Grading the Top 10 in … U.S. LATIN URBAN!

1. Tito El Bambino, “Tu Olor”

Not to be confused with Wisin & Yandel’s hit of the same name, Puerto Rican singer Tito El Bambino (formerly of duo Héctor & Tito) has his own song about “Tu Olor” (your scent).

Grade: B

Best YouTube Comment: “Wooooow! This song takes me places! :)” — cominghomecuba

 

2. Plan B ft. Tego Calderón, “Zapatito Roto”

Puerto Rican reggaeton group Plan B teams up with Calderón for this incredibly catchy ode to crazy ex-girlfriends from their new album Love and Sex.

Grade: A

Best YouTube Comment: “BUENA CANCION” — luisjosediazgomez

 

3. Baby Rasta & Gringo, “Me Niegas”

Oh man, did I hope this would be an interpolation of Stephen Stills’s “No Me Niegas,” but no such luck. It’s not too late for a remix! Call it Crosby, Stills, Nash, Baby Rasta & Gringo.

Grade: B+

Best YouTube Comment: “Perfect” — TheBillyboys1000

 

4. J. Alvarez, “Se Acabo El Amor”

Javid David Álvarez Fernández goes by J. Alvarez and makes reggaeton you can almost slow-dance to (almost). It’s more of a slow bop.

Grade: B-

Best YouTube Comment: “J. Alvarez = AutoTune a millon!!” — thepower96x

 

5. Alexis & Fido, “Rompe La Cintura”

You had me at the King Tutankhamun Death Mask chain, plus the horns and lion growls on this track produced by Luny Tunes, Mad Musick, and Master Chris.

Grade: B

Best YouTube Comment: “Bien chida la rola” — fannycortez97

 

6. Jowell & Randy ft. Daddy Yankee, “Mucha Soltura”

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME SUMMER BARBECUES? I am.

Grade: A

Best YouTube Comment: “My friend danced wit her boyfriend to dis song” — babygalnal

 

7. Angel y Khriz, “My Corazon”

This sounds like the dregs of everything else that’s on the radio, so no thanks.

Grade: F

Best YouTube Comment: “Reggaeton is Official dead lol” — terebby1

 

8. Daddy Yankee ft. Natalia Jiménez, “La Noche de los Dos”

Generic Euro-dance x dembow = “La Noche de los Dos.”

Grade: C+

Best YouTube Comment: “No me gusta.” — ItzelOrtiz

 

9. Cosculluela, “Solo Verte”

Dub reggaeton!

Grade: B+

Best YouTube Comment: “LO AMOOOOOOOOOOO <3" — GianaryCaviedes

 

10. Arcángel, “Hace Mucho Tiempo”

I love the flute loop on this song, but I kinda wish Arcángel wouldn’t whisper-sing.

Grade: B

Best YouTube Comment: “PRRRRRRRRRRRR” — frikycop

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Molly Lambert is a staff writer for Grantland.

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