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Santana — Smooth (featuring Rob Thomas)
Album: Supernatural
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Released: 1999
Length: 4:44
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Man, it's a hot one
Like seven inches from the midday sun
Well, I hear you whispering and the words melt everyone
But you stay so cool
My muñequita, my Spanish Harlem Mona Lisa
You're my reason for reason
The step in my groove, yeah

And if you said this life ain't good enough
I would give my world to lift you up
I could change my life to better suit your mood, yeah
'Cause you're so smooth

Well, and it's just like the ocean under the moon
Well, it's the same as the emotion that I get from you
You got the kind of lovin' that can be so smooth, yeah
Give me your heart, make it real
Or else forget about it

Well, I'll tell you one thing
If you would leave, it'd be a crying shame
In every breath and every word
I hear your name calling me out, yeah
Out from the barrio, you hear my rhythm on your radio
You feel the turning of the world so soft and slow
Turning you 'round and 'round

And if you said this life ain't good enough
I would give my world to lift you up
I could change my life to better suit your mood, yeah
'Cause you're so smooth

Well, and it's just like the ocean under the moon
Well, it's the same as the emotion that I get from you
You got the kind of lovin' that can be so smooth, yeah
Give me your heart, make it real
Or else forget about it
Yeah

Well, and it's just like the ocean under the moon
Well, it's the same as the emotion that I get from you
You got the kind of lovin' that can be so smooth, yeah
Give me your heart, make it real
Or else forget about it, yeah
Or else forget about it
Oh, or else forget about it
Oh, let's don't forget about it
Give me your heart, make it real
Oh, let's don't forget about it, yeah
Let's don't forget about it, yeah, oh no
Oh, let's don't forget about it, oh no, no
Oh, let's don't forget about it, yeah, oh no
Oh, let's don't forget about it
Yeah, yeah
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just heard this las tnight on the commute home, and I just thought "Bill played this yesterday . . . wait, that was in the truck
Once my stream and the local Radio were playing the same Bowie song within a few bars of one another
7>8....only to help rating!

fuck the "too cool for the room crowd"

overplayed = yeah,
but still a very good song
Hated Matchbox 20 back in the day so I always hated this song.  But all these many years later...man...it's friggin' Santana!!  1 ----> 9
Enjoying the full version of this song.  Radio stations have been playing the truncated version for SO long...
Heavy Santana rotation lately. Supernatural's got way better tracks to play out imo. Oh, well -
 StfuDonny wrote:
It amuses me no end that some would criticize any music god for venturing out to in a new direction and try to appeal to a vast untapped audience. Supernatural caught me in a "Oh Yeah, Carlos!" moment- loved the collaborations on this. Happy too that he probably used the album's success to fund a richly deserved retirement. 
 

That would be a no on retirement.  He is currently on an intermittent national and international tour, and has booked many shows at the House of Blues in Las Vegas well into 2020.  
It amuses me no end that some would criticize any music god for venturing out to in a new direction and try to appeal to a vast untapped audience. Supernatural caught me in a "Oh Yeah, Carlos!" moment- loved the collaborations on this. Happy too that he probably used the album's success to fund a richly deserved retirement. 
wow ..my nostalgia
Truly ho-hum.  The only good thing that came out of this LP was the huge, long overdue payday for Carlos.  I'll stick with his first 4 or 5 albums, along with his inspired work with John McLaughlin.
20 years and still cracking hot!
You go, Carlos. On balance, not one of your better, best pieces--Song of the Wind, America, Jungle Strut--but a good piece by you is a near great one on the scale of many others. 
Back in my early college years, I became friends with a Puerto Rican named Pedro.  One night when we were cruising around looking for trouble, I plopped in my Santana Abraxas tape - thinking surely he would be duly impressed.

"Ugh, do you have some Michael Jackson?  I hate thees salsa sheet!"

face > palm
This is a fabulous collection of songs, surprising many of us who have been Santana fans from the beginning.
BooGie! Love it!
 h8rhater wrote:

Man, that Moonflower live album is one of my all time favorite live LPs.  Jealous.  The clueless, bashing here on Santana, could never have seen him lean back and let loose on that guitar live.  They are the poorer for it.

 
Exactly right. The haters are clueless, not very smooth, and they've missed out — they're still missing out — on one of the titans of the axe. 
As if the Santana/Enya mashup I posted before wasn't crazy enough, the artist topped it with a Michael Jackson/Barenaked Ladies/Santana mashup (Santana isn't used til near the end, but oh man, it's done right)!
"same as the emotion that I get from Harrison Ford"
Nothing gets me jumping for PSD button faster than this piece of garbage.
 stangalbraith wrote:
After being way overplayed back when it was released, after a few years without a listen: it is a treat. Now I understand why it was so overplayed. A great interplay between Rob on vocals and Carlos on guitar. When it was released it was so much better than anything else in popular music at the time: no wonder it was overplayed.

 
Yeah a lot of times the band is just a backup for Carlos riff whaling.  Satriani's albums for another example.  But when they play withing the context of a song it's really great.  Similar feeling with Knofler playing on Dylan's Slow Train Coming album or Landreth with Hiatt.
 gregskrtic wrote:

I'm with you!  Santana was my first concert way back in '77 for the "Moonflower" tour—made quite an impression on me back then that has lasted all these years.  Santana's music resonates with the soul!  10+

 
Man, that Moonflower live album is one of my all time favorite live LPs.  Jealous.  The clueless, bashing here on Santana, could never have seen him lean back and let loose on that guitar live.  They are the poorer for it.
quite lame-o. About as real as a Taco Salad at Denny's
 maboleth wrote:
6.3??????? Hahaha! I'm done with RP community. From now on I'll only listen to the music and won't even bother reading this elitist crap.

 
Yes, you should definitely only hang out in communities that agree with your musical tastes.
 maboleth wrote:
6.3??????? Hahaha! I'm done with RP community. From now on I'll only listen to the music and won't even bother reading this elitist crap.

 
I'm with you!  Santana was my first concert way back in '77 for the "Moonflower" tour—made quite an impression on me back then that has lasted all these years.  Santana's music resonates with the soul!  10+
6.3??????? Hahaha! I'm done with RP community. From now on I'll only listen to the music and won't even bother reading this elitist crap.
Dancer
This has one of the most awkward mondegreens I know, to the degree that I wonder if it was done on purpose. 
sweet - we love Santana always
For Henry she is inertial reference frame, and an aim, no sham or shalom.
This album was a great comeback of Carlos Santana. I like it!
After being way overplayed back when it was released, after a few years without a listen: it is a treat. Now I understand why it was so overplayed. A great interplay between Rob on vocals and Carlos on guitar. When it was released it was so much better than anything else in popular music at the time: no wonder it was overplayed.
 AndyJ wrote:

Give it a rest.

Enjoy what you enjoy.  PSD what you don't.  

Not everyone is a music historian, music critic, or wanna be... Music is for you. It affects eaxh of us differently and very different at different times.. IOW it's personal and subjective. It changes with fashions, times, moods and your history.

Enjoy the music. I do.

 
You're being too logical and neighborly in this post.  What are you, a trouble-maker or something?
More noodling than a Chinese restaurant - yep, that's Santana. If you're in the mood for noodles (as I am the now) that's just fine, but if you're not it could really get on your tits.

Give it a rest.

Enjoy what you enjoy.  PSD what you don't.  

Not everyone is a music historian, music critic, or wanna be... Music is for you. It affects eaxh of us differently and very different at different times.. IOW it's personal and subjective. It changes with fashions, times, moods and your history.

Enjoy the music. I do.
this sounds great after not hearing it for several years.
straight up wackness
 h8rhater wrote:

I hope you've flushed all the bile from your system with this ugly, ugly post.  You could not be more off base regarding Carlos Santana.   

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milagro_%28Santana_album%29

 
Nah, it was pretty much spot-on.
https://youtu.be/LDiqNEtf5Ew

Have you heard this song mashed up with Enya?  It's surprisingly good!
 zubeneschamli wrote:
I actually like Rob Thomas on this song, my problem is with Santana. The continual background noodling sounds like he walked into the recording session without ever having heard the song before, plugged in, and started injecting his ever-so-tired bag-o-riffs into every tiny gap he could find. Pretty much characteristic of his playing the last 20 years. It's depressing to think that this is the guy who recorded some of the best hard rock material of the early '70's, who played the incredible solo on "Song of the Wind", who recorded with guitar god John McLaughlin, and who used to have artists like Flora Purim on his albums. A complete waste when you sell your soul in search of the almighty dollar. 

 
I hope you've flushed all the bile from your system with this ugly, ugly post.  You could not be more off base regarding Carlos Santana.   

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milagro_%28Santana_album%29
 philarktos wrote:
Exactly. I get so tired of people who feel a need to impress us with their alternative "bona fides".

 
A-Fucking-Men.  That is all.

 

Actually that's not all.  This pervasive attitude reminds me of Steve Martin's act when he played the cool hipster dude in the 70's who really dug Barry Manilow "before he went commercial".


*likes* 

musikalia wrote:
I actually thought this was Ricky Martin.
This is truly lame, no matter who has played it where or how often.
 


Mainstream bilge. All Sanata's solo's sound too much as one.
Nice segway
guitar: 10{#Clap}
music & lyrics: 7
singer: 1{#Headache}

average 6.

