San Juan, Aug 26 (Globe Live Media) – “Gasolina”, a song by Puerto Rican reggaeton singer Daddy Yankee that placed the urban genre internationally, was chosen by Rolling Stone magazine as number 1 among the 100 reggaeton songs of all time.
It was in 2004, by which time Daddy Yankee had been promoting his career in the “underground” for about 10 years – a term used to refer to the pioneering years of reggaeton – that “Gasolina” appeared on the album “Barrio Fino”, he explains. the magazine in its analysis published this Friday.
“By 2004, Daddy Yankee was a proven talent in the reggaeton underground scene, but he was busy preparing his next big move,” Rolling Stone notes in an analysis of this song.
The publication also details that at that time, Daddy Yankee was working on the “Barrio Fino” album, and looking for some musical inspiration, he was in the public residential Villa Kennedy in San Juan, one of his upbringing places, and heard a man shout at a woman: “How do you like gasoline!”.
Thus, together with the composer and urban singer Eddie Ávila (Eddie Dee) and the producer duo Luny Tunes, they worked on this explosive theme that then caused the whole world to find out about the existence of reggaeton.
The second song on the list is “Quiero baile” by Ivy Queen and included on her album “Diva” (2003), followed by “‘Pa’ Que Retozen'” by Tego Calderón and which appears on her first solo album “El Abayarde”.
The fourth and fifth songs are “Dile” by Don Omar and which is part of his debut album “The Last Don” (2003) and “Yo voy” by Daddy Yankee with Zion and Lennox on the Puerto Rican duo’s album “Motivando a the yal” (2004).
Other outstanding artists that appear in the list of the 100 best songs are Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Sech, Wisin y Yandel, Héctor y Tito, Jowell y Randy, Alexis y Fido, El General, Nando Boom, Don Chezina, Karol G, Natti Natasha and Calle 13.
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