There isn’t a song more synonymous with Mexico than “Cielito Lindo”. Following Mexico’s thrilling 1-0 win over Germany on Sunday, streaming of the song has increased by 1,854% according to Spotify.
Congratulations to Mexico @miseleccionmx on the iGOOAALLLL! heard ‘round the world this Sunday! pic.twitter.com/J8eu4NfyIK— Spotify News (@SpotifyNews) June 18, 2018
Like in previous sporting events, Cielito Lindo has been a constant with El Tri fans since they arrived in Russia, and one of the new traditions for this World Cup is that a song is played during warmups for each of the participating teams. Needless to say, the song chosen for Mexico is Cielito Lindo.
Cielito lindo in Moscow pic.twitter.com/hwLfHQOUON— FMF State of Mind (@FMFSoM) June 17, 2018
For Mexicans, the Mexico national team is a symbol of immense pride. It is only natural that Cielito Lindo is one of the songs most sang and jammed to when El Tri wins.
But singing in the streets of Moscow hasn’t been limited to just “Cielito Lindo”. Other Mexican classics heard around the country are Vicente Fernandez’s famous rendition of “El Rey” and Los Tucanes de Tijuana’s “La Chona”.
The streets of Moscow turned into a huge party last night. La Chona went worldwide getting people from all over the world dancing together #Russia #WorldCup2018 #Russia2018 #WorldCup #LaChona #Mexico pic.twitter.com/51ZFmIC2Nr— Mayra Salgado (@OCmayra) June 17, 2018