ok, 6 is just fair for this...
I actually like Rob Thomas on this song, my problem is with Santana. The continual background noodling sounds like he walked into the recording session without ever having heard the song before, plugged in, and started injecting his ever-so-tired bag-o-riffs into every tiny gap he could find. Pretty much characteristic of his playing the last 20 years. It's depressing to think that this is the guy who recorded some of the best hard rock material of the early '70's, who played the incredible solo on "Song of the Wind", who recorded with guitar god John McLaughlin, and who used to have artists like Flora Purim on his albums. A complete waste when you sell your soul in search of the almighty dollar. 
JamieR wrote:
:frustrated: :stop: :frustrated: :stop: :frustrated: :stop: :frustrated:
I actually thought this was Ricky Martin. This is truly lame, no matter who has played it where or how often.
Nuance wrote:
The drivel that comes out of Rob Thomas' mouth is the same saccharine dreck that is spewed out on top 40 on a constant basis. Santana is good doing Santana. The Beatles are obviously in the immortal league, with harmonies, hooks, and an obvious skill at song writing.... something that is NOT found on the FM dial nowadays, and something I find at RP. Mostly. Please don't compare the Beatles to this song, which even without the crushing overplay would still be a mediocre song at best.
So there is NO harmonies, hooks, and skill at songwriting ANYWHERE on the FM airwaves today?? kind of a broad generalization, no? We have a station in my town that if you relax your ears, sounds a lot like RadioParadise. Not a lot of the same songs, but a lot of otherwise underappreciated artists that don't fit on more formulaic stations. And, no, it's not a college station or a non-comercial station. I really don't like to hear statements like this. RP is the gold standard of quality radio today, but it's not the only game in town. Good music is alive and well and not all that far under the mainstream, despite what the culture elitists so common around here would have you believe.
indypaul wrote:
WHY NOT!!! It's a good song, regardless of its popularity and it being overplayed. I found myself grooving to it even though I've heard it hundreds of times. Just because it's popular does not mean it's bad. The Beatles must have been horrible. Why, they were even more popular than Jesus Christ!
The drivel that comes out of Rob Thomas' mouth is the same saccharine dreck that is spewed out on top 40 on a constant basis. Santana is good doing Santana. The Beatles are obviously in the immortal league, with harmonies, hooks, and an obvious skill at song writing.... something that is NOT found on the FM dial nowadays, and something I find at RP. Mostly. Please don't compare the Beatles to this song, which even without the crushing overplay would still be a mediocre song at best.
This is a disappointment.
gandalfbmg wrote:
Do it... and I've got some great Third Eye Blind favs too. Hey, I got a Foo Fighters song through, so anything's possible!
Please. Please don't. I beg you. Please don't take away the little bit of pleasure I have in my meaningless day-to-day life... :stop: :stop: :stop:
Nuance wrote:
Why.... for God's sake WHY!!!!!!
WHY NOT!!! It's a good song, regardless of its popularity and it being overplayed. I found myself grooving to it even though I've heard it hundreds of times. Just because it's popular does not mean it's bad. The Beatles must have been horrible. Why, they were even more popular than Jesus Christ!
gandalfbmg wrote:
Do it... and I've got some great Third Eye Blind favs too. Hey, I got a Foo Fighters song through, so anything's possible!
Please do not mention the Foo Fighters in the same breath as Third Eye Blind and Matchbox 20. Having said that, this is a good song no matter how much it might have been played on commercial FM radio. I've lost a lot of respect for Carlos Santana over the course of the last few albums (pandering for commercial success). Despite that, I have to admit that this is an excellent song.
take it off please!!! this is forced on the public airwaves..not here please! lets do classic santana instead. thanks!
:frustrated: :stop: :frustrated: :stop: :frustrated: :stop: :frustrated:
Why.... for God's sake WHY!!!!!!
philarktos wrote:
I love Rob Thomas, and it's great hearing this now that the "monster hit buzz" has had a chance to die down for a while. Had actually kinda forgotten. Mayhaps I should try uploading some "Matchbox 20" and see if we can generate some real outrage from the rigidly clenched sphincter purists.
Do it... and I've got some great Third Eye Blind favs too. Hey, I got a Foo Fighters song through, so anything's possible!
gandalfbmg wrote:
Yup... the First Law Of RP: The number of plays on commercial FM radio is directly proportional to the number of negative comments.
Exactly. I get so tired of people who feel a need to impress us with their alternative "bona fides".
I love Rob Thomas, and it's great hearing this now that the "monster hit buzz" has had a chance to die down for a while. Had actually kinda forgotten. Mayhaps I should try uploading some "Matchbox 20" and see if we can generate some real outrage from the rigidly clenched sphincter purists.
There was a three month period where if one had not heard this song three times in the last hour, the radio had only been on for 45 minutes. Popularity murdered this song and raped the corpse.
Guess I'm lucky in that I don't normally indulge in popular culture, so I don't know Rob Thomas from that Spears chick everyone goes on about. That said, I think this is a great tune that I don't get tired of. C.
pixidrizzl wrote:
I checked back here because I knew there would be quite a few negative comments based primarily on the fact that this song got/get's heavy rotation on FM radio. Anyway...I enjoy it no matter where it's being played.
Yup... the First Law Of RP: The number of plays on commercial FM radio is directly proportional to the number of negative comments.
Yuck ... Yuck .... so un-interesting ...
gandalfbmg wrote:
Ack! It's popular! Get it off!!! :rolleyes:
I checked back here because I knew there would be quite a few negative comments based primarily on the fact that this song got/get's heavy rotation on FM radio. Anyway...I enjoy it no matter where it's being played.
Wow, this is really surprising. Rob Thomas on RP is just....wrong.
"Ack! It's popular! Get it off!!!" :roll:
Make it stop! Make it stop!
get it off! get it off me!!!!!