Hello, my sweet friends!
It’s been almost 3 months since I’ve done a playlist post – and that’s way too long. I’ve been listening to music as much as I always do, and I’ve discovered some great tunes and artists.
This playlist is pretty all over the place, but that’s quite an accurate description of my musical taste. This playlist includes anything from hip hop, to flamenco, to reggaeton, to top 40 pop, to alternative rock, to rumba Catalana, to indie-folk. There are songs here in English, Spanish, Catalan, and Gallego. The release date of these records are as recent as this month, or as far back as 60 years ago. It’s an interesting medley, to say the least.
Here’s what I’ve been loving during the past few months.
This urban-flamenco powerhouse has been my go-to these past few months. I’ve always loved flamenco, but Rosalía’s unique twist on the art form has sparked a new kind of enjoyment in the genre for me. I wrote about her a few weeks ago in my Rosalía’s Redefinition of Flamenco Is A Stunning Creative Endeavor post, so definitely go give that a read after this!
“Malamente” by Rosalía
“Que No Salga La Luna” by Rosalía
“Pienso En Tu Mirá” by Rosalía
“Bagdad” by Rosalía
“Di Mi Nombre” by Rosalía
“A Ningún Hombre” by Rosalía
“Brillo” by J Balvin feat. Rosalía
Not only in N.C. Palma an up-and-coming hip-hop artist with a great voice and super relatable lyrics, but he is a classmate of mine at UIUC! His 7001 EP is full of bangers, and definitely worth checking out. Here are my favorite tracks from the EP.
“Icarus” by N.C. Palma
“Champaign” by N.C. Palma
“Down The Block” by N. C. Palma
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Aventuras navideñas: bajarme de un vuelo de 8 horas y ir a conocer a la maravilla de persona que es @alfredgarcia ❤️ 1016 es un tesoro de álbum, y fue un momento espléndido conocer a un artista que me inspira tanto ❤️ le dije que llegaba de los Estados Unidos y me dibujó una bandera estadounidense 🇺🇸😭❤️ #1016 #DeLaTierraHastaMarte #QueNosSiganLasLuces
I went to Alfred’s album signing in Madrid in December when he released his “1016″ album, and it was such a cool experience (it was my first time doing anything like that). This man is the definition of a person with a musician’s soul – he writes all of his songs, he sings in 3 languages, and he plays guitar, piano, drums, and trombone on the album. His lyrics are so heartfelt and genuine, and that’s no surprise based off of his public stances on topics like men in feminism, and the way that he supports all of his fellow OT alum and brings them on stage at all of his concerts. His album isn’t on Spotify in the US, so I listen to his music on YouTube or on the signed cd that I have from December. Only the first two songs listed here will be on the playlist, but the rest I will link you to the YouTube videos!
“De La Tierra Hasta Marte” by Alfred García
“Que Nos Sigan Las Luces” by Alfred García
Whether it be at parties or around my kitchen, I’m always in the mood for a dance party. These songs have infectious beats that I’m positive will get anyone moving.
“1, 2, 3” by Sofia Reyes feat. Jason Derulo and De La Ghetto
“Booty” by C. Tangana feat. Becky G
“Calypso” by Luis Fonsi feat. Stefflon Don
“Con Calma” by Daddy Yankee feat. Snow
“El Cuarto De Tula” by Sabela Ramil
“El Remedio” by Ana Guerra
“Mujer Bruja” by Lola Indigo
“No Lie” by Sean Paul feat. Dua Lipa
“On My Mind” by Jorja Smith & Preditah
“One Kiss” by Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa
“Pa’ Mala Yo” by Natti Natasha
“Taki Taki” by DJ Snake feat. Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B
“Una Lluna a l’Aigua” by Txarango
I’ve always been a fan of a good throwback. They just bring people together. One of the most hyped up crowds of people that I’ve ever seen was a few weeks ago at a party when “Spice Up Your Life” came on. I was definitely screaming every word without any shame.
“Corazón Partío” by Alejandro Sanz
“Girl” by Destiny’s Child
“Independent Women, Pt. 1” by Destiny’s Child
“Kiss From A Rose” by Seal
“Limón Y Sal” by Julieta Venegas
“Que Alegria Mas Tonta” by Pereza
“Quisiera Ser” by Alejandro Sanz
“Spice Up Your Life” by Spice Girls
“Starman” by David Bowie
“Take It Easy” by the Eagles
“Tengo Un Trato” by Mala Rodríguez
“Volando Voy” by Camaron De La Isla
A Sprinkle Of Empowerment
If you’ve read any of my other music posts (see The Soundtrack Of 2018 In My Life, The Songs That Empower Me Every Day, or 22 Fantastic Albums Worth Giving A Full Listen To if you haven’t), you’ll know that music is something that I turn to when I need strength, whether it be a pep-talk or a boost of energy. These are some of the songs that have been doing that for me lately.
