enigma norteno

And there dawned upon the world a new era of peace and prosperity, laps filled with cats and pockets filled with frozen burritos, the sun shining all the time even at night as the world realized that, not only was Enrique Iglesias’s “Bailando” no longer #1, it was actually NOWHERE IN THE TOP 25. Do you understand what this means??? “Bailando” is no longer at war with “Propuesta Indecente.” In fact, “Bailando” has NEVER been at war with “Propuesta Indecente.” Maybe the word “contigo” doesn’t even exist, who knows? Don’t ask questions!

Despair sets in as two ugly truths also dawn upon the world:

1) This means “Propuesta Indecente” won, and IT’S STILL #3 AFTER 88 WEEKS.
2) The current #1, Nicky Jam’s “El Perdon,” features both Enrique and the same chord progression as “Bailando.”

And the world suddenly realizes it’s trapped inside an unusually danceable episode of The Twilight Zone (Gente de Zona de Penumbra?) and contemplates retiring to either an underground bunker or an airplane at 20,000 feet, because at least the world knows how those scenarios will play out. Not only is “El Perdon” #1 for the fourth week, Billboard reports it had the second best week ever on the Latin streaming chart, with 2.8 million U.S. clicks. (Which song had the best week ever? Here’s a hint: it wants to click contigo…) But it’s not just streaming; “El Perdon” is popular across the metrics:

“Perdon” stands atop the Latin Airplay chart for a third week (10.9 million audience impressions, up 5 percent) and climbs 2-1 on Latin Digital Songs (up 50 percent to 11,000 downloads), notching Jam his first digital chart-topper and Iglesias his fourth. All this action lands “Perdon” a No. 66 debut on the Hot 100, the highest rank for a Spanish-dominant title on the list since “Odio” by Romeo Santos featuring Drake peaked at No. 45 on the chart dated Feb. 15, 2014. “Perdon” is also Jam’s first Hot 100 hit.

In other news, Julión Álvarez’s unexciting but still listenable Aferrado is the #1 Latin album with 6,000 sold. I tried again with “El Amor de Su Vida,” now #24 on Hot Latin, and the best I can say is it’s unexciting but still listenable.

More exciting is the song climbing at #7 on the Regional Mexican airplay chart, Enigma Norteño’s “Calla Y Me Besas.” Thanks to some hot accordion work and tight band interplay, the song has grown on NorteñoBlog and is today’s Pick to Click:

These are the top 25 Hot Latin Songs and top 20 Regional Mexican Songs, courtesy Billboard, as published April 11.

1. “El Perdon” – Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias
2. “Ay Vamos” – J Balvin
3. “Propuesta Indecente” – Romeo Santos (88 WEEKS OLD)
4. “Hablame de Ti” – Banda MS (#2 RegMex) (snoooooozzzzzz)
5. “Contigo” – Calibre 50 (#1 RegMex)
6. “Travesuras” – Nicky Jam
7. “Mi Verdad” – Maná ft. Shakira
8. “Hilito” – Romeo Santos
9. “Yo También” – Romeo Santos ft. Marc Anthony
10. “Fanatica Sensual” – Plan B

11. “Nota de Amor” – Wisin + Carlos Vives ft. Daddy Yankee
12. “El Karma” – Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho (#11 RegMex)
13. “Qué Tiene De Malo” – Calibre 50 ft. El Komander (#18 RegMex)
14. “Soltero Disponible” – Regulo Caro (#3 RegMex)
15. “Pierdo la Cabeza” – Zion & Lennox
16. “Eres Una Niña” – Gerardo Ortíz (#13 RegMex)
17. “Dime” – Julión Álvarez y Su Norteño Banda (#9 RegMex)
18. “Juntos (Together)” – Juanes
19. “Me Sobrabas Tu” – Banda Los Recoditos (#15 RegMex)
20. “Lo Hiciste Otra Vez” – La Arrolladora Banda El Limón (#5 RegMex) (Oh dear, this is not good. Not just sap — meandering sap.)

21. “Sigueme y Te Sigo” – Daddy Yankee
22. “Lejos De Aqui” – Farruko
23. “Disparo Al Corazon” – Ricky Martin
24. “El Amor De Su Vida” – Julión Álvarez y Su Norteño Banda (#14 RegMex)
25. “El Que Se Enamora Pierde” – Banda Carnaval (#4 RegMex)

“Piensas (Dile La Verdad)” – Pitbull ft. Gente de Zona
“Bailando” – Enrique ft. Descemer Bueno, Gente de Zona, & the word “contigo” (52 WEEKS OLD! “Feliz cumpleaños contigo…”)
“Mi Vuelvo Un Cobarde” – Christian Daniel

6. “Levantando Polvadera” – Voz De Mando
7. “Calla y Me Besas” – Enigma Norteña
8. “Eres Tú” – Proyecto X
10. “Que Aun Te Amo” – Pesado

12. “Se Me Sigue Notando” – Chuy Lizarraga y Su Banda Tierra Sinaloense
16. “No Te Vayas” – Fidel Rueda
17. “Si Te Vuelvo a Ver” – La Maquinaria Norteña
18. “Todo Tuyo” – Banda El Recodo
19. “Cuando La Miro” – Luis Coronel
20. “Bonito Y Bello” – La Septima Banda

“Mi Primera Vez” – Jonatan Sánchez
“Mi Princesa” – Remmy Valenzuela