It became overtly clear that the world loved “Despacito” when the single became the first completely Spanish song to the reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 list. Like most Spanish tunes, the infectious hits had people swooning and waistlines swaying. To maintain that vibe, we’ve compiled a list of Spanish and Spanish-influenced tunes to whine up to for the rest of the summer.
This slow tune is perfect for post-party hangs or a simple ladies night spent in. Farina talks about being a bo$$, so whip out your wickedest whine and show your girls how to own the dance floor.
DJ Khaled sampled Santana’s early 2000s hit “Maria Maria” and took its sultry guitar riffs onto the Billboard Hot 100. There’s no Spanish in Khaled’s version, but you still get the feel of a sweaty night with Latin beats.
This rapid fire beat is brought to you by Brazilian singer and actor Anitta, drag queen Pabllo Vittar and EDM superstars Major Lazer. Within hours of surfacing on YouTube, “Sua Cara” (which translates to “Your Face”) reached 3 million views, and likely even more twerks.
With their latest track, electro-pop duo Bomba Estéreo really live up to their band name–which, in Colombia, means “a really cool, awesome, bad ass party.” “Duele” is a break-up song for the dance floor, but would work for a lit beach party, too.
Jennifer Lopez stunts on us all in her “Ni Tú Ni Yo” music video, bringing us behind the scenes of life as a seductive diva (just like she did for “I Luh Ya Papi” music video). The video and the beat are vibrant enough to summon good vibes (or a mini-romance) on any night out.
It was hard to pick just one J. Balvin song, especially since he’s collaborated with Sean Paul, Major Lazer, Camila Cabello and Pitbull this summer. But our absolute favourite is “Mi Gente,” a boppy dance track featuring French DJ Willy William. We can’t resist a good beat drop to practice our choreography to in front of a mirror.