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Santana — Oye Como Va
Album: Abraxas
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7.7

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Total ratings: 1677









Released: 1970
Length: 4:14
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Oye como va mi ritmo
Bueno pa' gozar mulata
Oye como va mi ritmo
Bueno pa' gozar mulata

Oye como va mi ritmo
Bueno pa' gozar mulata
Oye como va mi ritmo
Bueno pa' gozar mulata

Huu!
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Still don't get tired of hearing this. Good tunes keep coming from RP!!
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Bought it when it was new.  Played it a lot. Still like!
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 coloradojohn wrote:
OH YEAH; never get tired of this one. The great Tito Puente! He jammed with Carlos at least one of the times I saw him... SIZZLING...
 

Tito's version of Oye Como Va: 

Tito Puente: "Oye Como Va"


Also great: Tito Puente: "Ran Kan Kan"
oy vey cumquats {#Bananapiano}
Now that I have a standing desk, I can salsa while I listen to this at work!
 rpdevotee wrote:
Even the best songs have their limits...
This song was overplayed in the 80's.  Now, 3 decades later there is no excuse to play this song any longer—especially considering Santana had so many great *underplayed* songs and also because RP should focus more on "alternative", not main stream, which this song is. 
Please stop.

 
Oh boy - another 'rpdevotee' comment indicating your level of devotion to RP is less than 100%. Scan the comments, for instance CoJo's, and you'll see that EVEN these overplayed tunes are welcomed by many, even on RP, a lot of the time.  Sure some folks want to whine about it, and that's OK too. Where I get a bit jittery is when I read the (very polite) order to stop playing something.  Unless you are on the Board of Directors....?

For me, outside of how much I like this song (I've rated it a 10 b/c of the time in my life when I first HEARD Abraxas (i.e. 25 years after it was released) I really enjoy how BillG mixes the tunes, allowing a bit of enjoyment for almost everyone who would tune in, while opening our collective ears to music we're not familiar with; in a word:  Brilliance!!  Long Live RP!!

Even the best songs have their limits...
This song was overplayed in the 80's.  Now, 3 decades later there is no excuse to play this song any longer--especially considering Santana had so many great *underplayed* songs and also because RP should focus more on "alternative", not main stream, which this song is. 
Please stop.
Eno kumova... Milinko!
 Skydog wrote:

notes from the soundtrack of that film, but I don't remember hearing it
.
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Oye Como Va
Written by Tito Puente
Performed by Santana
Published by Full Keel Music Co. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing

 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUxFTSJwgKs
 oldsaxon wrote:

I missed the release of karljonasson's greatest hits, sorry.

 
Puro Gringo,ese!  this karljonasson dude just doesnt have it in his blood
 Oye Como Va! {#Bananajam}
Still nice to hear after all these years. Makes me turn it up a little...:-)
My favorite album cover
OH YEAH; never get tired of this one. The great Tito Puente! He jammed with Carlos at least one of the times I saw him... SIZZLING...
 AndreW1979 wrote:
I keep associating this tune with the Big Lebowski..

 
notes from the soundtrack of that film, but I don't remember hearing it
.
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Oye Como Va
Written by Tito Puente
Performed by Santana
Published by Full Keel Music Co. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
Outside it's powder snow, gray sky, wicked cold... But I got a bellyful of posole, a bowl of home-grown Golden Goat, & this on RP; dig!
33 1 votes lol wow {#Stupid}  SUCKO BARFO  {#Wall}
 AndreW1979 wrote:
I keep associating this tune with the Big Lebowski..

  
Dosequis wrote:

Is that a cartoon?

 
Kick Buttowski, I think.  You watch Disney?
 AndreW1979 wrote:
I keep associating this tune with the Big Lebowski..

  
Dosequis wrote:

Is that a cartoon?

 
Sacrilege
 karljonasson wrote:
Great… more of Carlos' endless noodling with that nasty, thin guitar tone over the same boring Latin beat

 
Half the fun of coming to RP is to read the idiotic shit that some people have to say {#Roflol}
 AndreW1979 wrote:
I keep associating this tune with the Big Lebowski..

