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13 Songs That Made Us Do Silly Dances We Couldn’t Help But Love

“Aserejé (The Ketchup Song)” by Las Ketchup

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This is the song that you had to secretly dance to in your room because your mom thought it was brujería. If she only knew the chorus is actually a nonsensical translation of the “Rapper’s Delight” lyrics “I said a hip, hop, the hippie to the hippie.” #TheMoreYouKnow

“Payaso del Rodeo” by Caballo Dorado

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The title of this song is exactly what you’ll be looking like after downing shots of tequila at your cousin’s quince. The song starts off as a slow version of “Achy Breaky Heart” by Billy Ray Cyrus, and speeds up to get everyone’s asses moving. Good luck not getting your foot stomped on!

“Lambada” by Kaoma

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The lambada is a dance style that has its roots in Brazil. The Afro-Brazilian dance went mainstream in the ’90s when the French group Kaoma released “Lambada” in Portuguese. The “forbidden” dance was marked by fast, swaying hip movements, which were perfect to show off those major V-bikinis and short skirts of the ’90s.

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The music video that put the song on the map told the tale of two young star-crossed lovers who were denied seeing each other because they were too close. Eventually, they’re allowed to dance their little hearts away. Awwww.

“Macarena” by Los del Río

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This is arguably the ultimate crazy Latino dance song. This one-hit wonder from Spain is like a siren song we can’t ignore. Excuse us while we go put our arms one by one on our head and sway our hips from side to side… ? ?

“La Bomba” by Azul Azul

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“Todo el mundo una mano en la cabeza…” If we are going to take orders from anyone on the dance floor, Azul Azul is the group to do it from. We’ll put our hand on our head and on our hip to show we’re having a blast. BTW, this song is H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S when you’re people watching at a nightclub.

“1, 2, 3” by El SímboloTNN

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This cute but entertaining song from Argentine dance pop group El Símbolo-TNN made everyone get down on the dance floor. The dance steps are easy enough: everyone to the bottom, everyone to the top, then get close to your dance partner and shake it off.

“El baile del perrito” by Wilfrido Vargas ? ?

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This ’90s merengue jam was a mainstay on the dance floor and had people doing this:

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“Za Za Za” by DJ Oscar Lobo and Grupo Climax

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The second you hear “Mesa, mesa,” your quince party or boda is about to be ?. Get ready to see your guests put their hands in the air and start clapping. “Mesa, mesa que mas aplauda”!

READ: These Are the 9 Types of Salsa Dancers

“El Venao” by Los Cantantes

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When you see people raise their fingers to their heads  while they dance — to simulate deer antlers — it’s because “El Venao” is playing. Originally called “El Venado” by Los Pakines, the version by Los Cantantes is the most entertaining one — probably because they are actually dressed as deer in the music video. However, the Los Pakines version features a guy with computer-generated horns. Tough to beat.

READ: This White Guy Slayed At El Zapateado Y Bachata During His Wedding Dance And…It. Was. Epic.

“Sopa de Caracol” by Banda Blanca

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After the electro-harp intro, the first notes from the horns alert you to grab someone and hit the dance floor! Although most people have no idea what “Watawuinegui wanaga” means, it’s still a blast to shake your hips to this classic party song.

“La Bala” by Los Hermanos Flores

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This band from El Salvador brought us a cumbia that kinda makes it seem like you have a tummy ache: you place your hand on your stomach and then rub it. #TrueStory

READ: 13 Latino Songs Guaranteed to Get You Out of Your Chair and Dancing

“Mi cucu” by La Sonora Dinamita

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While the dancing isn’t too crazy for this particular song, the lyrics make it a funny one to dance to on a rowdy Saturday night. Just imagine your tios and tias saying “que lindo es tu cucu” while doing a slow twirl. LOL ? ?

“La Chona” by Los Tucanes de Tijuana

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This is THE gold standard of quebradita songs when it comes to party anthems. Once you get past the fact that “la chona” is NOT talking about chonies, it’s an entertaining song to almost “break your back” to on the dance floor. La chona is definitely the girl you want to have as your wingwoman when going out for the weekend.

WATCH: This White Guy Slayed At El Zapateado Y Bachata During His Wedding Dance

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During Her Enslavement This Woman Survived On Plastic Bags And Water From An Iron

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During Her Enslavement This Woman Survived On Plastic Bags And Water From An Iron

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Ana Laura thought running away with her boyfriend at the age of 17 would result in a happily every after, but their love didn’t last long and she found herself alone and homeless in Mexico City.

After trying to find a safe place to live, a kind woman who owned a dry cleaner with her family, offered her a stable home.

That home, however, would soon turn into Ana Laura’s worst nightmare and it would last for five years. For that reason, Ana Laura now calls herself Zunduri, which means “beautiful girl” in Japanese.

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At first Zunduri was so moved by this woman’s kindness that she started calling calling her “mom” – but this would backfire on her.

Zunduri felt so close the woman that she started helping her, the woman’s husband, two daughters and sister run the family dry cleaning business. As time went on, the work increased daily and the food decreased to the point where she was ironing from 16 to 20 hours a day and only consuming water.

In one instance Zunduri went five days without eating. She started chewing plastic bags from the dry cleaner and taking water from the iron to survive.

The abuse was not just physical, but verbal and mental as well. “The first time she started kicking me. Then she said, ‘You have no right to talk back because I’m like a mother for you. If you call me ‘mother,’ you have to understand that mothers discipline their children,'” Zunduri said.

“She always tried to put things in my head like, ‘Your mom doesn’t love you. If she loved you, she would be here with you. If she loved you, she would’ve taken you back. The guy you left with didn’t love you either. He couldn’t stand you because you’re worthless as a woman,'” she said.

Just when Zunduri thought she couldn’t endure more torture, she was chained.

The chains were wrapped around her neck, but then moved to her waist so she could continue to iron. On top of that, every member of the family took turns burning her skin and face with an iron.

“Her captors would peel off the scabs from her skin. When she was healing from her burns and scabs would appear, they would yank them off so that they would bleed again,” said human rights activist and close friend of Zunduri, Karla de la Cuesta.

After being chained for six months, Zunduri was able to escape in April 2015 when she realized her chains were slightly loose.

The physical damage went well beyond the surface.

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When her body was examined, doctors discovered her organs resembled that of an 80-year-old.

Authorities raided the house where Zuduri was held captive. All five members face up to 40 years in prison.

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The family of captors was arrested on charges of human trafficking and exploitation.

Zunduri is celebrating her first year of freedom and has become an activist to tell the world her story.

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Read more about Zunduri’s incredible story here

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