Spanglish, a fusion of Spanish and English words, is becoming more commonly used in pop culture, and music is no exception. Over the years, artists such as Madonna, Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull and other have not shied away from the idea of mixing these two languages in their songs.
Some of the most memorable and catchy “Spanglish” lyrics include Iglesias’ “Bailamos, let the rhythm take you over/ Bailamos, te quiero, amor mío.” And even if you don’t know Spanish, you’ve probably caught yourself singing along to Madonna’s “La Isla Bonita.” “Cómo puede ser verdad … I fell in love with San Pedro/ Warm wind carried on the sea/ He called to me, ‘te dijo te amo.'”
The latest to drop a Spanglish song is Mexican pop band Reik. Their new single, titled “Spanglish,” is sung half in Spanish and half in English. “I’m a little mad and crazy for your love/ Sueño, sueño, con tus besos todo el tiempo/ I’m so taken by the way you make me lose control.”
Listen to these catchy Spanglish songs and below, and vote for your favorite!
Enrique Iglesias “Bailamos”
Madonna “La Isla Bonita”
Rihanna “Te Amo”
Ricky Martin “Livin’ La Vida Loca”
Shakira “Hips Don’t Lie”