These seven songs are our jams. Be they about women embracing their power, dropping the wrong man, or simply feeling themselves, these are the songs by fierce Latina musicians we want to listen to as we get ready in the morning or blast in the car after a long day at school or work. These tunes will make you wanna grab your girls and fight the patriarchy together.
“Ella” by Bebe
It’s been out for more than a decade, but “Ella” is still one of those songs that demands to be heard at full volume. A standout from Spanish singer Bebe’s 2004 debut Pafuera Telarañas, it’s a total “get your groove back” jam. Its cheerful pop beat is the perfect salve for a bad day at work, a fight with mami, or the final stages of getting over a bad breakup. Look in the mirror and tell yourself: “Hoy, vas a ser la mujer, que te dé la gana de ser,” and shake off the cobwebs.