The best summer hits from 2000 to today (III)

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In this third installment our journey continues from 2012 to 2018

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The song of 2012: "Rayos de sol", José de Rico and Henry Méndez

This song is a claim for the summer. The title already suggests that it is a theme created for
dance, giving it all, in beach bars and discos. And that was what happened. Its typical base in the purest reggaeton style and its simple lyrics were the perfect ingredients to create a great song.


"Rays of Sun", José de Rico and Henry Méndez

The song of 2013: "I love it", Icona Pop and Charli XCX

The summer of 2013 changed register to
a more techno-pop style with the theme "I love it". Such was the popularity of this song that even the Nancys Rubias, the group led by Mario Vaquerizo, made their own version. The original song was performed by the Swedish duo Icona Pop, with the collaboration of the British singer Charli XCX.


"I love it", Icona Pop and Charli XCX

The song of 2014: «Bailando», Enrique Iglesias, Desemer Bueno and Gente de Zona

In 2014, Enrique Iglesias, along with Gente de Zona and Deseme hit the dance floor with the song "Bailando".
His lyrics sounded at every celebration. So much so that this theme became an international success both in Spanish-speaking places as well as in North America and several European countries. In addition, worldwide sold
eight million copies. In the United States it became a platinum record.


«Dancing», Enrique Iglesias, Desemer Bueno and Gente de Zona. /


The song of 2015: «La gozadera», Gente de Zona and Marc Anthony

The Cuban group Gente de Zona "made a mess again" the following year, this time it was a collaboration with singer Marc Anthony. The three performers created "La gozadera" a song that is a clear tribute to the countries of Latin America. This theme is still widely recognized and danced at popular festivals. They are one of those things that never go out of style. That year the video clip became the most viewed on Youtube,
reaching 250,000,000 views.


"La gozadera", Gente de Zona and Marc Anthony

The song of 2016: «The bicycle», Shakira and Carlos Vives

In 2016, the Colombian regained her position as "most listened to artist of the summer". This time, Shakira was accompanied by the singer Carlos Vives to launch her new song: "La bici". This theme won six nominations for various awards, including the
Latin Grammy for best song of the year.


«The bicycle», Shakira and Carlos Vives. /


The song of 2017: "Despacito", Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee

Each dance has its own rhythm, there are some faster and some slower depending on the style of choreography. In 2017 we met Luis Fonsi, a Puerto Rican singer who had released a hit, along with Daddy Yankee, titled "Despacito."

The euphoria for this topic was such that
24 hours after the video was released, it had already been viewed 28 million times.. It is also the first song in Spanish that conquers the United States since 1996 when "Macarena" did it. Also, something that Fonsi has stated in several interviews is that it only took him four hours to write the song.


"Despacito", Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee. /


The song of 2018: “Échame la culpa”, Luis Fonsi and Demi Lovato

The following year Luis Fonsi returned to the top of the summer music chart. However, he decided to change partners and chose the former American Disney star, Demi Lovato. In this way, a mixed theme was conjured up in which parts of the lyrics were heard in English and others in Spanish.

As a curiosity, Fonsi himself declared that the inspiration to create this song
was inspired by a breakup she had to do in front of the singer Hence the title of the song.


Blame me, Luis Fonsi and Demi Lovato. /


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