Enjoy this Theme Ride Thursday from our vault.
Songs for your Cinco de Mayo fiesta ride!
While many of us think Cinco de Mayo celebrates Mexico’s independence, it actually commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over the French. Here in the United States, this holiday is celebrated with extreme fanfare. Maybe it’s because the nice weather is finally here, the nights are getting longer, or we love a well-made margarita. Either way, this playlist provides tunes from Mexico’s most popular artists and DJs, from Santana to Luis Miguel to Rodrigo y Gabriela to Chel Mayo and Deorro. We’ve also included songs about tequila, margaritas and ones with ‘Mexico’ in the title.
If you’re looking for some quick choreography, then make sure to check out links to some of the songs that have been highlighted in previous weekly, music posts.
- Meet me on the beach under the shade (Note that this song is actually about Rio, but Santana is from Mexico.)
- Climb until you’re breathless
- Electro Disney—Say what?
- How Many Hours Can You Last?
You may want to include this track by Chel Mayo called Mexican Rockstar in your cinco de Mayo playlist. It’s 85 bpm and would make a great warm-up or recovery track.
So sit back with a cerveza while selecting some of these songs for your celebratory ride. ¡Salud!
As always, please post in the comments if you have related songs to add to the list, but please make sure the artists are from Mexico or the song references Mexico.