Connie

Connie

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Dance-pop audiences can be incredibly fickle -- if they love you today, it may not be long before they move on to the next flavor of the moment. Like a lot of dance-pop artists, Connie didn't have much longevity. Her 1986 single "Funky Little Beat" was a major club hit, especially among Latinos. But by the 1990s, dance-pop enthusiasts were asking, "Whatever happened to Connie?" Released in 1986, this self-titled debut album came at a time when "Funky Little Beat" was enjoying a great deal of exposure in dance clubs. The people who bought this self-titles release in 1986 were the same people who were into Expose, the Cover Girls, and TKA at the time -- folks who like their dance-pop with a Latin flavor. While "Funky Little Beat" and "Experience" (Connie's second single) are the best known tunes on the album, the Latina singer also has catchy dance-pop items in "Laughter in the Rain" (not to be confused with the Neil Sedaka hit), "Rock Me," and "I Can't Stop." Produced by Amos Larkins, this album didn't make her a major pop star. But in dance-pop circles, she had her 15 minutes of fame.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time
1
4:30
2
4:31
3
4:45
4
4:15
5
4:15
6
4:28
7
4:20
8
4:28
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