Sunday, August 27, 2006
UPA Dance are a Spanish group consisting of stars of the TV soap 'Un Paso Adelente' (hence UPA). The group began as a five-piece, but 23-year-old Miguel Ángel Muñoz (aka MAM, like Geordie mothers, but not), who sings this song (although it's credited as UPA Dance apart from in France, where it seems to have gained most success) is the only original member remaining as Beatriz Luengo
and Pablo Puyol
left to go solo and the other 2 (including Penelope Cruz's sister Mónica) followed suit. Undeterred, Miguel recruited an ex-Popstars singer called Eli Jordán and a boy exotically named Edu del Prado (I can't decide if he sounds more like a holiday resort or a fashion label) to continue the group. This is a very catchy, summery song which, although in Spanish, is great to sing along to and since the lyrics are so simple even the least linguistically talented of you will soon be showing off to your pals your excellent grasp of the Spanish language. Also, you must watch the video which is in 2 parts
and has some great dance routines (especially the funny waving bit near the end of part 2), although I'm not entirely sure of the storyline. Miguel creepily dances around a very thin girl as she walks down a street at night, joined by a scary man in a red fur coat and silver high heels, then he and his colourfully clothed friends start dancing and a very appreciative audience appears. He clearly wants to be Michael Jackson, even donning a single black glove, but this music is certainly far more poptastic than the recent output of another Jacko-wannabe we could mention.
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I've posted a few songs by Lillix before, and it's always hard to choose what to post because their consistency in making great songs is amazing. This is one of the tracks from their new album Inside The Hollow which will be out in September. On their MySpace
you can also hear this, the fantastic single Sweet Temptation and another brilliant song called Blackout which sounds more like the old-skool Lillix of their debut album. The album was made with the help of people who worked on the Killers' debut and you can certainly hear the similarity on this track, but it's chorus is catchier and having a female sinegr makes it even better. Lillix songs should be listened to loud, even if only on headphones, cos this is as close to real shout-along rock you'll get on this website. And if you're a proper rockist then you should listen to this and maybe you will begin to shed some of those ridiculous prejudices against teen girl rock, since everyone else knows it's by far the best kind.