Monday, May 2, 2011

Cinco de Mayo tunes for Spinning® and Indoor Cycling Classes

Need some hot Latin music for a Cinco de Mayo playlist in your Spinning® or Indoor Cycling classes? Here's some for you!

However, as a lover of all things global, I feel it's my duty to remind you that Cinco de Mayo is Independence Day for the country of Mexico. Very few of these songs are from Mexican artists. They could be from any Latin country in the world - and there are many, stretching from central to South America, to the islands of Puerto Rico and Cuba, all the way over to Europe and the original Spanish country of Spain. But I guess if you go on vacation to Cancun or Cabo, you could hear any Latin song from all corners of the globe.

If the origin of the song doesn't concern you or your students, then have a great time in your classes with these fun and energetic tunes. ;-)

And if anyone has some specific Mexican artists (or any additional Latin tunes), please post them in the comments.

Song title, Artist, CD (if known)
* represents my own favorites

  • **Guitarra G (Original Chillout Mix), G Club presents Banda Sonora, Chillout Session Sampler
  • **Logozo, Sidestepper, Buddha Bar II
  • *Un Poco Flamengo (Unreleased Mix), Chilly Marry, Spinning Volume Eleven
  • Bingo Bango (Latin Dub Remix) - Basement Jaxx, Mad Dogg Spinning Volume 8
  • Sandy Hot Pants, Smitty & Davenport, Spinning Volume 9
  • *Corazon Espinado (Spanish Dance Remix), Santana feat Mana
  • Vazilando Feeling (dj Sueko Rmx), DJ Chus Vs Oreja
  • *Oye Mi Amor, Maná, Sol
  • Ángel de Amor, Maná, Sol
  • Mas Que Mancada (FI mix), Ronaldo's Revenge, Full Intention Revenge mix
  • El sabor de las cosas, Los Piratas, Ultrasónica
  • Hit the Road Jack (Pena Estrad), Mo' Horizons, Remember Tomorrow
  • El Camino, Marquess, Marquess
  • De Camino, Alex Cuba, Agua Del Pozo
  • Radio Incredible, Marquess, Frenetica
  • * Tu no Eres Para Mi, Fanny Lu
  • (I'll be a) Happy Man, The Latin Blues Band feat. Luis Aviles, Brown Sugar - Latin Breakbeats, Basslines & Boogaloo
  • **La Esperanza - Bongoloverz & Ursula Cuesta, Buddha Bar, Buddha Bar 8
  • Lola, Chayanne, Mi Tiempo
  • *Remember (Na Na Na Hey Hey), Summerlove
  • Quien Como Tu, Enzo Diaz, Barrio Latino - Paris Bailando (Latin cover of Without Love by the Doobie Brothers)
  • *Diablo Rojo, Rodrigo & Gabriela, Rodrigo y Gabriela
  • *Fiesta Latina, Cafe De Miami, Salsa In A Sultry Atmosphere
  • Guapisimo, Cafe De Miami, Salsa In A Sultry Atmosphere
  • Let's Be Free, Cafe De Miami, Salsa In A Sultry Atmosphere
  • *La Bamba (Remix 2005), Safri Duo
  • *Ritmo De La Noche, Safri Duo
  • *Gypsy (En Vivo), Shakira, Loba
  • *Suerte, Shakira
  • Livin La Vida Loca (Pablo Flores English Club Mix), Ricky Martin, Livin' La Vida Loca
  • * El Temperamento (Spanish Single Version), Marquess, Marquess
  • No importa, Marquess, Frenetica
  • * Bailamos (Album Version), Enrique Iglesias, Hero [Single]
  • Samba De Janeiro (Maxi), Bellini
  • *Suavemente, Elvis Crespo, Suavemente
  • Baila Morena, Zucchero, Zucchero & Co.
  • A Gozar, Spiritual Vibes, Barrio Latino - Paris Bailando
  • Así Es La Vida, Elefante, Elefante Exitos
  • El Abandonao, Elefante, Elefante Exitos
  • Mariposa, La Oreja de Van Gogh, El Viaje De Copperpot
  • Pop, La Oreja de Van Gogh, El Viaje De Copperpot
  • La Playa, La Oreja de Van Gogh, El Viaje De Copperpot
  • Soledad, La Oreja de Van Gogh, El Viaje De Copperpot
  • * Tres, Juanes, La vida es un ratico
  • * Te Amo (Madgipsy Mix), Sultana, 80 vs. 90 - Golden Rare Extended Tracks
  • South Beach Mambo, The Rippingtons, Life In The Tropics
  • Premonición, David Bisbal, Premonición Disc 1
  • Torre de Babel [Reggaeton Mix], David Bisbal, Premonición
  • Silencio, David Bisbal,
  • Quién Me Iba a Decir, David Bisbal, Premonición
  • Latin Blues Part 1, Eric Kupper, Rythm2


  • Agua Del Pozo, Alex Cuba, Agua Del Pozo
  • I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, Coco Freeman/U2, Rhythms del Mundo: Cuba
  • Hero, Enrique Iglesias, Hero [Single]
EDIT: Chris has posted her Cinco de Mayo playlist on her indoor cycling blog for even more variety. Make sure to check back with Chrispins often for her playlists, too!