Songs The Best Songs About Mexico  

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Who doesn't love going south of the border? Enjoy this list of great songs about Mexico, ranked by your votes. The best songs about Mexico have been written by rock stars, rappers and country musicians. Some of the top Mexico songs that you will find on this list are about partying across the border and other Mexico songs are about political struggles. Many songs about Mexico are about traveling through the country.

The Grateful Dead have a great song about Mexico entitled “Mexicali Blues” and 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. Johnny Cash's “Cocaine Blues” and “Soul to Squeeze” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers both reference Mexico in words. The Coasters, Nirvana and Electric Light Orchestra all also have songs that appear on this list of the best songs about Mexico.

What song makes you want to go south of the border? Vote the best song about Mexico to the top of this list and tell us more about why it's your favorite in the comments.
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Johnny Cash

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22 8
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The Refreshments

3
19 6
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Electric Light Orchestra

4
37 23
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The Coasters

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12 6
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punksnotdead added Wall of Voodoo

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10 5
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10 6
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ravi2 added Cake

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11 8
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Nirvana

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9 6
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Allen Tompkins added Van Halen

10
9 6
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Kenny Chesney

11
7 4
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Johnny Cash

12
7 4
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7 4
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Fleetwood Mac

14
6 3
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Waylon Jennings

15
6 3
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Red Hot Chili Peppers

16
8 6
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Christopher Cross

17
8 6
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Rage Against the Machine

18
10 9
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Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard

19
8 7
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Rolling Stones

20
5 4
Mexican Girl is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Songs About Mexico
punksnotdead added On Trial UK

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3 2
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Bruce Springsteen

22
3 2
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3 2
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Carlos Santana

24
8 8
Good to Go to Mexico is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Songs About Mexico

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7 7
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Grateful Dead, Bob Weir

26
6 6
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5 5
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Queens of the Stone Age

28
4 4
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Paul Gilbert

29
3 3
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Garth Brooks

30
9 10
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31
3 4
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32
3 4
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George Strait

33
2 3
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Alabama

34
1 2
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Reba McEntire

35
4 6
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Red Hot Chili Peppers

36
3 5
Old Mexico is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Songs About Mexico
Bad Company

37
3 5
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Chet Atkins

38
2 4
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39
2 4
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Steve Miller Band

40
1 3
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41
1 3
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Insane Clown Posse

42
1 3
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Waylon Jennings

43
0 7
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Hank Williams, Jr.