This Day in Music History

6 Aug 2016

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Swedish music streaming service Spotify reported that ‘The Girl From Ipanema’ was streamed more than 40,000 times after it was played while supermodel Gisele Bundchen walked onstage during the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The song first became a hit for Astrud Gilberto and Stan Getz in 1964 when it peaked at No.5 on the US chart.

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5 Aug 1983

"Risky Business" debuts, launches Tom Cruise to stardom On August 5, 1983, the comedy Risky Business, starring Tom Cruise in a breakout performance, opens in U.S. theaters. In the film, Cruise played Joel Goodsen, a suburban Chicago teen who has a series of misadventures when his parents go out of town and leave him home alone.

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