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These 21 sad Spanish songs Will Help You Through Your Breakup Faster Than ‘Thank U, Next’

Breakups suck. You probably feel like you’ll never get over it — but you can always sing the pain away. Sure, you can listen to Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next” on repeat, but why not connect to your pain on a more cultural level. There is just something about singing your heart out in Spanish that cleanses a Latino’s soul. A sweet Café Tacvba song here, a heart-wrenching Chente song there can really do the trick. These tunes can hit hard but soon, you’ll go from ???? ???? ????  to ???? ???? ????. Here is a list of sad Spanish songs

1. “Enamorado por Primera Vez” — Enrique Iglesias

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Porque tú eres solo para mí, una mirada y ya caí, enamorado por primera vez.”

You’ll remember your first love and realize it HAD to end. If you’re singing along to the video, you’ll also be distracted by Enrique’s mole.

2. “Acá Entre Nos” — Vicente Fernández

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Acá entre nos, siempre te voy a recordar/estoy odiando sin odiar porque respiro por la herida.”

If your heart wasn’t already broken into a million pieces, listening to this song will definitely shatter it. Just add some tequila to cleanse the wound.

3. “Todo se Derrumbó” — Emmanuel

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Todo se derrumbó, dentro de mí, dentro de mí.”

This song captures the moment you experience heartbreak: everything’s falling apart and you feel like your heart is struggling to keep pumping. Más tequila, please.

4. “Me Duele Amarte” — Reik

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Me duele amarte así, hasta morir, lanzándome a la nada viéndote partir.”

Loving your ex was the best feeling in the world, but now it just HURTS — almost as bad as listening to Justin Bieber’s songs — almost.

5. “El Triste” — José José

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Que triste todos dicen que soy, que siempre estoy hablando de ti. No saben que pensando en tu amor.”

Sing this one enough, and you’ll be so depressed that all your friends will start calling you El Triste. Get it out of your system before they stop hanging out with you.

6. “Mientes Tan Bien” — Sin Bandera

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Mientes tan bien, que me sabe a verdad todo lo que me das.”

You’ll realize that at one point they lied to you. And they did it well.

7. “El Me Mintió” — Amanda Miguel

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Él me mintió, él me dijo que me amaba y no era verdad.”

And their lies made you as angry as Amanda Miguel’s hair.

8. “La Farsante” — Juan Gabriel

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Ya verás traicionera lo vas a pagar muy caro, yo soy bueno a la buena y por la mala, soy muy malo.”

Only listen to this one if you’re in the second stage of grief: RAGE.

9. “Ahora Quien” — Marc Anthony

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Ahora quien, si no soy yo, me miro y lloro en el espejo y me siento estúpido, ilógico.”

Don’t listen to this one if you don’t want to imagine them with someone else. Don’t do it. OK, fine. Torture yourself.

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10. “Tu Cárcel” — Los Bukis

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Pero recuerda, nadie es perfecto y tú lo verás más de mil cosas mejores tendrás, pero un cariño sincero jamás.”

You know you’re not perfect, but they’ll never find someone like you. NEVER.

11. “Vuelve” — Ricky Martin

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Vuelve que sin ti la vida se me va.”

Listen to Ricky ONLY if there’s a chance they might come back.

12. “El Problema” — Ricardo Arjona

The line you’ll sing over and over: “El problema no es que juegues, el problema es que es conmigo.”

Every relationship has ups and downs, but if your relationship had as much drama as Arjona’s songs, the breakup was probably a good thing.

13. Corazón Partío — Alejandro Sanz

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Y quien me va a entregar sus emociones quién me va pedir que nunca la abandone.”

You miss everything about them, even their nonstop emotional chatter.

14. No Me Enseñaste — Thalía

The line you’ll sing over and over: “No me enseñaste como estar sin ti y que le digo yo a este corazón.”

It’s a tough, tough lesson, but one must learn to forget. If only it were as easy as forgetting Thalía’s songs.

15. Como Te Extraño Mi Amor — Café Tacvba

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Como te extraño mi amor, ¿Qué puedo hacer? Te extraño tanto que voy a enloquecer.”

You still miss them, but it’s OK, Café Tacvba makes EVERYTHING all better.

