Tom: Peak 1994 “Latin-influenced adult contemporary American pop” here. As in, this was designed for the CD collections of soccer moms across the United States.
Tim: Hmm, okay.
Tom: Good enough, really, isn’t it?
Tim: Yep, and certainly very 1994 pop – I’m filing that alphabetically right ahead of Lighthouse Family and M People.
Tom: Catchy chorus, the sort of thing that’d get someone’s attention as they’re scanning through an FM radio dial. Key change, of course, to push it past four minutes. I never heard this before last week, and somehow it still makes me feel a bit nostalgic.
Tim: Well, it’s the sound – entirely typical. Good, mind, but typical.
Tom: Also, well done to the director at the end, who just told the extras “bounce up and down on your seats a bit, it’ll look like the bus is moving, honest”.
Although the best performance of this track was, of course, that time a stage lift didn’t work and Jon Secada had to sing while clambering out of a hole at the ’94 World Cup opening ceremonies in Chicago. It starts at 6’35” in.
Tim: And the absolutely perfect thing is that the camera cuts to him right has he sings “I’m almost there”. Beautiful stuff.
Tom: Turns out he dislocated his shoulder, so, uh, sorry Jon.