Oakland, CA — This playlist features love songs in Spanish + English, otherwise known as Spanglish. A lot of dream pop/rock, some jazz and r&b, as well as some throwbacks. I particularly love music that mixes languages, telling different musical stories and sounds that couldn’t be conveyed in just one language.
The Marias- Carino
LA-based psychedelic soul in this sugary song, meaning “sweetie” or “affection”.
Chicano Batman - Amor Verde
This is a slightly older Chicano Batman song, from their sophomore album, with characteristics of West Coast psychedelia and alternative Latin Tropicalia.
Ralphi Pagan - No Soy de Ti
Ralfi Pagan was a New York-based singer of Puerto Rican and Cuban salsa, and Latin soul. This is one of his most famous ballads from the 70s.
Cuco - Amor De Siempre (Mariachi Version)
Cuco is an online favorite because of his quirky, sad boy persona. He writes bedroom love songs in Spanglish. Enjoy his new Mariachi version of his ballad “Amor De Siempre”.
Kali Uchis - Flight 22
As many already know, Colombian-American Kali Uchis isn’t just a singer but all around creative being. Flight 22 is on the sweeter side of her newest studio album, “Isolation”.
Jessie Ware - Egoista
Jessie Ware’s “Egoista”, meaning “Selfish”, is fueled by the turmoils of a heartbreaking relationship. Despite being UK born and raised her Spanish is really good!
Nathy Peluso - La Passione
The provocative interdisciplinary artist Nathy Peluso pulls us in with this song, including elements of jazz and r&b with her strong vocals and background in various types of latin music.
Santana Feat. The Product G&B - Maria Maria
This is a classic Spanglish song that needs no further introduction, it will always be a bop and one of the first songs I remember listening to that tied elements of Spanish music and hip hop.
Juanes Feat. Black Eyed Peas - La Paga
Another Spanglish throwback.
Miguel - Caramelo Duro
I’m gonna close it out on a lighter note with this one from Miguel’s latest album featuring the wonderful Kali Uchis.