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Your Childhood Was Everything If You Grew Up With These Culture Changing Music Videos

Ah, the 90s and 2000s. A rich period of music where different genres and styles melted smoothly into each other with the simple change of millenniums.

Here’s to the songs you cherished and loved as a Latino during these marvelous decades.

1. “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” by Selena

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That’s right it’s been over two decades since the iconic song that has played at every quinceañera you’ve ever been to came out. Selena Quintanilla was at the height of her career when the single from her fourth studio album “Amor Prohibido was dropped.”

2. “Livin’ La Vida Loca” by Ricky Martin

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The Ricky Martin classic set the music scene on FIRE when it first came out in 1999. The actor did a Spanish and English version of the hit and billboard topper that earned him a Grammy Award nomination.

3. “Jenny From The Block” by Jennifer Lopez

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The talented Latina dropped some major knowledge in this hit from the 2000s. Even now, fans of JLO know that even though she rakes in the big ones these days, she’s still a girl from the block and don’t you forget it.

4. “Dip It Low” by Christina Milian

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Christina Milian stole everyone’s attention in her sensual song from 2004. The song was a great tribute to her voice.

5. “Lady Marmalade” by Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya Pink

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The 2001 version of the song originally recorded in 1974 showed of Christina Aguilera’s singing chops and simultaneously put an end to the debate of who was a stronger singer, her or Brittney.

6. “Gasolina” by Daddy Yankee

CREDIT: “Gasolina” by Daddy Yankee

No doubting that this song put Daddy Yankee on the map. The reggaeton hit also introduced Americans and other Latinos outside of Puerto Rico to the slang term “gasolina” of someone who likes to party.

7. “Love Don’t Cost A Thing” by Jennifer Lopez

CREDIT: “Love Don’t Cost A Thing” by Jennifer Lopez

Once again, JLO displayed to fans that she was still a girl from the block. She doesn’t need your silly bracelet.

8. “Amor Prohibido” by Selena

The song of Quintanilla’s fourth studio album received the Tejano Music Award for Single of the Year, and was Regional Mexican Song of the Year at the Billboard Latin Music Awards.

9. “Genie In A Bottle” by Christina Aguilera

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The song from Aguilera’s self-titled debut album was released in 1999. The song peaked at the top of Billboard 100 and gave us so many new dance moves.

10. “Hips Don’t Lie” by Shakira

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Don’t fight it. Shakira’s hips were on fire in this one.

11. “La Negra Tiene Tumbao” by Celia Cruz

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Cruz’s genius song from 2001 celebrated Black Latinas with moves. Now that’s a lady who had tumbao.

12.”Smooth” by Santana and Rob Thomas

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It’s pretty impossible to not automatically hear the first few chords of this 1999 hit.

13. “Waiting For Tonight” by Jennifer Lopez

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Don’t lie and pretend that as a kid you didn’t completely and totally imagine yourself dancing in the club to this song.

14. “Dirrty” by Christina Aguilera

CREDIT: CAguileraVEVO / Youtube.com

Ah, the song that pulled Aguilera front and center in the early 2000s and once again Brittney a run for her money.

15. “No More (Baby I’ma Do Right” by 3LW

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The 3LW single debuted in 2000. The song was 3LW’s only single to reach the Top 30 of the  Billboard Hot 100 but no doubt fans will always hold the song featuring Adrienne Bailon’s  role in this hit.

16. “Whenever, Wherever” by Shakira

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Once again Shakria’s magical hips took full display in this early 2000s hit.

17. “Milkshake” by Kelis

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The hit single by the singer of Chinese-Puerto Rican descent turned the spotlight on her and brought a whole knew meeting to the dairy drink.

18. “Hero” by Enrique Iglesias

CREDIT: EnriqueIglesiasVEVO / Youtube.com

Fans will never forget the drama Enrique brought to the screen with this music video starring Jennifer Love-Hewitt.

19. “Bailando” by Enrique Iglesias

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Iglesias toned down the drama in the fun music video that acted as a major comeback for the singer.

20. “Por Debajo De La Mesa” by Luis Miguel

CREDIT: LuisMIgelVEVO / Youtube.com

Ah the beloved song your tía could not stop ranting about in 1997.

21. “Playas Gon’ Play” by 3LW

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Adrienne Bailon turned it up for this summer hit that turned out out to be group’s final album. 

22. “Bossy” By Kelis Ft Too $hort

CREDIT: KelisVEVO / Youtube.com

Kelis embraced the word women have been accused of since their kindergarten years in this hit.

23. “You Sang To Me” by Marc Anthony

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Marc pulled major heartstrings with this classic. 

24. “Amor a la Mexicana” by Thalía

CREDIT: Matt Perrin / VIMEO

No doubt you sang this treasure from the top of your songs everytime it came on. 

25. “Oye!” by Gloria Estefan

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Did this song have you sweating up and burning a thousand calories each time it came on? Yes, it did.


