“Conga” is the first hit single released by the American band Miami Sound Machine led by Gloria Estefan on their second English language album, and ninth overall, Primitive Love.
The single was released in 1985 (see 1985 in music) and became a worldwide hit, reaching #10 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and winning the Grand Prize at the 15th annual “Tokyo Music Festival” in Japan.
The single was certified Gold by the RIAA in the U.S. for shipments of 500,000 copies.
“Conga” was re-recorded as a new remix in 2001, including samples of “Dr. Beat” and “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You” and was released on Estefan’s fourth compilation album. This new song was released as a promo single in Spain and titled “Y-Tu-Conga.”