If you want to add some Latin flavor to your New Year's Eve party, there are several Tropical songs that are very popular during this time of the year. The following compilation offers some of the most popular songs I used to listen to every year in Colombia. From "Cinco Pa' Las Doce" to "El Año Viejo," these are my Latin music suggestions for the last party of the year.
At least in Colombia, this song is probably the most emblematic single for New Year's. It has a very nostalgic sound to it and the lyrics describe the five minutes before the end of the year, which in this track is the moment to go home and hug your mother. Besides the original version from Los Inmortales, I also recommend the Salsa version by Panamanian singer Gabino Pampini.
In terms of Tropical music, La Billos Caracas Boys is one of the legends in this field. This Venezuelan orchestra has produced an immense repertoire that includes several Christmas and New Year's songs. "Año Nuevo" is a very nice tune whose lyrics are filled with a positive attitude towards the coming year. This song is pure happiness from beginning to end.
The songs of Guillermo Buitrago are some of the most popular tracks during the end of the year in Colombia. One of those songs is "La Vispera De Año Nuevo," a must-have single for any New Year's Eve party.
Rodolfo Aicardi was one of the most famous Tropical artists during the 1960s and 1970s in Colombia. He produced several hits and his music touched all kinds of topics. "Se Va La Vida" is his most famous song to celebrate New Year's.
"El Año Viejo" is perhaps the most famous Tropical song for New Year's. This, again, is something that applies to celebrations in Colombia. However, the lyrics of this track, which offer a picturesque reflection about the gifts that the old year left behind, are universal. Its nostalgic tone makes of it an ideal song for a New Year's party.