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These musical hits turn 20 years since their premiere

2001 was full of unforgettable songs that, to this day, we still remember with great emotion.

Shakira, Melody and Cristian Castro.

These musical hits are celebrating their 20th anniversary. Photos: YT-Shakira, YT-Melody, YT-Cristian Castro

LatinAmerican Post | Theoscar Mogollón González

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Leer en español: Estos éxitos musicales cumplen 20 años desde su estreno

20 years! Saying it is easy, but how many memories and anecdotes are still latent in our memory? The year 2001 left us endless interesting moments in all areas and the music industry was not fabsent in good music. Hundreds of artists consolidated their careers, as many released new albums, Michael Jackson celebrated his 30 years as a soloist with a series of concerts during that year, and, despite the light of ex-Beatle George Harrison being turned off, a current star was born as Billie Eilish. This series of events, and a few more, made the second year of the 21st century one of the most remembered by different generations.

Without a doubt, 2001 marked a time full of successes with great songs in both Spanish and English. That is why we wanted to search the trunk of memories for some of them to celebrate 20 years of good music. Turn up the volume and enjoy!

Sin miedo a nada - Alex Ubago

It is the second single from the debut album by the Spanish singer-songwriter. As a curious fact, this song was declared by Internet users of the Los40.com web portal as the best love song of the decade . A year later, Ubago released a duet version with Amaia Montero that also achieved great popularity.

Déjame entrar - Carlos Vives

At this point, the Colombian singer-songwriter already had his tenth album recorded, which won an Anglo Grammy and a Latin Grammy. Déjame entrar was the promo single for a hit album that many still remember as if it were yesterday.

Azul - Cristian Castr

One of the themes that has lasted the longest over time. The Mexican released his seventh album and once again had an overwhelming success. Azul peaked at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Latin Tracks chart .

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La negra tiene tumbao - Celia Cruz

How many danced and sang this song at a party? La Guarachera del Mundo gave us another piece of music with this single from his 59th studio album and which, for many, has been considered one of the last hits before his death in July 2003 .

Harder, better, faster, stronger - Daft Punk

Probably the album that launched the French duo's musical career . Discovery changed the rules of house music and also brought with it spectacular audiovisual material with each of the 14 songs on the album. A work of art that still reverberates in our ears.

Héroe - Enrique Iglesia

In the last quarter of the year, we find a very romantic version of the Spanish singer with his fifth studio album. Their promotional single peaked at # 1 on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks , while their English version peaked at # 3 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Clint Eastwood - Gorillaz

And yes, it was in 2001 that we first saw those four animated characters that many of us grew up with. This theme was the promo for his first album where other great successes also stand out. To this day, it remains the quintessential song of the British virtual band .

You rock my world - Michael Jackson

Invincible was the last studio album by the King of Pop and from which this hit is derived. In addition, it was promoted with a spectacular music video in the purest style of Michael Jackson, full of choreography and a gangster touch that reminded Smooth Criminal.

El baile del gorila - Melody

That Spanish prodigy girl crossed all kinds of borders with her first album and this catchy song. In fact, versions were made in other languages, combined with other children's genres. Melody achieved success and great fame in Latin America.

Entra en mi vida - Sin Bander

The duo formed by Leonel and Noel entered our lives for the first time in 2001. This promotional single was in charge of opening the way for them , because the following year they released their debut album and conquered every corner of Latin America, achieving a platinum record in Mexico and a platinum certificate in Argentina .

Pop - * NSYNC

The remembered American band had one last big hit with this song from their third album. In fact, this aimed to make a contemporary critique of boy bands and pop music. In the end, it peaked at # 9 on the Billboard Hot 11 chart.

Suerte (Whenever, Wherever) - Shakira

The Barranquilla born showed her musical gifts and released her first bilingual album, which made her known worldwide and consolidated her as an international star and one of the most important Latin figures. Servicio de Lavandería (Laundry Service) had this and several other successes.