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11 Spanish-Language Songs You Grew Up On That Were Originally English-Language Hits

08/18/17 Omar Villegas

If you grew up listening to music en Español, or at the very least, your mom blasted her favorite music while cleaning over the weekend, you’ve probably got a nice little playlist of old classics stuck in your head. Whenever you hear them, they remind you of doing chores, going to family parties and other moments from your upbringing. Some of those songs are so ingrained in your mind that you’d be shocked to learn that they’re actually covers or remakes of an old English-language song. If you’re a music geek, these won’t be much of a surprise, but for some of you out there, you’ll never listen to these songs the same way again.

1. “Ahora Te Puedes Marchar” by Luis Miguel is a remake of…

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… Dusty Springfield’s “I Only Want To Be With You.”

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2. La India’s “Sobre El Fuego” is a cover of…

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“Through the Fire” by Chaka Kahn.

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Yep, the same song Kanye West sampled for “Through the Wire.”

Chayanne’s “Provocame” is a remake of…

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… “Nobody Else” by Dutch singer Rene Froger.

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4. Selena’s “Fotos y Recuerdos” is a remake of…

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… “Back On The Chain Gang” by The Pretenders.

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5. Ricky Martin’s “Que Dia Es Hoy” is a remake of…

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… “Self Control” by Laura Branigan.

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But wait — Branigan’s version isn’t the original. It’s a cover of “Self Control” by Italian singer RAF.

6. Here’s an easy one: Caballo Dorado’s “No Rompas Más” is a cover of…

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… “Achy Breaky Heart” by Billy Ray Cyrus.

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7. Rogelio Martinez’s “Y Sigues Siendo Tu” is a cover of…

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… “Still The One I Love” by Shania Twain.

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8. Yuri Buenaventura’s “Tu Cancion” is a cover of…

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… “Your Song” by Elton John.

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9. Brazeros Musical’s “La Razón” is a cover of…

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… “The Reason” by Hoobastank.

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10. Prince Royce’s “Stand By Me” is a cover of…

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… “Stand By Me” by Ben E. King.

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If you don’t know this one, you should be ashamed of yourself.

11. Mikel Erentxun’s “Esta Luz Nunca Se Apagara” is a cover of…

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… “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out” by The Smiths.

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Crazy, right?

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Do you have a favorite song that isn’t listed? Tell us in the comments below.

 

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