This week on Viva Friday, the best new songs, albums and videos of the week include Luis Fonsi’s latest single “Calypso,” “Mi Sorpresa Fuiste Tu” by Calibre 50, and Mr. Worldwide’s “Amore” with Leona Lewis. Also, you can listen to Gloria Trevi’s “Que Me Duela” and “Hora Loca” by DJ Arica, Justin Quiles and Jen Carlos Canela.
Viva Friday is a compilation of new songs, albums and videos recommended by our Billboard Latin editors Leila Cobo, Suzette Fernández and Justino Aguila.
Luis Fonsi, “Calypso”
Luis Fonsi returns with a refreshing track that includes Caribbean sounds mixed with his pop style and reggaeton beats. This time, the Puerto Rican singer joined forces with English star Stefflon Don, who participates in a Spanish track for the first time. The lyrics invite listeners to have a romantic “Caribbean” moment and follows “Despacito”’s style in terms of what the lyric itself means: “I have what you are looking for, it warms up so much that it scares me, and you know what you like.” The music video was filmed in Puerto Rico. — SF
Pasabordo – “Qué Tomo Pa’ Olvidarla”
Newly signed to Universal after making slow, deliberate inroads independently, Colombian pop/urban duo Pasabordo’s new single is a slow, sultry heartbreak pop/reggaeton track in the vein of “El Perdón.” It’s catchy, and we love the premise: “Who said love doesn’t hurt, who said love doesn’t kill? If it’s true you don’t die of love, then why don’t you rescue me?” This one will stick. — LC
Gloria Trevi, “Que Me Duela”
Mexican pop star Gloria Trevi hints at her next album with the debut of the sensual, vampire-themed single “Que Me Duela.” The track’s rock leanings boost the pop song’s appeal, which builds with every verse and double entendre such as: “It’s 3 in the morning and the window is open.” The colorful video fuels the vampire story complete with simulated orgies and a night of debauchery. — J.A.
Pitbull & Leona Lewis, “Amore”
This time, Pitbull has teamed up with British pop star Leona Lewis to release “Amore,” a single from the official soundtrack for the upcoming film Gotti. The song starts with a Spanish guitar sound and turns into a danceable track. Lewis’ voice gives that suspense tone while Pitbull raps. — SF
Calibre 50, “Mi Sorpresa Fuiste Tú”
It’s no accident Calibre 50’s frontman Eden Muñoz wins awards for his songwriting. In the romantic ballad “Mi Sorpresa Fuiste Tú,” co-written by Rio Roma’s Jose Luis Roma, the norteño band’s track is anchored by the accordion, which Muñoz also masters along with a tender and memorable composition, which makes this group popular among some fans who swear they fall in love deeper each time with each song. — J.A.
DJ Africa, Justin Quiles & Jen Carlos Canela, “Hora Loca”
It’s summertime and Justin Quiles, Jen Carlos and DJ Africa know it. “Hora Loca,” which means “crazy hour,” is about what you do when you go out to have fun with your friends on a typical summer weekend including sun, beach and of course delicious drinks. — SF