Checkout the below listed latest and best top 10 best Spanish songs of all time 2017, The music of Spain is emotional, full of love and passion, and to seek out the most loved and favored songs of the Spanish people, one finds the list varied and diverse. Some songs rally political thoughts of humanitarian causes, while others speak of the great love experienced by two people. Whichever way you look at it, Spanish composers have created a wealth of musical sounds, and these are but a few that reflect their heritage and love of their land.
- 10. Obsession (Aventura) – Romeo Santos
- 9. Gasolina – Daddy Yankee
- 8. Somos Novios – Armando Manzanero
- 7. Pedro Navaja (Pedro Knife) – Rubén Blades
- 6. “Bailando” (Rhythmic Dancing) – Enrique Iglesias featuring Gente de Zona and Descemer Bueno
- 5. El dia que me quieras – Various artists
- 4. Livin la Vida Loca (The Crazy Life) – Ricky Martin
- 3. Besame Mucho (Kiss Me A Lot) – Various artists
- 2. Mambo No. 5 – Dámaso Perez Prado and others
- 1. Esta tarde vi llover – Various artists
Here we present the list of top 10 best Spanish songs of all time 2017.
10. Obsession (Aventura) – Romeo Santos
“Obsession” is found on the 2002 album “We Broke the Rules”, and was composed by Romeo Santos, and performed by the Dominican American bachata band, Aventura. “Obsession” became an instant chart topper in many countries. Since that time, this latin favorite has been covered by a plethora of various artists, including: 3rd Wish, Los Horoscopos de Durango and Mexican American performer Frankie J. The lyrics correspond to the title of the song, as they point to the obsession a man has with a woman, but that obsession is not the same thing as love.
9. Gasolina – Daddy Yankee
Daddy Yankee is the state name of a Reggeton musician otherwise known as Ramon Ayala Rodriguez. Reggaeton is a genre of music found in Puerto Rico, and has flavorings of hip hop, latin and Caribbean tones. Daddy Yankee felt inspired by his ex, Nerea Sanchez to write “Gasolina” with Eddie Avila for Daddy Yankee’s 2004 album, “Barrio Fino”. “Gasolina” was released to the public in 2004 and became a chart topper for Daddy Yankee, and was the first reggaeton track to ever be nominated for a Latin Grammy for Record of the year. “Gasolina” is listed on Billboards “50 Greatest Latin Songs of All Time” list.
8. Somos Novios – Armando Manzanero
“Somos Novios” (It’s Impossible) was composed in 1968 by Mexican songwriter Armando Manzanero. Since then, “Somos Novios”, this beautifully written song of the sweetness of love, as been recorded by some of the top musical artists across the world. Its soft, gentle and flowing melody hooks you, and stirs up memories of first loves, romances and life long attachments. In 2001 Armando’s version was included in the Latin Grammy Hall of Fame, as well as receiving a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in the United States in 2014. Stunning, gorgeous and perfectly composed, “Somos Nvios”.
Anyone who loves salsa will know this fabulous track “Pedro Navaja” (Pedro Knife) composed and performed by Ruben Blades. In 1978, Blades decided to write “Pedro Navaja” along with Williei Colon, for their album, Siembra. The song is one regarding a villain of sorts, and is quite similar to “Mack the Knife”, and according to Blades was inspired by Betrolt Brecht’s “Threepenny Opera”, and is known as Blades masterpiece. “Pedro Navaja” has since been covered a multitude of times by Los Joao, La Lupe, Pepe Arevalo and a host of others.