 
Is that a cartoon?
 karljonasson wrote:
Great… more of Carlos' endless noodling with that nasty, thin guitar tone over the same boring Latin beat for way too long without anything interesting happening. Never got the appeal.

 
I missed the release of karljonasson's greatest hits, sorry.


I keep associating this tune with the Big Lebowski..
{#Bananajam}
{#Heartkiss} .... love it so for me this gets 9
 hagz21 wrote:
Pachanga loves this song!



 
So does Dirk Diggler!
 karljonasson wrote:
Great… more of Carlos' endless noodling with that nasty, thin guitar tone over the same boring Latin beat for way too long without anything interesting happening. Never got the appeal.

 
Yeah i guess you don't like Radiohead either.
carlos may have  " borrowed" from Olatunge, but he did a great job of it......{#Bananajam}
A solid 8 + 1 bonus point for the wickedgood album art.

Yahtzee. 
 karljonasson wrote:
Great… more of Carlos' endless noodling with that nasty, thin guitar tone over the same boring Latin beat for way too long without anything interesting happening. Never got the appeal.
 
Well, there's always Chilliwack/April Wine/Triumph/Pat Travers/Trooper/Saga/Bachman-Turner Overdrive. {#Guitarist}

No noodling or repetition in that crowd, eh? {#Redface}
Great… more of Carlos' endless noodling with that nasty, thin guitar tone over the same boring Latin beat for way too long without anything interesting happening. Never got the appeal.
This entire album was incredible.  Truly a classic that hasn't aged at all as Hispanic culture is more relevant than ever.
primal rhythm song forever and yes
i hear it 
Saw Tito Puente's son's band at a concert and Tito the younger thanked Carlos Santana for enabling him to attend college thanks to the royalties on this timeless gem.
Oye como va is thankfully a standard (never played too much, imho), but I need to comment on the splendid visuals RP provides: that Abraxas cover is trippy cool/weird 70's and the water color or marker portrait of Santana is right on funny, thank you!

wait, ohmygod, Spirit follows! Mmmmmmm 
Pachanga loves this song!


Covered this tune in my first rock & roll band in 1972.  I played bass and sang lead, phonetically, as I didn't know a word of Spanish.  I have no idea if I was even close.

This one still rocks the house!
Do you see what happens Larry?
die guten alten  stücke,  yeah  {#Dancingbanana}
 kingart wrote:
Yeah, great, but I've heard it about 6,327 times in my life.  Tito Puente never had it better. 
 


I love the song, but you're right I hear it sooooo much!!!
¡Bueno para gosar!
Yeah, great, but I've heard it about 6,327 times in my life.  Tito Puente never had it better. 

back in the day I didn't like santana or led zepplin or any of those guys. Thank you, Bill!
 BalesBub wrote:
Any chance you could never play Santana ever again?
 
+1

The stereo percussion is just, well just groovy!  {#Bananasplit}
I used to live in Albuquerque, and this song got played around 8 times a day. You could literally change stations to get away from it only to hear it on another station at the same exact time. I abstain from voting because, through no fault of Bill's, overplay has ruined it for me. That doesn't happen that often to me.

Also, there was a mayor of Albuquerque a while back named Jim Baca. Guess I know what he's doing in his retirement....

 jimbaca wrote:

Maybe it's a regional thing, but Carlos is truly one of the best guitarists ever.  (Orianthi, please take the torch!)


Any chance you could never play Santana ever again?
 TimeWaster wrote:
I can't believe I used to like this shit.
 
{#Roflol} Now that was funny!

I don't care if it's been played a million times. It's a GREAT song! Woooo!
I can't believe I used to like this shit.
I liked this album when I was in high school in the latter half of the 70's. One year I arranged this tune as a drum cadence for the drumline to play as we led the band into the stadium before the football game. The whole thing took on a cool hip vibe. I found out recently that the drumline continued to play it for several years after I left and the entire student body just ate it up!

