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The Best Songs About Mexico

Updated July 27, 2020 1.6k votes 463 voters 38.9k views45 items

If you like going south of the border, then this list of great rock, country, and rap songs about Mexico is for you. Some of the top songs that you will find on this list are about partying across the border, while others are about political struggles down in Mexico. Many of the entries on this list are, of course, about traveling through the country.

The Grateful Dead have a great song about Mexico entitled “Mexicali Blues” and classic rock group ZZ Top was inspired to write “Heard it on the X” by Mexican radio stations. The Rage Against the Machine single “People of the Sun” was written after lead vocalist Zach de la Rocha visited Southern Mexico.

Several of the top songs about Mexico mention the country in the lyrics, such as Johnny Cash's “Cocaine Blues” and the Red Hot Chili Peppers' “Soul to Squeeze." The Coasters, Nirvana and Electric Light Orchestra all also have songs which center on Mexican themes?

Who sings your favorite song about Mexico? Which songs make you want to go south of the border? Vote up the best songs about Mexico, and be sure to add any that you feel we may have missed.