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My weekly playlist features five tracks I predict will be future hit singles in the UK.

Tracklisting:

  • Justin Bieber & BloodPop – Friends
  • CNCO ft. Little Mix – Reggaetón Lento
  • Yungen ft. Yxng Bane – Bestie
  • Miley Cyrus – Younger Now
  • Avicii ft. Sandro Cavazza – Without You

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When Despacito became a global success, I didn’t want to be over-optimistic about it opening doors for other Spanish-language artists. It’s a summer novelty hit with a bit of Bieber to get radio on board, that’s all. But surprisingly, two more Spanish tracks (Súbeme La Radio and Mi Genté) have already followed Despacito into the UK charts. Latin pop hasn’t had such a moment since the days of Ricky Martin and Shakira. Last week brought a brilliant new twist, as Latin American boyband CNCO released a remix of their big single, Reggaetón Lento, featuring Little Mix. CNCO are the product of Simon Cowell and Ricky Martin’s 2015 TV talent show La Banda, and I previously featured them here as Song of the Week with their latest single Hey DJ. The five members are aged 16 to 21 and come from Latin America and the US (with a Hispanic background). Reggaetón Lento was the biggest hit from their debut album, Primera Cita, released last year. The Little Mix remix features new English lyrics (contributed by regular LM topliner Camille Purcell) combined with the original Spanish hook, and the result is an instant contender for my song of the year. In an era with no major girl/boy groups, it’s a joy to hear a male/female duet with such with pure pop vocals. Can we dare to dream of a live performance with full choreo?


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After the success of Despacito, it would be nice for other similar Latin hits to be given a chance to cross over, and this new release is in prime position. Hey DJ by boyband CNCO and reggaeton artist Yandel has gained 36 million views in just over 3 weeks. CNCO are the product of Simon Cowell and Ricky Martin’s TV talent show La Banda, which formed a group out of auditionees from across Latin America. Hey DJ is the lead single from their forthcoming second album, and has a lovely summery vibe and a sweet teen party video. There’s also an amusing shoutout at the end when Yandel randomly says “Sony Music” – is this a thing in Latin music?