Thursday, September 8, 2011

Gloria Estefan is 'Little Miss Havana' on her new comeback single - listen now!

One of these is a man.
Back in the 90's something happened.  It was an amazing, glittery, fabulous disco ball of a thing, and it was called GLORIA ESTEFAN'S CAREER.  

We know that the music buffs out there will point out that she started her ascent into Latina Divadom back in the 70's (and that two of her biggest hits, the VERY GOOD 'Dr. Beat' and 'Rhythm Is Gonna Get You' were huge in the 80's), but for us she really came into her own in 1991 with the release of the kind-of-amazing 'Live For Loving You' with its day-glo tacky video and "ooooooooh la la la la la la la" refrain that none of you will be able to get out of your head for the rest of the day (you're welcome). 

And it only got better from there.  The underrated 'Go Away' in 1993 failed to chart but thanks to heavy rotation on VH1 is permanently etched in our memory as the soundtrack to an awkward adolescence, while her cover of 'Everlasting Love' and its ridiculous drag queen video gave THE GAYS a pop icon they could rally behind.  The apex came with 'Turn The Beat Around' nearly scraping the US Top 10, and then it was 2000, Gloria went back to her Latin roots, and everyone stopped caring.  (sad face emoticon, etc.)

But she's back, amigos!  The fabulous songstress who even a near-paralyzing bus crash couldn't keep down is launching her new album with dance track 'Little Miss Havana.'  It's the title track from her new LP, and it's....."pleasant." 

We totally get that she's like 80 or something, and probably doesn't want to go balls-to-the-wall anymore, but come on G-dog.  Cher was 110 and chucked out 'Believe.'  It's not that 'Havana' is bad, mind you, it's just in a Gaga/Britney/Ke$ha world it's going to take more than a thumping beat to make any sort of impact.  Still, while it's nowhere (read: NOWHERE) near the brilliance of some of Gloria's past tracks, it's nice to have her back. 

"Not a hit."