Cool music transcends!

 golden_chicken wrote:
Anyone see "A Serious Man" ?
I'll never hear this song again without thinking of that movie by the Coen brothers. Hilarious!

 
It's not that this is a BAD song but it's one of those FM songs I feel like I've heard way too many times.
What saves it for me is the usage in the Coen's movies (it was in Big Lebowski too).

"I didn't ask for Santana Abraxas, I didn't listen to Santana Abraxas, I didn't do anything!"
My fave Santana track - still sounds good after all these years!
bluh

Santana by ~oazen2008
©2008-2010 ~oazen2008

Santana


Come on Sanata... Tune it!
Still sounding so cool.
I guess there is no accounting for taste.  The Specials' "Message to You Rudy" before this was "good for my ears" , this just annoys me and I don't think I could give an adequate explanation why.
This is a classic ... for the time capsule ... yeah! ("bueno pa' gozá, mulata!") {#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananasplit}{#Sunny}
 Stingray wrote:
...only Jimmy can compete!
 

Jimmy = Jimi?



Gracias señor BillG {#Dance}

¡¡¡Viva Santana y México!!!
RP too! :-D
...only Jimmy can compete!

Carlos Santana - "Oye Como Va" Live:   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpPb2cVswlI


 AdyMiles wrote:
this song is one of the reasons i left RP
 
Yah, right. The troll who called "wolf".

Anyone see "A Serious Man" ?
I'll never hear this song again without thinking of that movie by the Coen brothers. Hilarious!

Personal taste...this one does nothing for me...however, one of the funniest comment threads I have read on RP...for that reason, Carlos can stay...now I have to clean up the coffee from my desk that I spilled from laughing so hard.  Thanks RP listeners...even if I disagree with you sometimes, you people are a fun bunch.
Love this lp.  Now, where is that image of Will Ferrel playing the cow bell?  It would match the beat perfectly. 
Nausea
Why can't Santana just leave RP?

Maybe it's a regional thing, but Carlos is truly one of the best guitarists ever.  (Orianthi, please take the torch!)


 AdyMiles wrote:
this song is one of the reasons i left RP
 

So, why'd you bother coming back? Next time, stay gone.

Bought the vinyl just for the cover recently, disc was totally played out. Still fine for a summers evening wine chill out. Blowing a hooley and cold here right now , roll on june!
AdyMiles is trite boring shite, please, please, please, leave RP, and DO NOT return.  THANK YOU!!
 peter_james_bond wrote:

Meanwhile the streets of our fair city are filled with protesters. We go now to our roving reporter Earl Canonbear to find out what's going on."Earl, what's happening out there?" "Well Stu, there are thousands of people in the streets, and these numbers are being replicated in other cities across the land, so there could be millions of people out marching today." "This protest has nothing to do with the war or health care reform, is that correct Earl?" "That's true, surprisingly, these people are protesting the Santana song 'Oye Como Va.'" "I see many signs that say 'No Mas', I also see many signs with pictures of a line crossing out the band's name." "I talked to protest organizer Ady Miles to find out why the uproar." "Well Earl, this song is just so predictable and boring, it has to be silenced before it encroaches on the eardrums of innocent victims everywhere." "But Mr. Miles aren't you promoting censorship?" "No....Huh?" "Mr. Miles, haven't you heard of the mute button or the off button?" What's your point?" "Well, what about all the people who enjoy this song?" "Your questions have become predictable and annoying, this interview is over." "Well, there you have it Stu, ...back to you"
 
News update!

Ady Miles comes back to complain about Santana saying; "this song is one of the reasons i left RP".  But he came back to complain after he left RP. . . thus negating his leaving. Ady then fell into a weird comment feedback loop and (hopefully) self combusted. 

