“CONGA – Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine”

19 Jun

​”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 song was written by the band’s drummer and lead songwriter Enrique Garcia. The single was first released in 1985.


According to Gloria Estefan in an interview in the Netherlands television show RTL Late Night,[1] Conga was written after the band had performed “Dr. Beat” in a club called Cartouche in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The single was released in 1985 (see 1985 in music) and became a worldwide hit, 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.[2]

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.”


Posted by on June 19, 2017 in latin music, Monday Madness


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6 responses to ““CONGA – Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine”

  1. gunnardeckare

    February 22, 2017 at 9:24 am

    I have never heard of this artist before

    Liked by 1 person

  2. America On Coffee

    February 22, 2017 at 10:15 am

    So delighted to introduce artists you may not be familiar with. Enjoy!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Light Ministry Blog

    February 22, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    I loved Gloria and the MSM back in the day!


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  4. Nicki 007

    February 23, 2017 at 5:36 am

    Hello America ..
    Nice to see you in my blog again..
    Hope all is well and hope you get a really nice weekend ..
    Hug Nicki

    Liked by 1 person

  5. America On Coffee

    February 23, 2017 at 11:23 am

    Sa gad att veta din mår bra , Nicki !!! Big Hugs!!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Nicki 007

    February 24, 2017 at 5:17 am


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