16. “Me Va Extrañar” — Ricardo Montaner

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Me va a extrañar, y sentirá, que no habrá vida después de mí, que no se puede vivir así.”

This song will make you realize that there’s part of your ex that misses you, too.

17. “Por un Segundo” — Aventura

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Y ahora por un segundo me ahogo en los mares de la realidad, por un segundo acepto mi derrota, te perdí de verdad.”

At some point they’ll find someone else and you’ll have to accept it.

18. “Vestida de Blanco” — Roció Durcal

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Yo voy a casarme, vestida de blanco, va a dolerte tanto, te arrepentirás.”

Because you’ll find someone else, too. Someone BETTER.

19. “Olvídame y Pega la Vuelta” — Pimpinela

The line you’ll sing over and over: “¡Vete! Olvida que existo, que me conociste, y no te sorprendas. Olvídate todo que tú para eso tienes experiencia.”

And you’ll be SO over it. Even if they want to get back together, they can’t, because you’re SO over it.

20. “Mi Historia Entre Tus Dedos” — Gianluca Grignani

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Hay una cosa que yo no te he dicho aún, que mis problemas, ¿sabés qué? se llaman: ‘tú.”

Even years after a breakup, this one can be a tearjerker. But if you realize enough time has passed and you’re ready to dance, you can listen to this version.

21. “Detras de Mi Ventana” — Yuri

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Detrás de mi ventana, veo pasar el destino disfrazado de asesino.”

You know what? Be glad it ended and you didn’t marry the jerk.

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From No-Sleep Lifestyles To ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey,’ People Talk About The Toxic Things We Tend To Glamorize

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From No-Sleep Lifestyles To ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey,’ People Talk About The Toxic Things We Tend To Glamorize

“Being able to function with minimal levels of sleep. I know I used to do that, it feels so much better to get a full night of rest though.”- iimuffinsaur

“This is my mom. I’m a very heavy sleeper. I don’t function without at least 8 – 9 hours a night. She often makes snarky comments about how she was awake at 3:30 am and working while I slept until 5. God forbid I stay in bed until 6 on a Sunday! Then I’m no better than a bum!”- Smart-Connection6154

“When I was in middle school I had stayed up all night like with friends or something and thought the feeling the next day was pretty cool and funny. did it in high school a few times here and there especially in the summer and again I was so cool. Stayed up all night a few times throughout college, either partying, hang out with friends, or studying. I would still function the next day so obviously it was no big deal just sometimes be sleep deprived. I knew what sleep deprivation felt like, I knew what exhaustion felt like. It wasn’t that bad.

Fast forward to early 30s and I’m a new mom. On more than one occasion I can recall sitting on the bathroom floor with my knees drawn up to my chest, sobbing, I can hear my daughter crying in her crib middle of the afternoon, I can feel my organs wanting to shut down and my whole body desperately trying to turn off. Mentally I was absolutely terrified that I was never again going to get to sleep. That’s no exaggeration. I was terrified out of my mind. I really did truly believed that I was dying. It had been months of nights where I was woken up every 45 minutes, only to be up for at least an hour. I was truly considering myself lucky if I got 3 hours of very broken sleep. Even before my daughter came, the third trimester I was up four or five times a night because I have an overactive bladder that was made worse by pregnancy.

When my second came along, I would have anxiety attacks about the impending sleep deprivation that I knew was going to be coming. My kids are older now, they sleep through the night no problem, if they have to get up and go to the bathroom they go themselves and if they do wake me up it’s maybe once a month. And yet I still start to panic if I can’t fall asleep at night or if I wake up during the night and can’t go back to sleep in a timely fashion. I’m so afraid of ever experiencing that level of sleep deprivation again.

Sleep deprivation is no joke.”- girlwhoweighted

“And boasting that you work 60 hours a week and never take any holidays or sick leave.”- _harro_

“If you work super duper hard and dedicate your entire life to your career you become rich! Everybody knows that! All the rich company owners told us that’s how it’s done so it must be true. They are rich after all.”- DarthTheRaider

“My job says if u call out more than 3 times you get an occurrence (basically a mark for disciplinary action). This also applies to being late. There are also a number of ways at work to get a mark as well. 4 occurrences is a warning, 5 is written warning, and 6 is termination. Meaning if you’re just having a very bad year and need to call out more than normal, you’re out of a job. I literally come into work sick because I’m terrified I’ll have some kind of windfall and need to call out in a no choice situation.

