Thanksgiving, Latin-Style: These Songs Should be on Your Turkey Day Playlist
Music is essential in any Latin gathering. For Thanksgiving, we've collected the Latin songs that celebrate life and family and also get us to dance as we kick off the 2015 Holiday season. Check out our list!
Thalia – “Gracias” (Thanks)
As she says in the beginning of the song: “It's never late to star over, life is today. Love yourself, forgive yourself, look once again in the mirror and say it loud: Thanks!”
Juan Luis Guerra – “Bachata en Fukuoka”
It is always a blessing to celebrate a Holiday 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.
Victor Manuelle – “Que suenen los tambores”
Salsa never should be out of any playlist, and Manuelle’s “Que suenen los tambores” is all about happiness and enjoying life. A great choice to start celebrating.
Ricky Martin – “Vida”
Even if this song was made for the FIFA World Cup, its lyrics are pertinent for Thanksgiving day: “Venimos a vacilar, venimos a disfrutar” (We come to party, we come to enjoy ourselves).
Gloria Estefan - "Get on Your Feet"
Gloria's retro song will make your guests dance all night.
Ricardo Arjona – “Lo Poco que Tengo”
Ricardo Arjona just makes us realize that the little things are those that are most essential.
Juanes – Juntos (Together)
Last Holiday season, Juanes dropped 'Juntos', featured in the soundtrack for the movie McFarland USA. This song is inspirational and invites all of us to dream together.
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
Marc Anthony's fresh take on this life celebration was the biggest chart-topper of 2014.