Showing posts with label Miami Sound Machine. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Miami Sound Machine. Show all posts

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Words get in the way - Miami Sound Machine

'Words get in the way' was the third single by Miami Sound Machine, taken from their second English language album, and ninth overall, 'Primitive love'. As a ballad, the song marked a change in sound from the band's earlier singles and was the first sign that Gloria Estefan, who wrote the song, would be successful as an artist in her own right.

The single reached number 5 in the US Billboard Hot 100 chart - their biggest hit so far in the USA - and number 17 in the Dutch Top 40.

My collection: 7" single no. 1784
Found: Record fair, Almere, November 7, 1992
Cost: 3 guilders
Tracks: 'Words get in the way' / 'Movies'

Sunday, 3 May 2009

Falling in love (uh-oh) - Miami Sound Machine

It's easy to discard the entire output of Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine as typical Eighties drivel, but you would overlook some genuinely good pop in the process. This single, for instance, is an unknown but very radiofriendly classic.

'Falling in love (uh-oh)' was taken from Miami Sound Machine's second English language album 'Primitive love' and released after their international breakthrough with 'Dr. Beat' and 'Conga'. Still, the single only managed a number 25 placing in America and number 27 in the Netherlands. It's always the less commercial singles that get to me...

My collection: 7" single no. 450
Found: Free Record Shop, Den Haag, September 4, 1986
Cost: 3 guilders
Tracks: 'Falling in love (uh-oh)' / 'Surrender paradise'

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