Learn Spanish With Music: 30 Authentic Songs for Advanced Classes

by | Aug 14, 2017

Inside: teach and learn Spanish with music, through 30 authentic songs full of the subjunctive, conditional, and commands.

Finally, a list of authentic Spanish songs for advanced classes! My lists for Spanish 1 and Spanish 2 are already popular, and this one should round it all out.

Using authentic songs gets significantly easier with upper grades, as you aren’t sheltering vocabulary so much. If you need some ideas on what to do, read about teaching Spanish with authentic songs here.

The songs are sorted by tense, so you can easily find input with repetitions of the structures you’re targeting. Of course, new music is always coming out and I want to make these lists as helpful as possible. If you have any suggestions, I would love to hear them.

Commands

Dímelo (Enrique Iglesias)

Dile al amor (Aventura): both negative and affirmative commands

Llévame (Motteros): includes gorgeous shots of Peru

Llévtalo (Antonio Orozco)

Subjunctive

Sueños (Diego Torres): quiero que, tú subjunctive forms

A Dios le pido (Juanes): que + verbs

Que suenen los tambores (Victor Manuelle): culture

Ojalá que llueva café (Juan Luis Guerra): culture, ojalá + subjunctive

Solo le pido a Dios (Mercedes Sosa): social justice. This is a great songs, and there are many versions– I’m including four below!

Que seas mi universo (Jesús Adrian Romero): religious

Quisiera que tú me quieras (Azul Azul)

Mi primer millón (Bacilos):

Azul (Natalia Lafourcade): emotions + subjunctive forms, commands

Past Subjunctive:

Ojalá pudiera borrarte (Maná)

Conditional:

Si no te hubieras ido (Maná): contains a whole mix of tenses, but good input for sería

Si tú no existieras (Ricardo Arjona)

Andar conmigo (Julieta Venegas): so many reps of quisieras!

Mi vida (Divino)

Si fuera fácil (Matisse): gender stereotypes, sunbjunctive + conditional

Future

¿Dónde jugarán los niños? (Maná)

Estrella (Nicky Jam):

¿Quién sanará? (Jay y Dario)

De pies a cabeza (Maná y Nicky Jam): this is such a fun song and video, though one line (Quien te hará el amor con luna y playa?) probably means most teachers won’t use it. Including this one just in case because I love Maná so much. 🙂

Quisiera (CNCO)

Si tú te vas (Enriqeu Iglesias)

What authentic Spanish songs for advanced classes did I miss? Leave your favorites in the comments!

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