If You Were A Teen In The 2000s, You Were Obsessed With These Songs

These were the songs that were making the radio rounds back when we had to type the number 7 four times to get “S” on your Motorola Razr.

1. “Y Yo Sigo Aquí” by Paulina Rubio


“Y mi corazón está, busca que te busca, y  yo sigo aquí, esperándote”

You thought rappers made autotune cool? Pau was doing it before they were. This song that was the ~perfect ~ sing-along track for mentioning your crush in an illusive way on your MySpace profile song.

2. “La Tortura” by Shakira featuring Alejandro Sanz

“No puedo pedir que el invierno perdone a un rosal”

Alejandro Sanz’s raspy voice was magic combined with Shakira’s strong tone. And can we talk about how hot the music video was?! Shakira brought back the belly dancing and she did it in the hottest way possible – covered in oil.

3. “The Ketchup Song” by Las Ketchup

Favorite lyric (because who really remembers any of the other ones?): “Aserejé, ja deje tejebe tude jeberesebiunouba majabi an de bugui an de buididipí”

This was the original “Gangnam Style” of our childhood. Although we were obsessed with it, everybody over 40 (including our parents) were convinced it was a satanic song. Rumor says that when you listen to it backwards you can hear the devil speaking. We just loved it because we were addicted to the dance moves.

4. “Gasolina” by Daddy Yankee


A ella le gusta la gasolina (dame más gasolina!) Como le encanta la gasolina (dame más gasolina!)

Daddy Yankee is basically responsible for bringing reggaeton to the States, and there was no college/high school dance party that you could attend in 2004 without hearing this song. 12 years later, and we are still debating on what ‘gasolina’ really means. Daddy Yankee says it’s a drink in Puerto Rico, Urban Dictionary says it’s something else.

5. “Andar Conmigo” by Julieta Venegas


Hay tantos caminos por andar / Dime si tu quisieras andar conmigo / Cuéntame si quisieras andar conmigo

This song just nails all the do-they-or-don’t-they-like-me feels. Julieta is a master when it comes to putting emotions to paper, and this song taught us to keep the faith in knowing someone had to be out there for us.

6. “The Anthem” by Pitbull

Mami el negro está rabioso y quiere tu azúcar y tú no se lo das

This was one of the tunes that alwayysss got the party started – it didn’t matter if you were dancing at a Quinceañera party or a wedding. It was so good because it reminded us of the original. Dale!

7. “I’m Real” by JLo

My life I live it to the limit and I love it / Now I can breathe again, baby, now I can breathe again

Not only were we addicted to Jennifer Lopez’s sultry voice, but ugh the music video was so on point! The  sparkly lipgloss and silver hoop earrings, her highlight – even before it was a thing.

8. “La Camisa Negra” by Juanes


Tengo la camisa negra porque negra tengo el alma yo por ti

Finally someone made cumbias cool again. This song made us jump up and want to dance as soon as we heard the first chord. It was so sarcastic and dark, but we loved it. The infusion of electric chords and in-your-face breakup vengeance lyrics made this song an instant ’00s classic.

9. “Arrasando” by Thalía

Arrasando…………….Arrasando con la vida, cosechando la alegría, no hay obstáculo que me impida disfrutar de un nuevo día

This was one of the last gems we got from Thalía. Gawd, this album was so good. In the mid-2000s, you wanted to be dancing alongside Thalía on a beach in Cancun getting your tan on with this song playing in the background. It basically was Spring Break in music.

10. “Mariposa Traicionera” by Maná

Eres coma un mariposa / Vuelas y te posas vas de boca en boca

A decade after releasing the hit that put them on the map “Oye Mi Amor,” Maná’s 2000s hits included more soulful ballads like “Mariposa” and “Labios Compartidos.” The lyrics were so real, we won’t judge if you have shed a tear or two listening to these songs.

11. “She Bangs” by Ricky Martin


Cause she looks like a flower but she stings like a bee / Like every girl in history

Ricky’s baaaack! This song was so good and so addicting that he helped a terrible singer become famous. William Huang, we’re looking at you.

12. “Duele el Amor” by Aleks Syntek feat. Ana Torroja


Duele el amor, sin ti, duele hasta matar

In 2003, you could not sit in a chair at a hair salon or walk into a bionicos shop without hearing this ballad to lost love with the haunting vocals and Spanish lysp of Torroja. Thanks Syntek for expressing so eloquently how love can hurt sometimes ?.

13. “Hero” by Enrique Iglesias

I can be your hero, baby / I can kiss away the pain / I will stand by you forever / You can take my breath away

It remains a mystery of why exactly Enrique Iglesias’ mole magically was removed (he claims his doctor warned against how it might be cancerous), but what was clear during the 2000s was his meteoric rise to the top of both English and Spanish pop charts. This song was so sappy AND so good. You can be our hero any day, Enrique!

14. “Y Tú Te Vas” by Chayanne


Acordándome la vida, agachando la mirada, y tú te vas, y yo que me pierdo entre la nada (y tú te vas)

Another sad song we wouldn’t help but belt out to. This was our instant kitchen karaoke song… *grabs ketchup bottle* “yyyyy tú te vas.”

15. “Danza Kuduro” by Don Omar

La mano arriba, cintura sola / Da media vuelta, Danza Kuduro

This song closed out the decade with a bang, and it’s still going strong at clubs everywhere. It’s like the energizer bunny of dance playlists – it’s popularity just keeps going and going. And hey, we’re not complaining! We’ll keep putting our manos arriba when the beat drops.

