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The 22 Best 90s Latin Songs You’ll Want to Karaoke To

Do you remember the Latin explosion of the 90s? Who am I kidding, of course, you do. Ricky Martin’s “Livin’ La Vida Loca” started it all but he was quickly followed by the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Enrique Iglesias, and more. But even before the world fell in love with Latin pop music in ’99, we already had plenty of Latin songs that were hitting the Spanish-language charts.

In an effort to remember some of that magic and recreate the nostalgia, we’ve compiled a list of the 22 best 90s Latin songs that you’ll want to karaoke to ASAP. That’s right, karaoke. The art of getting a bit too tipsy with your friends and heading to the nearest karaoke bar or private room so that you can all have fun belting out some of your favorite tunes. And no karaoke party will be complete without at least a few of the songs on this list. Whether you sing “Amor Prohibido” or “Genie in a Bottle” or “Suavemente” or “I Want to Know”, there’s plenty of songs to choose from. Now, get out that microphone and get to business.

1. “Livin’ La Vida Loca” by Ricky Martin

The English-language song that started the Latin craze of the 90s and also made a crossover star of Ricky Martin. It’s one that will make your hips shake the minute you play it. Just try me.

2. “Amor Prohibido” by Selena

It wouldn’t be a 90s playlist without at least one Selena song, amirite? (Okay, there might be more than one…). This one is a classic and definitely one you’ll want to belt out to your sweetie ASAP.

3. “Waiting for Tonight” by Jennifer Lopez

Oh, JLo. You’ll fall in love with her all over again when you dance and sing to this oh-so-happy tune. This remains one of her most popular songs, and with good reason. Just listen to it!

4. “Ojos Así” by Shakira

Before Shakira wowed her English audience with “Whenever, Wherever” (which came out in 2001), there was this gem. It’s impossible not to croon away as she (and you) sing about his gorgeous eyes.

5. “Mambo No. 5” by Lou Bega

This is a fun, silly tune from a guy who ended up being a bit of a One Hit Wonder. Still, kinda gotta love as he sings about Monica and Rita and whoever else. It’ll make your jazz hands come out, at the very least.

6. “Como Te Extraño Mi Amor” by Café Tacvba

This Spanish hit was definitely one that spoke to me in the 90s. It’s sweet and fun, and something that I simply can’t stop singing. Seriously, is there anything about this song you won’t love?

7. “You Sang to Me” by Marc Anthony

Marc Anthony was already a huge Spanish-language star by the time he crossed over with singles such as these. It definitely made us all want him to sing to us but, perhaps for karaoke, you can be the one serenading instead.

8. “Hechinera” by Maná

It’s impossible not to sing this song by Maná whenever it comes on. If you have any guys in your karaoke crew, then get them to do a big ole bro sing-along to this one. You won’t regret it, trust me.

9. “Bailamos” by Enrique Iglesias

Although this song is in English and Spanish, it’s the English version that really hit it big for Enrique. He may be the song of a Spanish star, but he’s made it all on his own in English now.

10. “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” by Selena

I promised you at least one more Selena song for your karaoke playlist, didn’t I? Well, here it is! Possibly her most famous song and one that’s sure to get everyone in the karaoke room singing their hearts out.

11. “Genie in a Bottle” by Christina Aguilera

Xtina wasn’t considered part of the Latin Explosion of the 90s despite her Latina background, and why? Possibly because she sang this candy-coated song and looked a bit too much like a certain other blonde pop princess. Still, she can really belt… as she will prove over and over again.

12. “Maria” by Ricky Martin

Ricky has been singing for a while, and this Spanish-language song is one of his best. It’s one that I can’t help but groove to over and over again, and it’s become my favorite at the karaoke bar.

13. “Mentira” by Manu Chao

A hot song by a hot guy? Yeah, I’m here for it. You don’t have to be a dude to sing this one, as I’ve definitely put my vocal talents to the test by belting out this tune more than once. You gotta try it, too.

14. “Suavemente” by Elvis Crespo

Elvis Crespo’s tune was on pretty much every radio in the 90s, and for good reason. It’s a great song to move to and an even greater song to sing to your sweetie. Or to your ladies because they’re pretty sweet too.

