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“The Playlist” Presents Your Unoffical Soundtrack For Cinco De Mayo

5th of may
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As tequila and tortilla chip sales have increased this week, and parts of NYC are being closed down for street festivals, it means Cinco De Mayo is ready for another “Fiesta” celebration.  You may be ready to get together and have some fun, but what you need is the right music to go with this celebration – welcome to “The Playlist” for Saturday’s celebration.

What you need tomorrow is a set of songs with some Latin flavor, and right now one man has to be the force behind the return of Latin Pop — Pitbull!

His work with J.Lo and Enrique has both artists with their biggest hits they’ve had in years, and he has worked with most of the top artists because of his mad producing and rap skills.

You’ll feel Armando Perez’s hands (A.K.A. Pitbull) in this Cinco De Mayo soundtrack a few times, plus the Conga beat, the tango beat, Spanish in songs, and one legendary guitarist twice to bring the party up for good fun.

Feel free to take this version of The Playlist and set your iPod accordingly for your party!

Santana / Rob Thomas Smooth (“My Spanish Harlem Mona Lisa”)

Marc AnthonyI Need To Know (not required to buy his clothing line at Kohl’s for Cinco De Mayo)

Enrique IglesiasI Like It (so does everyone else, Thank You Pitbull!)

Shakira Hips Don’t Lie (they don’t, especially if you are gaining weight)

Debelah MorganDance With Me (features a Tango beat, and a Top-10 hit in 2000)

Los Lonely Boys Heaven (“Vaminos” screams the Garza brothers at the beginning of this Top-5 smash in 2004)

Jennifer Lopez On The Floor (her resurrection is a Pitbull production)

Pitbull / Ne-Yo Give Me Everything (he needs to have his own moment too!)

Shelia EThe Glamorous Life (E for Escovedo, and excellent for her drumming skills)

98 DegreesUna Noche (also known as “Give Me Just One Night”, but either way it went to #2 in 2000)

Los Lobos La Bamba (love the movie with Lou Diamond Phillips)

Jon Secada Just Another Day (one slow jam here, and a Top-5 hit in 1992)

Ricky Martin Livin’ La Vida Loca (now starring in Evita on Broadway)

Lionel RitchieAll Night Long (“Fiesta Forever”)

Christina AguileraGenie In A Bottle (she has won a Latin Grammy Award, so she’s legit!)

Miami Sound Machine Conga (“do that Conga beat!”)

MadonnaLa Isla Bonita (a Spanish Lullaby – you going to argue with Madonna over that?)

Lady GagaAlejandro (sounds a lot like that Madonna song above)

Will SmithMiami (“Bienvenido a Miami”)

Santana / The Product G&B Maria Maria (we start and end with great Carlos Santana!)

Have a great weekend, and as you celebrate remember to be safe and smart!


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