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I get asked a lot by students and other instructors about good songs to use for practicing with, for teaching classes with and so on. Invariably, songs for classes come about from popular good songs, but alas they get used so much in classes that certain DJ's are reluctant to play them as they become over-played, for example, Chin Chon Chow, HK Mambo, La Llave. This is a shame, speaking as both a teacher and a DJ, I love these songs.


This week's selection is a great song to teach in classes with and a great song to DJ at parties, congresses and festivals. Penned by Palmer Hernandez and released by El Gran Combo in 1989, in the album by the same name which topped the US Billboard Tropical Albums Chart, it went on to become one of most cherished salsa romantica songs.


I give you... the mighty & legendary El Gran Combo with "ÁMAME"! :D


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