Mexico is a land of rich culture and history, with a diverse landscape that offers something for everyone. Mexicans are proud of their heritage, and this is reflected in their music. From traditional ballads to modern songs, there are tunes that celebrate Mexico and its people. Here are just a few of the best songs about Mexico.
1. “The Seashores of Old Mexico” by George Strait
The first song on our list is “The Seashores of Old Mexico” by George Strait. This ballad is a beautiful ode to the country, with Strait singing about all the things that he loves about Mexico.
It was released in 2005 for his Somewhere Down in Texas album. It has also been nominated for multiple music awards.
2. “Playboys of the Southwestern World” by Blake Shelton
Blake Shelton’s 2003 song “Playboys of the Southwestern World” is a fun, up-tempo ode to the men of the American Southwest.
In the song, Shelton paints a picture of a group of guys who are all about having a good time. You can find this track on his album The Dreamer.
3. “Beer in Mexico” by Kenny Chesney
Next on the list is Kenny Chesney’s “Beer in Mexico.” This 2005 track is a laid-back, beachy anthem that celebrates the simple joys of life.
Chesney sings about kicking back with a cold beer in hand and enjoying the company of good friends. You can find this song on his album The Road and the Radio. It is available for streaming on all music platforms out there.
4. “Mexico” by Elvis Presley
“Mexico” is a 1963 track by the one and only Elvis Presley. This ballad is a beautiful love song that finds Presley singing about his desire to take his special someone down to Mexico.
It was featured on the movie ‘Fun in Acapulco’. If you’re a fan of Presley’s, then this is a must-hear track.
5. “South Of The Border (Down Mexico Way)” by Frank Sinatra
“South of the Border (Down Mexico Way)” was released in 1939. This classic tune finds Ol’ Blue Eyes singing about his desire to head south of the border to Mexico.
Sinatra’s smooth voice and catchy melodies make this one a real treat to listen to. This was featured on the movie of the same title.
6. “Mexicali Blues” by Grateful Dead
Next on the list is a song by the Grateful Dead, “Mexicali Blues”. This is a fun, upbeat song that talks about the city of Mexicali in Mexico.
The lyrics talk about the city being a place where you can have a good time and let your hair down. You can find it on the album Dick’s Picks Volume 7.
7. “Across the Border” by Electric Light Orchestra
“Across the Border” is a song by Electric Light Orchestra that was released as a single in 1977. The song is about a man who is trying to cross the border into Mexico.
He talks about all of the things that he will do once he gets there, including getting a sombrero and drinking tequila. This can be streamed on all music platforms out there.
8. “That’s Why God Made Mexico” by Tim McGraw
Tim McGraw’s “That’s Why God Made Mexico” is a beautiful ballad about how perfect Mexico is. The lyrics talk about how the country is a place where you can go to relax and escape the stresses of life. You can find it on McGraw’s album Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors.
9. “Mexico” by James Taylor
“Mexico” is a song by James Taylor that was released as a single in 1975. The song is about a man who is trying to get over a break-up by going to Mexico.
He talks about how he hopes to find someone new to love while he is there. You can find this track on the album Gorilla.
10. “Down in Mexico” by The Coasters
The Coasters is a United States rhythm and blues/rock and roll vocal group who had a string of hits in the late 1950s. “Down in Mexico” was released in 1957 and peaked at number 8 on the Billboard R&B chart.
The song is about a man who dreams of going to Mexico, where he believes the women are beautiful and the liquor is cheap. You can find it on their The Coasters, 1957 (HD Remastered) album.
11. “Mexico” by Shotgun Willy X Yung Craka
Next on the list is “Mexico” by Shotgun Willy X Yung Craka. This song is a lot more recent, having been released in 2021. It’s a rap song about going to Mexico for the drugs and the women.
If you’re looking for something more modern, this is the song for you. It’s one of his most popular songs with over 4.3 million views on Youtube.
12. “Mexico” by Incubus
Another song entitled “Mexico” is by the alternative rock band Incubus. This song is about leaving everything behind and going to Mexico.
The singer talks about how he’s “sick of these people” and how he just wants to get away. It’s a really catchy song that will make you want to pack your bags and head south of the border.
13. “Goin’ Down to Mexico” by ZZ Top
The next song is about going to Mexico for some fun. ZZ Top is a blues rock band from Texas and this song is from their 1971 album ZZ Top’s First Album.
The lyrics describe a road trip to Mexico with friends, looking for tequila, women, and good times. You can listen to it on all music platforms out there.
14. “Moon Over Mexico” by Luke Combs
“Moon Over Mexico” is a song by American country music singer Luke Combs. It was released in June 2019 as the 5th single from his album What You See Is What You Get.
The song peaked on the Billboard Charts and is about a man who is thinking about a woman he loves, and how he would like to take her to Mexico.
15. “Mexico” by Jimmy Buffett
Jimmy Buffett is a singer, songwriter, and musician from Alabama. He is best known for his “island escapism” lifestyle and music including songs such as “Margaritaville”.
This song is about a man who is down on his luck and decides to head to Mexico to start over. The lyrics describe the beauty of the country and the people. You can find it on all major music platforms.
16. “Down In Mexico” by Jerrod Niemann
Next on the list is a song about Mexico that was released in 2013 by American country singer Jerrod Niemann. The song is titled, “Down In Mexico.”
The song is about a man who is trying to get over a woman he loves. He talks about how he is going to go down to Mexico and find another woman to help him forget about the one he loves.
17. “Mexico” by ALESTORM
“Mexico” is a song by the Scottish pirate metal band Alestorm. The song was released in 2017 and is about, you guessed it, Mexico. The song is about a man who goes to Mexico on vacation and gets drunk.
He then proceeds to get into a fight with a man who he thought was a woman. You can find it on the album No Grave But The Sea (Deluxe Edition).
18. “Mexico, Tequila and Me” by Alan Jackson
Alan Jackson’s “Mexico, Tequila and Me” is a song about a man who goes to Mexico to forget about a woman he loves.
He talks about how he is going to drink tequila and find another woman to help him forget about the one he loves. The song was released in 2015 and can be found on the album Angels and Alcohol.
19. “Stays in Mexico” by Toby Keith
Next on the list is “Stays in Mexico” by Toby Keith. This song is about a man who goes to Mexico for a vacation and ends up falling in love with a Mexican woman.
The song talks about all of the different places in Mexico that the man visits and how he enjoys his time there. Keith even throws in a little Spanish in the song, which helps to paint a picture of the man’s experience in Mexico.
20. “Just Like Mexico” by Don Cisco
Finishing off the list is “Just Like Mexico” by Don Cisco. This song is a bit different than the others on the list, as it is more of a love letter to Mexico.
In the song, Cisco talks about how much he loves the country and its people. You can find it on his Oh Boy album.
There are plenty of songs out there that mention Mexico in one way or another. These are just a few of the more popular ones. If you’re ever in the mood for some Mexican-themed music, be sure to give these songs a listen, you might just find yourself singing along. Thanks for reading!