15. “Smooth” by Santana

The legendary Latino guitarist teamed up with Rob Thomas for this English-language song that totally rocked the 90s. It was really fun to groove (yes, I said it) to this sing. It’ll be even more fun to sing it yourself.

16. “La Vida Es Un Carnaval” by Celia Cruz

Celia is my girl, forever and ever. This is one of her last songs, but also one of her best. When life is a carnival (and, yes, it totally is), you’ll want to dance and sing the night away for sure.

17. “If You Had My Love” by Jennifer Lopez

I started singing this song just typing out this sentence. The dancing in it is almost as great as the lyrics, but it’s the lyrics that will wow everyone at your next karaoke outing. Go for it, chica.

18. “Por Debajo De La Mesa” by Luis Miguel

He’s the Latino Michael Bublé, and always has been. In fact, he was Michael Bublé before there even was one. He can croon with the best of them, and you can learn a thing or two by crooning out this song.

19. “I Need to Know” by Marc Anthony

Another great song by Marc Anthony because the man deserves more than one on this list. We need to know how good your lyrical skills are, and this song is a fun one to put yourself for the test.

20. “Como La Flor” by Selena

One of Selena’s best songs definitely deserves to be on this list, too. Is it too much that there are three Selena songs on this list? Nope, definitely not. Pick one or, let’s face it, just go ahead and sing them all.

21. “Just Another Day” by Jon Secada

Sing this song, you won’t regret it. One of the earlier English-language songs that made it big in the U.S., it’s definitely one that’s difficult to forget. And nobody will forget your performance of it!

22. “Mi Tierra” by Gloria Estefan

No Latinx sogn list would be complete without at least one Gloria Estefan classic, and this one definitely hits the mark. Gloria’s ode to her home country of Cuba is sweet, and you’ll be just as sweet singing it.

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Video Dug Up From Cardi B’s Past Shows Her Saying She Used To Drug And Rob Men

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Video Dug Up From Cardi B’s Past Shows Her Saying She Used To Drug And Rob Men

Stay grateful you did not grow up in the era of Snapchat/ Instagram/ Facebook kids because you can delete but your recorded actions can still come back to bite. Cardi B knows the story. While the Afro-Latina queen of Trap isn’ making any apologies, the latest video to be dug up from her past is requiring her to give some answers.

Video of the singer, recalling a time in her life in which she felt forced to drug and rob men while seducing them has resurfaced.

Over the weekend, video of the “Money” rapper recalling how she used to drug and rob men resurfaced.

The video, which was recorded during an Instagram live broadcast, sees Cardi as she goes on a tearful verbal tirade about her past. This after, someone apparently questioned her success and accused her of not “putting in no fucking work.”

“I had to go ‘oh yeah, you wanna fuck me? Yeah yeah yeah let’s go to this hotel.’ And then I’d drug [expletivie] up and I’d rob them. That’s what I used to do.”

Users online were quick to comment.

“The fact that cardi b admitted to drugging and robbing men she would take back to a hotel for sex blows my mind,” wrote Twitter user @itsangelaa. “That’s not ‘keeping it real.’ that’s a crime.”

“I wonder what woulda happened if it were the other way round,” @BTSisthecauseo5 commented.

At the onset of the backlash, the rapper seemed to take the comments rather lightly.

The following day she also tweeted “IM THAT BITCH THEY LOVE TO HATE, IM THAT BITCH THEY HATE TO LOVE and I love it.”

On Tuesday, however, after users on Instagram and Twitter continued to simmer, she was forced to issue comment.

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In a post to her Instagram, the rapper responded to the comments about the video by saying: “I’m a part of a hip hop culture where you can talk about where you come from talk about the wrong things you had to do to get where you are.”


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🤩 20 Remarkable Mementos You’ll See at the Selena Museum

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🤩 20 Remarkable Mementos You’ll See at the Selena Museum

In 1995, the world lost the Queen of Tejano music, Selena Quintanilla Perez. Immediately following her death, mass vigils were held around the Latinidad to honor our lost reina. After her death, fans turned to her music for consolation and relief as they mourned the musician. Even after 24 years, the superstar is still grieved and celebrated by her fans.

