Back in the '90’s the charts were completely dominated by rock. The numerous bands combined different musical styles, ranging from Ranchera to metal, soft pop, and even boleros. Even though most albums were completely forbidden for most teenagers, due to the strong language, they also brought up some subjects that are still valid today, like immigration, corruption, and abuse of power. But they never forgot about the subject most written and sang about: love.
Bands like Los Lobos, La Santa Cecilia, and Las Mariachis, that have a strong Hispanic or Chicano background, combine classic tunes with mariachi, bolero, and even rock & roll. They turn them into new melodies both in English and Spanish - thereby honouring their Latin roots. Play their records and you’ll have Mexicans turning heads when they realize they’re listening to new versions of old songs. You'll have them reminiscing about the good old times.