Celia Cruz is that rare singer, one of those that makes you lose stock of what you think you like. You can't help it. It's just full on 100% joy. Even if you can't understand the lyrics, you'll end up shaking something. The first one below, "La Vida es un Carnaval" ("Life is a Carnival"), can cut through any sourpuss mood you can throw at it. And listen to what she does with the other two songs, the originals of which you may not be entirely nuts about. They get transformed into potable dance floor sweat.
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Celia Cruz - La Vida es un Carnaval mp3 at ATumbr(?)
Celia Cruz - Yo Vivre (I Will Survive) mp3 at Clones Project
Celia Cruz - Ob La Di Ob La Da mp3 at BBC
Celia Cruz - A Night of Salsa at YouTube With Tito Puente, full 1999 concert
Celia Cruz at YouTube Take your pick.
Celia Cruz at the Smithsonian