A throw back to one of the sickest beats ever dropped, “Mi Gente” is back on our playlists to help us cut loose. Recorded by Colombian singer J Balvin and Willy William, it is a reworking of Willy William’s previous song “Voodoo Song.”
Suffice it to say this song blew up when it first came out. It peaked at number 2 on the “Hot Latin Songs” list and as high as number 19 for the Billboard Hot 100. Billboard Magazine has describe the song as “an explosion of color and dance” that succeeds in unifying people around the globe through music.
As of January 2020, the music video for “Mi Gente” has just over 2.6 billion views on YouTube, putting it just outside the top 20 all time most watched videos. The song was so good that it has been remixed multiple times. Beyoncé’s remix of the song was even more wildly popular, with it dethroning “Despacito” from its 35 week long rein on the Hot Latin Songs chart.
“Mi Gente” is easily a classic. It’s beat is so outstandingly unique while also embodying dancing culture in it’s purest form. It exemplifies how fun music can be with how the beat takes hold of the rhythm within ourselves.