Billboard Bits: Carlos Santana, Phil Collins, Ricardo Montaner
A collaboration with Jennifer Lopez and Baby Bash will round out the upcoming Carlos Santana collection "Ultimate Santana," due Oct. 16 via Arista. "This Boy's Fire" was written by Steve Morales, SeanA collaboration with Jennifer Lopez and Baby Bash will round out the upcoming Carlos Santana collection "Ultimate Santana," due Oct. 16 via Arista. "This Boy's Fire" was written by Steve Morales, Sean Garrett and Baby Bash and produced by Morales, Garrett, Cory Rooney and Dr. Luke.
The other unreleased tracks on "Ultimate" are "Into the Night" with Nickelback's Chad Kroeger, "The Game of Love" with Tina Turner and "Interplanetary Party."
Here is the track listing for "Ultimate Santana":
"Into The Night" (featuring Chad Kroeger)
"This Boy's Fire" (featuring Jennifer Lopez and Baby Bash
"Smooth" (w/ Rob Thomas)
"Maria Maria" (w/ the Product G&B)
"Oye Como Va"
"Black Magic Woman"
"Corazon Espinado" (w/ Mana)
"The Game of Love" (w/ Tina Turner)
"Put Your Lights On" (w/ Everlast)
"Why Don't You and I" (w/ Chad Kroeger)
"Just Feel Better" (w/ Steven Tyler)
"Samba Pa Ti"
"No One To Depend On"
"The Game of Love" (w/ Michelle Branch)
-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.
Phil Collins' 1981 hit "In the Air Tonight" is back on the U.K. singles chart thanks to a TV advertising campaign for chocolate-featuring a drum-playing great ape. As the campaign for Cadbury's Dairy Milk chocolate bars launched, the track hit the Official U.K. Charts Co.'s top 75 dated Sept. 15, climbing 42-23 the following week entirely on download sales.
The 90-second ad was directed by Juan Cabral for London advertising agency Fallon. Soundtracked by Collins' single, it begins with a closeup of the gorilla (in reality actor Garon Michael) before pulling back midsong to show the gorilla hammering out Collins' trademark drum break.
The ad has become hugely popular on YouTube, with several postings logging hundreds of thousands of hits. Collins, currently on the North American leg of Genesis' world tour, has made one widely quoted comment on the ad, namely: "Not only is the gorilla a better drummer than me, he's also got more hair. Can he sing too?"
And the link with chocolate? The agency and Cadbury admit there isn't one. They say the ad, part of a campaign that Cadbury claims has a total spend of nearly $18 million, simply aims to entertain.
-- Tom Ferguson, London
Singer/songwriter Ricardo Montaner, recipient of Billboard's 2007 Spirit of Hope Award for humanitarian work, has revealed a star-studded show to benefit his foundation, La Ventana de Los Cielos. The concert will take place Dec. 19 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, and will feature Montaner along with Carlos Vives and Juanes.
Titled "Nosotros También Somos Niños" (We Are Also Children), the show will benefit the foundation Montaner he established two years ago with wife Marlene Rodríguez to help children with such diseases as down syndrome and cerebral palsy.
The event will be backed by Unicef and sponsored by SBS Radio and Mega TV.
-- Leila Cobo, Miami