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?
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?
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!