Get On Your POLL: Gloria Estefan Greatest Hits

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Poll Results

OptionVotes
"Dr. Beat" - 4:23 3
"Get On Your Feet" - 3:38 3
"Rhythm Is Gonna Get You" - 4:51 3
"Conga" - 4:15 2
"Can’t Stay Away From You" - 3:57 2
"1, 2, 3" (Remix) - 3:35 2
"Turn the Beat Around" 3:52 1
"Bad Boy" (Remix) - 3:45 1
"I See Your Smile" - 4:36 0
"Go Away" - 4:19 0
"Always Tomorrow" - 4:50 0
"Coming Out Of The Dark" - 4:05 0
"Don't Wanna Lose You" - 4:12 0
Betcha Say That 3:40 0
"Here We Are" - 4:03 0
"Anything For You" - 3:57 0
"Words Get In The Way" - 3:27 0
"Everlasting Love" 3:40 0


Throwing Muses are reuniting for my next orgasm! (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 22 April 2010 12:48 (eleven years ago) link

Her fast ones are actually pretty good eighties dance pop.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3A7CVrBFC7M

Throwing Muses are reuniting for my next orgasm! (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 22 April 2010 12:50 (eleven years ago) link

"Conga"! I love to sing the chorus (and the horn punches too). The verses are great too. I don't really know anything in the second half of the list, though. Am I missing something worth hearing?

Euler, Thursday, 22 April 2010 12:53 (eleven years ago) link

Well, she starts to suck more consistently.

One of my best friends and I agreed a couple of days ago, after remarking that I heard "Can't Stay Away From You" at the supermarket, that her early ballads have the virtue of being straightforward and not employing wasted notes.

Throwing Muses are reuniting for my next orgasm! (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 22 April 2010 12:58 (eleven years ago) link

I like "Words Get In The Way" a lot. The early songs remind me of Florida, in a good way for once.

Euler, Thursday, 22 April 2010 12:59 (eleven years ago) link

Si Voy a Perderte

who's always getting head from the commissioner (Eric H.), Thursday, 22 April 2010 13:07 (eleven years ago) link

No Oye?

Mark G, Thursday, 22 April 2010 13:10 (eleven years ago) link

Betcha say that to all the boys.

Throwing Muses are reuniting for my next orgasm! (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 22 April 2010 13:11 (eleven years ago) link

Ai, Ai I

who's always getting head from the commissioner (Eric H.), Thursday, 22 April 2010 13:20 (eleven years ago) link

No "Live For Loving You"!? :(

Doctor Casino, Thursday, 22 April 2010 16:12 (eleven years ago) link

Impossible to vote for anything but "Rhythm"

Trip Maker, Thursday, 22 April 2010 16:13 (eleven years ago) link

One time I was in the check-out line at the grocery store and "1, 2, 3" was on. The cashier was totally grooving out, dancing, and singing along but making up new numbers for the chorus, like "four, a thousand, twelve, six, come on baby say you love me, twenty, eleven, forty-five!" And then laughing really hard after doing it. He embarrassed the hell out of the lady he was ringing up. It was the best.

kissogram powers (Abbott), Thursday, 22 April 2010 18:31 (eleven years ago) link

love her

i used to rly like "everlasting love"

la senora (surm), Thursday, 22 April 2010 21:23 (eleven years ago) link

Voting "Dr. Beat."

Best ballad: "Can't Stay Away From You."

Best charting single not up there: probably "Falling In Love (Uh Oh)", then "Oye Mi Canto (Hear My Voice)"

xhuxk, Thursday, 22 April 2010 21:48 (eleven years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Friday, 30 April 2010 23:01 (eleven years ago) link

Single-wise, she never got better than "Dr. Beat". Later albums were better than the debut, but "Dr. Beat" is still a fantastic single.

Tied Up In Geir (Geir Hongro), Saturday, 1 May 2010 02:10 (eleven years ago) link

Yeah, I always forget how singular "Dr. Beat" is.

cool and remote like dancing girls (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 1 May 2010 02:15 (eleven years ago) link

I'm not going to play the "authentic Latin music card," because I don't really believe in it and don't hate all pop obviously, plus it's a really dumb card to be handling in reference to Gloria Estefan, but my favorite song is her traditionalist "Mi Tierra." None of these hits have ever meant anything to me.

