Ballroom Dance > What's Your Favorite Samba?

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by Fretful_Porpentine, Apr 1, 2006.

  1. Fretful_Porpentine

    Fretful_Porpentine New Member

    I love samba! It's definitely my new favorite dance. Can anyone recommend some good samba songs?
  2. NielsenE

    NielsenE Active Member

    My favorite sambas:
    El Baile Del Osito
    Cult of Snap
  3. Indiana_Jay

    Indiana_Jay Active Member

    Enrique Iglesias - Bailamos

    Jennifer Lopez - Ain't it Funny

    Paulina Rubio - My Friend, Mi Amigo

    Celine Dion - I'm Alive
  4. Indiana_Jay

    Indiana_Jay Active Member

  5. RIdancer82

    RIdancer82 New Member

    Zumba E
    El Baile Del Osito
  6. Becca

    Becca Active Member

    I love it!

    Also Batuca Gum by Q&Q, that one really gets me going!
  7. bluetango

    bluetango New Member

    Ack everyone's picks are so old! Nothing against your choices, just that I've listened to these songs so many times, they fail to get me energized. I'm always looking for the brand new beat (and then 1 month later it gets old for me....)

    Right now on my practice playlist are:
    - "Sex" Eli Kokkinou (this song is a great samba, but gets too clubby at parts...which I just edited out, to make a great 2 minutes samba)
    - "La Camisa Negra" Juanes
    - "Mi Chico Latino" Geri Halliwell (yeah yeah so this song is a year old, and yes I know she was a spice girl, so sue me)
    - "Gasolina" Daddy Yankee (its kinda a slow merengue I guess, but I dance it as a samba, its pretty cool, but not everyone agrees. Check it out for yourself!)

    Thats all I can think of for now...
  8. Twilight_Elena

    Twilight_Elena Well-Known Member

    "Gasolina" is reggaeton. And while reggaeton is danced as samba from many ballroom fellas, it's not samba. ;)
    "Sex" is also not samba. I know this because the singer is Greek so I've heard the song over here a million times, and our modern dance group is choreographing it as a dance/club style.
    "La camisa Negra" is a bit lukewarm for a samba, while being a great song.
    Rumbakalao. I really, really like it. I'm already thinking of samba songs for my summer choreography, and this one is in the top 5. ;)

    Twilight Elena
  9. RIdancer82

    RIdancer82 New Member

    There are alot of hip hop and top 40 songs that are sambas, but it seems that alot of them tend to have inconsistent beats and at times the feeling of the songs can stray from that of a samba. The songs I listed are ones with good consistent beats that you can really "feel" the dance too. If we're talking the newer hip hop and top 40 songs for listening value and not clear, consisent beat and feel, then I could add a few others that I really like....

    Hips Don't Lie - Shakira
    Don't Phunk With My Heart - Black Eyed Peas
    Rich Girl - Gwen Stefani
    Ain't It Funny - Jenifer Lopez
    I Got It - Kevin Lyttle
    Tempted to Touch
    Turn Me On - Kevin Lyttle

    and there's probly many others, I just can't think of them at the moment
  10. Medira

    Medira New Member

    A newer song that I love as a samba: La Candela by Yerba Buena
  11. delamusica

    delamusica Active Member

    Shakira - La Totura
    Ozomatli - Ya Viene El Sol (The Beatle Bob Remix) - from their "Street Signs" album
    Sergio Moreno - Magalenha (off of "The Ultimate Latin Album 3)
    Chicadee - Ooh La La (also "The Ultimate Latin Album 3)
  12. redhead

    redhead New Member

    ooooooooh I love "Ooh La La"!
  13. RIdancer82

    RIdancer82 New Member

    ooh... forgot about that one before.....
  14. JohnLL

    JohnLL New Member

    I love the fact that I went to name some sambas and everybody had already picked some of my favorites. :)

    I like some of the reggaeton stuff but I also like a lot of the more traditional type samba music. The newer stuff is fun for a change of pace (or possibly showcases) :)

    Oh well hear goes!

    Turn me on... Kevin Lyttle
    La Muchacha Turka... Hakim
    Get Busy... Sean Paul
    Hips Don't Lie... Shakira
    La Tortura... Shakira

    Viva el amore (Latin Music 4 or 5 I think)
    Ooh la la (great samba!!!) (Ultimate Latin Album 3)
    Black Machine is Jazz Machine (Dance with Me)
    Chica Boom (Ultimate Latin Album 2 I think)

    Fun sambas you would probably never dance to:
    The Macarena
    Asereje (the ketchup song)
    Coco Jambo (Mr. President)

    I have tons more favs but can't think of them now. :)
  15. delamusica

    delamusica Active Member

    Oh yeah - I forgot these! (Asereje is a little slow, but still really fun to dance to. Sometimes I like to practice a little bit slowly to concentrate on technique - a lot of reaggeton stuff works great for that.)
  16. fascination

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  17. alemana

    alemana New Member

    when i still did samba in a group class, we did our warm up to the theme to the sopranos. really made you press into the floor. we always loved it.
  18. madmonk

    madmonk New Member

    Segura O Tchan by E O Tchan

    Took me a while to find it
  19. Medira

    Medira New Member

    Woke Up This Morning - A3 had no idea this was a samba! Must make use of it....thanks! :D
  20. Joe

    Joe Well-Known Member

    That one says Jive to me more than it says Samba.

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