The infectious rhythms. The audible textures. The delicate, soul-pleasing melodies that lure you onto the dancefloor. Remember the HUGE hit? Course you do. Now how do you make such a hit even bigger — let alone better?
2. Daft Punk – Get Lucky
3. Whitney Houston – I will always love you
Or browse results titled :. A cover song can have a strong enough impact that it influences an entire culture. Covers and tributes helped original singer-songwriters of Ibero-America ascend towards venerable statuses, too. The musicians covering his songs on this album benefited, too; Un Tributo placed brilliant newcomers alongside revered established acts, presenting its participants as the best of a new kind of popular music. After the success of the initial comp, countless of other homages appeared. Stand-alone acts and albums have also played a major part in the evolution of the culturally-influential tribute. These Buenos Aires rioters courageously ramp up the distortion, taking the chorus to a near screamo range.
Some of the most famous Latin pop songs have survived military dictatorships, war, famine and natural disasters — and they still hold up in spite of passing trends. Rolling Stone contributors selected 50 of the most influential songs in Latin pop history, ranked in chronological order. Valens successfully merged the worlds of Latin American music and American rock in his take, adopting a California surf vibe while keeping the Spanish-language lyrics intact. The song solidified Valens as a pioneer in the Chicano and Latin rock movement, making him one of the first Latin artists to successfully cross over into Top 40 territory. His short-lived career, however, came to an untimely end when the year-old Valens, alongside Buddy Holly, J. East L. It was then that Ben allegedly dropped off the tour and bought a one-way ticket back to South America — his song, however, remained with Mendes. That same year a military junta took over Brazil, employing a fierce nationalism and anti-imperialism that eschewed all Western cultural influence.
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