Cinco de Mayo is all about drinking and dancing, so good music is a must!
But don’t you worry, AMP Radio has you covered so you don’t have to scour the internet yourself.
Here’s a playlist of pop songs to get your Mexican on, and while not all the artists hail from south of the border, their music sure gets us in the right frame of mind.
Bon Bon – Pitbull
Pitbull may be Cubano, but this is just what we need to get the party started!
Lean Like A Cholo – Down AKA Kilo
On Cinco de Mayo, everyone’s a little bit Mexican. Refer to this video for some tips on how to get in touch with your inner-cholo!
Señorita – Justin Timberlake
We can listen to Justin Timberlake sing us sweet nothings all day long…especially if it’s in Spanish! Ay de mi!
Bass Down Low – Dev
Fun fact: Dev’s family is from Puerto Rico, but she is actually part-Mexican and Portuguese! Who knew?
Livin’ La Vida Loca – Ricky Martin
Ricky Martin hails from Puerto Rico, but he single handedly re-invigorated Latin pop as we know it, so let’s give the man some credit.
Love You Like A Love Song – Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez is also part-Mexicana. Besides this music video being totally adorable, it gives us a good idea for Cinco de Mayo…late night karaoke!
…You best believe we’re ordering a “margarita on the rock, rock rocks” with “salt all around the rim, rim, rim rim!”
Bidi Bidi Bom Bom – Selena
No Cinco de Mayo playlist would be complete without the amazing Selena!
Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche) – 98 Degrees
None of the boys (errr…men) from 98 Degrees are Mexican, but they did travel to the Mayan ruins for this music video.
Americano – Lady Gaga
Mother Monster has described this song as “a big mariachi techno-house record” and wrote it in response to Arizona’s controversial immigration laws.
-Sarah Carroll, 97.1 AMP Radio, Los Angeles