Making a CD with Mexico songs

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Peoria, AZ 85382
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I needs some songs about Mexico so I can make a cruise CD to get me and friends in the mood.
So far I have Margaritaville-Jimmy Buffet, No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem-Kenny Chesney
Stays in Mexico-Toby Keith, Ol Mexico-James Taylor, Taquila-? if anyone knows and Mas Taquila-Van Halen


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"Tequila" was a number 1 hit (for 5 weeks) by "The Champs" back in 1958. It spent 16 weeks on the Top 40.

Lots of good "Mexico style" music was produced by Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass.
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Two more from Chesney

Tequila Loves Me (even if you don't)
Beer in Mexico
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Redondo Beach, CA, USA
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Joined Mar 2002
Chris Isaak's version of "South of the Border (Down Mexico Way)"
Concrete Blonde "Mexican Moon"
Eagles "Teqila Sunrise"
Wall of Voodoo "Mexican Radio" (OK, that's a stretch)
Wasilla, Alaska
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Joined Oct 2006
One version of "Tequila" is by Brooks and Dunn.

I heard "Turn it Off," by Eric Durrance for the first time this week, and thought it's a great one for getting in the vacation mode (especially after reading the posts by people fed up by cell phones on vacation.

Elvis did a song called "Mexico."

Several artists have recorded "South of the Border."

You might include anything by Santana, as Carlos Santana was born in Jalisco (the state that PV is in).

Jalisco is the home of mariachi music, so you might want to include some of the more popular ones:
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  2. Una paloma blanca
  3. not traditional, but now popular is Macarena
And my personal favorite is "Good to Go to Mexico," by Toby Keith. I was used to going to Mexico 1-2 times a year, but couldn't go for 2 years because of cancer treatments. This song came out that first year of treatment, and it was my "fantasy" song that kept me going.
San Diego, CA
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This is an old thread...but it was a fun one!

Here's another:

Zac Brown Band - "Toes"

Any others?
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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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Mark Mulligan has 4-5 CD-s out that are all about Mexico, "A bar down in Mexico" would fit your need, his other cd's are good also to get you in the mood.
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Joined Apr 2008
Don't forget the ULTIMATE song:

He Drinks Tequila, She Talks Dirty in Spanish
by Sammy Kershaw & Lorrie Morgan

Other good ones:

Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off
by Joe Nichols

El Paso
by Marty Robbins

10 Rounds With Jose Cuervo
by Tracy Byrd
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La Bamba by Richie Valens or Los Lobos
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San Diego, CA/Cabo San Lucas Mexico
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Check out Mexicoma by Bucky Covington.

It's my theme song since I live in Cabo part time.

I'm living in a Mexicoma

Smelling that Tequila 'roma

I don't think I'm ever gonna, make it back home

Hypnotized by the salt in the air

Senoritas with long dark hair

Reality's calling but I don't care

Living in a Mexicoma

Love those lyrics.
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Almost Paradise by Mike Reno and Ann Wilson
Borderline by Madonna
Bordertown by Dan Seals
Cheeseburger in Paradise by Jimmy Buffett
Come a Little Bit Closer by Jay and the Americans
Come Fly with Me by Frank Sinatra
La Bamba by Ritchie Valens
Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffett
Mexico by James Taylor
Smooth Operator by Sade
South of the Border by Frank Sinatra
Tequila by the Champs
Tequila Sunrise by Cypress Hill
The Ballad of the Three Amigos
Till It Snows in Mexico by Reba McEntire
Travelin' Man by Ricky Nelson
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"One More Song About Mexico" by El Camino is a great song.
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Toe's by Zac Brown Band
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Got to add a little, "Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers"
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1) Carnival Celebration- 1987 (Eastern Caribbean) Port: Miami
2) Carnival Ecstacy- 1991 (Eastern Carribbean) Port: Miami
3) Carnival Holiday-1992 (Western Caribbean) Port: Miami
4) Carnival Tropical- 1995 (Western Carribean) Port: New Orleans for Mardi Gras
5) RCCL Viking Serenade- 2000 (Mexico) Port: Los Angeles
6) RCCL Vision of the Seas- 2002 (Mexico) Port: Los Angeles
7) Sea Cloud's River Cloud II- 2004 (Italy) Port: Venice
8) RCCL Monarch of the Seas- Dec. 2007 (Mexico) Port: Los Angeles
9) Carnival Freedom April 26, 2008 (Trans-Atlantic) Port: Miami
10) Carnival Paradise Oct 31, 2008 Murder Mystery Cruise (Mexico) Port: Los Angeles
11) RCCL Radiance of the Seas May 22, 2009 (Northbound Alaska) Port: Vancouver
12) Carnival Spirit Oct 10, 2009 (Mexico) Port: San Diego
13) Azamara Journey Nov 3, 2010 (Europe) Port: Athens
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