 

this song is one of the reasons i left RP
{#Skull}
 AdyMiles wrote:
I DENY IT'S A GREAT SONG AND SO DO MILLIONS OF OTHERS
 
Meanwhile the streets of our fair city are filled with protesters. We go now to our roving reporter Earl Canonbear to find out what's going on."Earl, what's happening out there?" "Well Stu, there are thousands of people in the streets, and these numbers are being replicated in other cities across the land, so there could be millions of people out marching today." "This protest has nothing to do with the war or health care reform, is that correct Earl?" "That's true, surprisingly, these people are protesting the Santana song 'Oye Como Va.'" "I see many signs that say 'No Mas', I also see many signs with pictures of a line crossing out the band's name." "I talked to protest organizer Ady Miles to find out why the uproar." "Well Earl, this song is just so predictable and boring, it has to be silenced before it encroaches on the eardrums of innocent victims everywhere." "But Mr. Miles aren't you promoting censorship?" "No....Huh?" "Mr. Miles, haven't you heard of the mute button or the off button?" What's your point?" "Well, what about all the people who enjoy this song?" "Your questions have become predictable and annoying, this interview is over." "Well, there you have it Stu, ...back to you"

Bad enough to cause a bowel movement
 sporkster wrote:
Not denying it's a great song, but the sheer overplayed-ness of it is starting to wear on me.  I feel like I hear this song everywhere I go!
 
I DENY IT'S A GREAT SONG AND SO DO MILLIONS OF OTHERS

I've no idea how anyone could give it a 8, 9 or 10


THIS IS SUCH BORING, PREDICTABLE SHIT - PLEASE TAKE IT OFF RP!!!
Dancing Banana Time!!! :D
 nimesay wrote:
OH NO Como Va!!!

This is exactly what I hope to avoid by listening to RP.  Why Bill? Why??

Oh!  I could turn on any lame station here in LA and find this.  AAAAAAAAGH!!


{#Crashcomp}       {#Fire}     {#Frustrated}          {#Skull}
 
I think I know who's the lame here... and not good old Carlos{#Naughty}
SHA-ZAM....
 nimesay wrote:
OH NO Como Va!!!

This is exactly what I hope to avoid by listening to RP.  Why Bill? Why??

Oh!  I could turn on any lame station here in LA and find this.  AAAAAAAAGH!!


{#Crashcomp}       {#Fire}     {#Frustrated}          {#Skull}
 
Even the lame stations play great songs once in a while. But then, they play all those dam commercials! And they don't play all the other gems that RP plays.

Hi, Bill & Rebecca!  How did you know I wanted to hear oye como va for my birthday?  You're always in my head!  You play everything I want to hear!  Thank you, and I love you guys!  Thank you for always making my day with your fantastic sounds.  Music is an infinite learning experience, and the best gift ever.  Tammy aka gotchocolat
When I hear this, I always want to go watch The Big Lebowski.  Fantastic use of music in a scene.
 nimesay wrote:
OH NO Como Va!!!

This is exactly what I hope to avoid by listening to RP.  Why Bill? Why??

Oh!  I could turn on any lame station here in LA and find this.  AAAAAAAAGH!!


{#Crashcomp}       {#Fire}     {#Frustrated}          {#Skull}
 
geee nimesay, what is it you're trying to say here? you don't fully appreciate this song?    Perhaps more icons would help.  hahaha
I think I sometimes like it when someone doesn't like a song so much (even if I do) because the response is so much more interesting.
 rmh3 wrote:
Damnit, where is 11?
 

Just hit 1 twice...{#Cool}
Gracias, El Rey del Timbales, Tito Puente!
 lawman wrote:

Those of us who don't live in LA appreciate a bit'o'sun now and again, man.  8.
  and a flash to Walter Dude and Donnie eating In n Out Burgers in the wind because guy smashed out the windshield of what was left of Dude's ride. a sound 8!

nimesay wrote:
OH NO Como Va!!!
...
Oh! I could turn on any lame station here in LA and find this. AAAAAAAAGH!!


Those of us who don't live in LA appreciate a bit'o'sun now and again, man.  8.

