The Ten Best Reggaeton Songs of the Last Half Decade: A Survival Guide in the Age of Pitbull
5. "Ella Me Levantó" -- Daddy Yankee
Doesn't get more solid than this 2007 banger of a ballad -- an expressway to slutty mistakes in Vegas lounge areas, if memory serves. The competition for this spot on the list included newer, sweeter gems like "Mi Cama Huele a Ti" by Tito El Bambino -- so we could argue the genre was on the ups, or whatever -- but in the end, we always crawl back to "Ella Me Levantó." Damn you, Daddy Yankee!
4. "Atrevate Te Te" -- Calle 13
You may know Calle 13 (or, more specifically, frontman Residente) as the jerk who took home every single Latin Grammy this year. Though Residente, the lyrical half, mostly sticks to straight, sarcastic battle raps -- between, uh, him and the world -- and spastic ADD trips to the "Fiesta de Locos," he's never been one to deny his deep fondness of down-home reggaeton.
In fact, he's managed to weasel his way onto our list here by way of a single piece of fanboy imagery in "Atrevate Te Te": Residente watches as his regular target, the gringa wannabe, is hypnotized off her "pop-rock Latino" pedestal by a Dem Bow beat that travels up her skirt and through her intestines like a submarine (roughly translated). Yep. Sounds about right.