20 Songs By Music Reinas Of The Early ’00s That You Completely Forgot Existed
Ahh the early 2000s! An era where JL.0 was only just beginning to rule and singers like one-time hitmakers Lumidee and Nina Sky were seeing their rise. In an era with so many hits and jams, I scoured the internet for the treasure trove of songs by Latinas (and a few honorably mentioned men) for the gems of the time you probably forgot about.
Check out the songs below. Promise you that your Friday night getting ready playlist will never get better.
“Dip It Low” by Christina Milian
It was a weird video (Christina Milian became a major culprit of cultural appropriation but all the offenses aside this was your jam and tbh probs sparked your sexual awakening with lyrics like “Dip it low, pick it up slow, roll it all around poke it out like your back broke. Pop pop pop that thing.”
“Lady Marmalade” by Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya, Pink
Shout out to the days when the only french you knew was “do you want to speak with me tonight” or “Voulez vous coucher avec moi ce soir”
“Showstopper” by Danity Kane
They do it deadly.
“No More” by 3LW
These lyrics right here though: “A yo, you promised me Kate SpadeBut that was last year/ Boy in the eighth grade/ And you ain’t biggie, baby boy/ So it ain’t one more chance When your friends around u don’t wanna hold my hand/ And now you see a girl stylin’ and wildin’ inside the mix/ Hoppin out the whips, the whips, the 5, the 6.”
Like damn girl it sounds like ya boi lives the bad and bougie life.
“Nobody Wants to Be Lonely” by Christina Aguilera & Ricky Martin
Bet you completely forgot the days when you imagined Christina and Ricky having an affair.
“Thank God I Found You” by Mariah Carey, Joe, and 98 Degrees
And this collaboration is the greatest / most extra of all time.
“Get Over Yourself (Goodbye)” by Eden’s Crush
Eden’s Crush had quite a few Latinas in the mix including Ana Maria Lombo, Ivette Sosa, Maile Misajon, and Rosanna Tavarez.
“Where My Girls At” by 702
Bet you didn’t know 702 was a girl group that brought on all kinds of Latina Power. The lineup included sisters LeMisha and Irish Grinstead worked with Mexican-Puertoriquena Tiffany Villarreal and Amelia Cruz.
“Ain’t It Funny” by Jennifer Lopez
Yes in the days, J.LO helped you find the irony in having your guy want you back when he had you before. See J.LO acting cold as ice for the first time in your life. Also, check out that highlight.
“Never Leave You (Uh Oh)” by Lumidee
Lumidee created the sweetest lyrics of your life for her hit “Never Leave You (Uh Oh)” which was also featured in “Mean Girls.”
“Aserejé”- Las Ketchup Song
YAS! Shout out to the days when your abuela hated this song because she thought the Argentinian singers were doing Santeria.
Move Ya Body by Nina Sky
You’ll want to dance to this hit in the club the night you listen to it.
“AM to PM” by Christina Milian
Christina Milian tore up the beat again with her lyrics “Everybody lookin like stars (like stars)all the chicks n the fellas in the bar ( in the bar) all of ya’ll bumpin this in you’re car ( in you’re cars) from am to pm.” Literally, had you imagining the days you could bounce the best songs out of your own convertible’s stereo.
“La Tortura” by Shakira
So if you weren’t from Colombia you might have struggled with the lyrics. PERO you know that even if you didn’t understand the lyrics it spoke the language of your hips anyway.
“Gasolina” by Daddy Yankee
Here’s to the days you shouted “dame mas gasolina” on the schoolbus even when you didn’t know what you were saying.
“Me & U” by Cassie
Aww Cassie’s sweet voice was the best thing you’ve ever seen in your life.
Rie Y Llora (Video) by Celia Cruz
Celia Cruz is incredible beyond words and there’s no doubt that her 2003 hit completely influenced your ritmo and tendency to yell Azcuar whenever you thought it was appropriate.
“Oye Mi Canto” by N.O.R.E featuring Daddy Yankee
This song was literally doing the shout out to all the Latinos of the world before everyone else. Yes Morena, Boricua, Dominicano and Cubano! YES!!!
“Whine Up” by Kat DeLuna
Canta canta ???? Cardi B please bring my girl baaaack!
Honorable Mention: “Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche)” – 98 Degrees
Because they ain’t Latinos but they did spark your sexual awakening even if it was for una noche.
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