1 Borriquito- Charon
For upbeat vocals and a lovely vocalist, Charon’s ‘Borriquito’ should not be missed. You’ll find everyone bouncing and singing along when this one starts. This one also happens to be a great icebreaker for the top of your playlist.
2 Cha Cha- Chelo
“Everybody in the party do the Cha Cha!” How could you ever forget that? Liven up your party with the pulsing beat from Chelo’s ‘Cha Cha’. Instantly recognizable and easy to dance to, Cha Cha is a great follow-up to ‘Borriquito’. Tell me you don’t love that jazzy opening?
3 The Cup Of Life- Ricky Martin
Some might disagree and say that ‘Livin La Vida Loca’ would be a better choice, but, Cup of Life fits perfectly. The quieter tone and more withdrawn pace will work in beautiful contrast to Cha Cha… until it speeds up and makes the party wild again!
4 Conga- Miami Sound Machine
Another classic, upbeat dance track. You’ll see nothing but smiles when Gloria Estefan starts what many consider her best performance. After the slow-down brought by ‘Cup of Life’, listeners will appreciate Conga’s energy. So loosen up and do the ‘Conga’!
5/6 Hot Hot Hot- Arrow & Tequila- The Champs
5 & 6 Can be swapped for either spot on the playlist depending on your preference. If you’re looking for the wild, lyric-lacking sort of swinger track- Tequila should come next. Another classic, Tequila inspires the sort of shaking and spinning that only real tequila should bring about. However, if after ‘Conga’ you’re looking for something positive and bouncy, Arrow’s ‘Hot Hot Hot’ will do the trick.
7/8 Smooth- Santana & Sway- Shaft
Two lovely tracks just waiting for your choice of where to put them. One for the girls, one for the guys. ‘Sway’ will no doubt inspire the guys to smile and cling that much tighter to their beloved. The sweet song will no doubt leave them daydreaming in paradise. On the other hand, ‘Smooth’ will either have the same effect on the ladies, or leave them daydreaming about Rob Thomas. Preferably the former, considering ‘Smooth’ is a great song for holding tight to your partner and reflecting on your love.
9 Mambo Number 5- Lou Bega
The party may be winding down for the playlist, but the party certainly won’t be with the passion and energy in ‘Mambo Number 5’. After the emotional break thanks to Sway & Smooth, ‘Mambo’ will reenergize the dancers and breathe life into any remaining wall-huggers.
10 Soul Bossa Nova- Quincy Jones
As the playlist comes to a close we finish up with the 60’s classic, Soul Bossa Nova. This instrumental track will invite everyone to gradually cool down, take their seats, and have a nice cold drink. Let your head sway to the music as you toast your friends.