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10 very famous songs in Spanish

Jul 5, 2022 • 3 minutes
10 very famous songs in Spanish

Here's a list of 10 very famous songs in Spanish (famous at the level of "I Will Survive", "Hotel California", or "Sweet Child O' Mine").

El Cantante - Héctor Lavoe

Probably the most famous salsa song ever written, "El Cantante" was included in Lavoe's album Comedia, released in 1978 under the iconic NYC label Fania Records

Suerte - Shakira

After the success of her album ¿Dónde Están los Ladrones? Shakira released this now-classic song in 2001 along with its English version "Whenever, Wherever".

La camisa negra - Juanes

Featuring the famous line "tengo la camisa negra porque negra tengo el alma", the song was included in Juanes' third studio album Mi Sangre (2006).

Maldito duende - Héroes del Silencio

The rock band's most famous song, "Maldito duende" reached number 1 in the Spanish hit chart Los 40 Principales right after it was released in 1990.

Me gustas tú - Manu Chao

Although Chao is famous for singing in several languages, this 2001 song is mostly in Spanish. It's a great one for practicing the usage of the verb "gustar".

En el muelle de San Blás - Maná

This 1997 song tells the true story of a woman who waited for her husband, a fisherman who vanished in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Nayarit and whose body was never found, for 41 years.

Me voy - Julieta Venegas

Released in 2006, "Me voy" is Venegas' most successful song to date. It features a very charming 6/8 ranchera vibe.

Como la flor - Selena

A staple Tejano song, "Como la flor" was released in 1992, three years before Selena was tragically shot and killed by a fan in a motel in Corpus Christy, Texas. She was 23.

Propuesta indecente - Romeo Santos

New York bachata singer Romeo Santos released this track in 2013. It combines elements of the Dominican style with Argentinian tango.

Despacito - Luis Fonsi feat. Daddy Yankee

Pasito a pasito, suave suavecito. The video for this 2017 hit is, as of 2022, the second most viewed on YouTube. (The first one is Baby Shark Dance!)

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