Tonight We’re Gonna Party

Tonight We’re Gonna Party

I have been looking forward to today’s Song Lyric Sunday theme. I have to admit that I love an upbeat array of songs, as compared to the more sombre themes. So, I am rather hoping today is going to turn out to be lively.

I have chosen an artist who for me embodies the spirit of parties and carnivals. Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine – it is just impossible to resist swinging your hips and pretending you can salsa. It is all about fun!

I was intrigued to read that although this brilliant party track “Conga” was an international hit in the mid-eighties and became known as the signature sound of Miami Sound Machine, it did not have chart success at all in the UK, failing to squeeze into the top 75. I found that very surprising because this is such a well known song. However, I read that it may have been because at the same time, UK music listeners were all wrapped up with the track from the same artists “Bad Boy”, which was also huge fun.

Well, I have lost track of the number of parties we have been to and heard this fantastic party song played. It is one brilliant way to fill the dance floor.

Credits: Enrique Elias Garcia

Come on, shake your body baby,
Do the conga
I know you can't control yourself any longer
Come on, shake your body baby,
Do the conga
I know you can't control yourself any longer.

Come on, shake your body baby,
Do the conga
I know you can't control yourself any longer
Feel the rhythm of the music getting stronger
Don't you fight it till you've tried it
Do the conga beat

Everybody gather 'round now
Let your body feel the heat.
Don't you worry if you can't dance
Let the music move your feet.
It's the rhythm of the island
And like sugarcane, so sweet.
If you want to do the conga
You've got to listen to the beat.

Come on, shake your body baby,
Do the conga
I know you can't control yourself any longer
Feel the rhythm of the music getting stronger
Don't you fight it till you've tried it
Do the conga beat

Feel the fire of desire
As you dance the night away.
'Cos tonight we're gonna party
Till we see the break of day.
Better get yourself together
And hold on to what you got.
Once the music hit your system
There's no way you're gonna stop.

Come on, shake your body baby,
Do the conga
I know you can't control yourself any longer
Feel the rhythm of the music getting stronger
Don't you fight it till you've tried it
Do the conga beat

Come on, shake your body baby,
Do the conga
I know you can't control yourself any longer
Feel the rhythm of the music getting stronger
Don't you fight it till you've tried it,
Do the conga
Come on, shake your body baby,
Do the conga
I know you can't control yourself any longer
Feel the rhythm of the music getting stronger
Don't you fight it till you've tried it
Do the conga beat
Come on, shake your body baby,
Do the conga

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