College Countdown: CMJ Top 250 Songs, 1979 – 1989, 184 – 182

184. Los Lobos, “Shakin’, Shakin’, Shakes” “Shakin’, Shakin’, Shakes” was the first single Los Lobos released in the calendar year 1987. Then it was totally eclipsed by a very different song they issued a few months later. By most accounts, the recording of their sophomore major label effort, By the Light of the Moon, was an arduous process. There was undoubtedly some pressure to deliver a strong follow-up to How Will the Wolf Survive?, the band’s 1984 album, which enjoyed only modest success but firmly established Los Lobos as a critical favorite. Just as importantly, some of that adulation stemmed … Continue reading College Countdown: CMJ Top 250 Songs, 1979 – 1989, 184 – 182