"the chimes of an ice-cream van playing 'The Girl from Ipanema' scattered my assailants,"

The Girl from Ipanema was a worldwide bossa nova hit in the mid 1960s. Its use in elevator scenes has become something of a cliché. Often a muzak version will provide ironic contrast to a tense or suspenseful moment in a film. The lyrics are Portuguese. Here the song's writer Antonio Carlos Jobim performs alongside Andy Williams.