These also affect your ability to get promoted which I am trying to do. And even then it’s no guarantee. I’ve called out once in the last 12 months because I’m trying to get a new job that I’m easily qualified for but competing against fatigue worshippers who haven’t called out in years. There were a couple of times I was literally puking in the bathroom I was so sick but didn’t want to call out or go home (going home early is an occurrence).

You may say find a new job, but there are no jobs right now that pay this well. Don’t get me wrong, the pay is great for where I live and I actually like (eh maybe more tolerate easily?) the job. It’s just their culture I can’t stand.”- MasterPip 

“I’m in academia and remember in grad school being so intimidated by postdocs who kept insisting they had so much to do they worked all weekends, couldn’t take vacations, stressed all the time, etc. And this was in Europe so not a crazy work obsession like in the USA!

Made me feel so nervous that I wasn’t cut out for it because I was only doing regular hours, and now that I’m a postdoc myself I can now say those people were just insane. Maybe if you’re in a field where you need to be in the lab for research to happen it’s different, but in mine I’d say you either have terrible working habits or say yes to a ton of stuff you shouldn’t if you’re working 60+ hours every week.”- Andromeda321

“the whole idea of being a ”hustler” and never staying off the grind is extremelly toxic. everyone keeps promoting that you should always work and be productive but that just won’t work. everyone needs a balance in their lives and putting your 95% of effort into working will just drain every bit of inspiration or fun from you.”- taeslid

“I belonged to an internet group with a member who did this ALL THE TIME. No matter the topic of discussion, from working out to watching the Oscars on TV, she would always be inform the rest of us that she had no time for such things because of her job.

She worked as a communications specialist at a small town hospital.”- haloarh

“I think the most jarring part of this paradigm is that the people humble-bragging about how hard they worked and how successful they are never take the time to address the value of:

  • simple good luck (good health, good circumstances, right place right time)
  • waiting

The message is always “look at how good I’ve got it, and all because I worked so hard [implicitly harder than you because I have this and you do not therefore you must not be doing the hard work that I do]”. Obviously there is a value to working smarter not harder and capitalising on opportunities but it overlooks the basic principle that so much must have gone right for them that is beyond their control for which they now take credit.

The waiting point is a big one for me as well. People who espouse this “hard work, constant graft” attitude fail to acknowledge that sometimes in life there is a value derived from the passage of time. Sure some people get lucky and make millions at a young age or become grotesquely famous due to some twist of public interest but for most people there is a real life value in the experience gained through living your life and just turning up. You don’t need to constantly thrash yourself into moving 100mph, you don’t need to beat yourself down for taking some time to catch your breath and actually enjoy life. Sometimes you just have to keep turning the wheel for a bit, maybe it’s a few years in a job that is really good for your career or a few years just putting money in the piggybank so you can buy your first house.

We live in a world that has commercialised success stories, the narrative that you can go from “nothing” to “something” in a relatively short time using the power of your supreme genius and superhuman work ethic is saleable, on social media (celebs on instagram), in magazines, on TV etc etc. Obviously some people do hit a booster and go very fast very quickly but for just about 99.9% of us that’s a fallacy. Sometimes all you need to do is keep working at a healthy, sustained pace and focus on enjoying your time on this planet because there are no bonus points for working yourself into a state of misery.”- aightshiplords

“Severe codependent “romance”. Twilight is a good example of an extreme case of this.

Also, manipulative, possessive, and controlling behavior in a romantic partner.”- tygs42

“Yeah, what the fuck was that “break into her room at night and watch her sleep” crap?

bUt ItS TwOo LoVE!

