It is a fact that English is the language that most influences Spanish today. On the other hand, Spanish has more native speakers than English, so the blend among these two languages is inevitable… Spanglish!
Spanish mixed with English in music has been around for decades. At least since Doris Day’s 1956 singing of Que Será Será the two languages have mixed. More recently the two languages have become intertwined in song.
Popular singers have drawn on Spanglish lyrics to appeal to both the Hispanic and American markets and gain more recognition. Here are some examples -that go beyond the whole Pitbull discography- of some Spanglish songs. Use the links to listen to the demos or watch full YouTube videos.
Spanglish Music Playlist: 13 Popular English-Spanish Songs
1. Demo MP3 | Entre Tus Alas by Camila and Colbie Caillat
2. Demo MP3 | Mi One and Only by Ana Isabelle
3. Demo MP3 | Nadie (No One) by Prima J
4. Demo MP3 | Te busqué by Nelly Furtado and Juanes
5. Demo MP3 | Caress me down by Sublime
6. Demo MP3 | Chica Bonita by Shaggy
7. Demo MP3 | My Commanding Wife by Los Rabanes
8. Demo MP3 | Rico Suave by Gerardo
9. Demo MP3 | Feliz Navidad by José Feliciano
10. Demo MP3 | Mentirosa by Mellow Man Ace
11. Demo MP3 | Cha Cha by Chelo
12. Demo MP3 | I Know You Want Me by Pitbull
13. Demo MP3 | Beautiful Liar by Beyoncé
For more playlists, check out our previous popular song articles Singing Latino: 12 Popular English Songs in Spanish and Singing Latino: 15 Additional Popular English Songs in Spanish. Do you know any other song mixing Spanish and English before Doris Day’s 1956 Que Será Será? Please leave us a comment and share them.
Check out these other English Spanish articles.