Did we miss any of your favorite Latino ’00s hits? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

The Music Video For New Shawn Mendes And Camila Cabello Hit ‘Senorita’ Is Pure Fire And No Wonder Fans Think Theyre A Couple Like OMG


The Music Video For New Shawn Mendes And Camila Cabello Hit ‘Senorita’ Is Pure Fire And No Wonder Fans Think Theyre A Couple Like OMG

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There is one thing in music that is not up for debate: the Camilizer fandom is one of the strongest. No matter what the pop star is doing, her fans will always show up with full support on social media and irl. That fandom is making power moves again now that Cabello’s new collab “Señorita” with Shawn Mendes is out. In less than 24 hours, the video already had 14 million views.

Camila Cabello got her fandom ready with one tweet and it worked.

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Cabello’s Twitter is a powerful tool. When she tweets, her millions of followers listen. It is clear that she has learned how to harness social media for the betterment of her career and it is paying off. Tbh, she kind of deserves the success she has garnered so far. Like, she skipped her quinces so she could audition for the X Factor and the rest is music history.

Cabello stans are here to tell you that “Señorita” is a song that is here to stay.

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No one is surprised to hear that Cabello was able to put out a hit. She is proving herself as a powerful musician. We still can’t get “Havana” out of our heads and it has been out for two years.

Like, this is what the Camilizer fandom is doing the rest of the weekend with this song in the background.

Low key, a lot of people will be giving this song all of their streams this weekend. Who wouldn’t want to spend the next couple days bouncing to this song?

People are crying over the new song because they have been waiting for new music.

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Take some deep breaths and relax. You don’t want to miss any of the music or video because you can’t see or hear over your own sobs. Is it even worth listening if you are crying so intensely?

Fans had theories about how the singers prepared for their intimate moments on screen.

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Obviously, you wouldn’t want to have bad breath when you have to kiss someone over and over again. It is also kind of cute that Mendes was so concerned that he ate mints to make sure he had good breath for Cabello.

The video and the passion between the singers is reigniting speculation that they are secretly more than friends.

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Some people might call it good acting and on-screen chemistry. Camilizers call it them sharing their truth while hiding behind the facade of music and the arts. Whichever it is, they know how to make a convincing couple on the screen.

Here is the full video for Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes’s “Señorita.”

Congrats, you two. Seems like you really did the thing with this video.

Latina Journalist Captures André 3000 Playing An Indigenous Mayan Flute At LAX And It’s Just So Awesome


Latina Journalist Captures André 3000 Playing An Indigenous Mayan Flute At LAX And It’s Just So Awesome

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We see celebrities all the time at the airport. Sometimes they’re noteworthy (Edward James Olmos, Rosario Dawson), sometimes they’re yawners (Gérard Depardieu), but imagine seeing one half of Outkast at your gate. Wouldn’t you freak out? That’s exactly what happened to a New York-based journalist.

Antonia Cereijido, a producer for NPR’s Latino USA podcast, was casually waiting for her flight at the Los Angeles Airport when she spotted André 3000.


The sighting almost wasn’t meant to be. Cerejido explained that she had missed her first flight.

“The crazy thing is I was supposed to take a flight at 11:15 the night before,” she told Slate in an interview, “but there were 50 minutes of traffic at the airport, so I missed my flight. I was very upset. I had to buy flights for the next day, and I was annoyed. I arrived super early, like, “I’m not going to miss my second flight.”

When she realized it was him, she — as any smart person would do — asked to take a picture with him.


“Well, I think I said, ‘I’m a big fan of yours,’ and then because my friend had said, ‘That’s not a flute,’ I asked, ‘What instrument is that?’ and he said, ‘Oh, it’s a flute. It’s an indigenous double flute.’ Then I asked to take a photo. I was sort of starstruck. I took the photo, and I went away as quickly as possible before I said anything and I sat down. Then we all boarded the plane, and I uploaded the post on Instagram and on Twitter. I saw that it was popular because it was probably only up for 10 minutes and it had 600 likes.”

Yeah, her tweet was popular. It’s gotten more than 50K retweets.

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“I had one tweet before get kind of popular,” she told Slate. “It was, like, a thousand likes, so I was excited. Then I turned my phone off. And then, when we landed six hours later, it had 68,000 likes. And actually, my first feeling was dread. I felt kind of bad, like, what if I’m outing—what if this is what he does, he goes to places and plays the flute and kind of stays low-key? Because it wasn’t like he was asking for a lot of attention—he was doing his own thing. And I could tell that he saw I was staring at him when he was going back-and-forth, but it wasn’t like he was mad at the attention. He was just sort of neutral.”

But, about that indigenous flute.

Credit: @antoniacere / Twitter

People on social media actually questioned her about her flute knowledge, but she got the response directly from André and the makers.

“I just got off the phone with Guillermo Martinez the man who made Andres’s beautiful flute, she tweeted. “It’s a Mayan double flute. He and his shop are doing incredible work by keeping the music if indigenous North American communities alive. Here is his website: 

The best part about the story is how Outkast is part of her family history.

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“My family is originally from Argentina, and when we first moved from New York to San Diego, it was so different from my experience up until then that my family became really close,” she told Slate. “And there were two things we listened to all the time: the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Outkast. And we became obsessed with the Speakerboxxx/The Love Below album. My mom had a dream that André 3000 taught us the “Hey Ya!” dance. I always remembered that, because it was such a funny thing for my mom to say. And so I have this very fond feeling about him, and he lived up to that. My mom dreamed that he would be nice and teach us something, and that happened to me in real life, which is so crazy.”

So awesome!

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