_Rudipherous_, Saturday, 1 May 2010 02:21 (eleven years ago) link

My parents are the experts in "traditional" Cuban music, but these Estefan skeptics all say she does herself and the tradition proud on that album.

cool and remote like dancing girls (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 1 May 2010 02:25 (eleven years ago) link

Yeah, I don't think she has a great voice for that type of music, but it still manages to be a good album. It doesn't hurt that she was album to pull together a who's who of Cuban musicians to back her on it.

_Rudipherous_, Saturday, 1 May 2010 02:28 (eleven years ago) link

Anyhow, I didn't really know every one of these by title, and I've always kind of liked "1, 2, 3" without knowing it was her (and actually haven't though of this song for a long long while), so that one.

_Rudipherous_, Saturday, 1 May 2010 02:53 (eleven years ago) link

The Wikipedia entry is actually pretty funny:

"1-2-3" (sometimes listed as "1, 2, 3") is the title of a popular song by Gloria Estefan and her former band, Miami Sound Machine. It was written by Estefan and former band member Enrique "Kiki" Garcia and appears on the album, Let It Loose.

Released as the fifth and final single from their multi-platinum album Let It Loose in the summer of 1988, "1-2-3" peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, the band's seventh Top 10 hit.[1] In addition, the song became their fourth #1 hit on the Billboard adult contemporary chart.[2] On the Billboard R&B chart, "1-2-3" peaked at 54.[2] The single was essentially the same as the album version of the song, only it was slightly remixed to add more horns to the music.

By the time "1-2-3" was released a single in 1988, the song's co-writer Kiki Garcia had acrimoniously departed Miami Sound Machine. Garcia was quoted describing the situation in the band: "There is no Miami Sound Machine. There is Gloria and Emilio telling a bunch of hired musicians what to do."[2]

The lyrics of "1-2-3" detail the singer's desire to have a shy suitor approach her.

_Rudipherous_, Saturday, 1 May 2010 02:59 (eleven years ago) link

It's mindblowing to remember how popular they were for a long while.

cool and remote like dancing girls (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 1 May 2010 03:00 (eleven years ago) link

Parts of "1,2,3" kind of make me think of "Lovergirl" by Teena Marie (another case where I never knew who did that song before). I can't remember but I think I may have hated this song at some point, but somewhere along the line I got to like it.

_Rudipherous_, Saturday, 1 May 2010 03:31 (eleven years ago) link

(When I'm actually consuming pop music like a normal person, listening to the radio or picking up on what's around me, I don't actually know what anything is or who it's by.)

_Rudipherous_, Saturday, 1 May 2010 03:34 (eleven years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Saturday, 1 May 2010 23:01 (eleven years ago) link

"Turn the Beat Around" 3:52 1

waht

cool and remote like dancing girls (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 1 May 2010 23:17 (eleven years ago) link

I guess I forgot to vote.

will live out his days in gloomy batchelorhood (Eric H.), Saturday, 1 May 2010 23:19 (eleven years ago) link

three months pass...

Betcha say that to all the girls

Gucci Mane hermeneuticist (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 30 August 2010 02:39 (ten years ago) link

Dr Beat could be Sheila E almost.

piscesx, Monday, 30 August 2010 04:05 (ten years ago) link

"Turn the Beat Around" 3:52 1

waht

her version's not bad, it was just kinda what's the point? at the time. 'anything for you' i like as much as a lot of the more uptempo cuts. 80's was a good time for loving the one you were with (or 'stuck' with).

Mr. or Ms. Narc-on-the-couch (tremendoid), Monday, 30 August 2010 06:01 (ten years ago) link

one year passes...

I don't like this, which makes me curious if some of you will (Alfred?):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msrTOkJbCpE

On the Heat Release of Burning Karaoke Music Compartments (_Rudipherous_), Tuesday, 1 November 2011 22:04 (nine years ago) link

One time I was in the check-out line at the grocery store and "1, 2, 3" was on. The cashier was totally grooving out, dancing, and singing along but making up new numbers for the chorus, like "four, a thousand, twelve, six, come on baby say you love me, twenty, eleven, forty-five!" And then laughing really hard after doing it. He embarrassed the hell out of the lady he was ringing up. It was the best.

