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. Entre Tus Alas by Camila and Colbie Caillat
2. Mi One and Only by Ana Isabelle
3. Nadie (No One) by Prima J
4. Te busqué by Nelly Furtado and Juanes
5. Caress me down by Sublime
6. Chica Bonita by Shaggy
7. My Commanding Wife by Los Rabanes
8. Rico Suave by Gerardo
9. Feliz Navidad by José Feliciano
10. Mentirosa by Mellow Man Ace
11. Cha Cha by Chelo
12. I Know You Want Me by Pitbull
13. 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.