Overused lines in salsa songs

Discussion in 'Salser@s Anonymous' started by TwoCentsTipper, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. TwoCentsTipper

    TwoCentsTipper Rhythm Deputy

    Let’s see how fun or boring this can be. I recently listened to a plethora of songs (close to 14 hours a day of salsa music) and it occurred to me that there are lines that keep coming back in many songs. I thought this could be a little fun for people to mention what lines think that they are overused.

    Allow me to start the chain with my line:
    “Nadie sabe como sufro yo”.
    Let’s try to limit one line per response.
  2. wonderwoman

    wonderwoman Shine Officer

    This is a bad thing? This is how I learn Spanish language.
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  3. TwoCentsTipper

    TwoCentsTipper Rhythm Deputy

    I'm not sure where you've read that this was a bad thing. Perhaps you should read again? ;)

    i'm just curious to know what line was 'often' (maybe you'd rather this word instead of overused?) used in salsa songs.
  4. Sabrosura

    Sabrosura ¡WEPA!

    "Ave Maria morena"
    I like it :)

    I think overused words rather than lines are easier to identify...I paid more attention than usual to the lyrics of some of my favorite songs today and there aren't really any overused lines in them.
  5. Salsa Bear

    Salsa Bear Sabor Ambassador


    I've noticed a lot of songs advertise their genre, particularly guaguanco, but also cha-cha-cha and others. In "En Mi Puertorro," Andy Montanez lets his audience know he's singing salsaton.
  6. terence

    terence Maestro 'Descarga' Cachao

    The singers who shout out " Mambo ! " .
  7. wonderwoman

    wonderwoman Shine Officer

    Indeed, when something is said to be "over"-anything, that typically implies that it is too much of that thing; "too much" meaning an undesirable amount. I tend to take things at their literal meaning. :)
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  8. Salsa Bear

    Salsa Bear Sabor Ambassador

    Singers who have to get extra publicity out of their songs. ("I'm Monchy, and I'm Alexandra!")

    Prince Royce does that a lot, with some special effects. It's kind of funny, actually.
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  9. TwoCentsTipper

    TwoCentsTipper Rhythm Deputy

    Ok ill keep that in mind for the next thread :)
  10. TwoCentsTipper

    TwoCentsTipper Rhythm Deputy

    Maelo Ruiz does that a lot too.
  11. DJ Ara

    DJ Ara Clave Commander

    Maelo Ruiz sings,"Otra Vez, Maelo Ruiz". Many salsa singers have such "calling cards".

    Incidentally, wouldn't be a good idea to have a thread about over used lines in salsa clubs? ;)
  12. nowhiteshoes

    nowhiteshoes Pattern Police

    I seem to love most songs that are guaguancos - especially new york guaguanco.
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  13. TwoCentsTipper

    TwoCentsTipper Rhythm Deputy

    Yo tambien :)
  14. TwoCentsTipper

    TwoCentsTipper Rhythm Deputy

    Ok! here's another one: ya no estas a mi lado!
  15. Richie Blondet

    Richie Blondet Shine Officer

    Often referenced in songs since both are lines that appear on two latin american classic compositions considered to be standards.

    Other lines or terms used in many songs are:

    'El Son es lo mas sublime, con el alma divertir...'

    'Donde esta miguel...'

    'Y tu abuela, a donde esta?...'

    'El que sabe... sabe...'

    'Se soltaron los caballos'

    'Vete! Yo no te bote...'

    'Camina como yo'

    'La rumba esta buena'

    'A la pachanga'



  16. phoenix salsa

    phoenix salsa Changui

    I was looking at not being able to speak Spanish as a downside, but may be it is a good thing. If I understood the words, I may not have liked many songs. Most salsa songs sound nice to me, if I eventually learn Spanish, I may become more picky about what songs I dance to.
  17. timberamayor

    timberamayor Maestro 'El Diferente' Canales

    You probably will, but that isn't a bad thing. In fact the longer you dance, the more picky you will become even in terms of what music moves you to dance. I used to wonder why the best dancers didn't seem to go out as often as others. Then I realized that much of it was because they are more selective about what music they want to dance to.
  18. BullitproofSoul

    BullitproofSoul Shine Officer

    "te juro que si!"
  19. timberamayor

    timberamayor Maestro 'El Diferente' Canales

    Ahí na'má'!
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  20. Ron Obvious

    Ron Obvious Shine Officer

    'Y como dice Celia: my English is not very good looking'

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