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It’s Gonna Be A Hot One At The Convention Dedicated To Santana’s ‘Smooth’

“Smooth,” the Santana and Rob Thomas joint that’s still played on the hour, every hour at CVS’ nationwide, is one of the most successful songs of all-time. The Supernatural single spent 12 weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 (tied for fourth-longest ever), 30 weeks in the top 10 (third-longest), and Billboard actually named it the second-best performing song ever, behind only “The Twist.” Not bad for a partnership between a guy who went seven years between albums and a mental patient.

“Smooth” also won three Grammys — Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year, narrowly besting “Livin’ la Vida Loca” — so it’s about damn time it’s getting the respect it deserves. Someone on Kickstarter is trying to raise $200,000 for SMOOTHcon 2016, a (hopefully annual) celebration of January Jones and Elisha Cuthbert’s favorite song.

Not only will “Smooth” play the entire time, but there will also be:

-SMOOTH – Santana feat. Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20-themed cosplay
-Vendors of the smoothest foods
(Smoothies, mashed potatoes, sorbet, variety of purees)
-Collages and/or projected slideshows of SMOOTH – Santana feat. Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20 Facebook page member-submitted content
-Possible appearances by Carlos Santana of Santana and/or Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20
-Hologram Santana feat. hologram Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20
-Muñequitas (Via)

To date, the Kickstarter has raised $0. But if you don’t donate, that’d be a crying shame.

(Via DNA Info and Kickstarter)

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