I need the hive mind.
This summer La Vuelta (the Tour of Spain - cycling) is coming to the Netherlands.
With others I run a small movie theatre, and we're organizing a little festival in july with movies about cycling. In between films we want to rock some Spanish tunes.
So, what's your favorite Spanish song? I think I'll need about 100, i'll put them in a playlist (preferably Spotify) and run them as the 'DJ'.
It (obviously) needs vocals in Spanish, and it should be suitable for grannies too.
Help me out. Gracias!
― Ludo, Friday, 13 May 2022 07:57 (one week ago) link
Especially for granniesJuan Luis Guerra - Burbujas de amor Sergio Mendes - Mas que nadaAntonia Rodriguez - La BambaPaco Paco - Taka, TakataVan McCoy - Soul Cha ChaElli Medeiros - A bailar calypsoGary Low - La colegiala
Pop classicsBecky G - Todo cambioNelly Furtado - No hay igualBelle Perez - El mundo bailandoEnrique Iglesias - Subème la radioGente de Zona - Algo contigo
90's IndieLe Mans - Un rayo de solNosoträsh - Voy a aterrizarGustavo Cerati - TabúLa Buena Vida - Desde hoy en adelanteLe Mans - Por tres añosCaifanes - Hasta morirMe Enveneno de Azules - ImagenesSoda Stereo - Nuestra fe
Funny coversAzuquita & Mattias Reim - Te queiro a veces (Verdammt ich lieb dich)Guianko - No puedes comprarme (Can't Buy Me Love)
― ArchCarrier, Friday, 13 May 2022 09:16 (one week ago) link
― Ludo, Friday, 13 May 2022 13:15 (one week ago) link
Some good ones from the granny generation:
Los Brincos - LolaCecilia - Nada de nadaJuan y Junior - La cazaKarina - La fiestaMarisol - Corazón ContentoEncarnita Polo - Paco, Paco, PacoJoan Manuel Serrat - Tu nombre me sabe a yerbaCamilo Sesto - Fresa salvajeLos Stop - Tres cosas (Salud, dinero y amor)
― Josefa, Friday, 13 May 2022 15:09 (one week ago) link
R.Valens (or Los Lobos) La Bamba is too old skool, I guess ?
― AlXTC from Paris, Friday, 13 May 2022 15:18 (one week ago) link
Oups sorry, I hadn't seen it suggested already !
You have the Buena Vista Social Club that could basically rock your party all night long !
― AlXTC from Paris, Friday, 13 May 2022 15:21 (one week ago) link
Oh and another one from the movies : "Arranca" from Manzanita (from Miami Vice !)
― AlXTC from Paris, Friday, 13 May 2022 15:22 (one week ago) link
Some oldies : Mala Vida - Mano Negra (I don't like solo Manu Chao but he has some popular tunes too).Porque te vas - JeanetteCuando caliente el sol - raffaella carraDon Quichotte No estan aqui - Magazine 60
― AlXTC from Paris, Friday, 13 May 2022 15:41 (one week ago) link
A few ideas with no geographical limit
Guillermo Portabales - El CarreteroWillie Colón - Che Che ColeWillie Colón - Te ConozcoWillie Colón - Tiempo pa matarPaco de Lucia - Entre Dos AguasCamarón de la Isla - La Leyenda del TiempoJoan Manuel Serrat - MediterraneoSilvio Rodriguez - Cancion del ElegidoSilvio Rodriguez - OjalaLa Dama se Esconde - AmenazasToto la Momposina - El PescadorBomba Estereo - FuegoBomba Estereo - SintiendoBomba Estereo - Al Alma y el CuerpoNatalia Lafourcade - Hasta la RaizNatalia Lafourcade - Ella es bonitaNatalia Lafourcade - Un derecho de nacimientoJaviera Mena - Luz de piedra luz de lunaJaviera Mena - Otra EraRosalía - Di mi nombreRosalía - MalamenteRosalía - A PaléMaria Arnal i Marcel Bagés - Tras de TiLos Rakas - Abrazame (Uproot Andy remix)Carla Morrison - DiamantesLido Pimienta - NadaBad Bunny - Hasta que Dios DigaAnuel AA - ReggaetoneraRauw Alejandro - Todo de tiKarol G - BichotaKarol G - Provenza
― Nabozo, Friday, 13 May 2022 16:04 (one week ago) link
― xzanfar, Friday, 13 May 2022 20:44 (one week ago) link
― xzanfar, Friday, 13 May 2022 20:46 (one week ago) link
― xzanfar, Friday, 13 May 2022 20:50 (one week ago) link
Awesome Spanish pop songs not actually sung by spanish/latinamericans:
Paradisio - BailandoRigheira - vamos a la playa
― ✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 13 May 2022 21:05 (one week ago) link
Jeanette - porque te vas
Is an awesome tune and popular with grannies too.
― ✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 13 May 2022 21:13 (one week ago) link
celia cruz - la vida es un carnaval
― in places all over the world, real stuff be happening (voodoo chili), Friday, 13 May 2022 21:19 (one week ago) link
Los Angeles Azules, Juan Gabriel and Luis Miguel are extremely popular in every age gap in Mexico. Not sure about the first two in Spain, but at least Luis Miguel is pretty well known.
Three of his biggest early hits are also covers of well known English artists:
No culpes a la playa (Jackson 5)Ahora te puedes marchar (Dusty Springfield)Cuando Calienta el Sol (Engelbert Humperdinck)
And he has many classic bolero and mariachi covers as well that most spanish speaking grannies would recognize.
― ✖✖✖ (Moka), Saturday, 14 May 2022 18:44 (one week ago) link
Super! They will all go in the playlist and be shuffled in july.
― Ludo, Saturday, 14 May 2022 20:39 (one week ago) link
60 70 80 Españahttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/3dpXVg7Al9m402uhNXHY6w?si=ZYuo3cnkS3GUppy4eYfs_w
Has several hits that you can pick from
― ✖✖✖ (Moka), Saturday, 14 May 2022 23:29 (one week ago) link
Plenty of good spotify playlists if you search 60s or 70s España
― ✖✖✖ (Moka), Saturday, 14 May 2022 23:30 (one week ago) link
Azúcar Moreno • Bandido
― butt-mooning is a polysemous word, hoss! (breastcrawl), Saturday, 14 May 2022 23:33 (one week ago) link
“Sera que no me amas” is the actual title of the “dont blame it on the boogie” cover not “no culpes a la playa” sorry lol
― ✖✖✖ (Moka), Saturday, 14 May 2022 23:41 (one week ago) link
His bolero albums are easy to distinguish they are a “Romance” series: Romance, Segundo Romance, Romances, Mis Romances…
― ✖✖✖ (Moka), Saturday, 14 May 2022 23:43 (one week ago) link
Those Luis Miguel covers are great, Moka!
Paradisio - Bailando
Also, I have a big soft spot for Hijo de la luna by Meccano.
― ArchCarrier, Sunday, 15 May 2022 11:29 (one week ago) link
Hijo de La Luna is great. Most Mecano hits would be winners in my book, every Spanish speaker in the 30-60 year age gap knows plenty of their hits by heart.
Hombres G haven’t been mentioned yet and they are also really well known in different generations. I’d pick “el ataque de las chicas cocodrilo” because it’s my favorite one.
Regarding Paradisio: I had never heard the Loona track before! That’s interesting… I’m guessing it was a successful cover in countries where the original wasn’t a hit. The one that was massively popular in Mexico and most of Europe is the Paradisio one.
Let me check the spotify numbers… Paradisio version has 89M streams vs Loona with 16M. On youtube official videos are currently 50M for Paradisio vs 800k for Loona.
― ✖✖✖ (Moka), Sunday, 15 May 2022 13:46 (one week ago) link
That's funny, because *I* had never heard the original before this week!
It looks like Loona was only a hit in the Netherlands and German speaking countries: it reached number 1 in Switzerland and Germany and 3 in Austria.
Paradisio has never been played on Dutch radio in the last few years, Loona a couple of times.
― ArchCarrier, Tuesday, 17 May 2022 11:48 (five days ago) link
But anyway, Loona's is the better version because of the extra synth line after the chorus.
And they even made a 'Hijo de la luna' cover!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwosbctPjoQ
― ArchCarrier, Tuesday, 17 May 2022 11:57 (five days ago) link
added everything, at 5 hours and 18 minutes atm. Should be enough for 2 days of after-movie-partying. If anyone wants to make it 6 hours with obscure personal favourites, be my guest.
I'll quit adding after 6 hours of music :-)
Muchas gracias ILXos!
And I'm sure movie buffs will agree we're playing Breaking Away too!
― Ludo, Friday, 20 May 2022 14:47 (two days ago) link