There’s a reason that Latin music is so big in the US, Mexico and Central and South America. Latinos simply make some of the greatest bops in the world. Whether it’s cumbia, reggaeton, bachata or pop, Latin songs are as varied and lively as the audience that popularizes them.
Latin music has been around since the 16th century saw colonizers from Spain and Portugal arrive in the Americas. However, it didn’t become popular in the United States until the 1930s. With that in mind, there’s a long list of Latin jams to discover and rediscover. What better way to do so than by seeing what was popular the year we were born.