The Ten Best Reggaeton Songs of the Last Half Decade: A Survival Guide in the Age of Pitbull
1. "Nadie Como Tu" -- Wisin y Yandel
Even more than Daddy Yankee, these prolific smooth-then-smack-talkers are leading reggaeton into the 2010s with subtle, effortless shifts in gate and aggression. Not sure how it's possible, but the drop on "Nadie Como Tu" seems to fall faster and deeper than any Dem Bow before or since; it might even bottom out at one point. They're romantic as hell (the finest chicks on Earth are flies to that greasy soul-patch look; it's inexplicable), and by some miracle, they can actually rap -- even if they do so only to tell inane stories about the V.I.P. booth and convince their prey to drop panty back at the suite.
You know "Give Me Everything," the ridiculously popular Pitbull song in which he hypnotizes half a clubful of bitches into going home with the nasty, cologney, entirely unloveable club rats who've been stuck to their rears all night? He learned that trick from Wisin y Yandel, original wingmen. Only with them, we wake up still believing the lies -- from dudes as sleazy as Enrique Iglesias -- all through the walk of shame and the hangover.
Watch and learn in "Ahora Es," our bonus-round finale.
Honorable mentions, after the jump.