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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

"How Insensitive" is a bossa nova song composed by Brazilian musician Antônio Carlos Jobim. The lyrics were written in Portuguese by Vinícius de Moraes and in English by Norman Gimbel. In Brazil the song goes by the title "Insensatez", though it translates more accurately to "How Foolish". The song resembles Chopin's prelude in E minor.

The song has been performed and recorded often by a diverse group of people, such as Olivia Newton-John, Petula Clark, The Monkees, Liberace, William Shatner, Iggy Pop, Judy Garland and The 5th Dimension. More conventional versions can be found in the jazz genre by Joao Gilberto, Laurindo Almeida, Wes Montgomery, Stan Getz, George Shearing, Diana Krall, and Pat Metheny.

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