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Stevie Nicks Says Fleetwood Mac Would Have Never Been Able To Continue If She Hadn’t Had An Abortion

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Stevie Nicks Says Fleetwood Mac Would Have Never Been Able To Continue If She Hadn’t Had An Abortion

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Fleetwood Mac has been a resurgence of attention in the past few weeks thanks, in part, to an Ocean Spray loving skateboarder. Still, long before TikTokers learned about the 1960’s rock band, the five members behind indelible tunes like “Dreams” and “The Chain” were producing some of the best-selling albums in history. Throughout their careers, the singers and songwriters of the group created lyrics with political significance. As a songwriter, and vocalist, Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nick, played a big part in the political impact of the band’s songs, so it’s no wonder why she recently made the decision to open up about her decision to have an abortion during the height of her career in the late 70s.

The beloved singer-songwriter opened up about her generation’s fight for abortion rights in an interview with The Guardian.

Touching on the recent attempts to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, Nicks remarked that the landmark Roe v. Wade decision would be overturned. She underlined the importance of abortion rights and how her decision to have one of her own made it possible for Fleetwood Mac to continue.

“If I had not had that abortion, I’m pretty sure there would have been no Fleetwood Mac,” Nicks told the outlet. “There’s just no way that I could have had a child then, working as hard as we worked constantly. And there were a lot of drugs, I was doing a lot of drugs … I would have had to walk away.”

During her interview, Nicks explained that it was important to her to “make people so happy” through her music but was more invested in ensuring that the group had two female singers and songwriters.

“And I knew that the music we were going to bring to the world was going to heal so many people’s hearts and make people so happy,” Nicks explained. “And I thought, ‘You know what? That’s really important. There’s not another band in the world that has two lead women singers, two lead women writers.’ That was my world’s mission.”

“Abortion rights, that was really my generation’s fight,” she went onto explain. “If President Trump wins this election and puts the judge he wants in, she will absolutely outlaw it and push women back into back-alley abortions.”

Speaking about 2020’s relentless unrest, Nicks recently explained in an interview with Variety that circumstances seem to have become worse than it was decades ago.

“Racism in the last four years is so much worse than it was. I’m 72 years old. I lived through the ‘60s. I’ve seen all this. I fought for Roe vs. Wade; that was my generation’s fight,” she said. “And I don’t want to live in a country that is so divisive. I go, like, well, if this starts over and there’s another four years of this, then I’m going — but we’re not welcome anywhere.”

“So where can I go? And I’m thinking: Oh, space,” she added. “Maybe I can talk Elon Musk into giving us a jet and letting me pick 50 people, and we’re like the arc, and someone can take us and let us live on another planet until the next four years are over.”

Earlier in October, Nicks dropped “Show them The Way” a new song inspired by the 2008 primaries between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

The song, was written during the time of the primaries and recently recorded.

“I just knew that right now, with the presidential election and everything else that’s going on, that this was the time,” Nicks explained. “I hope that this song and its words will be seen as a prayer — a prayer for our country, and a prayer for the world. It’s a pretty heavy song. And I think it’s just a spectacular song.”

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Zariah And Ugly Primo Want To Make Sure That You Get Out There And Vote For Our Community

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Zariah And Ugly Primo Want To Make Sure That You Get Out There And Vote For Our Community

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There is a lot at stake in the upcoming elections. Organizations representing so many communities have come forward to fight for civil rights. Artists are also getting involved to make sure that their fans and and communities get out the vote and make the world the way they want to see it.

Zairah and Ugly Primo teamed up to tell their fans to get out and vote.

“Mueve El Pom Pom” is an anthem to all of the people out there who need to be mobilized to go vote. Ugly Primo and Zairah teamed up to create a visual piece of art that highlights the importance of getting out the vote in a very important election.

The animated music video makes the case for the need to get out the vote. Zairah and Ugly Primo highlight the crises facing the American public from affordable healthcare to an immigration system that needs to be reformed to the Trump administration’s continued attacks on public education.

The video is really pushing for people to get their pom poms to the polls.

Images of protest signs we have seen throughout Trump’s administration make an appearance. Black Lives Matter and pro-women signs appear in both English and Spanish to highlight the need for all communities to come together.

The visuals, done by the one and only Ugly Primo, drive home the importance of our community voting as a bloc to create the kind of society we want to live in. It is also encouraging people to go out and vote and to vote any way that they can.

The video is calling on the Latino community to come together and vote to save our democracy.

There is a lot of concern about the fate of democracy in the U.S. The Trump administration has bulldozed over political norms and made comments contrary to our democracy. The latest example of President Trump threatening American democracy is him saying he isn’t sure if he will accept the results of the election. This simple and peaceful transition of power is what democracies are built on. President Trump has not signaled that he will be willing to peacefully accept the election results.

READ: Voting Rights Activists Are Sounding The Alarm Of Latin Voter Suppression In Texas

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