Festivals are held around the world each year in honor of Selena’s birthday, life and death. Murals of the Queen of Tejano still grace neighborhoods from Texas to California to Mexico. Even international brands like MAC Cosmetics, Forever 21 and Target still collaborate with Selena’s estate to bring fans new merchandise.

While these all immortalize Selena’s legacy, there’s only one museum in the world dedicated to the Queen of Tejano.

In Selena’s hometown of Corpus Christi Texas — only a few miles from her final resting place — is Q Productions. Founded in 1993, Q Productions is the actual studio Selena recorded in with her father, Abraham, and Los Dinos. While it’s still an operating studio, the big draw of the location is the Selena Quintanilla Museum. Featuring mementos, collectables and memories from the iconic Latina’s life and career, it’s a visit that every Selena fan should make.

Here are some of the remarkable artifacts you will find at the Selena Museum.

1. Selena’s red convertible

The Selena Museum

It’s now over 30 years old, but this racy red convertible was Selena’s favorite car. In fact, before she bought the 1986 Porsche, she purchased a new black Porsche hatchback instead. However, something just didn’t vibe for the Queen of Tejano and she traded that one in for this older model. It could be because it’s paint job matches the Latina’s signature red lip but this ride just says, “Selena.”

2. The entire Selena MAC makeup line

The Selena Museum

In 2016, international makeup company MAC Cosmetics launched a line inspired by Selena. The Selena MAC collection was so well received that it sold out online within HOURS. The full line is on display at the Selena Museum — sporting products with names like “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom,” “Missing My Baby” and “No Me Queda Mas.”

3. Selena’s fashion sketches

The Selena Museum

Anyone who has seen Selena knows that the musician had an incredible sense of style. She had first-hand input in her styling because she designed many of her most iconic looks. Had she not become a musician, Selena wanted to become a fashion designer. In fact, before her death, Selena had opened two boutiques — one in Corpus Christi and one in San Antonio. Another was planned for Monterrey, Mexico however it was never built. Following her death, both locations closed but you can still see the sketches that started it all.

4. Selena’s childhood dolls

The Selena Museum

It’s easy to forget that the legendary Queen of Tejano started off as a little girl, singing songs to her father’s guitar. These sweet reminders of her childhood give us a glimpse into the Selena that only her family know. The baby doll and old Raggedy Anne are toys saved by Selena’s parents and immortalized in the museum. To them, she will always be their little girl.

5. Fan mail from around the world

The Selena Museum

Selena got her start in South Texas but soon achieved stardom that reached around the world. At the Selena Museum, you’ll find devoted fan mail from places like Japan, Uruguay, Peru, Hungary and New Zealand. You can still send fan mail to Q Productions and share your own love and appreciation for Selena.

6. An original manuscript for “Selena”

The Selena Museum

Soon after Selena’s death in 1995, studios began vying for the rights to Selena’s life. The Quintanilla Family wanted to make sure Selena’s spirit was especially respected in any depiction of the departed musician. With this in mind, they became very involved in the film of her life. In 1997, “Selena” debuted to critical acclaim and would arguably be the role that made Jennifer Lopez’s career. At the Selena Museum, you’ll find an original manuscript for the screenplay that would become “Selena.”

7. Selena’s famous bustiers

The Selena Museum

Before pop stars’ became more open with baring a little skin, Selena made the bustier a staple for her wardrobe. Much to her dad Abraham’s dismay, Selena came up with design herself. The fashionista would sow sequins onto regular bras for a show-stopping look. It’s a good thing that Abe eased his anti-bustier stance. They’re further proof that Selena was a star ahead of her time.

8. Selena’s egg collection

The Selena Museum

If you’ve seen “Selena,” you know the Queen of Tejano had an odd little collection. She liked to collect eggs; specifically, Faberge eggs. The Russian treasures are a luxury that Selena adored and the singer had plenty in her collection. In case you’re curious, the collection DOES NOT include that egg ring from She-Who-Will-Not-Be-Named.

