Conga (4:11)

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“Conga” is the first hit single released by the American band Miami Sound Machine led by Gloria Estefan on their second English language album, and ninth overall, Primitive Love. The Dance-pop single was released worldwide in 1985 and became a smash success around the world, providing the band worldwide mainstream popularity, reaching #10 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and winning the Grand Prize at the 15th annual “Tokyo Music Festival” in Japan. The single was certified Gold by the RIAA in the U.S. for shipments of 500,000 copies.

“Conga” was re-recorded as a new remix in 2001, including samples of “Dr. Beat” and “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You” and was released on Estefan’s fourth compilation album. This new song was released as a promo single in Spain and titled “Y-Tu-Conga.”

The music video is set in a fancy club (the “Copacabana”), hosting a reception for an unspecified ambassador. After a boring piano rendition, the Miami Sound Machine is announced as the next featured act (though Gloria insists the setting is not appropriate for the song.) The more upbeat song becomes a hit.


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Come on, shake your body baby, do the conga
I know you can't control yourself any longer
Come on, shake your body baby, do the conga
I know you can't control yourself any longer

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