36 Songs About Mexico (Modern, Rock & More)
Mexico is a beautiful country full of vibrant colors and rich with its own unique culture. As such artists in Mexico represent exactly that. In songs written by non-Mexican artists speak of Mexic, it is a place to escape your troubles and enjoy life.
I. Modern Mexican Music
Modern Mexican songs and music have diversified over the years. It includes almost all genres as it is a reflection of Mexican music in its entirety as an ‘era’.
1) La Media Vuelta
La Media Vuelta is a love ballad about how you should want the best for your beloved. The somber ending means love should be about wanting the best for your partner, even if it's not you.
2) Si Nos Dejan
3) Los Mandados
This is a ballad about refugees and the struggle to be accepted but never giving up and believing in yourself, especially when others don’t.
4) Hermoso Cariño
II. Mexican Folk Songs
Folk songs are directly related to culture and heritage. Mexican Folk Music tries to teach one generation's lessons and give advice. Folk songs are widely known and loved by their communities.
1) Verdad Amarga
Verdad Amarga is a folk song about truth and that you should always be honest to yourself and those around you.
2) Este Torito
3) El Maco
4) La Bruja
La Bruja is a warning tale of a witch that will try to make someone fall in love with her and trap them in the sea. It’s derived from folklore about ‘El Bruja, a different interpretation of a witch that supposedly seeks to do everyone harm.
5) Goin’ Down to Mexico
Another love ballad and a new beginning, Goin’ Down to Mexico, is about starting a new life after falling madly in love with someone. All of this was done while on vacation to Mexico.
6) Tulsa County
7) Mexican Vacation (Kids In The Candlelight)
Elton John did serve another great song about a vacation in Mexico and sitting in bed with your partner. He sings to the beauty of the country and the comfort of love.
8) Still Feels like Mexico
While country music is not a specific genre within Mexican music, country artists worldwide write about Mexico. These songs range from the beauty of the landscape to the loving nature of its citizens.
1) Seashores of Old Mexico
2) That’s why God made Mexico
That’s Why God Made Mexico is about escaping a toxic family and abusive father. Mexico is the land of milk and honey because it offers a fresh start and a new life.
3) Mexican Girl
“Mexican Girl” is another fantastic love ballad about finding love in Mexico. The love found wasn’t entirely based on physical attraction but intelligence and inner beauty, makings it even greater.
4) Playboys of the Southwestern World
IV. Songs about going to Mexico
For years, Mexico has been sung about an escape, vacation, pitstop, or final destination. These songs, in particular, highlight what the artists most recall and feel about Mexico.
1) I got Mexico
2) México en la piel
México en la Piel is about the loving embrace of Mexico, from its warm and cool climate to its ever-loving embrace of people and music.
3) Let’s Go to Mexico
Ra is searching for a new beginning for himself and his partner. Mexico is their escape and salvation. Mexico is their place of freedom and joy.
4) Have Love, Will Travel
This is the genre of fast tempos and truthful lyrics. These songs incorporate Mexico as the essence or message of their songs.
1) Running for the border
In need of a quick escape and a clean slate, this is a song about runaways searching for a safe haven. They set their sites on Mexico as their would-be salvation.
Hypnotized is about letting go of what’s troubling you and finding peace in yourself. Mexico is the destination where this sense of freedom and release comes from.
3) Nada Valgo Sin Tu Amor
4) Lamento Boliviano
VI. Classic Love Songs
These are the love ballads about Mexico or the love found in the same place. These are Mexican love ballads from everlasting love to short-lived but happy love.
This is a love ballad about how love not only makes you want to ensure happiness for your partner but that they’re healthy in every way.
2) A Puro Dolor
3) To My Love
To My Love is a song about finding love only to lose your partner, as well as yourself, in the breakup. The hopeful undertone is about learning to love yourself instead of relying on someone else to love you.
4) Te Amo
VII. American Songs about Mexico
As a bordering country, America has a wide set of views on Mexico. However, these are poetry songs and mutual love for the country.
1) People of the Sun
People of the sun speaks to the destructive power of racism. It highlights that despite the pain it creates, the sun will shine on Mexico with grace and wealth instead of pain and prejudice.
3) Soul to Squeeze
The members of Red Hot Chili peppers wrote Soul to Squeeze as an anthem for the oppressed. They mention escaping to Mexico specifically because it's a fresh start where no one knows your name or history.
4) My Old School
VIII. Songs with Mexico in their Lyrics
Straightforward and easy to understand, these are songs with Mexico in their lyrics.
1) Stays in Mexico
2) About Mexico
3) Riff Raff
Riff Raff sheds light on racism, mentioning how you can see the effects on your T.V. but still ignore it. That doesn’t mean it’s gone anywhere, nor has the prejudice.
4) The Only Living Boy in New York
This song is melancholy. Someone has missed their flight to Mexico and is now stuck in snowy New York.