Thanksgiving, Latin-Style: These Songs Should Be on Your Turkey Day Playlist

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Victor Manuelle performs "Valio La Pena" at the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year Tribute honoring Marc Anthony at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Nov. 16, 2016 in Las Vegas.

Music is essential to any Latin gathering. For Thanksgiving 2019, we've collected the Latin songs that celebrate life and family -- and also get us to dance -- as we kick off the 2019 holiday season.   

Check out our playlist below!  

Victor Manuelle - "El Pavochón” featuring Charlie Aponte

Salsa belongs on any playlist, and Manuelle’s “El Pavochón” is a great choice when you want to start celebrating.

Calibre 50 - "Simplemente Gracias"

Regional Mexican band Calibre 50 touches our hearts with "Simplemente Gracias" (Simply Thanks), which reminds us to be thankful for what we have, no matter what.

Thalia - “Gracias”

“It's never late to start over, life is today. Love yourself, forgive yourself, look once again in the mirror and say it loud: Thanks!” Wise words.

Juan Luis Guerra - “Bachata en Fukuoka”

It is always a good idea to celebrate a holiday by dancing to Juan Luis Guerra’s bachata. This one, inspired by Japan, is happy and nostalgic at the same time. 

Gente de Zona Feat. Marc Anthony - “La Gozadera”

With its Cuban/Puerto Rican flavor, "La Gozadera" is that song that gets everybody to dance, even if they’re sitting down.

Ricky Martin - "La Mordidita” 

"La Mordidita" was made to party to all night long.

Gloria Estefan - "Get on Your Feet"

Gloria's retro song will make your guests dance, guaranteed.

Ricardo Arjona - “Lo Poco Que Tengo”

Arjona reminds us that the little things are those that are most essential.

Chayanne - “Madre Tierra ‘Oye’” 

“Open your eyes, look up and enjoy the good things in life.” What more can you say? 

Marc Anthony - "Vivir Mi Vida"

Anthony's fresh take on this celebration of life was the biggest chart-topper of 2014.