This top songs list contains songs from Hispanic America, U. Edited By: Jose Luis Mercado. Last Updated: Background: At the end of the 50's, the boom of rock 'n' roll dominated over Latin American traditional music and was easily received by the youth in the Latin American countries. In Latin America, rock 'n' roll music started to be known because of adaptations of American hits in Spanish-language songs made by mexicans bands. Although in the beginning rock was related with popular music, it would later become a part of the counterculture movement and would be used as a special form of political manifestation.
Unlike English-speaking bands, very few acts reached worldwide success and often not even between different Spanish-speaking countries due to a lack of promotion. Some specific rock-based styles influenced by folkloric rhythms have also developed in these regions. Some of the more prominent styles are Latin rock , a fusion of rock music with Latin American and Caribbean folkloric sounds developed in Latino communities; Latin alternative , an alternative rock scene which blended a Latin sound with other genres like Caribbean ska , reggae , and soca ; or Andalusian rock , a flamenco-influenced style that emerged in Spain. Spanish-speaking rock music began in the lates, through listening to performers like Elvis Presley , Buddy Holly and Bill Haley , who popularized rockabilly in the United States. The first rock bands in Latin America were created in the late s with Los Llopis and Los Teen Tops achieving some success covering American rock classics during the early s. In the early s, those styles of commercial rock music were nicknamed Nueva ola New wave in some South American countries to refer the bands that adopted the American and European styles. After the popularization of The Beatles and the world success of the British Invasion , the Hispanophone world adapted new styles like Beat music, rhythm and blues, psychedelia, soul, folk-rock and pop music. Los Saicos were one of the very oldest proto-punk bands in the world. Forming the band Santana towards the end of the sixties, he would gather a shifting group of musicians from mixed Anglo-Saxon and Hispanic backgrounds; the band would become one of the more popular acts of the s in the U. Their hit song " Oye Como Va " is an example of Santana's fusion, being originally composed by famous Latin jazz and mambo musician Tito Puente.
My Top Five Spanish-Language Rock Songs Ever
Why: Because it's absolutely the best song about losing a charm that protects you from the "evil eye. Why: Because hundreds of bodies began moving in unison at this moment. Why: Because those first four chords were all you need to get your adrenaline going and because this was the first song you thought about when you heard this.
It will be a show that celebrates some very unique rock stories and the Latino and Latina music icons behind those stories. The following top five list and feel free to spam me julito77 with all your critiques and omissions is based on this simple question: If I could add just five Spanish-language rock songs to my playlist, what would they be? Or another way to put: If had to get up and sing karaoke for my friends, what Spanish-language rock songs would I choose?