How was this song not a HUGE hit?

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  1. blowtorch

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    It should have been up there with Dance the Night Away and Panama.
    It's catch-as-catch-catchy as all get out, and the hooks are unreal.

    I blame the flamenco intro. Seriously o_O
     
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    Too progressive sounding.And that senorita thing.Ugh.
     
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    VH always at least tried to cater to the hispanic/latino demographic. It's there in a lot of the beats

    I remember hanging in a small town and hearing a bunch of migrant workers playing a spanish-lyrics version of DLR's "Eat 'Em and Smile" solo album, and thinking wow that was very smart of him to release that version, also
     
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    Van Halen had plenty songs with Hit potential which never were released as singles.


    Here's another from that same album which could have been a top seller if it had been released as a single.

    And for good measure, here's a live version.
     
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    The odd time sig in the chorus didn't help. Loved that intro, though.

    - D
     
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    It's not dumb enough.
     
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    I always thought it was a hit.
     
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    The flamenco guitar intro could have just been cut out for a single release. But, back then, commercial radio was the hit maker and there was too much instrumental work going on before the singing started.
    The DJ would have had to talk too much over the beginning instrumental part. :)
    It is a good song, though. I liked it.
     
  9. blowtorch

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    I never once heard it played on the radio. (As compared to Jump, Panama, Hot 4 Teach, etc...)
     
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    It sounds like The Police before Sting and Andy deleted all the extra notes.

    :lol:
     
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    I turned the FM radio off about three years before that song.

    Damn, I'm smart.:cool:
     
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    I think the flamenco is the best part... The electric into sounds like a rework of Can't You Hear Me Knocking...
     
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    He's got kinda an Angus "For Those About to Rock" intro technique going there
     
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    "Etch-a-Sketch! Etch-a-Sketch!"

    I think it was the odd time in the chorus. This song is about dancing, and that weird count would have most whitefolks on the dance floor stepping on each others' feets.

    >>>He's got kinda an Angus "For Those About to Rock" intro technique going there

    I'm also hearing some Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting in the intro.
     
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    it wasn't huge because like most of the VH catalog it sucked. hopefully this small bit of truth does not offend:rolleyes:
     
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    song is great,but the chorus on Eddie's guitar sucks..
     
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    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery ;)
     
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    you're walking on THIN ICE,buddy...
     
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    Eh, it was '82, I'll allow it...
     
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    Nice bits but too much of a jumble.

    Lyrics make me wanna open up an Etch-a-Sketch and dump the powder on DLR's head.
     
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