, Paul Weston, recording under the names Jonathan and Darlene Edwards. Wikipedia (Stavro Arrgolus)
  • Song Lyrics:
    Say, have you seen the Carioca?
    It's not a foxtrot or a polka
    It has a little bit of new rhythm, a blue rhythm that sighs

    It has a me...It has a meter that is tricky
    A bit of wicky wacky-wicky
    But when you dance it with a new love, there'll be true love in her eyes

    You'll dream of the new Carioca
    Its theme is a kiss and a sigh
    You'll dream of the new Carioca
    When music and lights are gone and we're sayin' goodbye

    Two heads together, they say are better than one
    Two heads together, that's how the dance is begun
    Two arms around you and lips- that's why I'm yours
    and you are mine while the Carioca carries you away
    Mine while the Carioca...'til the break of day
    And you are mine

    Now that you've done the Carioca
    You'll never care to do the Polka
    And then you'll realize the blue hula and bamboola are through

    Tomorrow morning you'll discover
    You're just a Carioca lover
    And when you dance it with each new love, there'll be true love just for you

    You'll dream of the new Carioca
    Its theme is a kiss and a sigh
    You'll dream of the new Carioca
    When music and lights are gone and we're saying goodbye

    (Stavro Arrgolus)
    Current Rating 8.2 (3 votes)
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