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Best Latin Songs of 2016
For Latinx communities across the diaspora, was one of the most challenging and emotional years in recent memory. Between the devastating Pulse Nightclub shooting that claimed the lives of 49 queer people and the election of a white supremacist to the White House, this year forced us to re-examine our commitment to activism and social justice. In times like these, music gave us much-needed moments of joy. Like last year, this list cuts across region and genre, painting a portrait of the sounds and scenes we believe are leading the pack across the Latinx diaspora. Ranked by our editorial and freelance staff, these tracks represent no. Check out our top 25 songs of the year here. Reggaeton first emerged in the coastal cities of Panama, so it should come as no surprise that Los Rakas continue to reference the tradition with pride 10 years into the game. Los Rakas got your back. She has yet to be honored in song as far as we know. Good one, guys!
30 Songs That Pretty Much Defined Latin Music in 2016
Culture Trip stands with Black Lives Matter. Ay caramba! No Mexican holiday resort is complete without some dodgy mariachi troupe springing up to warble this mescaline-soaked traditional wedding song. In the summer of , it hit number one in both the UK and US where it was the first all-Spanish sung record to hit the top slot. At the time, Iglesias was regarded as pure Costa del Cheese: the aural equivalent of a Spanish lothario waiter wooing middle-aged women by softly crooning Latin lingo into their ears while plying them with cheap sangria. In the summer of , it was number one in the US for a staggering 14 weeks, spawning a worldwide dance craze even stiff politicians were forced to shuffle along. Its appeal still lives on today.
Published weekly by Billboard magazine, the "most popular Spanish-language songs [are] ranked by radio airplay audience impressions as measured by Nielsen BDS , sales data as compiled by Nielsen SoundScan and streaming activity data from online music sources tracked by Nielsen BDS. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved December 25, January 2,