Song-Inspiration (songspiratiion?)

I’m going to South America in 5 days, and in keeping with that theme, there are a few songs I’d like to share with everyone.

First of all, I’ll be spending Easter week this year in Copacabana, Río de Janeiro, so obviously this song is on a loop in my head:
Barry Manilow, ‘Copacabana’

Secondly, as I’ll be spending a week (at least) in Río, this song has made a recent appearance in my head:
Duran Duran, ‘Rio’ (about 1 min 7seconds in, that’s where it starts to get good).

Thirdly, I’ll be spending a big chunk of time (5 weeks minimum) in Argentina, so immediately Evita pops into my head:
I think Nicole Scherzinger’s version is the best I can find…Evita, ‘Don’t cry for me Argentina’

Deviating slightly off-course, this song is Latin-American related (though not related to this specific trip):
The Four Tops, ‘Loco in Acapulco’ (Acapulco is in Mexico, for anyone who doesn’t already know that)

One more, because it’s Spanish and I can’t resist, get up and dance to this one, it doesn’t matter if you’ve never heard it before, it’s ace! King Africa ‘Bomba’

And the final song, a song I love so much, about a place I spent a very nice long six months, a place I didn’t really want to leave. It’s also one of the few places I’ve since been back to visit, and although the song is about losing your heart to someone in a place, to me, and possibly the friends I spent the lovely six months there with, it is a place that I lost my heart to- Heidelberg:
Andre Rieu and Mirusia Louwerse ‘Ich hab’ mein Herz in Heidelberg verloren’


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