Aural Pleasures

Just relax and let me enter your ears

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So today, I was rocking out to the new JLo/Pitbull club banger, “On the Floor,” and between debating whether Pitbull was the SisQo or the Sir MixALot of this generation, I thought to myself, “Hey, this song sounds familiar.”

My young, hip assistant Styles A. Thomas informed me, that indeed, this song bore a striking resemblance to the 2010 Edward Maya hit “Stereo Love.”

Indeed, but that wasn’t quite it. Maybe this older version from a year earlier?

http://youtu.be/dy2nBvtkgyE

Nope, that’s not it. I dug a little deeper into the old Mr. Freeman memory banks, and remembered this 1989 Kaoma classic, “Lambada.”

The kids these days don’t remember Kaoma. Still though, that wasn’t quite the version I remember. How about Marcia Ferreira’s 1986 classic “Chorando se fui”…

Nope. Cuarteto Continental’s version from 1984?

http://youtu.be/znT_xjDwGlA

Got it! It’s the Peruvian flute stylings of Los Kjarkas, in their 1981 hit single “Llorando se fue.”

That Jennifer Lopez is so creative!