What's Love Got To Do With It: The Villains Of Valentine's Day : Alt.Latino Following the time-honored Alt.Latino tradition of hating Valentine's Day, the show revisits the greatest villains of Latin love songs.
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What's Love Got To Do With It: The Villains Of Valentine's Day

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What's Love Got To Do With It: The Villains Of Valentine's Day

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Wilfrido Vargas, a man of great love-related suffering, is featured on this week's show. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Wilfrido Vargas, a man of great love-related suffering, is featured on this week's show.

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Valentine's Day. Some years you're in the mood for it; other years you want to tackle every enormous stuffed bear in sight. This year on Alt.Latino, we're neither pro- nor anti-, but are definitely having a good time.

If you know and love Latin music, you know our people make a good love song. But if there's one thing Latin music does better than a love song, it's a song about heartbreak. Which is why we decided to dedicate this week's show to great villains of Latin song: heart-breakers, jerks, malditas, soul crushers, the worst of the worst.

We're also excited to have a special guest on this week's show who is the opposite of a villain; in fact, she's one of my personal heroes, Pili Montilla, who hosts her own television show on Latin Alternative music. It's called Te Para Tres, and it's amazing.

Of course, there was no way we could fit every song in this genre into one show, so we're counting on you to add to our list. What other great villains of Latin love should we observe on this day?

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Wilfrido Vargas

  • Song: Abusadora
  • from Abusadora
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Davila 666

  • Song: Diablo
  • from Tan Bajo
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Tan Bajo
Album
Tan Bajo
Artist
Davila 666
Label
In the Red Records
Released
2011

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Jowell Y Randy

  • Song: Tu Eres Mala
  • from Sobredoxis
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Soda Stereo

  • Song: Ella Usó Mi Cabeza Como un Revólver
  • from Sueño Stereo
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Song
Sueño Stereo
Album
Sueño Stereo
Artist
Soda Stereo
Label
Ariola International
Released
1995

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Polo Montañez

  • Song: Montón de Estrellas
  • from Guajiro Natural
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Guajiro Natural
Album
Guajiro Natural
Artist
Polo Montañez
Label
Lusafrica
Released
2000

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Hector Lavoe

  • Song: Juana Peña
  • from Juana Peña
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Paquita La Del Barrio

  • Song: Rata de Dos Patas
  • from Canta Como Paquita
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Canta Como Paquita
Album
Canta Como Paquita
Artist
Paquita La Del Barrio
Label
Musart
Released
2005

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Aterciopelados

  • Song: Bolero Falaz
  • from 20 Éxitos Originales
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20 Éxitos Originales
Album
20 Éxitos Originales
Artist
Aterciopelados
Label
Sony BMG Latin
Released
2005

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Olga Tañon

  • Song: Es Mentiroso
  • from Exitos y Mas
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Exitos y Mas
Album
Exitos y Mas
Artist
Olga Tañon
Label
WEA
Released
1995

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Gloria Trevi

  • Song: Papa Sin Catsup
  • from De Pelos: Lo Mejor De Gloria Trevi
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De Pelos: Lo Mejor De Gloria Trevi
Album
De Pelos: Lo Mejor De Gloria Trevi
Artist
Gloria Trevi
Label
RCA Records
Released
1997

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Tita Merello

  • Song: Niño Bien
  • from Serie de Oro: Grandes Exitos
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Serie de Oro: Grandes Exitos
Album
Serie de Oro: Grandes Exitos
Artist
Tita Merello
Label
EMI Music Distribution
Released
2003

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