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Chapter 238: Hips Don't Lie

Latin-tinged pop

Latin pop booms have been happening on and off in the US virtually since the Spanish-American War; this chapter contains hits from at least three of those booms (even if Drake and Justin Bieber’s recent trop-pop moments are more ‘vaguely Caribbean’ than authentically Latin). “Macarena” indulged America’s love for rigid, rhythmic square dances, while “Livin’ La Vida Loca” gave them license to go bananas. And Santana’s Supernatural is the rarest of things: a legacy artist releasing a future-thinking album that changed the course of pop.
1. Shakira

Hips Don't Lie (ft. Wyclef Jean)

2. Miami Sound Machine & Gloria Estefan


3. Major Lazer

Hold The Line (ft. Mr. Lex & Santigold)

4. Justin Bieber


5. Drake

Hotline Bling

6. Los del Río

Macarena (Bayside Boys Remix)

7. Sia

The Greatest (ft. Kendrick Lamar)

8. OMC

How Bizarre

9. Ricky Martin

Livin' la Vida Loca

10. Santana

Maria Maria (ft. The Product G&B)