A South-of-the-Border fiesta means good Mexican food, drinks, and, of course, lots of music.
We've selected ten songs for your fiesta, from traditional mariachi to Texas tejano to danceable party music from all over Latin America.
1. Las Alzanas by Tex Mex Y Mex
Some of the best Mariachi out there. If you're not interested in playing more modern music at your fiesta, just put on their Cantina Mariachi CD to set the mood.
2. La Abeja Miope by Brazeros Musical De Durango
This Mexican party song, "the myopic bee," will get folks up and dancing with its bouncy rhythm and buzzy keyboard sound.
3. Fiesta de Locos by Calle 13
Energetic Latin hip hop from Puerto Rico, with lots of drums, horns and multiple singers -- this is not your parents' Latin music.
4. Como Los Meros Hombres by Los Hometown Boys
Technically north-of-the-border music, tejano is Texan music that celebrates Mexican heritage -- which fits right in at a fiesta-themed party.
5. Loca by Shakira
Columbian superstar Shakira has many songs in English, but for your fiesta, go all-out and play some of her Spanish songs, such as this "crazy" party song.
6. La Pistola y El Corazon by Los Lobos
Best known for their version of Ritchie Valens's "La Bamba," Los Lobos' original music is just as great.
7. Angry Cockroaches by Tito & Tarantula
California Chicano rock to knock your socks off.
8. Macarena by Los Del Rio
It's a party, after all. See who still remembers all of the moves!
9. Senorita by Los Lonely Boys
Amazing guitars and bluesy vocals define this Texas Chicano rock trio.
10. La Bamba by Ritchie Valens
Go out of your way to find the original Richie Valens version -- the rots of Latin-flavored rock 'n roll.