In the spirit of Fourth of July and the celebration of independence, Billboard‘s Latin editors put together a list of Latin songs that empower us to self-liberation. In the list of our 12 tracks that fall within the theme of independence, there’s Thalía‘s cover of the ultra liberating “A Quién Le Importa,” originally released by Alaska Y Dinarama in the ’80s. The bonafide Spanish-language anthem is about self-expression and the independence that comes from embracing individuality.
There’s also Bad Bunny‘s “Andrea,” a collaboration with Puerto Rican duo Buscabulla about “a woman who’s has the desire to grow, be free, be respected and understood,” he explained during an interview last year with Chente Ydrach. “Anyone could be an ‘Andrea,’ and I love how women are identifying with the song.”
Francisca Valenzuela’s “SALÚ,” part of her 2022 album Vida Tan Bonita (Such a Beautiful Life), can also be found on the list. The track is a joyful and feel-good anthem where the Chilean singer-songwriter sings: “Cheers to the good and the bad/ Cheers for unsuccessful attempts/ We’re changing, always changing/ Raise your glass, cheers.”
Closing the playlist is Pedro Capó’s “Gracias,” which sends positive vibes as the artist reminds listeners of what really matters in life. “We keep making songs even if we don’t win Grammys/ But I wake up, open my eyes and by my side, a great mother … I never lose faith and I always learn from failure when it’s my turn to lose,” he sings.
Below are 12 songs Latin that you should stream this Fourth of July weekend: