Take a Moment to Listen to this Kick-Ass Spanish Cover of ‘Love Yourself’
Have you heard “Love Yourself” by Justin Bieber? It was EVERYWHERE. It’s the one with this line:
Admit it, you’ve heard it.
Admit it, you’ve heard it.
Cardi B’s debut album “Invasion of Privacy” broke records even before it was released. So it’s safe to say her first album is a major hit. Each song is so good and it’s as if they’ve always been part of our playlists. One reason why each song on that album may sound familiar to you is because various samples on the tracks were hits back in the day. Her album features samples by Lauryn Hill (on “Be Careful”); Nicki Minaj and Da’ Dip by Freak Nasty on “Bodak Yellow”; and La Chat and Three 6 Mafia (on “Bicken Head”). However, the most recognizable sample on the album is Pete Rodriguez’s “I Like it Like That” on Cardi B’s “I Like It.”
Bad Bunny and J Balvin appear on the track and it is clear they have created a banger. The inclusion of Pete Rodriguez’s “I Like it Like That” gives the song an unexpected nostalgic angle that transcends generations in Latino homes. The track was originally written by Tony Pabon and Manny Rodriguez, but it was boogaloo musician Pete Rodriguez that made it into a hit back in 1967. The song has gone on to be one of the biggest influential boogaloo songs ever.
The Latin musician, who is 86 years old, had long put his track to bed even though it’s often played on the radio.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Rodriguez said that it was his grandkids that told him his song was a hit again.
“My kids and grandkids called me and texted me about it,” Rodriguez said to EW. “We recorded [the original] in 1967, so it’s come a long way.”
A long way indeed.
“I wasn’t aware of Cardi, but my kids and grandkids were,” Rodriguez told Entertainment Weekly. “They were all excited; they’re fans.”
He went on to say that even though he’s “been out of the loop for a while,” he’s now a big fan of hers. Naturally, however, he said out of all of her hits, his favorite is “I Like It.”
In the past decades since its release it has been covered by countless of artists, including Tito Nieves.
Cardi B’s hat tip to one of the Latin music legends should be a hint to other Latin artists.
After spending 16 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, tying the all-time record set by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men for their hit song “One Sweet Day,” the summer smash “Despacito” has finally been knocked down to second place. Billboard reported on Tuesday that Taylor Swift’s new song “Look What You Made Me Do” had jumped from its #77th debut spot to #1 in just a week, knocking “Despacito” to second place. Twitter took notice.
Despacito has been dethroned pic.twitter.com/CmETfQ3UDM
— Crisp Rat (@JinniesPurpose) September 5, 2017
She was just trying to nosh on some mac-n-cheese when Snow Felicia walked up. Bye, Ms. White.
End of #DACA, Despacito dethroned by Taylor Swift. Its a sad start to Hispanic Heritage Month.
— EV∆ (@4Eva2juan) September 5, 2017
Sad way to start the month, indeed. Although Hispanic Heritage Month is from September 15th to October 15th, this pain will definitely linger for the next 10 days.
taylor has officially dethroned despacito and saved mariah’s record pic.twitter.com/N6BTVPgZJY
— ryan :$ (@Iustforlove) September 5, 2017
STAN TWITTER LOGIC
Despacito is #1 for 16 weeks ; Congrats Luis
Despacito gets dethroned ; Justin Bieber was found dead
— ⚫ (@outalented) September 5, 2017
Although the “Despacito” music video made it to over 3 billion views without Bieber in it at all, there was a time when he was getting all the praise for helping the song reach #1, even though he couldn’t even really sing it…
despacito still tied the record and made history I don't care if y'all like it or not pic.twitter.com/fMvSQqmjnu
— ㅤً (@reclaimbieber) September 5, 2017
What do you think about “Despacito” being dethroned? About time? Or not fair? Sound off in the comments!