Spanish Countries Songs (And Capitals) Your Students will Love
Spanish countries songs

Publication: Aug 9, 2022

Inside: A playlist of Spanish countries songs for students and/or Spanish learners, to learn the Spanish-speaking countries and capitals– set to music, so they won’t forget!

There are 21 Spanish-speaking countries in the world. (Or 21 countries with Spanish as their main official language.) This collection of songs will help you memorize and remember each country and capital.

To be honest, the pickings are a little slim out there! I weeded out the songs your students would definitely find too cheesy or homemade.

You might notice that I keep saying “Spanish countries” instead of Spanish-speaking countries, which is the correct term. (The only “Spanish country” would be Spain!) However, so many people use the phrase “Spanish countries songs” that I’m afraid they won’t find this post unless I use that term too. 🙂

Contents:

1. Spanish Countries Songs in Spanish

2. Spanish Countries Songs in English

Related: 21 Spanish-speaking Countries Map and Games

Spanish countries songs

Spanish Countries Songs in Spanish

Here are the 21 Spanish speaking countries in English:

Argentina – Buenos Aires
Bolivia – Sucre and La Paz
Chile – Santiago
Colombia – Bogotá
Costa Rica – San José
Cuba – Havana
Ecuador – Quito
El Salvador – San Salvador
España – Madrid
Guatemala – Ciudad de Guatemala
Guinea Ecuatorial – Malabo
Honduras – Tegucigalpa
México – Mexico D.F.
Nicaragua – Managua
Panamá – Ciudad de Panamá
Paraguay – Asunción
Perú – Lima
Puerto Rico – San Juan
República Dominicano – Santo Domingo
Uruguay – Montevideo
Venezuela – Caracas

1. Spanish Speaking Countries Song by Barbara MacArthur

For learning just the names of the countries in Spanish, this quickly and memorably introduces the countries to the tune of the La cucaracha (it introduces them out of order, not by continent).

2. Países hispanohablantes with BASHO & FRIENDS

Learn both the countries and capitals in Spanish in this slower song. This is a good choice for younger Spanish students!

3. Rock the Capitals South America and Central America

With lots of repetition, the song starts with one country, introduces another, and repeats before adding another. If you are looking for those kind of reps, this is good choice for you. (In the video, the maps are in English, but the singer sings the name in Spanish.)

4. The Central America Geography Song & Video: Rocking the World

It’s a little goofy (as are most of the songs here), but this is pretty catchy and just names the countries. There is little typo in his translation of ¡Vamos muchachos!; see if your students can catch it.

5. South America and Central America Rap

Another rap choice if your students are too cool to sing!

Spanish Countries Songs in English

Here are the 21 Spanish speaking countries in English:

  • Argentina – Buenos Aires
  • Bolivia – Sucre and La Paz
  • Chile – Santiago
  • Colombia – Bogota
  • Costa Rica – San Jose
  • Cuba – Havana
  • Dominican Republic – Santo Domingo
  • Ecuador – Quito
  • El Salvador – San Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea – Malabo
  • Guatemala – Guatemala City
  • Honduras – Tegucigalpa
  • Mexico – Mexico City
  • Nicaragua – Managua
  • Panama – Panama City
  • Paraguay – Asunción
  • Peru – Lima
  • Puerto Rico – San Juan
  • Spain – Madrid
  • Uruguay – Montevideo
  • Venezuela – Caracas

Finding songs in English was a little harder. Most people that specifically search “Spanish-speaking countries” are looking for songs in Spanish! However, if you are celebrating something like Hispanic Heritage Month and want your students to recognize Latin American countries in general, you can find some options for that.

South American and Central American Countries

This little gem has really nice graphics and younger students will love it! It just names the countries, not the capitals.

South American and Central American Countries

These songs teach the names of the countries, capitals, and give a little bit of info about each country.

Let me know in the comments if I missed a good song for learning the Spanish-speaking countries and capitals!

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