As summer draws closer, I’m feeling more inclined to pick songs for my students that remind me of beaches. “Tengo tu Love”, por Sie7e, is a nice, relaxing song that takes me mentally away somewhere warm. Here’s what makes this song great:
1. The lead singer throws in a ton of proper nouns, like famous people (Mariah Carey, Justin Bieber, etc.) and products (Black Card, Versace, etc.). This helps students gain confidence that they are understanding the meaning of the song, because they are more inclined to listen when they recognize words.
2. The lead singer is Puerto Rican, so ever now and then he throws in cultural words, like guagua, which is a great conversational point.