Miami, Sep 15 . .- The organization Billboard revealed on Tuesday its list of the 50 best Latin songs in history, to mark the beginning in the United States of the month in which Hispanic Heritage is celebrated.
The list combines some of the recent hits of the urban genre, pop songs from the last three decades and themes from the traditional Latin American songbook, such as the Cuban “Guantanamera” and the Mexican “La Bamba.”
“Billboard’s journey to choose the 50 best Latin songs of all time took us through time and space, from Argentina to Spain and from the 1920s to 2018,” the publication said.
“We wanted to represent the entire spectrum of Latin music, from Mexican ballads to Cuban son, Colombian salsa and modern-day bachata,” he added.
However, the Billboard selection “does not include only hits but songs that made a difference, that marked a moment, that influenced many and that were, simply, great compositions.”
Precisely, love songs dominate the list: “I don’t give up on Luis Fonsi,” A pure pain “by Son By Four,” Amigo “by Roberto Carlos,” Corazón Partío “by Alejandro Sanz or” The good loser ” Franco de Vita appear there.
Also “Women” by Ricardo Arjona, “Eres tú” by Mocedades, “La Nave del Olvido” by José José, “Mediterráneo” by Joan Manuel Serrat and “Y how is he” by José Luis Perales.
Among the urban music tracks, there were two by Enrique Iglesias, specifically “Bailando” with Gente de Zona and “El Perdedor” with Nicky Jam.
Also appears “Despacito”, by Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, as well as “Gasolina” by the same Puerto Rican reggaeton.
“Malamente” by Rosalía, “Mi gente” by J Balvin, “Danza Kuduro” by Don Omar, “Matador” by the Fabulosos Cadillacs and “Farsante” by Ozuna won, for their part, a place in this count.
As exponents of Mexican music, “Querida” by Juan Gabriel was one of the songs included, in addition to “El rey” by José Alberto Jiménez.
The bolero is also present with Armando Manzanero’s “Somos novios” and “Bésame mucho”, a song performed by countless artists.
In the rock / pop genre there are several such as “Whenever Wherever” by Shakira, “Todos me miran” by Gloria Trevi, “De music light” by Soda Stereo or “Mariposa traicionera” by Maná.
“Suavemente” by Elvis Crespo, “Oye como va” by Tito Puente and Carlos Santana, “Obsesión” by Aventura and “The land of oblivion” by Carlos Vives are some of the tropical songs on this list.
Meanwhile, the representatives of salsa are “Pedro Navaja” by Rubén Blades, “El gran hombre” by Willie Colón and “La rebelión” by Joe Arroyo.
The historic “Living la vida loca” by Ricky Martin, “Conga” by Gloria Estefan, “Color Esperanza” by Diego Torres and “La Macarena” by Los del Río are other songs included in this Billboard list.