kendji-by-kendji-giracKendji Girac – “Andalouse” – (2014)

I think anything with 213 million views on YouTube qualifies as a “hit.” This was the second single from Kendji Girac and it’s sung in French with Spanish thrown in here and there. It was a top five hit in France, Greece, and Belgium. Even if you don’t know what he’s saying, you know it’s catchy as hell.

Kendji-by-Kendji-GiracKendji Girac – “Color Gitano” – (2014)

Strangely, you can’t buy this song on Amazon. Kendji Girac is French, but is of Spanish descent, and you can really hear it in the Flemenco guitar-ish-ness of this Spanish/French bilingual song. It’s downright gypsy like in feel with a bit of a pop/house beat. There’s something about songs with a Latin background (even if it’s not Latin music in the traditional sense) that just screams summertime.