Dad Tunes: Gloria Estefan

Dad Tunes: Gloria Estefan

On this episode we look at one of the groups that stood out amongst the trove of hard rock, classical, and jazz that our father exposed us to growing up: Gloria Estefan and The Miami Sound Machine. It wasn't until their 8th studio album, Eyes of Innocence, that the group started making music aimed at the American market. Their first hit single came in 1985 with their crossover signature track "Conga", which peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 list. We let the rhythm get us as we listen to a couple tracks from Primitive and Let It Loose and discuss how the group so successfully blended the trends of 80s pop with their tropical, latin-infused sound.

Episode Tracklist

  • Gloria Estefan - "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You"
  • The Miami Sound Machine - "Movies"
  • Power Station - "Some Like It Hot"
  • Gloria Estefan - "Let It Loose"
  • Gloria Estefan - "1-2-3"
  • Equip - "Druids (Encounter)"
  • R.A.P. Ferreira - "No Starving Artists"
  • R.A.P. Ferreira - "Laundry"
  • Gloria Estefan - "Can't Stay Away From You"