Overplayed songs in your scene

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another gem that I get to hear. Every. time. All the times there are.]
Lol believe it or not I love this song! I discovered it this summer when I was looking for fun reggaeton songs to do some dance workouts to (I was in a salsa desert this summer), and this song was one of them. I wouldn't ever want to dance salsa to it, but as a standalone reggaeton song it's super fun to go crazy to. :) Here's the dance workout I had found:


And if you speak Spanish, the lyrics are suuuuper double-entendre (those Cubans... :p ) I find myself laughing out loud every time they go "Me lo paro...el taxi" :D
 
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Lol believe it or not I love this song! I discovered it this summer when I was looking for fun reggaeton songs to do some dance workouts to (I was in a salsa desert this summer), and this song was one of them. I wouldn't ever want to dance salsa to it, but as a standalone reggaeton song it's super fun to go crazy to. :)

And if you speak Spanish, the lyrics are suuuuper double-entendre (those Cubans... :p ) I find myself laughing out loud every time they go "Me lo paro...el taxi" :D
Dancehall version
 
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#46
As someone correctly pointed out last time we had this discussion: it's marimba not vibes in HK Mambo.
They all sound equally bad to me :p I'll just go back to calling them all xylophones :p

Edit: I went and educated myself on Wikipedia. So the marimba is a subtype of xylophone, which is an example of percussion sticks, which are a subcategory of the percussion idiophones, which are a category of the directly struck idiophones (another category is made up by the concussion idiophones such as the clave!); and the percussion plaques (such as the vibes) are a different subcategory of the percussion idiophones.
So if I call all these things xylophones I have a 2/3 chance of getting it right :p
 
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#48
@elanimal about HK Mambo: I'm not trying to make you like the song, everything is subjective. But maybe you can take a look at the likes/thumbs up and comments on the many vids of this song on YT (make it easier by sorting them by view count). That is just a snippet of how people feel about this song and TP. Just maaaybe you're missing out on something here?
 

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#49
Yes! Whenever 'El Taxi' is played, all I hear is 'Murder She Wrote', so I struggle to hear it or take it seriously as a song on its own. However, I have used the Taxi dance for some fun when teaching my Latin Dance elective at school; my girls really enjoy it.

When it comes on and a host of less serious salsa dancers flock to the dance floor eager to show their familiarity with the Taxi moves at the weekly Sunday social, which tends to be half half-serious salsa and half Latin club (I was having a lovely dance with a nice lead last time I was there when I suddenly realised he was necking me, lol :)) I do snobbishly regard it as rather corny.
 
#53
@DJ Yuca @lidiap @cachondea very interesting reaction to HK Mambo. I don't mind the marimba. It's the trumpets that sound absolutely garish, and garish is the most fitting word to describe them. Look up 'garish' in the dictionary and you will actually hear the HK Mambo trumpets. Can someone tell me how you're supposed to dance to those trumpet 'hits' without seeming like you're having an epileptic seizure? It's not about the songs 'jazziness,' it's just those trumpets, which quite literally make me wince and physically make me want to cover my ears, especially when the volume is way too loud in the venue.
Maybe the DJs need to turn the treble down on the amp or mixer they use? When I listen to it on a decent sound system the trumpets are fine.
 
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@elanimal about HK Mambo: I'm not trying to make you like the song, everything is subjective. But maybe you can take a look at the likes/thumbs up and comments on the many vids of this song on YT (make it easier by sorting them by view count). That is just a snippet of how people feel about this song and TP. Just maaaybe you're missing out on something here?
I know I know... I'm aware it's beloved, for a friend of mine it's his favorite song and I think he'd request it on occasion (maybe he was the source of it being overplayed?). The marimba, which is actually TP playing, and the very end, is really really nice. My only problem is the trumpets. That song in particular just takes the cake, for me, as the most overrated salsa song ever. But that's another thread, jajaja.

This is not saying TP is overrated. Several of my favorites are his ('Dónde vas' and his take on 'Take five'). But in my humble and uneducated opinion, if you really want to go with the Asian theme, pretty much the same feel and sentiment without the ear-bleeding trumpets, look no further than Asia Mood or Japan Mambo.



If either of those became overplayed in place of HK Mambo, I'd be happy. But especially Japan Mambo.
 

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