Music & Lyrics


  • Published 4.12.17
We  spotted Saianki Chatterjee moving to Mi Gente at Myx. “I love Spanish beats because they are so groovy, they have a great rhythm. Currently I am enjoying Mi Gente more than Despacito,” said the cabin crew.

After Despacito ruling the party floor for months, Spanish song Mi Gente by Colombian singer J Balvin and French singer-producer Willy William is topping the playlist.

t2 did a #throwback  and asked the party peeps to pick their all-time fave foreign language tracks! Here’s what they said...


Artistes: J Balvin (in picture) and Willy William.

Released: 2017

Views: 1,370,897,861 on YouTube. The Beyonce version has 59,084,478 views and counting.

Rank: It is at #10 on Billboard’s The Hot 100. The song — as well as Despacito — created history by beating 4,763 non-English singles and making it to Hot 100’s Top 10. 

Genre: Reggaeton, Moombahton and pop.

What does it mean? 

Mi gente (pronounced hente) means ‘my people’ in Spanish. The song primarily talks about uniting people  through music and entertainment, irrespective of skin tone, culture or creed. 

Mi Gente 2.0: A new version of the song released in September 28 has Beyonce lending her voice for a cause. The video is a montage that features footballer Ronaldo and his son to Neymar Jr, to DJs Tiesto, Martin Garrix and David Guetta. But Queen Bey herself is missing! 


“Maria (Ricky Martin) and Gasolina (Daddy Yankee) are the first songs that come to mind when I think of retro non-English numbers. The energy of both the tracks is very high,” said Sushmita Ghosh (right) with friend Priyanka at Black lounge on Robinson Street. 


“Despacito (Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber) continues to be my fave foreign language party song because it brings out the best dance moves,” said Surbhi, a cabin crew, at Myx.


Aditi Agarwal (left) and her sister Astha at The Grid had a clear fave — The Ketchup Song (Las Ketchup). “There is a certain amount of nostalgia attached to this song and I still remember the video where three girls dance on top of a table on the beach. I can only hum the chorus though,” laughed the PYT, who added that she gets to hear the track at The Grid. 


Remember South Korean singer PSY’s Gangnam Style? “This used to be a party rage in 2013 and I remember doing this hook dance step that was like horse riding! Every party used to play this song and it happened to be my absolute favourite,” said Madhurima Basak (in green), a TV actor spotted with her gang at The Grid.


“I am a huge fan of Latin pop music. While Despacito and Mi Gente have become party anthems, I love another one too — Echame La Culpa by Luis Fonsi and Demi Lovato. The song pumps up my mood anytime, anywhere and I can confidently say that it’s my song for all times — at the party or the gym!” 
said Diti Saha, looking sharp at Phoenix.


“I feel foreign language songs make great party numbers! La Macarena by Los del Rio was a rage when I was barely in my teens and we used to dance whenever it played. Then I love Shakira’s Chantaje because it is so sexy! So even if you don’t get the meaning, you can twerk on it,” said Farheen Alam (far right) with friends at M Bar Kitchen. 

Text: Pramita Ghosh
Party pictures: Rashbehari Das and B. Halder