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. If things go well, gringos will even dance to these bad boys!
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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.
Remember your fifteenth birthday? They dressed you up like a damn snowflake, paraded you around, and made you take wild tacky photos in a ridiculously poofy dress bet that photo is still hanging in the sala. It meant you finally reached a new stage of young adulthood, and even though you still had a curfew and had to keep cleaning every Saturday morning, you were a little more grown. Picture the local banquet hall, the court of acne-scarred teens, the candles, the awkward waltzing. Trays upon trays of meat and too many side dishes to list. A good playlist is the key to a fire quince, especially when you consider the fact that you have to satisfy the music tastes of multiple drunken generations of your family. Stream our ultimate playlist of quince bangers via Spotify, and check out some of our favorites below. Obviously, the song is beyond played out, but it remains one of the most iconic and memorable merengue bops of the century.
Toggle navigation Search. Music is a key factor in setting the mood at your party and should be planned with care. We have provided: Guidelines for selecting songs for your playlist Suggestions for a Mexican Fiesta party Guidelines for Building Your Playlist For any type of cocktail party, it is strongly recommended that you prearrange a list of songs. Choose a mix of popular songs, recognizable standards, and your personal favorites. Here are our guidelines for selecting your playlist songs: Choose upbeat tempos for a light and happy mood Mix genres to appeal to all tastes Vary styles to add interest Contrast artists for diversity and to avoid sameness and for a Mexican Fiesta party: Interject tunes in the spirit of the Mexican theme, about 1 every 20 minutes or every songs. You may want to choose a list for the pre-dinner cocktail hour and a separate list for during dinner that is a little more low-key.