The year was 1985. A year defined by tight spandex, big hair, and one awful experiment, New Coke. Flying under the radar in South Florida though, there was an emerging musical movement of Latin flavor ready to seize the pop music reins.
Riding the mid 80’s wave of all things South Beach, a collective of like minded latino musicians led by national treasure Gloria Estefan pushed their way to the forefront of popular culture with a string of upbeat and catchy chart toppers. Grinding and grueling since the late 70’s, Miami Sound Machine had made it.
“Bad Boy,” one of those hits that catapulted the troupe to stardom, was a hot Top 10 commodity thanks to its syncopated rhythm wrapped up in touches of brass-infused charm and the amazingly infectious hook from everyone’s favorite Cuban American entertainer. The 80’s man, what a time to be alive.