J Balvin and Tainy have officially taken to Bikini Bottom on the floor of the Pacific Ocean to start the party with their friends SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick Star for the clip âAguaâ released today (July 15).
“Agua”, which is a feel-good song about an underwater party, is part of the upcoming Leaking sponge Executive of the soundtrack of the film produced by the Latin talent incubator NEON16.
As fans wait for the premiere of the new SpongeBob SquarePants movie, Billboard highlights 10 Latin artists who were part of the soundtrack of an animated film.
From Shakira’s âTry Everythingâ to Carlos Rivera’s âRecuerdameâ and beyond, vote for the best below.
Tainy, J Balvin, “Agua”
Movie: Leaking sponge
Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon have partnered with NEON16 to bring the Film SpongeBob: The Fleeing Sponge soundtrack of the film, produced by award-winning producer Tainy and famous industry leader Lex Borrero. Tainy and J Balvin have teamed up for their debut single âAgua,â a rhythmic track fusing the iconic SpongeBob SquarePants intro with a reggaeton and bass melody to party.
SZA, Justin Timberlake, Ovy on drums, “The Other Side”
Movie: Troll world tour
Earlier this year, SZA and Justin Timberlake released the futuristic-inspired music video for âThe Other Side,â which is part of the Troll world tour movie soundtrack. Soon after, Colombian hitmaker Ovy on the Drums jumped on the remix. The original bop released on February 26 is a disco-infused funk song with inspiring lyrics about getting back on your feet and lifting your head up high. In the remix, Ovy adds his distinctive sound, giving “The Other Side” an urban facelift.
Zayn, Becky G, “An Ideal Mundo”
Movie: Aladdin (Live-Action)
Becky G has integrated her Spanish verses with Zayn’s English ones in a bilingual version of Aladdin “A Whole New World” for 2019 live-action directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Will Smith. âIt truly is a dream come true,â the Mexican-American singer said last year on Instagram. Dubbed âUn Mundo Ideal,â the collaboration features in the end credits of the film in Spanish-speaking Latin American markets and on the Walt Disney Records Latin soundtrack in Spanish.
Anitta, “Moche (Fea)”
Movie: Ugly dolls
Musical artists including Kelly Clarkson, Pitbull, Nick Jonas, Lizzo and Blake Shelton have teamed up to bring the characters in the 2019 film to life. Ugly dolls. Following the story of imperfect toys traveling to the City of Perfection in hopes of becoming good enough for kids to pick up on them, Ugly Dolls sends the important message of self-love and being unique. On the soundtrack, Brazilian pop star Anitta sends this exact message with her uplifting song “Ugly (Fea)”.
Miguel’s feat. Natalia Lafourcade, “Remember me”
Winner of the best animated feature film at the Oscars 2018, cocoThe all-star soundtrack includes “Remember Me” by Miguel and Natalia Lafourcade, the theme song of the Muertos Day-Inspired by the Disney movie.
Carlos Rivera, “Recuerdame”
The Spanish version of âRemember Meâ by the Mexican singer-songwriter is a nostalgic ballad that perfectly captures the essence of the 2017 film centered around Miguel’s dreams of becoming a musician. His wild journey takes him to the colorful land of the dead where he reunites with family members to give him the blessing of becoming an artist.
Shakira, “Try everything”
Give life to Zootopia Gazelle, the Colombian superstar also gave us the heartwarming track “Try Everything”, included in the Disney animated film. The kid-friendly thriller set in the “urban jungle” of a city of animals hit theaters in March 2016 where we saw Shakira shake her hips and cheer us all on with lyrics like I won’t give up, no , I won’t give until I reach the end and then I will start over. No, I won’t leave, I want to try everything “
Jennifer Lopez, “Feel the Light”
In 2015, Jennifer Lopez and Rihanna joined forces for the film produced by DreamWorks Animation Home. Telling the moving and adorable story of the alien race Boov, Rihanna stars as teenage Gratuity “Tip” Tucci as Lopez plays her mother, Lucy Tucci. For the film, Lopez also dropped the song and video âFeel The Light,â where she was seen wearing a number of space outfits as she danced with her alien buddies.
Ricky Martin, “No Importa la Distancia”
The soundtrack of the 1997 animated film included a Spanish version of Michael Bolton’s “Go the Distance” sung by Ricky Martin. Hercules tells the story of the son of Zeus and Hera who is deprived of immortality and must prove he is a true hero in order to get him back. In the song, Martin sings “someday, I’ll get there.” No matter the distance, I’ll find my way.
Luis Miguel, “SueÃ±a”
Movie: The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Giving us a message of hope, faith and perseverance, Luis Miguel’s song for the 1996 film about a bell ringer trying to gain his independence from his master and, along the way, help her gypsy friend Esmeralda. âDream of a tomorrow. Dream of a new world, it will come. Have faith, it’s possible, if you’re sure.