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“Smooth” by Santana

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    “Smooth” by Santana (official video) is a Latin rock song.

    Song Title: Smooth (official video)
    Artist: Santana
    Album: Supernatural
    Genre: Latin rock, pop, rock
    Composer: Copyright © 1999 Rob Thomas, Itaal Shur
    Lead Vocals: Rob Thomas
    Lead Guitar: Santana
    Keyboards: Chester Thompson
    Bass: Benny Rietveld
    Drums: Rodney Holmes
    Percussion: Karl Perazzo
    Congas: Raul Rekow
    Trumpet: Javier Melendez, William Ortiz
    Trombone: Jeff Cressman, Jose Abel Figueroa
    Video editing: Bruce Ashley
    Director: Marcus Raboy
    Producer: Matt Serletic
    Recorded: David Thoener
    Engineer: Andy Grassi, Michael McCoy
    Mixer: David Thoener
    Released: June 29, 1999
    Number of listens: 20964
    Current rank: 100 (updated weekly)
    Highest rank: 45 (play the video all the way through to register a vote for this song)

    
    U.S. Billboard Hot 100: peak #1 (one), 1999
    Alternative: peak #24, 1999
    Mainstream Rock: peak #10 (ten), 1999
    Pop: peak #1 (one), 1999
    Adult Pop: peak #1 (one), 1999
    Adult Contemporary: peak #11 (eleven), 1999
     Billboard chart listings courtesy of Billboard Magazine

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    Summary quotation from Wikipedia:

    “Smooth” is a collaboration between Latin rock band Santana and Rob Thomas of the rock group Matchbox Twenty. The song was written by Thomas and Itaal Shur, sung by Thomas, produced by Matt Serletic and won three Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals.

Concept and background

    “Smooth” was originally conceived by Shur as a song called “Room 17”. The lyrics were stripped off and the track was given to Thomas, who re-wrote the lyrics and melody and re-titled it “Smooth”, then recorded the song as a demo to play for Santana. This song was originally written to describe an acquaintance of Thomas’, John Bizanes, who is… very “smooth”. However, over time credit for this inspiration has been given to Thomas’ wife, Marisol Maldonado. After hearing the song, Santana decided to have Thomas record the final version.[1] Matt Serletic (who produced Matchbox Twenty’s debut album Yourself or Someone Like You) produced the song and it was released from Santana’s album Supernatural.

    Thomas wrote “Smooth” for his wife, Marisol Maldonado. He stated in interviews that the lyric “My Spanish Harlem Mona Lisa” was inspired by the 1972 Elton John song “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters”, which includes references to the 1961 Ben E. King song “Spanish Harlem”.

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