3 Latin Songs Every Canadian Should Know

It's 2017, a year where Latin music has been jamming everywhere in Toronto to the max level. I can literally go outside at any time of the day, and someone WILL be listening to a Spanish song. I love it, sincerely! But I ALWAYS WONDER what non-Spanish speakers hear.

 

I love my language and I guess a lot of people do! But why? People tell me Spanish is "so sexy", "it sounds really seductive", etc. Yeah something sexy and hot. True. Spanish is a very evocative language. It is a language that expresses a lot of emotion and conveys a lot of feeling.The reason for this blog post, mainly, is because I think everybody should know the real meaning behind the Reggaeton music that has become so popular in Canada. You should know the meaning of what you are trying to sing to!​ For example....The song Despacito By Luis Fonsi Ft. Justin Bieber, does not really say taquito, taquito. dale, nachito...​ I'm not saying you will love the lyrics, (most of them are pretty sexist and objectifying towards women), but at least you will understand. So here we go!

1. Despacito By Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee Ft. Justin Bieber

​This song is currently #1 in Billboard's Top 100 

"Slowly, Slowly, I want to breathe on your neck, I want to tell you things in your ear. So you'll remember them when you're gone" That's pretty much the meaning of chorus. This song is sort of like a love song discreetly referring to sex. A man dedicating it to a woman, and in a sense delegating what to do. The song is pretty much a man telling a women what to do, how to feel, and what to think. For example, In verse 2:

 Si te pido un beso, ven, dámelo, yo sé que estás pensándolo

Llevo tiempo intentándolo, mami, esto es dando y dándolo

Sabes que tu corazón conmigo te hace bang-bang

This literally translates to "If I ask you for a kiss, give it to me, I know you are thinking about it. I've been trying for time, mami, this is giving and giving. I know your heart goes bang-bang with me.

2. Mi gente By J. Balvin, Willy William

"Mi Gente' is a song that embodies a special moment in music, a new sound of a Latino culture on the rise and being embraced globally. By erasing barriers of races, colors, continents, genres or languages, we can achieve the whole world moving their head to the same beat," the singer tells E! News.​ The song was released around four days ago, at it already has 27,000,000 hits on Youtube. J Balvin sings about his life, as an artist. He talks about how he makes people move and dance all over the world. 

Mira el ritmo cómo los tiene

Hago música que entretiene

El mundo nos quiere, nos quiere

Y me quiere a mí

 

"Look at how the rhythm has them, I make music that entertains. The world loves us, and loves me".​ There is a little mix for Spanish and French! Which makes it like three times more awesome. Mais fais bouger la tête!!!

 

3. Felices los 4 By Maluma

 

A little background info. In Spanish speaking countries we have a saying. "Amor de lejos, felices los cuatro". By this we mean, long distance love equals to 4 happy people.​ Maluma's song talks about his relationship with a women that is taken by another man. He says he doesn't care because he knows that she'll always come back.

    

Y siempre que se va, regresa a mí

El código secreto, baby

No importa el que dirán, somos tal para cual 

Así lo quiso el destino mami  

"And every time she leaves, she comes back, I don't care what they'll say. We are meant for each other. That's the way destiny wanted to be mami.​ Fav line: El boom boom que te quema, ese cuerpo de sirena. 

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