malditas ganas

Some NorteñoBlog favorites are climbing the Billboard charts this week, and so NorteñoBlog is happy, even as “Bailando” doble “El Perdón” continues at #1. Ariel Camacho’s love song “Te Metiste” is either laconic or intense, possibly depending on whether in it you hear echoes of his signature song “El Karma,” which grows stranger with every spin on the radio. “Te Metiste” is at #19 on Hot Latin and nowhere on the airplay list, indicating support from mostly streams and downloads, but give it time — regional Mexican radio knows to respond to listeners’ whims, so all those clicks could yet translate into another weird radio song.

A little further down, Alfredo Ríos El Komander’s shambolic breakup song “Malditas Ganas” is at #24, making it his second biggest solo hit after last year’s “Soy De Rancho.” In fact, in the third verse Ríos offers to serenade his lost love with “Soy De Rancho,” but he still ends the song lonely. The same thing happens to me whenever I serenade my wife with “Soy De Rancho.” This song’s been kicking around the Mexican chart all year, so let’s roll out the welcome mat. And while we’re at it, let’s welcome Los Tigres’ bouncy pickup line “Que Tal Si Eres Tu” to El Norte’s radios. The second single from Realidades is wonderfully spry, especially when you consider Los Tigres are basically at the same career point as the Stones when they released A Bigger Bang.

In non-norteño news, #3 “Propuesta Indecente” is now 91 weeks old; I propose it stick some tennis balls on its walker before it scratches up my floors. And at #5, Wisin et al’s entirely decent “Nota de Amor” would like an order of paella from one clad in yellow underwear. At the Singles Jukebox, Juana Giaimo reasonably asks, “Why don’t you do it yourself?”

These are the top 25 Hot Latin Songs and top 20 Regional Mexican Songs, courtesy Billboard, as published May 2.

1. “El Perdón” – Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias
2. “Ay Vamos” – J Balvin
3. “Propuesta Indecente” – Romeo Santos (91 WEEKS OLD)
4. “Hablame de Ti” – Banda MS (#2 RegMex) (snoooooozzzzzz)
5. “Nota de Amor” – Wisin + Carlos Vives ft. Daddy Yankee
6. “Hilito” – Romeo Santos
7. “Contigo” – Calibre 50 (#1 RegMex)
8. “Travesuras” – Nicky Jam
9. “Mi Verdad” – Maná ft. Shakira
10. “Fanatica Sensual” – Plan B

11. “Sigueme y Te Sigo” – Daddy Yankee
12. “Pierdo la Cabeza” – Zion & Lennox
13. “El Amor De Su Vida” – Julión Álvarez y Su Norteño Banda (#8 RegMex)
14. “Me Sobrabas Tu” – Banda Los Recoditos (#11 RegMex)
15. “Qué Tiene De Malo” – Calibre 50 ft. El Komander (#18 RegMex)
16. “Lejos De Aqui” – Farruko
17. “Dime” – Julión Álvarez y Su Norteño Banda (#14 RegMex)
18. “Solita” – Prince Royce
19. “Te Metiste” – Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho
20. “Soltero Disponible” – Regulo Caro (#3 RegMex)

21. “Lo Hiciste Otra Vez” – La Arrolladora Banda El Limón (#6 RegMex) (Oh dear, this is not good. Not just sap — meandering sap.)
22. “Juntos (Together)” – Juanes
23. “El Que Se Enamora Pierde” – Banda Carnaval (#5 RegMex)
24. “Malditas Ganas” – El Komander (#13 RegMex)
25. “Inocente” – Romeo Santos

¡Adios!
“Disparo Al Corazon” – Ricky Martin
“Yo También” – Romeo Santos ft. Marc Anthony
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4. “Calla y Me Besas” – Enigma Norteña
7. “Levantando Polvadera” – Voz De Mando
9. “Que Aun Te Amo” – Pesado
10. “Eres Tú” – Proyecto X

12. “Como Tu No Hay Dos” – Los Huracanes del Norte
15. “Se Me Sigue Notando” – Chuy Lizarraga y Su Banda Tierra Sinaloense
16. “Todo Tuyo” – Banda El Recodo
17. “Si Te Vuelvo a Ver” – La Maquinaria Norteña
18. “Bonito Y Bello” – La Septima Banda
19. “Cuando La Miro” – Luis Coronel
20. “Que Tal Si Eres Tu” – Los Tigres Del Norte

¡Adios!
“No Te Vayas” – Fidel Rueda
“Eres Una Niña” – Gerardo Ortíz (#13 RegMex)
“El Karma” – Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho (#11 RegMex)

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