Spanish language songs you'll love if you're a fan of Despacito
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If you like Despacito, you’ll love these Spanish language tracks. Who would have thought that a song would come along in 2017 to finally steal 'Macarena'’s crown of the UK’s favourite Spanish language song? Certainly not us. 'Despacito', a song by Puerto Rican artists Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, hit the top spot in Spain and Latin America at the start of 2017. A remix version featuring Justin Bieber only helped to keep its popularity alive, hitting our shores and becoming a viral sensation. In turn, the reggaeton tune is now officially the longest-reigning foreign language number one in UK chart history. With British music fans enjoying a burst of reggaeton sound, here are some other songs popular in the Hispanic world that may tickle your fancy: Suerte – Shakira (Luck) We’ll ease you in slowly with this first one. ‘Whenever, Wherever’ was our favourite Columbian pop star Shakira’s first English-language hit, but it also has a Spanish original which is every bit as catchy in her mother tongue. While translated versions of songs tend to contain quite different lyrics, the Spanish version includes the famous ‘lucky that my breasts are small and humble/ so you don’t confuse them with mountains’ line. Shakira at her bilingual best. DUELE EL CORAZON – Enrique Iglesias, Wisin (The Heart Hurts) In the last few years, Enrique Iglesias has been releasing more and more songs in his native language, and ‘Duele el Corazón’ released in April last year proved to be yet another hit. Enrique sings to a love interest to convince her to choose him over someone else as he will only break her heart, with the chorus claiming that ‘with him, your heart hurts/ with me, your feet hurt’ – the Spanish love a good boogie.
Vente Pa’ Ca – Ricky Martin feat. Maluma (Come Here)We know that for some this may be hard to believe but it’s official: Ricky Martin is actually cool again. Over the past couple of years, the Puerto Rican popstar most famous for his track ‘Livin’ La Vida Loca’ has been churning out some bangers, with his collaboration with Columbian singer-songwriter Maluma going 4x platinum. It’s a typical reggaeton track, focused on love and sex, with them singing to their lover and beckoning them to ‘come to me’... not much substance but a banger none the less.
Reggaetón Lento (Remix) – CNCO (Slow Reggaeton) It seems we are not the only country to manufacture boy bands on reality TV shows. CNCO are a product of Simon Cowell and Ricky Martin’s show La Banda, and it seems they were on to a winner as CNCO’s tracks have constantly appeared in the charts since winning the inaugural season of the show in 2015. 'Reggaetón Lento' is simply about seeing a girl you like and asking her to dance to slow reggaeton. Unlike some other of the songs on this list, the Miami-based group include some English lyrics on this particular track. El Taxi – Pitbull, Sensato, Osmani Garcia You’d be silly to think you could avoid Mr. Worldwide – the clue is in the name after all, and it would be hard to make this list without some Pitbull featuring. This particular track may sound familiar to some of you, mainly as it features an interpolation of the famous Chaka Demus and Pliers dancehall track ‘Murder She Wrote’. ‘El Taxi’ was only released as a promo track for Pitbull’s 2015 album Dale but has become a very popular song in nightclubs across Spain.
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