Like all dancers, we love to dance but of course also to listen to and watch tango. And in this regard, we have our preferences! These pieces that we adore and that some dance couples have magnified to such an extent that we have literally associated the music in question with their interpretation. To the point where, in our opinion, it is now impossible to do better than them, as if they had patented these pieces! So, to satisfy your curiosity and your tango culture, here are some of these pieces that inspire us and that are branded in our minds, because we have watched them drooling about three hundred million times!
• Horacio Godoy & Cecilia Berra on "Siete Palabras" by Juan Maglio (for the emotion of "even if nothing is happening, something is happening")
• Horacio Godoy & Cecilia Berra on "La Muchachada del Centro", by Francisco Canaro (for the little notes we hadn't heard before that we can no longer ignore now!)
• Chicho Frumboli & Juana Sepulveda on "El Yaguaron" by Rodolfo Biagi (on the link, from 3:25, second piece) (for the musicality)
• Chicho Frumboli & Juana Sepulveda on "Silueta Porteña" by Francisco Canaro (for (his shirt and) his musicality)
• Chicho Frumboli & Juana Sepulveda on "Borges y Paraguay" by Bajofondo (for me, one of Chicho's best demos)
• Oscar Casas on "Orillera" by Quinteto Pirincho (on the link, it's the last one, at 7:10, but the others are also must-haves!) (for his dexterity and his milonguero style)
• Noelia Hurtado et Pablo Rodriguez on "Carnaval de mi barrio" by Edgardo Donato (she is beautiful! For Noelia's embrace and lightness)
Well, as you may have understood, he quite likes Chicho...
• Noelia Hurtado & Carlitos Espinoza on "La Tupungatina" by Solo Tango Orchestra (for the divine little steps on the violin at the end, the embrace, their bubble, their disconcerting simplicity)
• Jonathan Saavedra & Clarisa Aragon on "Don Juan" by Solo Tango Orchestra (re for the divine little steps: first her, then both, then him!)
• Jonathan Saavedra & Clarisa Aragon on "El Olivo" by Juan d'Arienzo (because it was with this video that I fell definitively in love with them)
• Jonathan Saavedra & Clarisa Aragon on "Quien lo Habria de Pensar" by Anibal Troilo (for this splendid first minute of embrace without moving... aww.)
• Sigrid Van Tillbeurgh & Murat Erdemsel on "Marinero" by Enrique Rodriguez (for their fantastic colgadas and the little notes. And Sigrid's elegance!)
• Horacio Godoy & Cecilia Berra on "Sacale Punta" by Tango en Vivo Orchestra (because it's funny!).
Well, as you may have understood, she quite likes Jonathan and Clarisa...
• Javier & Geraldine on "Poema" by Francisco Canaro (because we fall in love, watching them... don't you? Just watch us next time the song plays in a milonga, and you'll see our reaction...)
• Noelia Hurtado & Carlitos Espinoza on "La vida es una milonga" by Pedro Laurenz (same, look at our faces when it plays in a milonga, and you'll understand! The little notes, the little steps...)
• Noelia Hurtado & Carlitos Espinoza on "Soy un arlequin" by Francisco Lomuto (we almost forgot to put this one... one of our favorite songs!)
• Carolina Juarena & Andrés Bravo on "Se Dice de Mi" by Mandragora Tango Orchestra (because it's funny!)
• Jonathan Saavedra & Clarisa Aragon on "Don Augustin Bardi" by Osvaldo Pugliese (for the twists! And because on the cello solos of every Pugliese they do, Clarisa BECOMES the cello)
• Jonathan Saavedra & Clarisa Aragon on "Patético" by Tango Bardo (oh... it's difficult to choose just one from them in this orchestra, so you also have "chiqué" and "yunta de oro"... just watch and you'll understand)
• Horacio Godoy & Cecilia Berra on "La Puñalada" by Juan d'Arienzo (we love it!!!!)
• Maja Petrovic & Marko Miljevic on "Bailando me diste un beso" by Canaro (starting at 5:05, because we haven't included a Vals yet! For their chained soltadas)
And we have ONE routine that we really love. Even though we're not really routine people, as you know!! It's the 2015 champions: Camila Alegre and Ezequiel Lopez on "Mala Junta" : for the genuine smiles and real connection!
And a little bonus for the end... nothing to do with tango (well, yes, connection, love!), it's Brazilian Zouk, but we had a HUGE crush on this video. To the point where it makes us want to get into it: Anderson and Brenda on Hormone Soup. Ahlalala....
There you go! We took forever to make this selection because we had to re-watch each of these videos... but now you know all of our influences, references, crushes, inspirations, and eyes burnt from watching these videos too much... And you have a stock to dive into and get lost in the depths of YouTube! Good luck getting out of there...