― kissogram powers (Abbott), Thursday, 22 April 2010

<3 <3 <3

bentelec, Wednesday, 2 November 2011 00:00 (nine years ago) link

six months pass...

This one caught me offguard. I hadn't heard it in more than twenty years.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epVXWOBUJck

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 22 May 2012 02:57 (nine years ago) link

No votes for "Here We Are" ;_;

three months pass...

One time I was in the check-out line at the grocery store and "1, 2, 3" was on. The cashier was totally grooving out, dancing, and singing along but making up new numbers for the chorus, like "four, a thousand, twelve, six, come on baby say you love me, twenty, eleven, forty-five!" And then laughing really hard after doing it. He embarrassed the hell out of the lady he was ringing up. It was the best.

― kissogram powers (Abbott), Thursday, 22 April 2010

<3 <3 <3

― bentelec, Wednesday, November 2, 2011 12:00 AM (9 months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

<3 <3 <3

how's life, Tuesday, 28 August 2012 16:35 (eight years ago) link

four months pass...

So they had EIGHT albums before Eyes of Innocence? 0_O

brimstead, Tuesday, 15 January 2013 02:52 (eight years ago) link

eleven months pass...

I had a fun night with this album a few days ago... was not familiar at all with her ballads and they are soooooo horrible. It's hard to imagine three of them hitting #1. The stepped up dance tracks still sound great though.

skip, Friday, 10 January 2014 16:59 (seven years ago) link

heard "Can't Stay Away From You" at CVS yesterday.

the objections to Drake from non-REAL HIPHOP people (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 10 January 2014 18:33 (seven years ago) link

two years pass...

I like "Words Get in the Way" a lot re: her ballads, both the lyrics and the warm synths underneath

Neanderthal, Friday, 25 March 2016 13:49 (five years ago) link

two years pass...

Listening to Let it Loose for the first time since the cassette copy I bought from a Jacksonville Phar-Mor in 1988 was stolen by that gang of inept criminals who broke into our house when I was in seventh grade (c'mon, dudes, you passed right over the cash laying in plain sight in favor of my stack of Batman comics, really?). Gettin' such a rush from this extra-cheesy madeline rn. Her ballads were on point, though.

The titular track sounds like something off of Cosmic Thing (another album I had in regular rotation in that general era). 'Give it Up' is almost a Sade manqué. Now I'm trying to remember if their song from the Cobra soundtrack was on this album.

Man, I'm suddenly realizing that I pretty much had the album collection of a soccer mom when I was in junior high.

Hi My father very Rusted Root with me what can I do? (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 24 July 2018 13:17 (three years ago) link

extra-cheesy madeline

i don't wanna madeleineshame here but that sounds revolting, who taught u to bake ffs

a Stupendous Leg of Granite (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 24 July 2018 13:23 (three years ago) link

I guess the actual equivalent in this scenario would be like a Little Debbie oatmeal crème pie. The American south of the late-'80s was slightly less refined than 19th Century France.

Hi My father very Rusted Root with me what can I do? (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 24 July 2018 13:34 (three years ago) link

re: having the album collection of a soccer mom, i was bumping amy grant's heart in motion hardcore at age 10 which seems to fit firmly in this zone

a Stupendous Leg of Granite (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 24 July 2018 13:44 (three years ago) link

"Can't Stay Away From You" is boss.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 24 July 2018 13:46 (three years ago) link

xpost Yuuuup. Just threw that puppy on the other day. And I still listen to Basia way more than can possibly be healthy.

Hi My father very Rusted Root with me what can I do? (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 24 July 2018 13:48 (three years ago) link

Can't believe 'Anything for You' got zero votes in this poll. That song still has the power to mess me up a little.

Hi My father very Rusted Root with me what can I do? (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 24 July 2018 13:49 (three years ago) link

eleven months pass...

I'd love to go longer.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 29 June 2019 00:36 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

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peace, man, Wednesday, 8 July 2020 13:15 (one year ago) link

CONGA

brimstead, Wednesday, 8 July 2020 18:40 (one year ago) link

"Oye Mi Canto" shoulda broke the Top 40

Josefa, Wednesday, 8 July 2020 20:53 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

I See Your Smile's been in my rotation lately. hadn't heard it since I was 12.

p devastating ballad

making splashes at Dan Flashes (Neanderthal), Sunday, 18 July 2021 16:23 (two weeks ago) link


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