4. Gloria Estefan, Miss Little Havana (Crescent Moon)
This stellar comeback album from Ms. Miami Sound fell under a lot of people’s radars, but it shouldn’t have. Producer Pharrell Williams put Estefan in a zone that reawakened Estefan’s dance music diva instincts. With their poppy Neptunes sheen, tunes like “Say Ay” and “Wepa” put fresh, modern spins on the Latin dance sounds of the mid ’80s.
[audio:http://largeup.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/05-Say-Ay.mp3|titles=05 Say Ay]