“Flames” by David Guetta & Sia
“Girasoles” by Rozalén
“Good As Hell” by Lizzo
“Hay Algo En Mi” by Miriam Rodríguez
“High Hopes” by Panic! At The Disco
“How Far I’ll Go” by Alessia Cara (from Moana)
“La Puerta Violeta” by Rozalén
“She Used To Be Mine” by Sara Bareilles
“She Used To Be Mine” by Alba Reche
“Somos” by Operación Triunfo 2018
“This Is Me” by Keala Settle
“Unstoppable” by Sia
“Vivir” by Rozalén feat. Estopa
Songs You Have To Scream At The Top Of Your Lungs
Honestly, who doesn’t love belting out their favorite tunes in the shower when they’re home alone? I do it way too often. Lately, I’ve had a couple of favorites. One that I s.c.r.e.a.m. is “Amorfoda,” because that one is such an anthem for when you get screwed over by someone. I’m considering writing a full post on that song. You know how even if you really can’t sing and know you’d absolutely never do it, you always have a song in mind that you’d sing to audition for The Voice? Mine is “La Llorona,” which is my go to shower song. I’ve also been absolutely obsessed with “Suncity,” lately
“Amorfoda” by Bad Bunny
“Camina” by Operación Triunfo 2017
“Dangerous” by Meek Mill feat. Jerimih & PnB Rock
“Déjala Que Baile” by Melendi feat. Alejandro Sanz
“Déjame Ser” by Julia Medina
“Drip” by Cardi B feat. Migos
“Este Amor Ya No Se Toca” by Alba Reche, Natalia Lacunza & Julia Medina
“La Llave” by Pablo Alborán feat. Piso 21
“La Llorona” by Alba Reche
“Músic de Carrer” by Txarango”
“No Puedo Vivir Sin Ti” by Aitana & Cepeda
“No Vaya A Ser” by Pablo Alborán
“No!” by Miriam Rodríguez feat. Pablo López
“Perdona (Ahora Sí Que Sí)” by Carolina Durante feat. Amaia Romero
“Shallow” by Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
“Suncity” by Khalid feat. Empress Of
“Te Boté – Remix” by Nio Garcia feat. Casper Magico, Bad Bunny, Darrel, Ozuna & Nicky Jam
“Tris Tras” by Sabela Ramil
“Vas A Quedarte” by Aitana
Ever since OT’s Eurovision gala to select the representative for Spain for this year, I’ve been loving the soundtrack of the songs that were candidates. I think that “La Venda” will represent Spain super well (I think we can definitely win this thing with my dude Miki), but I’ve still been jamming to some of the other songs that weren’t selected. Also, I hated on “Toy” a lot last year because I was salty that “Tu Canción” didn’t do as well as I had hoped (we’ve established that I love Alfred a ton), but the song is actually super catchy.
“La Venda” by Miki Nuñez
“Muérdeme” by María Villar
“Todo Bien” by Marilia Monzón
“Toy” by Netta
Songs For A Rainy Day
These are some of the calmer songs that I’ve been listening to on the rainy days lately. Some of these are definitely “in my feels” songs, as well.
“Allí Donde Solíamos Gritar” by Love of Lesbian
“Allí Donde Solíamos Gritar” by Alba Reche
“Curo Tus Labios” by Pablo Alborán
“Growing Pains” by Alessia Cara
“Lo Siento” by Beret
“Maldita Dulzura” by Vetusta Morla
“Thursday” by Jess Glynne feat. H.E.R.
“Tus Monstruos” by Belén Aguilera feat. Raoul Vázquez
The Jonas Brothers Are Back!!!!
What kind of millennial would I be if I wasn’t all-caps OBSESSED with the newest Jo-Bros song? This month I’ll be writing a review of the song for The Spread Magazine, so be sure to subscribe to The Spread and follow me on social media to stay tuned for that!
“Sucker” by Jonas Brothers
So, that’s what I’ve been listening to for the past few months.
What is your current favorite song? Comment below!
With so much love,