Pete Rodriguez (boogaloo musician)

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Pete Rodríguez
Rodriguez in 2015
Rodriguez in 2015
Background information
Also known as"Pete Rodriguez y su Conjunto"
Born (1932-04-16) April 16, 1932 (age 91)
Bronx, New York City, New York, United States
GenresLatin boogaloo

Pete Rodriguez (born April 16, 1932) is an American pianist and bandleader born in The Bronx, New York, to Puerto Rican parents.


Rodriguez's band, Pete Rodríguez y Su Conjunto, specializes in Latin boogaloo. Their most successful song, "I Like It Like That" (1967), made it to the national Billboard charts and has since been covered several times, including by the Blackout All-Stars[2] for the soundtrack of the 1994 movie I Like It Like That. It received renewed exposure as the soundtrack to the main ident at Odeon Cinemas from 1998–2003.[3] It featured in the soundtrack of the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories on the fictitious Latin music radio station "Radio Espantoso". It, along with "Oh, That's Nice!" (1967), was then sampled in the 2018 song "I Like It" recorded by Cardi B, Bad Bunny, and J Balvin.[4][5] "I Like It Like That" was also used in film Chef (2014).[6] "Oye Mira" was sampled in the 2021 song "Vielen Dank" recorded by the German hip-hop band 187 Strassenbande. It hit the #5 spot on Germany's Offizielle Deutsche Chart on May 28, 2021.


  • At Last! (1964)
  • The King of The Boogaloo (1965)
  • Ese Pete Si Está En Algo…! (1966)
  • I Like It Like That (A Mi Me Gusta Así) (1966)
  • Latin Boogaloo (1966)
  • Christmas Boogaloo (Boogaloo Navideño) (1967)
  • Oh, That's Nice! (Ay, Qué Bueno!) (1967)
  • Hot & Wild (Yo Vengo Soltando Chispas) (1968)
  • Latin Soul Man (1969)
  • Now! (1970)
  • De Panamá a Nueva York (1970)
  • Right On! (¡Ahí Na' Ma'!) (1971)
  • El Rey del Boogaloo! (2003)[7]


  1. ^ Bush, John. "I Like It Like That (A Mi Me Gusta Asi) – Review". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-04-03.
  2. ^ "The Blackout Allstars". Discogs.
  3. ^ Mr Bongo (18 July 2008). "Pete Rodriguez - I Like It Like That + Aaron Jerome remix 7". Archived from the original on 7 October 2011. Retrieved 2009-04-03.
  4. ^ "Cardi B's 'I Like It' Spurs 2,520% Streaming Gain For Pete Rodriguez's Original 'I Like It Like That'". Billboard. 2018-04-19. Retrieved 2020-09-28.
  5. ^ "Cardi B feat. Bad Bunny and J Balvin's 'I Like It' - Discover the Sample Source". WhoSampled. Retrieved 2020-09-28.
  6. ^ Chef British Board of Film Classification. Retrieved date=08 June 2022
  7. ^ "Pete Rodriguez". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-04-03.