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Who’s On the Mexican Radio?

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I live near Chicago, where we have one country station — or sometimes two, if the cloud cover and solar flares and other relevant factors (airborne toxic events?) cooperate and Milwaukee’s airwaves reach my antenna. Aside from Rick Jackson’s syndicated “Country Classics” show, I don’t trust these stations. They sound programmed by some depressing combination of Billboard and brute force, and when they reach into the past to find some roots, they almost always emerge with some shiny pop country hit from the past decade and a half. The DJs sound like they got booted over from the Hot AC channel. The first time I heard Thomas Rhett’s disco-tinged (and possibly date-rape-tinged) “Make Me Wanna,” the lady punching up the hott traxxx said, “I like that song, you know, it’s so DIFFERENT!” Well, no, not if you’ve been listening to Gretchen Wilson’s really good last album, or ’80s Ronnie Milsap, or even Big & Rich or Toby Keith or Kenny Chesney. (Or Tom Petty’s “Breakdown,” or Lou Christie’s “Lightning Strikes.”) I’m not #Savingcountrymusic or anything, but it’s nice to have a sense that your radio station understands its music and isn’t simply doing what it’s told.

Whenever I visit my grandparents south-central Missouri, they have a ton of country stations. (Also a model of Stonehenge, something called the Mule Trading Post, and a town called Bourbon. “I think that’s really water,” says Grandpa every time we’ve passed Bourbon’s water tower for the past 37 years.) As you might expect, these stations exhibit some expertise. They play the hits, yeah, but they alternate ’em with the hits of several previous decades. Like, I’m sure Bourbon pledges allegiance to the Hag. And possibly vice versa. They also play great minor songs, like Collin Raye’s “Midlife Chrysler,” that I’ve never heard up in my arid suburbia. I won’t even claim I prefer all the songs I hear in Missouri, on balance, to the songs on my citified Chicago country station. But you can tell the Missourians know what they’re talking about. (Their political ads are pleasantly infuriating, too.)

In that spirit, here are the week’s Top 20 Popular (read: norteño and banda) hits in México, as published by radioNOTAS. The only crossover with Billboard‘s top 20 Regional Mexican Songs is at #3, Los Tigres’ “La Bala.” I don’t like every song on this list, but it’s a useful corrective to the stagnant U.S. chart and it’ll be doubly useful to explain some of the differences. For instance, Calibre 50’s topping the Méxican chart with a song that criticizes the laws throughout México banning corridos. It’s a different song than their current U.S. hit. I won’t rule out hearing it up here, but as a protest song, it speaks most directly in its home country. At #6, El Bebeto, a banda leader I’ve enjoyed in the past, hits with a mariachi ballad. While it’s not uncommon to hear old mariachi on Chicago radio, something tells me a throwback like “Cuando Tu Me Besas” is more likely to become an actual hit in México. (I could be wrong about this.) I’m also heartened to see nomenclatural geniuses La Bandononona Clave Nueva in a leading role. I do wonder why boring ballads take up so much more of this chart than the U.S. one. “Dime” is the draggiest song on Julión Álvarez’s latest, though I cut him slack since he’s the best singer on the continent. We’ll continue to check in with radioNOTAS and learn stuff, even if it means learning way more about amor than is necessary or right.

#1. “Qué Tiene De Malo” – Calibre 50 ft. El Komander
#2. “Hombre Libre” – La Adictiva Banda San José
#3. “La Bala” – Los Tigres Del Norte
#4. “Se Me Sigue Notando” – Chuy Lizarraga
#5. “Háblame De Ti” – Banda MS
#6. “Cuando Tu Me Besas” – El Bebeto (his mariachi move?)
#7. “Dime” – Julión Álvarez y Su Norteño Banda
#8. “El Papel Cambio” – Alfredo Rios El Komander
#9. “El Que Se Enamora Pierde” – Banda Carnaval
#10. “En Tu Twitter y Facebook” – Danny Guillen (As you might imagine I went for this one first, and hoo boy, is this a terrible song.)

#11. “Somos Ajenos” – Banda El Recodo
#12. “No Te Vayas” – Fidel Rueda
#13. “Mayor De Edad” – La Original Banda el Limón
#14. “Bien Servida” – Los Gfez ft. Diego Herrera
#15. “Ya No Lo Vamos a Hacer” – Espinoza Paz
#16. “Perdoname Mi Amor” – Los Tucanes De Tijuana
#17. “La Bipolar” – Los Buitres De Culiacan
#18. “Ya No Vives En Mi” – La Bandononona Clave Nueva
#19. “Todo Lo Incluido” – Banda Los Sebastianes
#20. “Broche De Oro” – Banda La Trakalosa

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These are the top 25 Hot Latin Songs and top 20 Regional Mexican Songs, courtesy Billboard, as published Nov. 13. Things to note:

The sarlaccian digestion chart count for “Propuesta Indecente” increases to 68 weeks. And it moves UP a notch, to #2! You’ll remember this song already hit #1 more than a year ago, at the end of September/beginning of October 2013. King Romeo’s aptly named album Formula Vol. 2 had the biggest debut week (100k) of any Latin album in eight years. Since then he’s played Yankee Stadium and sold out venues in Mexico, the latter of which might be the more impressive feat for a guy from the Bronx. The video’s at 488 million views.

