Since the 1970s, Queen of latin pop, Gloria Estefan, has sold over 100 million records, including releases with the band Miami Sound Machine.
Dr. Beat (see video above) was the lead single from the 1984 album Eyes Of Innocence and reached #6 in the UK. However, in the U.S. the song wasn't as popular and failed to chart, although it did reach #15 in the Hot Dance Club Play chart.
A further two singles were released from the album but they were both flops. Prisoner Of Love only reached #98 in the U.S. and didn't chart in the UK. I Need A Man failed to chart even in any of the dance charts.
Eyes Of Innocence was the first album to be commercially successful for Gloria Estefan and her band, and this is mainly due to the songs being sung in English and not Spanish as on previous albums. However, the album wasn't successful in America, although, the next album release, Primitive Love, reached #23 on the Billboard 200.
Once Gloria Estefan had established herself as a major artist, she felt brave enough to release a solo album sung in the Spanish language in 1993. Entitled Mi Tierra, the album was a huge success, achieving multi-platinum sales in many countries, including Spain.
Mylo used the Dr. Beat song to create his own hit in 2005 entitled Doctor Pressure.
This was my favourite track on the Primitive Love album and it was released as the second single, reaching #'16 here in the UK and #8 in America. The song featured in the opening titles of the movie Three Men And A Baby. There were two videos released, and the one above is the second one which features the cast of the musical Cats.
The Cuban born singer-songwriter is in the top 100 of best-selling music artists with over 90 million albums sold worldwide. Rhythm is Gonna Get You is taken from the 10th studio album Anything For You (Released as Let it Loose in the U.S.) and reached No.16 in the UK and No.5 in the U.S in 1987.
Other British hits singles released from the album were Can't Stay Away from You (#7), Anything For You (#10) and 1-2-3 (#9).
Gloria's real name is Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García de Estefan. Yes, well you can see why she shortened it for her musical career!
I just wish we had some decent songs like this in todays music charts.
This upbeat tune was released as the last single from the successful Let It Loose album. The song became a big summer hit during 1988, reaching #3 in America and #9 here in Great Britain.
This beautiful love song was released during the summer of 1989 as the lead single from the album Cuts Both Ways, and reached #6 in the UK and topped the Billboard Hot 100. The video featured is the official version.
This popular ballad was released as the third single from the album Cuts Both Ways during 1990 outside of the U.S. However, the track was released during 1989 in the U.S. The UK CD Maxi-Single features a live version of Dr. Beat.