So, each day this month, my students will be listening to two Spanish Language songs from a variety of genres including rock, alternative, pop, bachata, regional, and urbana. After hearing both songs we do a vote on which one they like better and the winning song moves onto the next round. By the end of the month, one song will earn the coveted title of "Mejor Canción del Año".
This activity takes no more than 10 minutes per day and is well worth it. You will see your students making connections to the music, learning the choruses, and adding these songs to their own playlists. Not to mention, once the songs are planned out, this is a stress-free activity for teachers. I have had tons of students come back from years past and tell me "I still listen to X song all the time". It's the perfect combination of fun and learning.
So, without further ado, here are the results from Week 1 of "Marzo de Música":