Here is my count down for un feliz año nuevo!
5- El viejo
An old tradition in Latin America is to burn the ‘old year’. Some people construct an old man dressed up with very old clothes and full of gunpowder. They hang up the old man in the streets and when New Year has come, they burn it. Other option is to create an old man piñata. This song is about this tradition.
4- Año nuevo, vida nueva
Yes, for the New Year there has to be a new life. A new year with new resolutions, what are your resolutions for 2009?
3- Vamos a brindar por el ausente
Great song if you are far away from your loved ones. For all the immigrants who are far away from their countries and families, this song is very special.
2- Cinco pa’ las doce
This song is played at 11:55. When it is five minutes to twelve, you will hear this song in all the corners of the Americas.
1- El año viejo
There is not an end of the year fiesta with out “El año viejo”. This song is a must at midnight. There are many versions, but this is the original.
Feliz año 2009