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Chefguy
07-04-2017, 11:57 PM
During a guitar lesson this evening, a chord progression conjured up a song that I hear on the radio a lot. Unfortunately, I don't know the name of is or the artist. It's a male singer, the rhythm at the beginning is a sort of Latin-flavored riff. The lyrics. . .well, that's a problem. It seems to me that part of it is something like ". . .they walked in to the (?) and they started dancing". That's all I've got. Any help?

Gordon Urquhart
07-05-2017, 06:24 AM
The lyrics don't quite match, but the construction of the phrasing, as well as the Latin-tinged melody, makes me think it might be "The Way" by Fastball.

Baal Houtham
07-05-2017, 07:04 AM
A search for your lyrics turned up Confidence by Justin Bieber. And based on listening for 10 seconds on Youtube, it seems to have a Latin best.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9MWW3xc3cHs

Leaffan
07-05-2017, 07:10 AM
The lyrics don't quite match, but the construction of the phrasing, as well as the Latin-tinged melody, makes me think it might be "The Way" by Fastball.
That's the first thing I thought of.

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Chefguy
07-05-2017, 10:32 AM
The lyrics don't quite match, but the construction of the phrasing, as well as the Latin-tinged melody, makes me think it might be "The Way" by Fastball.

The lyrics were completely fooked, and you still nailed it in one. Thanks!

Superdude
07-05-2017, 11:20 AM
The lyrics don't quite match, but the construction of the phrasing, as well as the Latin-tinged melody, makes me think it might be "The Way" by Fastball.

The inspiration (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Way_(Fastball_song)#Background_and_writing) for the song is kinda heartbreaking.

TroutMan
07-05-2017, 05:34 PM
I sometimes suspect Dopers have colluded to amaze the rest of us by identifying songs or movies with minimal information. I mean, there's no way someone pulls out the correct 20-year old song based on a description of "latin-flavored" and some incorrect lyrics. :D

WordMan
07-05-2017, 05:38 PM
I sometimes suspect Dopers have colluded to amaze the rest of us by identifying songs or movies with minimal information. I mean, there's no way someone pulls out the correct 20-year old song based on a description of "latin-flavored" and some incorrect lyrics. :D

Having done it at least once that I can recall, it *does* feel like getting an SDMB Merit Badge or something. You read the OP, it hits you, you post, done.

ETA: Here's the one I was thinking of - http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=695464

TroutMan
07-05-2017, 05:49 PM
Having done it at least once that I can recall, it *does* feel like getting an SDMB Merit Badge or something. You read the OP, it hits you, you post, done.Yup. My moment of glory was a movie thread (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=782478) last year. I'll be telling the grandkids that story.

WordMan
07-05-2017, 05:56 PM
Yup. My moment of glory was a movie thread (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=782478) last year. I'll be telling the grandkids that story.

::secret handshake::

;)

pulykamell
07-05-2017, 06:10 PM
I sometimes suspect Dopers have colluded to amaze the rest of us by identifying songs or movies with minimal information. I mean, there's no way someone pulls out the correct 20-year old song based on a description of "latin-flavored" and some incorrect lyrics. :D

See, this one I totally understood. Once I heard his answer and read the OP, I though it couldn't be anything else. But, there's more. He also got this one (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=830297). OK, that one I understand as well.

But I have no idea what black magic he used to figure this one out (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=830296). I mean, okay, Dan Fogelberg is mentioned in the OP, but that description sounds almost nothing like the song the linked to me. This poster has a gift. :)

WordMan
07-05-2017, 06:31 PM
See, this one I totally understood. Once I heard his answer and read the OP, I though it couldn't be anything else. But, there's more. He also got this one (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=830297). OK, that one I understand as well.

But I have no idea what black magic he used to figure this one out (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=830296). I mean, okay, Dan Fogelberg is mentioned in the OP, but that description sounds almost nothing like the song the linked to me. This poster has a gift. :)

We're not worthy.

Gatopescado
07-05-2017, 08:37 PM
That Fastball Album (All The Pain Money Can Buy) is all pretty good stuff, by the way. Worth a listen.