To celebrate Thalía’s 30th birthday, we look back on her career through 10 of her greatest hits on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart. What a great time to do it, during Hispanic Heritage Month.
“Between the sea and a star”
Thalía reached number one in the Hot Latin Songs chart of June 17, 2000 with “Entre El Mar y Una Estrella”, the first single by Crushing. “I remember screaming and crying being super horny,” she said Billboard in a July interview. “I was like, ‘Wow! What a blessing. ‘ I was looking for a different way to represent Latin music. »Thalía achieved this with this majestic, Lion King-sque ballad that reigns memorably as a master in his vast discography.
” You and me “
Thalía reached number one again on the Hot Latin Songs chart of July 20, 2002 with “Tú y Yo”, the first single from her self-titled 2002 album. Yes, there are two eponymous albums that exist in Thalia’s discography. In this first collaboration with Colombian producer and composer Estéfano, she celebrates a relationship against all odds in a fiery performance. The sassy Latin bop was then remixed with a cumbia version featuring AB Quintanilla & the Kumbia Kings.
“You didn’t teach me”
“No Me Enseñaste” tops the rankings on October 26, 2002, a double compared to 2002 Thalia album that demonstrated his versatility as an artist who could reach the first place with a ballad and an upempo track. Another Estéfano production, its deep melodies and heartbreaking lyrics suit Thalia’s dramatic flair perfectly.
” Close to you “
As if we couldn’t have enough of Thalía in our lives, she named her first English crossover album in 2003 after herself. Given, it’s now three eponymous albums in total. Thalia included the Spanish version of “Closer to You” on the album under the title “Cerca De Ti”, which earned her her fourth Hot Latin Songs chart dated February 28, 2004. She co-wrote the pretty love song that radiates. with adoration for her man (probably her husband Tommy Mottola).
“To love without being loved”
For 2005 The sixth sense, Thalía teamed up again with Estéfano, who produced and co-wrote most of the album. She conducted with the single “Amar Sin Ser Amada”, which mixed a tango sound with a pop-rock touch. It peaked at No. 2 on the Hot Latin Songs chart; there was no way she was letting a toxic ex come to life on that kiss hymn.
” No no no “
Thalía’s Latin pop sound was mixed with bachata music on “No, No, No” with Aventura frontman Romeo Santos. The duo released as a single from The sixth sense re-charged and reached # 4 on the Hot Latin Songs chart in 2006. The chemistry between the Mexican icon and the King of Bachata was undeniable. Santos longs for Thalía’s love as she tries to repel his advances. “No, No, No” will always be a “Yes, Yes, Yes” in her songbook.
“You lost yourself my love”
After achieving success in the bachata market with Romeo Santos, Thalía teamed up with another bachatero, Dominican-American pop star Prince Royce for “Te Perdiste Mi Amor”. The song was released as a 2012 single. Live in me forever, Thalia’s debut studio album featuring Sony Music Latin. She reached 4th place on the Hot Latin Songs chart again in 2013. Thalía and Royce turned out to be an adorable duo on this sweet duo.
«Amor a La Mexicana»
Thalía helped globalize and popularize Mexican culture with her 1997 album I love Mexicana and its title song. On the proudly Mexican-themed anthem, producer Emilio Estefan, Jr. mixed his Latino pop sound with mariachi music. “Amor a La Mexicana” reached sixth place on the Hot Latin Songs chart. No Hispanic Heritage Month playlist is complete without this iconic Thalía hit.
” We do not care? “
Thalía strengthened her ties with the LGBTQ + community by covering “¿A Quién Le Importa? On her eponymous 2002 album. Estéfano helped her reinvent the classic Alaska y Dinarama for the club scene. The black-and-white clip was shot at a gay club in New York City and, way ahead of its time, featured transgender icon Amanda Lepore.
« [The LGBTQ+ community has] has always supported my career from the start ”, she said Billboard in July. “I have stayed true to my message in my fashion, my statements and my music: be yourself, love yourself, don’t be afraid to kick yourself out no matter who judges you and believe in yourself no matter what. obstacles in the way. The uplifting anthem peaked at # 9 on the Hot Latin Songs chart.
” I want you “
On this list, we give honorable mentions to “Piel Morena” and the First row standout “Equivocada”. These singles reached 7th and 8th place respectively on the Hot Latin Songs chart. We jump in front of Thalía’s crossover hit “I Want You”, the first single from her 2003 English crossover album. She teamed up with Nuyorican rapper Fat Joe on the light bop which sampled “A Little Bit of Love” by Brenda Russell. Their collaboration peaked at # 22 on the Hot 100 charts, while the Spanish version, “Me Pones Sexy”, reached # 9 on the Hot Latin Songs chart.