TIL the chorus of Sugar Ray’s 1999 song Every Morning references Malo’s 1971 song Suavecito. Mark McGrath explained that growing up in California, one often heard Suavecito at car shows and swap meets as it was the low rider anthem and the chorus remained stuck in his mind when writing the song.

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  1. “The chorus of the song references “Suavecito” by the Chicano music group Malo, as well as Hugh Masekela’s 1968 hit “Grazing in the Grass”. Mark McGrath explained, “We referenced ‘Suavecito’ because growing up in California, you know, that was just like the low rider anthem. Any car show or swap meet you’d ever go by, you’d always hear that [song] and that just stuck in your mind.” He added, “We actually came up with that part, and it was very similar to Malo’s part. We were sort of imitating it, and then we said, ‘Let’s just leave it, we’re gonna change it later.’ It really makes the song – we think – so we just left it.”


    Malo/Suavecito [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Y7zrudDdx8](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Y7zrudDdx8)

    Sugar Ray/ Every Morning https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cqU1pFRqYE

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