Viva Friday is a compilation of the best new songs, albums, and videos recommended by Billboard editors.
This week on the Viva Friday playlist, we've got Greeicy teaming up with Juanes for the first time, Manuel Turizo teasing fans with more music from his upcoming album, Guaynaa returning with another catchy perreo, Calibre 50 with their new album Simplemente Gracias and more new releases.
Check out the playlist below.
“Minifalda” - Greeicy ft. Juanes
Greeicy and Juanes have dropped their first-ever collaboration, not only flaunting some serious Colombian power but also sending an empowering message about living life to the fullest. “Minifalda” is a cumbia-infused pop track with urban and alternative rock flairs that tells the story of a person who got out of a toxic relationship and is ready to enjoy life. In the vibrant and trippy music video, Greeicy and Juanes perform the song as a diverse group of people are seen dancing, smiling, and bidding goodbye to their ex because in the end, “life is short, much shorter than your miniskirt.”
“Caso Perdido” - Manuel Turizo
Manuel Turizo continues to tease fans with new music from his forthcoming debut album ADN. “Caso Perdido,” which means "lost case" in English, is the perfect anthem for the couple who even though they called it quits, they can’t stop thinking about each other. The playful music video, filmed in France, shows the Turizo brothers popping bottles around the European country to forget their sorrows. “We had a lot of fun filming this music video and I think you can notice it,” Turizo expressed on Instagram.
“Chicharron” - Guaynaa ft. Cauty
After making the rounds with his addictive summer smash “Rebota,” Guaynaa returns with yet another gem for his fans. In collaboration with Puerto Rican artist Cauty, this new generation of urban acts has teamed up with reggaeton veterans DJ Blass and Mister Greenzz to bring to life “Chicharron”...and some zombies. Keeping his witty essence, Guaynaa’s slow-tempo perreo is for the girl who’s driving him crazy with her dance moves. The haunting music video was filmed between a graveyard and “Perreo Memorial,” showing people at the wake and zombies dancing to the infectious “Chicharron” beat.
Simplemente Gracias - Calibre 50
Following their 2018 Mitad y Mitad, Calibre 50 present their latest studio album, Simplemente Gracias. Home to 14 new Norteño gems, Calibre 50 proves that they have been unstoppable since they first stepped into the music industry nine years ago, releasing an album every year since 2010. Simplemente Gracias is a varied production including everything from danceable Regional Mexican tunes such as “Chalito” and “La Gordibuena” to heartfelt romantic jams as heard in “Un imposible a tu medida” and “Simplemente Gracias.” A recommended single is “Mas ganas le meto,” a Norteño track filled with inspirational lyrics such as “the world is for the risk-taker, the one who falls asleep, stays behind” and “if I like something, I’ll work hard for it.” “Solo Tu,” which features diverse couples in the music video, is another charm, spotlighting a love that’s so pure with lyrics such as “only you make me feel what love really is” and “you are my everything, without exaggerating, since the day I first saw you.” Listen to the complete album below.
“Olvidame” - Farina
Through her fierce rap verses, Farina makes sure she’s empowering women one song at a time. In “Olvidame,” the Colombian urban star, dubbed as La Nena Fina, puts all men in check, telling them to forget about her. “It’s true that I suffered a long time for you, but forget me, erase me from your mind, I removed you from my life, the past isn’t coming back, I’ve made my decision,” Farina sings on the catchy track over old-school reggaeton melodies. The colorful music video was filmed by Venezuelan duo Nael & Justin in Medellin, Colombia and shows Farina using various emojis to get her message across.
“Selfie” - De La Ghetto
De La Ghetto is officially back, preparing fans for what would be a new album following his 2018 release Mi Movimiento, Billboard can confirm. In his new track “Selfie,” the Puerto Rican artist not only highlights the photo-taking rend but also brings to the forefront his versatile sound and sultry vocals. At the beginning of the track, De La whispers, “baby, I want to feel your body on top of me,” over a sensual R&B melody before transitioning into a head-bopping, hip-shaking reggaeton/dancehall fusion. “Selfie” is about a man who asks a girl for a photo so that he doesn’t forget her. The music video, filmed by Nuno Gomes in Colombia, shows Ghetto surrounded by a bunch of models taking selfies.
“Pa Pa Pa” - El Alfa El Jefe
Just four weeks after dropping “Dembow & Reggaeton,” El Alfa El Jefe is back with yet another track called “Pa Pa Pa.” Keeping his dembow essence intact, El Alfa’s new single is a nearly three-minute song that, for the most part, says “pa pa pa” on repeat. The music video, directed by Creador, kicks off with the Dominican artist telling a model that he’s going to work scraping the streets. He's then joined by a group of people who are all in uniform and dancing to “pa pa pa” on a construction site. The music video landed on YouTube’s Trending music videos Friday morning (Aug. 16).