5 Eydie Gorme Songs That Were Better Than ‘Blame It on the Bossa Nova’

Singer, famous for her duets with husband Steve Lawrence, was a musical force in her own right

Eydie Gorme, who died on Saturday at the age of 84 in Las Vegas after a long illness, will be remembered musically for much more than her best-selling 1963 dance single “Blame It on the Bossa Nova.”

The Grammy-winning singer was a staple of late-night and variety TV programs in the 1950s  and ’60s with her husband, singer Steve Lawrence. “I fell in love with her the moment I saw her and even more the first time I heard her sing,” he said in a statement.

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He had good reason to, as these five recordings show. Among them are the 1967 tune “If He Walked Into My Life,” for which she won a Grammy, and “I’ll Take Romance,” from the 1968 movie “Oliver.”

As Long As He Needs Me

I Want to Be Around

I'll Take Romance

The Man I Love

If He Walked Into My Life