In an interview on National Public Radio, Johansen called the tune the bane of my existence, owing to its pervasive popularity as a karaoke and wedding song. The Johansen version of the song has long served as the opening theme for Jimmy Buffett’s concert appearances.
The town boasts the longest shopping mall in Sabah, Megalong Shopping Complex, which was opened in 2010, a state of the art fire station and a great number of restaurants. There are also many pubs and karaoke bars in this town (about 30 of them).
In late 1990s, she also portrayed Felicitas in Verano del ‘98 (1998–1999). Macedo portrayed Eugenia in Amor Latino (2000) and Carmen in 1000 Milliones (2002). In 2003, she had a guest role in Son amores.
Diego Torres joined afterwards to share lead vocals on Mi Buena Suerte. La Puerta Negra, Prisión de Amor and Lágrimas del Corazón followed. This performance had to be re-taped since there was a technical failure.
Before the band was founded, Shirley recorded for Amor Records and charted five singles of his own. In 1994, Shirley co-wrote and sang guest vocals (along with Mark Collie) on Redneck Heaven, a track from Billy Ray Cyrus’s Storm in the Heartland album.