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Get In The Valentine’s Day Mood With This Playlist Of Spanish-Language Love Songs

Whether you’re a cynic about love or a hopeless romantic, you won’t be able to escape that Valentine’s Day is here. So why not embrace it? Remember, all you need is love! So, if you need some convincing of that — or if you’re counting down the days to Valentine’s Day — we have just what you need to get in the mood.

We’ve compiled the most beautiful Spanish love songs that are perfect for giving you (or your loved ones) the most love vibes ever. Back in the day, people would give their crush a mix with their favorite songs. Think of this love music list as your mix that will give you all sorts of emotions, and feel free to pass it on to your luva(s).

Be aware these songs are about love. Not about broken hearts or forcing someone to fall in love with you, but real love that is here to stay.

RBD – “Tu Amor”

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We know that RBD has a ton of songs about love, but “Tu Amor” has to be one of our favorites. