Remezcla has published a series of lists illustrating 2014’s best songs, best music videos, best music trends, best Instagram accounts and best breakout artists. That’s a lot of bests–but well worth the look.
The first pick is gonna require an explanation for those of us who don’t speak Spanish or aren’t familiar with the most hilarious of song requests in 2014. The hook to Corona’s 1993 hit song is: “This is the rhythm of the night.” The thing is, those lyrics could easily sound like, “Esas son Reebok o son Nike?” in Spanish, which translates to, “Are those Reeboks or Nikes?” At some point this year, a Spanish-language listener called the song request in to a station–thinking the song was about a pair of sneakers. His misheard lyrics song request was honored with a good chuckle.
“Son Reebok o son Nike?” went on to live a life of its own in music. So Remezcla included it on its list of favorite music trends of the year. Here’s one remix from Los XL:
No Reeboks of Nikes on the best song list–but check out Princess Nokia’s “Bikini Weather Corazón en Afrika” from the list:
And finally, don’t forget muralist Alexis Diaz’s gorgeous Instagram account:
Check out all of Remezcla’s 2014 lists–which feature nearly 100 songs, videos and artists you should know about–on their site. It’s seriously worth it.