Seven Gloria Estefan Songs That Could Have Been Written About the Miami Marine Stadium

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One, two, three, four -- come on, baby, save the Miami Marine Stadium!

The historic waterfront venue got one step closer to revitalization this week when Miami's own Gloria Estefan took a stand to preserve its one of a kind architecture. In her first statement as the "Voice of the Miami Marine Stadium," Estefan said, "The stadium reflects the diversity of South Florida. It was designed by a young Cuban-American architect, and has played host to artists from Jimmy Buffett to Sammy Davis Jr..... We look forward to the day when this spectacular place is once again a thriving center of cultural life for people in South Florida."

See also:

- Architects Propose Saving the Miami Marine Stadium With a Giant Helium Balloon

- Miami Marine Stadium: A Revival of Magic, Concrete, and Spray Paint

But will Estefan contribute a theme song to the campaign to save the Miami Marine Stadium? There are certainly plenty to choose from. Looking back on some of Gloria's greatest hits, it's possible she's been penning odes to the neglected building all along. (Not probable, but possible.)

Consider these lyrics:

Get on your feet

Get up and make it happen

Get on your feet

Stand up and take some action

--"Get On Your Feet"

Better get yourself together

and hold on to what you've got


If you need some coaxing

I will do it

Step by step there's nothing to it


I don't wanna lose you now

We're gonna get through somehow

I don't wanna lose you now or ever

'Cause baby, I've finally found

The courage to stand my ground

--"Don't Wanna Lose You"

Look over your shoulder, I'll be there

You can count on me to stay...

-- "Can't Stay Away From You"

Even if things can never be the way they were

But if you just hold on your luck might take a turn

We should put in practice

What we've learned

--"Nothing New"

Starting again is part of the plan

--"Coming Out of the Dark"

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