Today is the 203 Anniversary of Mexican Independence Day. To celebrate, Music Times consulted the Billboard Regional Charts for the top 10 songs to come out of Mexico this week.
But first, here are some facts on history on the holiday for those of you who still think Cinco de Mayo is the "Mexican Fourth of July."
The "Father of Mexican Independence" was a progressive priest named Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla. On this day in 1810, he urged his fellow countrymen to fight against the Spanish government in what is known as the "Grito de Dolores" (the Cry of Dolores). The fighting lasted a decade and ended 300 years of Colonial rule.
Rather than the holiday being a celebration of the date that the war ended, Mexicans honor the beginning of the war, Sept. 16, as the anniversary of Mexican Independence. The holiday begins the evening of Sept. 15 with a symbolic reenactment of Hidalgo's call to arms, performed by the President of the Republic and the governors of each state. On Sept. 16, the celebration continues with parades, bullfights, rodeos and dancing.
Do some dancing of your own to this week's top 10 songs from Mexico.
1. “El Ruido de Tus Zapatos” by La Arrolladora Banda el Limon
2. “Me Enamore” by Roberto Tapia
3. “Me Gustas Mucho” by Codigo FN
4. “Ni Que Estuvieras Tan Buena” by Calibre 50
5. “Mi Niña Traviesa” by Luis Coronel
6. “La Fory Fay” by Julion Alvarez y Su Norteno Banda
7. “Rehabilitado” by Los Tucanes de Tijuana
8. “Y Te Vas” by Banda Carnaval
9. “Mi Razon de Ser” by Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga
10. “Mi Ultimo Deseo” by Banda Los Recoditos
What are your all-time favorite songs to come out of Mexico? Let us know in the comments section below!