Spanglish is the official language of our house…and we always have music going half his, half mine. I think you should have fun with your cultural differences, rather than being nervous about them. To get you in the right frame of mind, watch the video below highlighting the differences between Mexican and American music FYI, it is R-rated. So the good news is that I have compiled a fail-proof list of gringo-friendly Spanish dance songs for your intercultural wedding. I have tried these songs out many, many times…and they are golden. Mexicans love them. If things go well, gringos will even dance to these bad boys! Black people will dance to them.
“La incondicional”. Luis Miguel
The following tracks have left a permanent imprint in the history of Latin music. Their celebrated notes and lyrics have inspired several generations across the Latin world and beyond. In one way or the other, each one of these songs has been embraced by different artists, cultures, and music fans across the globe. Besides this global appeal, the following compilation provides a good sample of the richness and diversity that surrounds Latin music. In fact, these songs belong to different genres ranging from bolero and bossa nova to tango and traditional musical expressions from the Americas. Younger generations may be unfamiliar with some of these songs. However, not a single contemporary hit could even match the impact and influence of any of the following tracks. This is one of the most famous Mexican folk songs in history. Its title relates to a traditional wedding dance from Veracruz, Mexico. In spite of this origin, "La Bamba" became a worldwide sensation with the rock 'n' roll version recorded in by the legendary Mexican-American singer Ritchie Valens.
3. Selena Quintanilla – Amor Prohibido
When it comes to music, there's no objective right or wrong, good or bad — but that never stops passionate music fans from sharing and defending their favorites. We spent months discussing, researching and reflecting on music from artists old and new, considering everything from sales to impact to innovation to longevity. The results won't please everyone — and that's as it should be. Everyone has their own takes on the greatest in music — this is ours. Most importantly, even though 50 is not nearly a big enough number to encompass the huge universe of the Latin songbook, every one of these songs continues to be relevant today. We invite you to listen and celebrate with us as we count down from No. Did anyone not dance the Macarena? It was American folk singer Pete Seeger who took the humble acoustic tune to new heights, when he adapted it and recorded it live at Carnegie Hall in Artists from Celia Cruz to Wyclef Jean have since claimed the song as their own.
And no fiesta is ever complete without a bopping playlist that can carry the dancing late into the night. This country band may have been formed way back in but this masterpiece is destined to outlive us all. Straight from the queen herself, this song is a bop and a half. It was famously inspired by the love letters of her abuela, a maid who worked for a wealthy family and ended up falling in love with and marrying their son.