Gone are the days of novelty tunes like Macarena and The Ketchup Song. Instead, Spanish language acts are cool, totally legit, killing radio waves and dominating the charts, as well as influencing the sound of English-speaking artists and our listening habits in both the UK and US. The reasons for this are numerous.
Some Spanish music has crashed language barrier of U.S. pop music charts
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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.
Layne is an active freelance writer. She enjoys staying up to date on trends, media, and emerging topics. Matty Adame. No matter the time of year, if you've got cumbia and reggaeton blasting at your party, the scene is hot. If you're a fan of Latin pop, then look no further.
The magazine had already a major overall songs chart titled Hot since August Since , the chart tracks digital sales, streaming figures and radio airplay. Ritchie Valens ' cover version of La Bamba became the first Spanish-language song to enter the Hot after its debut on January 3,