9. Selena’s Grammy dress

The Selena Museum

Since fashion is such an essential part of who she was, the Selena Museum has several of the late star’s iconic outfits. One that’s exceptionally gorgeous is the Lillie Rubin white sequin dress she wore to the Grammys. You might remember that legendary scene in “Selena” with the rude boutique clerk and swarm of fans. That scene was inspired by a memorable shopping trip in Houston to buy that dress.

10. Collectable Selena dolls

The Selena Museum

Raise your hand if you had one of these babies as a kid. Selena has been memorialized in several different ways but the different collectable dolls made in her image may be the most awesome. At the Selena Museum, there is a collection of six Selena dolls — all sporting one of her signature looks.

11. The studio Selena used to record her final album

The Selena Museum

Q Productions has been a working studio since it’s opening in the 90s. To this day, it still accommodates musicians but Selena was their first ever recording artist. Infact, Selena recorded her final album — “Dreaming of You” — at Q Productions.

12. And the very microphone she used, too

The Selena Museum

Including Suzette’s first drum kit and Abraham’s prized piano, Q Productions has many treasures on display. One you’ll be able to see is the very mic Selena used to record “Dreaming of You.” The album debuted number 1 on the Billboard 200; the first ever predominantly Spanish-language album to do so.

13. The outfit from the cover of “Amor Prohibido”

The Selena Museum

One of Selena’s most iconic looks is the fierce leather and lace outfit featured on the album cover for “Amor Prohibido.” This album proved to be one of Selena’s biggest. Besides being a solid listen from start to finish, it also features hits “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom,” “Yo Me Queda Más” and “Techno Cumbia.” The popularity of this album ensured that Selena will forever be remembered for this look.

14. Selena’s Grammy

The Selena Museum

For all of Selena’s talent and popularity, she was honored with many awards in her career. The prize of that collection is the 1994 Grammy she won for Best Mexican/American Album. This Grammy made history for the first win by a female Tejano singer. There’s no telling how many more of these she would have won had her life not been cut tragically short.

15. The plaque honoring Selena’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

The Selena Museum

In 2017, Selena was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The ceremony drew 4,500 fans — the largest gathering to ever attend an unveiling. This plaque was presented to the Quintanilla family to commemorate the historic event and moreover recognize Selena’s legacy.

16. Buckles celebrating Selena’s Houston Rodeo preformances

The Selena Museum

Selena played the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo a total of three times. While all three concerts drew huge crowds, her 1995 appearance broke attendance records for the Houston Astrodome. Following the concerts, these commemorative belt buckles were presented to Selena to celebrate her successful shows.

17. A custom Selena guitar from the Fiesta de la Flor

The Selena Museum

Every year, celebrations of Selena’s life happen all over the world. One such event happens in Corpus Christi. Since 2014, Fiesta de la Flor — an event with music, food, a mercado and all things Chicano — has been held for Selena’s memory. At the Selena Museum, you can see a custom guitar that bares the Queen of Tejano’s face from the event.

18. Selena’s jewelry collection

As someone who lived for fashion, it’s only natural that Selena would love a good accessory. The Selena Museum has on display a large collection of jewelry owned and worn by the musician herself. Some items were gifts from loved ones like husband Chris, while others were gifted by fans.

19. Condolence letters from world figures

The Selena Museum

When Selena passed away, the whole world mourned. The loss of such a vibrant, beautiful and kind young woman was such a tragedy that even world leaders took notice. On display at the Selena Museum are several noted condolence letters from the likes of Larry King, President Bill Clinton, and then-Texas Governor George W. Bush.

20. Selena’s famous purple jumpsuit

Remember that record-breaking performance at the Houston Rodeo? Even if you’ve never seen footage of the big event, there’s no doubt that you’ve seen Selena’s look from that night. The famous purple jumpsuit she wore to the 1995 Houston Rodeo has become the most recognizable outfit from Selena’s memorable wardrobe. At the Selena Museum, you can take a selfie with it and immortalize your love for the Queen of Tejano.

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