Let's face it: a movie is only as good as its soundtrack. Horrors movies? Only half as terrifying without the creepy melodies. Romance films? Most are barely memorable without an iconic song to accompany them.
That's why we were thrilled to learn that Christina Aguilera would be lending her vocals to the Catching Fire soundtrack. We know the diva is going to completely rock it, and we're even more excited to see the Hunger Games sequel now. But, it got us thinking: What other Latinas have performed an iconic song for a movie? Here's our list:
1. Soundtrack -- Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera: Mulan
Catching Fire isn’t the first film Christina Aguilera has lent her vocals to. The pop star belted the iconic song “Reflection” for the 1998 release of Disney’s Mulan. The song, the scene, and the movie are now unforgettable pieces of film history.
2. Soundtrack -- Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey: The Prince of Egypt
Mariah Carey teamed up with fellow diva Whitney Houston to sing one of the most memorable movie themes of all time. Their beautiful and haunting rendition of “When You Believe” from The Prince of Egypt gives us chills every time we listen.
3. Soundtrack -- Shakira
Shakira: Love In The Time of Cholera
Shakira’s beautiful Spanish-ballad “Hay Amores” perfectly suits the sensual longing displayed by the lovers in the film. The song and movie are perfect for a romantic night-in.
4. Soundtrack -- Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato: Camp Rock
Demi Lovato first impressed the world with her talent on the Disney Channel movie Camp Rock. Her jam “This is Me” is an anthem for young adults everywhere and spreads the message of embracing your individuality! Great advice, Demi!
5. Soundtrack -- JLO
Jennifer Lopez: Enough
“Alive” isn’t a typical JLO song -- it's not a catchy dance song or a pop tune. However, the chilling ballad perfectly mirrors the strength Jennifer shows throughout Enough.
6. Soundtrack -- Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan: Music Of The Heart
Cuban singer Gloria Estefan teamed up with boy band N’Sync to create one of the most iconic and inspirational movie songs of all time. “Music Of My Heart” is a heartwarming shout-out to the heroes and role models who helped them succeed.
7. Soundtrack -- Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez: Another Cinderella Story
Selena Gomez first impressed us with her singer chops when she starred in the movie Another Cinderella Story. Her song “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know” was one of the catchiest pop songs of 2009, and solidified Gomez as the next teen superstar.
8. Soundtrack -- Thalia
We know what you’re thinking: Thalia recorded a song for Anastasia?! Yes! The Queen of Latin Pop recorded a Spanish version of “Once Upon A December” for the animated classic about the Russian Grand Duchess. Check it out -- we like it better than the English version: