OFF#ROCK Milestones. The Best Songs Ever.
When an artist releases 36 albums over the course of 43 years, it isn't easy culling out 5 songs that qualify as the best of the best. It won't surprise us if you have Santana favorites that aren't on the list. Please feel free to add them below!
Everybody's Everything – from 'Santana III', 1971
On his first album as the second lead guitarist, Neal Schon (who jumped, with Greg Rolie, from Santana to Journey in 1973) soloed on "Everybody's Everything." Watch a live performance at Montreux Jazz Festival in 1996
Into the Night – from 'Ultimate Santana', 2007
Originally recorded for 2005's 'All That I Am', this song, featuring vocals by Nickelback's Chad Kroeger, wasn't released until two years later, as an original track on the 'Ultimate Santana' compilation album. Watch a live performance at Live Lisboa, 2006
Soul Sacrifice – from 'Santana', 1969
Another song from Santana's Woodstock set that has become a trademark, the instrumental 'Soul Sacrifice' was another natural selection for the band's debut album.
Winning – from 'Zebop!', 1981
Zebop! was the last Top 10 album Santana would release for the next 18 years. The success of 'Supernatural' in 1999 broke a five-album losing streak. Much of Zebop!'s success came from the success of the single, 'Winning'.
You Know That I Love You – from 'Marathon', 1979
'You Know That I Love You' was the first single off of 1979's 'Marathon'. It made it to #35 in the US charts, and, perhaps in an effort to not tempt fate, it would be the only single from that album.