Bullshit! it’s stalking and it’s creepy.
Him being over a hundred years old doesn’t make it any better either.”- Ruadhan2300

“Also Fifty Shades. You don’t want a Mr Grey, Karen. Women who get a Mr Grey end up in the morgue or in the women’s refuge after fleeing for their lives.”- house_autumn

“Damaged bad boys do not take breakups very well in fiction. See: Anakin Skywalker, Edward Cullen, Christian Grey, etc.”- SamaritanPrime

“Kind of along these lines, when a guy is an asshole to everyone except his girlfriend, it doesn’t mean that she’s special to him. It means he knows how to not be an asshole just enough to convince someone that he isn’t an asshole.”- SmartAlec105

“I remember my mother trying that. It backfired spectacularly when she realized I was enjoying the peace and quiet, so she just beat the shit out of me again.”- PotentialRegister8

“Ah, that was my mom…refusing to speak to me for days sometimes and I usually didn’t know why. At the time it was so stressful and I would spend that time crying and walking on eggshells trying not to upset her further. Now I’m like, uh this was going on from the time I can remember, which was 4 years old and she was an adult…who does that?!”- ummugh

“Twilight. It’s not really a healthy relationship.”- BandicootCrustybuns

“A couple I went to school with used to proudly compare their relationship to Joker and Harley Quinn.

I blame the Suicide Squad movie. It didn’t show off the absolute tragedy of Harley’s relationship with Joker and I’d say it glamourised it more than anything.”- loneOstrich

“The book/movie that really stands out for me is the 50 Shades series. He’s only sexy/romantic because he’s rich. If he were poor and got rid of her car without asking, tossed all of her clothes, tracked her phone, covered her in bruises/hickeys because he didn’t like how she behaves… He was a total shitbag…. Yet so many women thought that their relationship was amazing.”- DelicateIslandFlower

“I was raised by a single father and started to realize that when I didn’t obey out of fear or had my own arguments and opinions he kind of respected me and listened to me more. That caused me to have a very natural behaviour around men regarding my opinions.

I state them, I disagree and I am not afraid to be unlikable because of it. In the end it’s just an opinion and healthy discussions should endure this.

Also, people tend to listen to you if you are respectful, waiting for your turn to talk and state your opinion well spoken and calm, there’s no need to get hysterical or emotional because someone else disagrees with you. I feel oftentimes this might be a problem in discussions and in order to avoid that, women (no generalisation just because the question is aimed at women) often agree because they fear personal conflict.”- tingletangletits

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Kali Uchis’ “Telepatía” is Becoming a Global Hit Thanks to TikTok

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Kali Uchis’ “Telepatía” is Becoming a Global Hit Thanks to TikTok

Through the power of TikTok, Kali Uchis is taking her song “Telepatía” to the top. The Colombian-American singer is sitting comfortably in the top 10 of Spotify’s Top 200 chart in the U.S. thanks to a TikTok trend.

This isn’t the first time that TikTok brought new fame to songs.

TikTok has proven to be quite the catalyst for today’s top hits. The app assisted in getting Olivia Rodrigo’s “drivers license” to the top of Billboard Hot 100 chart, where it remains. TikTok also reinvigorated interest in Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” last year thanks to Doggface’s viral video. Now Uchis is getting her long overdue shine with “Telepatía.”

“Telepatía” is becoming a global hit thanks to the same phenomenon.

At No. 7 on the Spotify U.S. chart, “Telepatía” is the highest-charting Latin song in the country. Bad Bunny’s “Dákiti” with Jhay Cortez is the next closest Latin song at No. 14. “Telepatía” is also making waves across the globe where the song is charting on Spotify’s Viral Charts in 66 countries and in the Top Songs Charts of 32 countries.

There’s also plenty of “Telepatía” memes.

Uchis is turning the viral song’s success into strong sales and streaming. On this week’s Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart, “Telepatía” debuts at No. 10, marking her first top 10 hit on the chart. There are also memes circulating on other social media apps that are contributing to the song’s virality.

“Telepatía” is one of the key cuts on Uchis’ debut Latin album, Sin Miedo (del Amor y Otros Demonios). It’s the best example of her translating that alternative soul music that she’s known for into Spanish. The song is notably in Spanglish as Uchis sings about keeping a love connection alive from a distance. It’s timely considering this era of social distancing that we’re in during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Uchis is currently nominated for a Grammy Award. She’s up for Best Dance Recording for her feature on Kaytranada’s “10%” song.

Read: You Have To Hear Kali Uchis Slay This Classic Latino Song

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