Oh, Santana and Rob Thomas, not surprised that this was the #1 song on whatever day this was in 1999 because I heard it all the damn time. It’s one of those songs that was so ubiquitous that it felt like I had a turbulent relationship with it. I fell in love with it, then I got tired of it, then I loved it all over again, and the cycle would repeat. It’s been awhile since I’ve heard this one (although not too long, I feel like it’s always popping up in the background when I least expect it), and I think I’ve got enough distance where I no longer love or loathe it, I just respect it but don’t need to listen to it every day.
Radio 86, side A, track 11: “Smooth” by Santana and Rob Thomas