I can still remember the smell of the ocean... the cooling breeze... the clink of beer bottles and the taste of tequila... dancing my legs off when it felt like I could dance forever... and this sexy song... Rosarito Beach in the late 80's.
The original version was sung by Gloria Jones in the mid-1960's. It's got a 60's feel. I think the 80's version by Soft Cell is much more seductive, and that's the version I danced to... real close with my partner. He was a good a friend, and we had a lot of fun that night in Rosarito with our crowd of college friends enjoying a Saturday night out... just over an hour's drive from the college to go get a langostino dinner with all the trimmings and a beer for just under $10. And then the rest of the evening spent partying at Papa's and Beer... or the Rosarito Beach Hotel... or one of the other places we used to hit.
Sigh... so much fun...
Here are both versions, and I warn you the soft cell version maybe just listen to the music because the video is weird!