18 jul The Reikon Holidays Beach Playlist
So are you going on a holiday to Malaga, and can’t you wait for the fun in the sun to begin? As you know, most fun is in looking forward to it. The beach, the beautiful southern cities, the delicious sangria… but… why wait any longer? Why shouldn’t the fun begin just right now? We’ve put together the best Malaga Beach playlist for you, so that you can start the holiday vibes right away, even at work.
In this blog we will highlight some of Reikons favourites. These songs are either real classics that you’ve definitely heard of, are great to practice your Spanish with, or just instantly give you the real Malaga feeling you will have on your Reikon holiday as well. So if you want to find that new favourite song you can repeat endlessly in the plane to Malaga, read further and discover!
- Enrique Iglesias, Descemer Bueno – Bailando (Spanish Version)
Enrique Iglesias is as famous as they get. But did you know that many of his English songs were also made in Spanish? And to be honest, they are even better than the English version. Just give this Spanish version of the well-known song Bailando a go, and we bet you’ll prefer it to the English one in no time!
- SKAP – El Vals del Obrero
SKAP might sound a bit unfamiliar to you. Yet, this band is very famous in South America, where millions of people listen to their politically tinted songs. El Vals Del Obrero is one of their flagships, in which they discuss the hard life of the common working man. And if you’ve always thought the Spanish tend to speak fast, you should listen to this song, sometimes you wonder when they ever breathe…
- Fondo Flamenco – Mi Estrella Blanca
Yet, if you go to Andalusia, you also want to listen to Andalusian songs – right? Fondo Flamenco is an Andalusian boyband that produces a great mix of Flamenco and modern pop music: they are not for nothing called ‘Flamenco Background’ (Fondo Flamenco in Spanish). Mi Estrella Blanca is not just a song; it is some kind of a fairy-tale. It tells the story of a man that has the most fantastic dream of his life: he owned a beautiful little Andalusian house, in which he, his children and his beautiful Andalusian wife (his white star – Estrella Blanca) lived happily together. And of course, at the end of the song he wakes up. However, he keeps on trying to get back to the fantastic life in his dream, by sleeping all the time and praying to God. This song –and others produced by this great band – can of course be found back in our playlist.
- Rotem Cohen & Descemer Bueno – Como El Agua
When this song starts playing, you might think the Spanish sounds a bit weird… and you’re completely right! As a matter of fact, it is not even Spanish at all, but Portuguese. In this song, the Spanish singer Descemer Bueno performs a duet with the Portuguese Rotem Cohen. Spanish and Portugese are continuously alternated. Do you hear the difference…?
- Dr. Bellido – La Conocí Bailando
Now, let’s get a bit more in the party mood! Dr. Bellido is a great music producer for the party animals among us – his songs make you instantly feel like you’re in a Spanish club, dancing your heart out. Therefore, the title of this song couldn’t be more fitting: La Conocí Bailando means ‘I met her dancing’. So let’s dance and see whoever you’ll meet when you’re dancing to this great hit!
- Dalmata, Zion & Lennox – Dulce Carita
La Dulce Carita – or the Sweet Face: in this song, the gorgeous face of a beautiful girl is extensively discussed by Dalmata, Zion and Lennox. This song is as tropical as they get, and is perfect to listen to with a delicious cocktail at the beach; in the shade of a palm tree… – or in the bus to work of course, if the first option is not in reach yet. Just close your eyes, and wherever you are, you’ll feel the tropical vibes instantly running through your veins when listening to Dulce Carita.
- Gypsy Kings – Hotel California
Hotel California – who doesn’t know this classic? The Gypsy Kings – which you probably know because of their songs ‘Bamboleo’ and ‘Volare’- made a version of this song which couldn’t be ignored in this blog. The insane guitar skills these guys show in this song, from the first second to the last, are a delight to listen to. If you’ve listened to the original version of the song so many times you cannot hear it anymore, then this cover by the Gipsy Kings might make you fall in love again, and could bring you in the holiday mood in the process!
- Luis Fonsi & Demi Lovato – Echame La Culpa
Do you also think a fight in Spanish sounds more passionate? In this popular song, a fight about who’s guilty of relationship trouble is performed by well-known artists (Despacito, anyone?). Although it sounds a bit too happy for a fight, the Spanish fire can be heard in all of the lyrics. And of course, you could practice some of these lyrics to surprise your lover with some Spanish arguments in your next discussion. Who’s right now?
- David Bisbal & Greeicy – Perdón
As we probably inspired you to pick up a fight in Spanish in the last song, we should probably teach you how to say sorry as well, right? For that, this song by David Bisbal and Greeicy is perfect: in this song, David realizes his mistakes and asks his girl to come back to him: Qué tengo que hacer para que vuelvas? Learning to get someone back in Spanish might be of use sometimes, you never know!
- Marc Anthony – Vivir Mi Vida
Going on a holiday is the ultimate celebration of life. Marc Anthony knows how to express this celebration perfectly in Vivir Mi Vida; which means ‘living my life’. Despite of difficult things and dark times sometimes coming on his path, he decides to love his life anyway, and to keep on laughing, dancing and enjoying. Who are we to say no to that? The happy message in this song is easily detectable even if you don’t understand the lyrics. Thus, another great holiday song.
- Shakira & Carlos Vives – La Bicicleta
Finally, we wrap up with a celebrity we all know. Shakira is famous because of songs like ‘Whenever, Wherever’ and ‘Waka Waka’, but just like Enrique Iglesias she produces at least as many Spanish songs due to her Columbian roots. And to be honest, they are all great! In ‘La Bicicleta’, Carlos Vives takes her all over the world with his bike. This adventurous song will get stuck in your mind for sure.
Of course, we would love to tell you more about all of the songs we put in our playlist. However, you would get the point even better if you would start listening to them, and we are sure you will find your new favourite song. Whether you are going on a holiday to Malaga or not, our Reikon Holidays Malaga Beach playlist will instantly give you the Spanish summer feeling, anywhere, anytime. And do you want to get even more of the summer vibes? Then you can always book your holiday at Reikon Holidays, and we will definitely give you the time of your life at the Costa del Sol!