The Classic Spanish Songs You Need to Know
Inside: The best classic Spanish songs, with YouTube videos.
Some songs run in your veins. They take you home, your heart swells with memories, and maybe you can’t help but go grab your dancing shoes. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, I’ve gathered a list of those songs here: those traditional songs in Spanish everyone should know.
Reggaeton and bachatas are totally my guilty pleasures, but there are those songs that stick around for decades and even centuries. We’re talking the classic songs in Spanish, that connects us to the present and the past. Music and rhythm is so entrenched in Hispanic history and culture, you won’t have to look far.
15 Classic Spanish Songs
There are many genres and variations within the category “songs in Spanish,” as the Spanish language spans so many countries. In this post you’ll find a tour of various styles, regions, and time periods, but all songs that are established classics.
So grab your dancing shoes, maybe a box of tissues in case the nostalgia kicks in, and let’s go!
1. Guantanamera – Celia Cruz
3. Los Caminos de la Vida
4. México lindo y querido
5. La Bamba
6. El Condor Pasa
7. Sólo Le Pido a Dios
8. Las Mañanitas
9. Bésame Mucho
10. La Gota Fría
11. Mi Forma de Sentir
12. Si Vas Para Chile
13. El Rey – Vicente Fernandez
14. Bidi Bidi Bom Bom – Selena
15. Cielito Lindo
16. Llorarás – Oscar D´Leon
17. Quizás, Quizás, Quizás
18. Eres Tú
19. La Rebelión
20. Hoy – Gloria Estefan
Now you tell me what I missed! Comment with your favorite traditional songs in Spanish below.
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