Nothing against “Propuesta”‘s pretty smarm, but its longevity underscores the lack of turnover on these charts. Nobody’s new or gone this week. On the one hand, this makes catching up with the popular music easy — stick around for a few weeks and there’s a good chance you’ll hear all the songs on the radio. On the other hand, we should wonder why the pace of turnover is so glacial. And why “Bailando” is still #1. At least we have “Soy Un Desmadre,” “Eres Una Niña,” and nomenclatural champs Saul El Jaguar ft. La Bandononona Clave Nueva de Max Peraza around to keep things interesante.

1. “Bailando” – Enrique ft. Descemer Bueno, Gente de Zona, & the word “contigo”
2. “Propuesta Indecente” – Romeo Santos (I just wanna point out this song is 68 WEEKS OLD AND CLIMBING, and that maybe someone’s chart methodology needs tweaking.)
3. “Eres Mia” – Romeo Santos
4. “Ay Vamos” – J Balvin
5. “Y Asi Fue” – Julión Álvarez (#1 RegMex) (Is this man the best banda singer around right now? Or should we forget the qualifier?)
6. “No Me Pidas Perdon” – Banda MS (#4 Reg Mex)
7. “Travesuras” – Nicky Jam
8. “6 AM” – J Balvin ft. Farruko
9. “Odio” – Romeo Santos ft. Drake
10. “Hasta Que Salga el Sol” – Banda Los Recoditos (#3 RegMex)

11. “Tus Besos” – Juan Luis Guerra 440
12. “Soy El Mismo” – Prince Royce
13. “Javier El de Los Llanos” – Calibre 50 (#5 RegMex)
14. “La Bala” – Los Tigres Del Norte (#2 RegMex)
15. “Adios” – Ricky Martin
16. “Yo Tambien” – Romeo Santos ft. Marc Anthony
17. “Perdon” – Camila
18. “Lo Poco Que Tengo” – Ricardo Arjona
19. “Eres Una Niña” – Gerardo Ortíz (#17 RegMex) (Hooray!)
20. “Tenerte” – Luis Coronel (#14 RegMex) (Quite a plummet for young Coronel! You hate to see that.)

21. “El Agüitado” – Jorge Valenzuela (#8 RegMex)
22. “Tu Respiracion” – Chayanne
23. “Plakito” – Yandel ft. El General Gadiel (It’s newish!)
24. “Que Suenen Los Tambores” – Victor Manuelle
25. “Soy Un Desmadre” – Banda Tierra Sagrada ft. Marco Flores y La #1 Banda Jerez (#6 RegMex)

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#7. “Ahora Por Ley” – Los Huracanes Del Norte
#9. “Asi Ya No” – La Maquinaria Norteña
#10. “Zapatillas Ferragamo” – Meno Lugo

#11. “Mi Princesa” – Remmy Valenzuela
#12. “Levantando Polvadera” – Voz De Mando
#13. “La Historia De Mis Manos” – Banda Carnaval
#15. “La Indicada” – Kevin Ortíz
#16. “Al Estilo Mafia” – Saul El Jaguar ft. La Bandononona Clave Nueva de Max Peraza
#18. “El Karma” – Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes Del Rancho
#19. “No Me Dolio” – La Original Banda el Limón
#20. “Me Voy De Ti” – Fidel Rueda

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These are the top 25 Hot Latin Songs and top 20 Regional Mexican Songs, courtesy Billboard, as published Nov. 6. Things to note:

The elephantine gestation chart count for “Propuesta Indecente” increases to 67 weeks.

We say “you’re back!” to Fidel Rueda’s “Me Voy De Ti,” and bid a sad “adios” to “Mi Padrino El Diablo,” La Trakalosa’s Faustian tale of terror. But not to worry! Trakalosa’s labelmates and duet partners Colmillo Norteño have also released “Diablo” as a single.

