12 Popular Spanish Songs You Must Adore

Popular Spanish Songs
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Regardless you know The language or not, you can dance or smoke to their captive melodies with popular Spanish songs.

Spanish songs are very popular and have a different fanbase. Particularly those who travel to Spain will think of Flamenco music as it is a sound from Spain. But Spanish rhythm has a strong tradition in Latin American music. This includes Tango, Bossa Nova, and Bolero, which are part of so-called Western music. 

So, here comes the list of 12 popular Spanish songs you must listen to at least once. These songs have their own groove. So, don’t miss out on any of the songs on the list.

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1. Ritchie Valens, “La Bamba” Song

Ritchie Valens - La Bamba

This two-minute song indeed contains a lot of history and is the traditional Mexican wedding ballad. Also “La Bamba” is played in Veracruz’s regional jarocho . While the song was first registered officially in 1939, it was the 1958 modification by Ritchie Valens which for good immortalises “La Bamba” in the history of rocks.

2. Benny Moré, “Bonito y Sabroso” Song


This is the most energetic song by Cuban mambo artists Pérez Prado and Benny Maré, “Bonito y Sabroso,” acts as the guidebook to the Great Era of the genre.

3. Carlos Almaram, “Historia De Un Amor”

Carlos Almaran- Historia de un amor

The song is one of the most romantic Latin ballads ever recorded, written by Panamanian musician Carlos Eleta Almaran. Also, this song was recorded after his brother’s wife who died. Almaran penned the song for his sibling. To conclude, it is a gem.

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4. Sergio Mendes and Brasil ’66, “Mas Que Nada” 

Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 - Mas que nada (introduced by Eartha Kitt / Something Special 1967)

Lead Sérgio Mendes was the most famous artist of the 1960s in Brazil. Also, he was the creator of the bossa nova. But actually the singer-guitarist Jorge Ben, a former Mendes band member, originally wrote his most successful track, “Mas Que Nada.”

5. Héctor Lavoe, “El Periódico de Ayer” Song

El Periodico de ayer - Hector Lavoe

Héctor Lavoe was a true superstar of salsa, which was a raw gem. Also in a short note “He was able to convey the whole gamut of feelings and emotions”.

6. Juan Gabriel, “Querida”

Querida  -   Juan gabriel

Juan Gabriel’s trademark song is the biggest melodramatist in Latin music, Querida. It is vulnerable but macho also showy but raw.

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7. Rubén Blades and Willie Colón, “Plástico”


The combative energy of Salsa is completely incarnated in Plastico. The song however starts not with mallet percussion, but with the sound of the basic disc.

8. Santana, “Oye Como Va”

Santana - Oye Como Va (Live)

Originally created as a breezy Latin jazz tune by Cuban great Tito Puente in 1963. “Oye Como Va” saw Santana creating a new level in the booming sound of Spanish rock. Also Santana is like a guitar god.

9. Daniela Romo, “Yo No Te Pido la Luna”

Daniela Romo - Yo no te pido la luna

This is a song about grasping the night by the hand and poking for compassion since the sunlight may not even shine tomorrow.

10. Rocío Dúrcal, “Amor Eterno” Song

Rocío Dúrcal - Amor eterno

Durcal, a Spanish-born soul singer with a Hispanic heart, transformed this heartfelt melody into an immortal epitaph.

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11. Ana Gabriel, “Ay Amor”

Ana Gabriel - Ay amor

Ana Gabriel’s third solo album, Pecado Original, included the lead track “Ay Amor,” which propelled the Mexican musician from emerging nearby star to the worldwide artist.

12. Los Tigres del Norte, “La Jaula de Oro”

Los Tigres Del Norte - La Jaula De Oro (Live At Folsom Prison)

Los Tigres del Norte are indeed the leading Norte band, focusing on the stories of heroic heroes and cruel antiheroes. The air of terror, on the other hand, lies at the core of “La Jaula de Oro.”

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