My Morning Latin Anthem

This post is inspired by a guest post I wrote for Hugh on his series 51 Weeks 51 Songs from the past.

This is a song my daughters and I really love! Every time it comes on the radio we turn it up and start singing! We often start our days off with this song as we get ready in the morning. I particularly love the music video! Dancing in the street, the serenity of the ocean, and the romance of ordinary places. Ahhh. I’ve loved Luis Fonsi for years and I love this collab with Daddy Yankee. As if I didn’t already want to visit Puerto Rico enough…

Do you like this song? What song do you find yourself turning up every time you hear it lately? Feel free to share in the comments!

16 Replies to “My Morning Latin Anthem”

  1. I’m probably the only latina who doesn’t like this song!! lol 😀 but I agree it has a good beat.
    Lately I’ve been listening to my grunge rock playlist on Spotify. Not very upbeat, I know, but it fits my recent mood 😛

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    1. You’re kidding!! Oh my gosh!! I’m not one to listen to the radio because songs get worn out on it but I’m not going to lie, this plays quite a bit in our house! I say I listen to music that communicates how I feel or how I want to feel, depends on the day 🙂


    1. I love that! Music has no language barriers! I can remember my daughter crying to a song I used to listen to when I meditated. She was about 10 months old and had big ol crocodile tears streaming down her face.. I stopped the music and went to comfort her. I didn’t realize it was the music itself at first. She was deeply moved by it. It’s not a sad song but the tones were very deep and it was slow so I could see how it could be sorrowful but it was unbelievable to me that it would have that impact on her!

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      1. Yes, exactly! Music is a universal language and is timeless.
        Oh my, your daughter could already feel the sadness and hear out the tunes at such a young age. That’s so cool! Thanks for sharing!

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      2. It’s pretty amazing actually. It’s something that’s fascinated me for a long time, the relation between people and music. One of the aspects that defines a culture in anthology is music.

        She’s very empathetic 🌸

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      3. That is really fascinating! I never thought deeply about it until now, but you’re certainly right that music has no language barriers. Now that you mention it, I know my brother would listen to many Korean songs repeatedly even though he doesn’t understand the lyrics. You can definitely hear the sadness or happiness in the tunes though.

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      4. I’ve always wondered what it would be like to listen to music you don’t understand. I speak English and Spanish so I can understand music in both languages. My mom really likes this Italian singer and even though I don’t understand exactly he’s saying, I love his songs!

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      5. I’ve learned that we often don’t need to understand the words to feel the emotions expressed by the artist. You can always try looking up music on YouTube that’s in another language and see how that goes! I wish I understood Spanish though.

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      6. I’ve found that really helps me as well. I have my daughter listen to classical music when she does her homework. I even went to a seminar one day where the presenter showed caregivers the power of reading books to music. He read a children’s book to classical music that had a lot of different parts. Some were very soft and slow then the music would build up and be very loud and dramatic. His tone and pace matched that of the music and it completely changed the feeling and reception of the story even though it’s one I knew well. Ever since, that’s how I’ve read story books to my children, and they love it! Just goes to show the power of music!

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  2. I often don’t hear the lyrics correctly in certain songs, but if it comes with a goog beat, then I’ll still sing along with my version what I think the lyrics are.
    Thanks for the mention, Nikki. Hope you’ve recovered from taking the controls of my music time machine. 😀

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    1. Oh my gosh, that’s so funny! I can’t tell you how many times I get lyrics wrong. Whenever I find out the actual lyrics, I think “oh, that makes more sense!”. Thanks for allowing me to take the wheel for a week! ❤

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