1. “Bailando” – Enrique ft. Descemer Bueno, Gente de Zona, & the word “contigo”
2. “Eres Mia” – Romeo Santos
3. “Propuesta Indecente” – Romeo Santos (I just wanna point out this song is 67 WEEKS OLD, and that maybe someone’s chart methodology needs tweaking.)
4. “Ay Vamos” – J Balvin
5. “No Me Pidas Perdon” – Banda MS (#4 Reg Mex)
6. “Y Asi Fue” – Julión Álvarez (#1 RegMex) (Is this man the best banda singer around right now? Or should we forget the qualifier?)
7. “Travesuras” – Nicky Jam
8. “Odio” – Romeo Santos ft. Drake
9. “6 AM” – J Balvin ft. Farruko
10. “Hasta Que Salga el Sol” – Banda Los Recoditos (#5 RegMex)

11. “Tus Besos” – Juan Luis Guerra 440
12. “Soy El Mismo” – Prince Royce
13. “La Bala” – Los Tigres Del Norte (#2 RegMex)
14. “Adios” – Ricky Martin
15. “Javier El de Los Llanos” – Calibre 50 (#3 RegMex)
16. “Yo Tambien” – Romeo Santos ft. Marc Anthony
17. “Lo Poco Que Tengo” – Ricardo Arjona
18. “Tu Respiracion” – Chayanne
19. “Perdon” – Camila
20. “Tenerte” – Luis Coronel (#9 RegMex) (Quite a plummet for young Coronel! You hate to see that.)

21. “Como Yo Le Doy” – Pitbull ft. Don Miguelo
22. “Soledad” – Don Omar (It’s new!)
23. “Plakito” – Yandel ft. El General Gadiel (It’s newish!)
24. “El Agüitado” – Jorge Valenzuela (#6 RegMex)
25. “Eres Una Niña” – Gerardo Ortíz (#18 RegMex) (Hooray!)

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#7. “Soy Un Desmadre” – Banda Tierra Sagrada ft. Marco Flores & La #1 Banda Jerez
#8. “Ahora Por Ley” – Los Huracanes Del Norte
#10. “Zapatillas Ferragamo” – Meno Lugo

#11. “Mi Princesa” – Remmy Valenzuela
#12. “Asi Ya No” – La Maquinaria Norteña
#13. “Levantando Polvadera” – Voz De Mando
#14. “La Historia De Mis Manos” – Banda Carnaval
#15. “Al Estilo Mafia” – Saul El Jaguar ft. La Bandononona Clave Nueva de Max Peraza
#16. “No Me Dolio” – La Original Banda el Limón
#17. “La Indicada” – Kevin Ortíz
#19. “El Karma” – Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes Del Rancho
#20. “Me Voy De Ti” – Fidel Rueda

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This week’s Hot Latin Songs and top Regional Mexican Songs, courtesy Billboard:

1. “Bailando” – Enrique ft. Descemer Bueno, Gente de Zona, & the word “contigo”

2. “Eres Mia” – Romeo Santos

3. “Propuesta Indecente” – Romeo Santos (I just wanna point out this song is 65 WEEKS OLD, and that maybe someone’s chart methodology needs tweaking.)

4. “No Me Pidas Perdon” – Banda MS (#2 Reg Mex)

5. “Travesuras” – Nicky Jam

6. “Ay Vamos” – J Balvin

7. “Y Asi Fue” – Julión Álvarez (#4 RegMex) (Is this man the best banda singer around right now? Or should we forget the qualifier?)

8. “Odio” – Romeo Santos ft. Drake

9. “6 AM” – J Balvin ft. Farruko

10. “Tus Besos” – Juan Luis Guerra 440

11. “Hasta Que Salga el Sol” – Banda Los Recoditos (#1 RegMex)

12. “Soy El Mismo” – Prince Royce

13. “Tenerte” – Luis Coronel (#7 RegMex)

14. “La Bala” – Los Tigres Del Norte (#6 RegMex)

15. “Cuando Nos Volvamos a Encontrar” – Carlos Vives ft. Marc Anthony

16. “La Historia De Mis Manos” – Banda Carnaval (#5 RegMex)

17. “Quien Se Anima” – Gerardo Ortíz (But where is this song on the Regional Mexican chart, hmmmm?)

18. “Adios” – Ricky Martin

19. “Yo Tambien” – Romeo Santos ft. Marc Anthony

20. “El Agüitado” – Jorge Valenzuela (#3 RegMex)

21. “Passion Whine” – Farruko ft. Sean Paul

22. “Perdon” – Camila

23. “Como Yo Le Doy” – Pitbull ft. Don Miguelo

24. “Javier El de Los Llanos” – Calibre 50 (#8 RegMex)

25. “Tu Respiracion” – Chayanne

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#9. “Ahora Por Ley” – Los Huracanes Del Norte

#10. “Asi Ya No” – La Maquinaria Norteña

#11. “Soy Un Desmadre” – Banda Tierra Sagrada ft. Marco Flores & La #1 Banda Jerez

#12. “Mi Padrino El Diablo” – La Trakalosa De Monterrey

#13. “Sigue” – La Poderosa Banda San Juan

#14. “No Me Dolio” – La Original Banda el Limón

#15. “Me Dejaste Acostumbrado” – La Arrolladora Banda el Limón

#16. “Zapatillas Ferragamo” – Meno Lugo

#17. “Levantando Polvadera” – Voz De Mando (It’s new!)

#18. “Eres Una Niña” – Gerardo Ortíz

#19. “Me Voy De Ti” – Fidel Rueda

#20. “Aca Entre Nos” – Pesado

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