The election is finally here! Whether you’re at the polls waiting to cast your ballot or your sitting at your desk anxiously awaiting the results, listen to these handpicked songs to get you through your day.
“Somos Mas Americanos,” Los Tigres del Norte ft. Zack de la Rocha.
This song inspired the playlist. Los Tigres del Norte, a comfort to those of us who call America their second home, are joined by Zack de la Rocha, the woke AF Mexican-American poet who gave Rage Against The Machine that fire, in proclaiming that we are more American than those that want us out of here. Also, that this song opens with the baseline from RATM’s “Killing In The Name” so that’s just dope.
“Renegades Of Funk,” Rage Against The Machine
No matter how hard they try they can’t stop us now.
“Young, Latin, and Proud,” Helado Negro
Pretty self-explanatory, TBH.
“My Shot,” Lin-Manuel Miranda
This Latino has been one of the few things keeping us sane this election, so you best believe I’m included “My Shot,” a song about not wasting any opportunity you’re given. Also, this GIF tho.
“This Land Is Your Land,” Woody Guthrie (My Morning Jacket Cover)
True story: My elementary school music teacher taught me this song and told me it was the U.S. national anthem. I still believe this to be the case.
“Latinoamérica,” Calle 13
Speaking of, I feel like this is our anthem.
“ICE El Hielo,” La Santa Cecilia/ “Clandestino,” Manu Chao
These two go out to our undocumented brothers and sisters who are unable to make their voices heard. Make sure you cast your ballot and speak for them as well.
“Ingrata,” Cafe Tacvba
Because America has been kind of ungrateful. Latinos have always and will forever be a part of this wonderful country; we make it better, and people should be appreciative of that.
“La Vida Es Un Carnaval,” Celia Cruz
But for real, this election cycle has been a f**king carnival.
“Mi Cucu,” Sonora Dinamita
Women voters be like “no te metas con mi cucu” to Trump.
“It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine),” R.E.M.
Because OMFG LOL WHAT IF DONALD TRUMP WINS?!?
“FDT,” YG & Nipsey Hussle
Because for real.
Here’s a much longer list, including some of your own recommendations. Got any questions or want to hear the reasoning behind certain songs? Hit me up.
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