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.
3. Selena Quintanilla – Amor Prohibido
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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. The four teens of the original Pepe video may have grown up, but Jeans will always hold a special place in our hearts. An anthem for every teen in the 90s who figured they were a rebel. This Mexican band straight out of Satellite were a bunch of teens at the time but boy did they just get us. So no we may never truly know what they are saying, but this song was always guaranteed to get you up and grooving at any fiesta. This Spanish one-hit wonder of the 90s needs no intro. Put it on any speakers, and the dance moves that follow are basically reflex.
2. Luis Miguel – Cuando Calienta El Sol
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.
Get reporters in the same room, and we'll eventually talk shop. John talked about some cover stories he was working on; Marco said he was going to do a listicle of the 10 most over-played songs at a Mexican wedding. Don't believe me? Just turn on the radio.