OH NO Como Va!!!

This is exactly what I hope to avoid by listening to RP.  Why Bill? Why??

Oh!  I could turn on any lame station here in LA and find this.  AAAAAAAAGH!!


{#Crashcomp}       {#Fire}     {#Frustrated}          {#Skull}


I got the air bongos going OFF!
Damnit, where is 11?
Yeeehaaa, Summer is on it's way, short skirts, rum on the rocks, lazy days, crazy nights! Thanks RP  {#Drunk}{#Dancingbanana} {#Sunny}{#Motor}
 sporkster wrote:
Not denying it's a great song, but the sheer overplayed-ness of it is starting to wear on me.  I feel like I hear this song everywhere I go!
 

The only song you could make that statement about and be 100% true would be Zep's "Stairway to Heaven".  When I was in my late teens/early twenties every jackass with even the slightest ability on the guitar would invariably play that song at some point.  Generally, it was in the quad of whatever local community college I might have been attending.

However, I digress.  This whole album from start to finish kicked major ass then and now.
 sporkster wrote:
Not denying it's a great song, but the sheer overplayed-ness of it is starting to wear on me.  I feel like I hear this song everywhere I go!
 
Come on man, Bill hasn't played this in over 6 weeks. 

Not denying it's a great song, but the sheer overplayed-ness of it is starting to wear on me.  I feel like I hear this song everywhere I go!
when this hit the airwaves, there was such limited airplay for senior puente, etc. and dont forget there was such limited avenues to deliver music, (airplay, vinyl, and tapes, pretty much summed it up) many of the smaller towns that make up the majority of the areas the RP members come from, had one perhaps two stations that played this (or any type) of modern music, if that. so when senior santana rode into town on singing winds/crying beasts, it was truly revoluntionary (even if he did'nt have any stinking batches).

maybe you just hadda bean there amy goes! {#Devil_pimp}i'm sure as hell glad i was, beats the piss out of waiting for the next, coldplay offering


A great album and a fantastic live act.  Can still blow ya away.
¡Puro sabor latino!
The Specials - Message to You Rudy :arrow: Santana - Oye Como Va :music:
Absolutely LOVE this ALBUM. Greet stuff! 10 all the way! :dancingbanana_2:
Was a great album when released in 1970 and I think still is. However, my mother didn't approve of the cover and I had to keep it hidden until I go to college where it mysteriously reappeared! Great music and great memories!
kinAy wrote:
I am old and mostly agree. But the older I get, the less I feel the need to get out... :grumpy:
Surely you meant: "I am old and mostly agree. But the older I get, the less I feel ... need to get out..."
Oops. Wardrobe malfunction! :eek:
I think it's safe to say this song has been driven in the ground more than any other "classic rock" song. And that is saying a lot. Just darn tired of it.
Ye gads mine ears are bleeding

iTuner wrote:
How come all the Santana we hear either belongs on classic rock stations or he has sold out to some pop artist to extend his career? Is there some long lost decent tune that we could hear instead? To the people who say they're rocking out: You're old and need to get out more! The last part is humor, so don't be uptight.
I am old and mostly agree. But the older I get, the less I feel the need to get out... :grumpy:
Still one of the best albums ... no matter what others might think
never ever ever want to hear this song again.
gracias Tito Puente
CCinSB wrote: Wow...that's impressive! I hate this song. :razz:
Bakaretsu wrote:
anybody elses RP stream cutting out right now?
Yes, but it seems to be okay now...
Love the song and the cover. Left down corner is Deja beach,Mallorca, small village that was a hippie plays late 60,s through mid 70,s I have many good, if a little hazy,memories from this little peace of heaven.
You might say that I am cold and boring, but I find this track obnoxious and blatant. Maybe I had to be there.
How come all the Santana we hear either belongs on classic rock stations or he has sold out to some pop artist to extend his career? Is there some long lost decent tune that we could hear instead? To the people who say they're rocking out: You're old and need to get out more! The last part is humor, so don't be uptight.