Latin Music Playlist – 55 minutes

After my previous running playlist failed attempt, I re-run the smart playlist in iTunes with 2 changes:

  1. BPM is in the range 190 and 195
  2. Limit to 60 minutes

I kept the genre to contain “Latin” as I wanted to get what I thought the previous playlist should’ve been. Note that I have genres for “Latin Pop”, “Latin Rock”, “Latin Mariachi”, “Latin Salsa”, etc., so setting the rule to Genre contains “Latin” will pick up anything that has the word “Latin”.

I found similar issues as previously with BPM. I don’t think they’re correct.

The first song that came up, Suelta Mi Mano (Let go of my hand) by Sin Bandera, is a ballad. A good song, but not a “running” song by any means. I guess it was OK as the first one for a bit of a warm up, but I would definitely exclude it from the playlist next time.

Then it goes into a pretty fast paced death metal type song by Brujeria, then into a couple of pop/reggae style tunes by Mana, then back into slow ballads, then rock, etc. You get the point. I think the rhythm changes way too much, which is not ideal for a playlist of songs for running.

The Running Playlist:

Song Artist BPM Amazon iTunes
Suelta Mi Mano Sin Bandera 192 Buy in Amazon Buy in iTunes
Raza Odiada (Pito Wilson) Brujeria 190 Buy in Amazon Buy in iTunes
Te solte la rienda Mana 193 Buy in Amazon Buy in iTunes
En el muelle de San Blas Mana 193 Buy in Amazon Buy in iTunes
Dudar? Quizas Enrique Bunbury 194 Buy in Amazon
Quisiera ser Alejandro Sanz 190 Buy in Amazon Buy in iTunes
Sin Ti Sin Mi Ricardo Arjona 195 Buy in Amazon Buy in iTunes
Brujerias Victimas del doctor cerebro 195 Buy in Amazon Buy in iTunes
Salida Miguel Rios 192 Buy in Amazon Buy in iTunes
Inocencia Efecto Mariposa 190 Buy in Amazon
King Kong Five Manu Chao 190 Buy in Amazon Buy in iTunes
cai (con nina pastori) Alejandro Sanz 192 Buy in Amazon Buy in iTunes
Frijolero Molotov 190 Buy in Amazon Buy in iTunes
Si He Cantado Mal Alejandro Sanz 193 Buy in Amazon Buy in iTunes

 

Lesson learned from this running playlist:

Although the combination of songs was a bit random, I found this a great way to listen to old forgotten songs I haven’t heard in a while. Some of them were quite a surprise taking me back to my high school days. That’s really cool.

 

Rating:

I give it a 2 out of 5, just because the rhythm varies too much for a running playlist.