La Bamba
Los Lobos
Los Lobos 1987 La Bamba 45
1987
1
Year
Peak Chart Position
  • No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1987 for three weeks
  • peaked at No. 4 on the Adult Contemporary chart in 1987
  • peaked at No. 11 on the Mainstream Rock chart in 1987
  • No. 1 on the UK Singles chart in 1987
  • on August 29, 1987, "La Bamba" moved Madonna's "Who's That Girl" off the top of the Hot 100, which had held the position for one week
  • cover version of the 1958 hit single by Ritchie Valens
  • from the album La Bamba Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1987)
  • featured in the 1987 Ritchie Valens biographical film La Bamba starring Lou Diamond Phillips
  • the biggest hit for Los Lobos
  • lead vocals on "La Bamba" - David Hidalgo
  • Los Lobos:
         David Hidalgo - vocals, guitar, accordion, fiddle, Requinto jarocho
         Louie Pérez - guitar, vocals, drums, Jarana huasteca
         Cesar Rosas - guitar, vocals, Bajo Sexto
         Conrad Lozano - bass, vocals, Guitarron
         Steve Berlin - keyboards, horns
         Enrique Gonzalez - drums, percussion
  • written by Traditional; "La Bamba" is based on a traditional Spanish folk song
  • guitarist Cesar Rosas: "'La Bamba' probably goes back 200 years. It means 'wedding song' and it's still used in the state of veracruz for marriages."
  • produced by Mitchell Froom
  • Slash Records label
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