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Santana - "Put Your Lights On (Feat. Everlast)"


Santana Put Your Lights On (Feat. Everlast)

Release Type: User
Audio Type: Single-track
Reductions: Yes (Authored)
Pitched Vocals: Yes
Vocals Gender: Male (2)

Band:
Guitar:
Drums:
Vocals:
Bass:
Keys:
Pro Keys:
Pro Guitar:
Pro Bass:

Author Notes

In 1999, Santana went off in a new direction, aiming at a wider audience, aiming for more pop, and less jazz.  They released Supernatural, which was mostly collaboration works with other artists.  The album was a massive success, with six major singles smashing the charts.  Almost every track "featured" somebody famous.  The first single released was Smooth, featuring Rob Thomas, from Matchbox Twenty. 
 
Smooth, by the way, is one of two Santana song charts put out by Harmonix.  Great, great chart.  If you don't have it, buy it!  The other Harmonix song is Black Magic Woman.  If you don't have that, SKIP IT!  That one is a travesty - they took the most iconic Santana song, chopped it off at the half-way point, released just that, and said "let it be enough."  It isn't.  That butchery still pisses me off.
 
Put Your Lights On was another hit single, written by Everlast, a dark tune, composed after he had a heart attack, with lyrics like:
 
Hey now all you children
Leave your lights on
You better leave your lights on
Because there's a monster
Living under my bed
Whispering in my ear
 
Judging from this week, and last, I seem to be stuck on monsters.  Oh well.
 
The drum chart is by AJFOne23.
 
 
 
 



10 Comments

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MarcelloNSPA
July 11, 2020
Great tune! Thank you bsbloom!
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WiNdER2k
July 11, 2020

You made my day !! What a great song !! :D

 

One another great song from everlast is "so long" from the soundtrack End Of Days

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Grunge1991
July 11, 2020
Thank you very much :)
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ManicPixieGirl
July 12, 2020

this song cracks me up

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samjjones
July 12, 2020

"Black Magic Woman" wasn't chopped off...HMX released it in full.

They did not release "Gypsy Queen", though, because from what I understood at the time, they couldn't license it.

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bsbloom
July 12, 2020

 

"Black Magic Woman" wasn't chopped off...HMX released it in full.

They did not release "Gypsy Queen", though, because from what I understood at the time, they couldn't license it.

Black Magic Woman - Gypsy Queen is the second track on Abraxas.  Neither song was a Santana original, but they put the two together into one great arrangement, and one song leads directly into the next.  I hear the song, and I know what is coming next.  But, in the Harmonix version, it doesn't. 

 

I suppose I shouldn't gripe - I chart Santana, so I should fix it.  Maybe, to avoid stepping on Harmonix toes, I'll chart a live version.  But you can't have Black Magic Woman without Gypsy Queen. 

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ManicPixieGirl
July 13, 2020

convert the GH3 cover. That might be allowable here.

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alebarry12
July 13, 2020

I love Santana!!!!!!! THANKS more customs please

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bsbloom
July 15, 2020

I love Santana!!!!!!! THANKS more customs please

Thank you.  Like I said, I had a bunch planned, and charted, for the next C3 tour.  Since that doesn't seem to be happening, I am releasing them one at a time, each Saturday.  There are plenty more already finished, and waiting in limbo.

Thank you!