October's list of our favorite Latin songs features artists from Colombia, Mexico, the United States, and Venezuela. We hope you enjoy these picks as much as we do. Let us know which song on this list is your favorite in the comments below!
5. "Te Voy a Querer"-Tico y Javi
Why We Picked It: Produced by Jhon Paul “El Increíble” (“El Poeta,” “Mi Novia y Yo”) in collaboration with Miguel Ignacio “Nacho” Mendoza, Freddy Alvarez, and Carlos Rangel, this sweet love story is the second single from one of our favorite up-and-coming Venezuelan duos Tico y Javi. Check out our interview with them here.
Why We Picked It: "Ironía" is yet another fantastic hit for the Mexican band. The song is featured on Maná's most recent album Cama Incendiada, which is nominated in the Best Pop/Rock Album category for this year's Latin Grammys. Although the lyrics are sad, we can't help but get swept up into its beautiful melody.
3. "Cuando Te Miro"-Jesús y Yorky
Why We Picked It: Venezuelan duo Jesús y Yorky first met in a music studio and have made a big splash with their first single, which we've had on repeat since we first heard it. The upcoming music video for the song was filmed in the Venezuelan city of Puerto La Cruz by director Jessy Terrero ("Adrenalina," "Limbo," "Runaway Love").
2. "Se Acabó"-SanLuis ft. Chino & Nacho
Why We Picked It: Santiago y Luigi Castillo, better known as SanLuis, are well known for their ballads but have recently fused their "balada pop" style with fellow Venezuelan duo Chino y Nacho's urban edge. "Se Acabó" is the first single from SanLuis's upcoming second album "El Plan." We must admit we're absolutely addicted!
1. "Tengo Un Amor"-Maluma ft. Leslie Grace
Why We Picked It: Featured on Maluma's new album Pretty Boy Dirty Boy, this duet with bachatera Leslie Grace is a beautiful standout and shows a much appreciated tender, romantic side ("Pretty Boy") of the 21-year-old Colombian singer.
Let us know what you've been listening to in the comments below!