Sunday Side Up Weekly Special: "Smooth" by Santana Featuring Rob Thomas

John Lockwood
March 12, 2021

"Smooth", a collaboration between Santana and Matchbox 20 frontman Rob Thomas, is a hit single from the Santana LP "Supernatural."

Cowritten by Thomas, "Smooth" was the first number one song in Carlos Santana's long and storied career, staying at the top for 12 weeks.

It was the last number one song of 1999 and the first number one song of 2000... and "Smooth" is the only song to ever appear on two decade- end Billboard charts!

Although Carlos Santana loved the song from the get- go and specifically requested Rob Thomas to sing lead, Thomas originally wrote "Smooth" with George Michael in mind.

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