Gloria Estefan is headed to Broadway in 2015 with a new musical that will tell the story of her life. The show is expected to open at the Marquis Theatre in New York. The show will open on Oct. 5th. The musical will feature some of her biggest hits include, “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You” and “Conga.”
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Estefan started her career back in the 1970s and is still on the charts today. She was one of the first artists to become a highly successful crossover artist from Latin music to pop music in the United States. Hits like “Don’t Wanna Lose You” and “Here We Are” prove that she is able to top multiple Billboard charts. Estefan has sold over 90 million records worldwide to date.
In honor of TheCelebrityCafe.com is counting down the top ten Gloria Estefan songs, from “I Wish You” to “Always Tomorrow.” Did your favorite Estefan song not make the list? Comment below and add your favorite.
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10. I Wish You
“I Wish You” was the third single to come off the highly successful Unwrapped. Even though this was the tenth studio album that was released from Estefan, her vocal range was impressive and the song felt refreshing and modern.
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9. No Me Dejes De Querer
“No Me Dejes De Querer” translates to “Don’t Stop Loving Me” and it was a huge hit with fans of Estefan. These types of singles had crossover potential because of the infectious beat and Estefan’s energy in her vocal delivery.
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8. Always Tomorrow
“Always Tomorrow” was released back in 1992 and was the first single off of Estefan’s second compilation album.
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7. Rhythm is Gonna Get You
“Rhythm is Gonna Get You” is one of the most popular Estefan songs and features her signature vocals with a dance beat. This album gets everyone up on their feet during shows.
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6. Anything for You
Estefan teamed up with her band Miami Sound Machine for this instant hit. The song went to number one in the United States back in 1988.
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5. Music of My Heart
Estefan teamed up with *NSYNC for this pop ballad, “Music of My Heart.” This was the theme song to the film with a similar name.
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4. Get On Your Feet
The song that helped to define Estefan’s career was “Get On Your Feet.” This single had a unique spin because it featured Estefan’s Latin roots and an insane dance beat. The song is still played at parties today and gets everyone off their feet and dancing.
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3. Don’t Wanna Lose You
“Don’t Wanna Lose You” was written and performed by Estefan. This was the first single featured off of Cuts Both Ways.
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2. Mi Terra
“Mi Terra” which translates to “My Homeland” was featured on the third studio album from Estefan. The album did well on the U.S. charts and in Spain. The song showed her talent as a musician and that her English fans would still appreciate and want to hear more of her Latin music.
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This was one of the early singles from Estefan and helped to kick off her career. The single was released back in 1985. The music video for “Conga” was also a major hit. The single features her signature sound that has broad appeal. Her songs are able to connect with many generations and cultures. Estefan embraces her musical talent and heritage, which is felt in “Conga.”