6. “Bailando” (Rhythmic Dancing) – Enrique Iglesias featuring Gente de Zona and Descemer Bueno
“Bailando” (Rhythmic Dancing) is a composition written by Enrique Iglesias, and appeared on his 2014 album, “Sex and Love”. Enrique Iglesias wrote “Bailando” (Rhythmic Dancing) in 2013 with his collaborator Descemer Bueno. Forgetting about it, Iglesias later found out about Bueno’s version he recorded with Gente De Zona. Iglesias immediately did a youtube search, and indeed, saw his song being performed. The Spanish cover of the song is performed by Cuban musical artists Descenner Bueno and Gente de Zona, and the Spanglish cover features Jamaican artist Sean Paul. “Bailando” became Enrique’s 26th number on the Hot Latin Song Chart.
5. El dia que me quieras – Various artists
“El Dia Que Me Auieras” (That Day That You Love Me), was composed by Carlos Gardel, a French Argentine performer, and lyrics by Alfredo Le Pera, and used in the film “El Dia que Me Auieras”. Amazingly talented musical artist Gloria Estefan performed her cover version of the track for her 2013 album, “The Standards”, and was the first version to be covered in English. The song was also the wedding song she and her husband Emilio chose for their nuptials. Estefan’s version opens sweetly with violin and orchestral accompaniment. She creates a flowing sound scape of love and romance.
4. Livin la Vida Loca (The Crazy Life) – Ricky Martin
Puerto Rican performer, Ricky Martin released “Liviin’ la Vida Loca” (The Crazy Life) on March 23, 1999 and found it to be an immediate and smashing hit. Upbeat, and utterly thrilling, this track, composed by Desmond Child and Draco Rosa rose up the charts at lightening speed, grabbing the number one position and awoke the world of pop music to the fantastic beats of Latin music. Martin’s performance of “Livin la Vida Loca” is credited with starting the crossover of top Latin musical talent onto the world stage with such performers as Enrique Iglesias, Shakira, Thalia, and Paulina Rubio. “Livin la Vida Loca” has since become Martin’s signature song, and was awarded a Billboard Music Award Hot 100 Singles Male Artist of the Year, Hot Latin Track of the Year, along with a host of other awards.
3. Besame Mucho (Kiss Me A Lot) – Various artists
“Besame Mucho” is known as the most popular Mexican song in the world today. Composed by Consuelo Velazquez in 1940, “Besame Much” is a recognized classic and has been covered by a vast variety of musical talent across the world, including The Beatles, Andrea Bocelli, Cesaria Evora, and Andre Rieu. As an interesting side note, Velazquez had written the song about kissing, without ever being kissed herself, as she was warned that to do such an act would be to commit a ‘sin’. Sunny Skylar wrote an English version of “Besame Mucho”, and there is some difference in the translation, but it still reflects that same slow, easy, romantic flavor of the original.
2. Mambo No. 5 – Dámaso Perez Prado and others
“Mambo No. 5” was originally performed by Cuban Mexican artist, Perez Prado, who was also known as “King of the Mambo”. Basically, Perez performed Mambo after Mambo, and was simply content to must number them all, and “Mambo No. 5” is the fifth Mambo in a set of eight. In 1999, German Pop star Lou Bega decided to pop some lyrics into “Mambo No. 5” in order to make it his own, for his album “A Little Bit of Mambo” . The resulting song was one where he calls out his love for more than a couple of ladies: Angela, Pamela, Sandra, Rita, Monica, Erica, Tina, Mary and Jessica. According to Lou Bega, “Mambo makes you happy…it’s erotic, energetic, and I think that’s the point.”. Bega’s version stayed at number one in Germany for 10 weeks, and then the track began to filter into the world-wide arena.
1. Esta tarde vi llover – Various artists
“Esta tarde vi llover” (Yesterday I Heard the Rain) is the second on our list composed by prolific Mexican composer and performer, Armando Manzanero. “Esta tarde vi llover” has been covered by a multitude of musical artists, including: Jose Feliciano, Rosario y Lolita Flores, Eydie Gorme, Tony Bennett, Shirley Bassey, and the list goes on. Easy, swaying and deceptively simple, “Esta tarde vi llover” remains a Latin music classic to this day, and is known as one of the top Latin songs ever composed.