In the factory at work, we have quite an ethnic mix (white, asian, hispanic... no blacks, though... ). The hispanic guys bring in their radios, tune them in to the Spanish station, and listen to it all day. But it seems to me that every song sounds the same. And not just sort of the same, I mean it's like Nickelback-type sameness. Oom-pah, oom-pah, oom-pah.... over and over and over and over again. Most of it is in the key of C, and most is in 2/4. I don't know what they guys are singing about (can't speak Spanish yet), but it can't be that profound that it's worth it to listen to the same song all day long. What gives? Why is this music so popular in the hispanic community? Am I missing the whole point by not understanding the words, or is it a cultural thing? As a musician, listening to something that sounds the same over and over drives me nuts; but I'm sure non-musicians would find it equally annoying. Why do these guys seem to dig it so much they would listen to it for 10 hours a day? Enlighten me, people.