OnSpain wants to inform you about the importance of the Spanish summer song for the integration into the Spanish society…
Now the heat has arrived in the whole of Spain and it is time for many people to travel here to take a Spanish course. But before you set foot on Spanish territory in June, July, August or September, OnSpain feels the obligation to inform you about the phenomenon of “THE summer song”: A phenomenon that is repeated year after year and usually consists of a song that has no more than 3 chords, comes with an established dance somewhat ridiculous and mechanic that you have to dance wherever and whenever you hear it and which has an original title such as “Tengo un tractor Amarillo” (“I have a yellow tractor”), “Los pajaritos” (“The birds”) or “La Bomba” (“The bomb”).
And no matter whether you do like it or not, whatever you do it will haunt you and you will be captured by it. So we suggest that once you hear one of these songs, you search for it in any search engine like Google and ask your Spanish teacher to help you with the Spanish vocabulary. Although you do not have to worry too much for the latter as the lyrics are often very simple and mainly talk about summer loves or food…
It is an expected, desired and cherished song by everybody during the best events and parties. You should not be scared if you do not understand a word because sometimes the refrains do not even make sense, just worry about feeling the joy when you hear it. It surely contains words like happiness, beach, sun and music: the perfect ingredients for a good summer.
And we recommend you to hire dancing classes at our school to get a feeling for the rhythm!
The most iconic summer songs known by people of all nationalities are “La Macarena” of the group Los Del Rio and “Aserejé” of the group Ketchup. What does “dale a tu cuerpo alegría y cosa buena” (“give your body joy and good thing”) mean? It’s a phrase a bit absurd but it could mean that you should have a good time dancing to that song. And what does “Aserejé” in Spanish mean? Nothing.
We provide you with the videos of these songs so you can well analyze an example of this phenomenon:
[youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtT57S4IQXA&feature=youtu.be[/youtube]
[youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0PisGe66mY&feature=youtu.be[/youtube]
And you? What do you think is this year’s summer song? Which one is your favorite ever? We know that many of you that have been in Spain during summer have stories to tell and we are open to hear them!
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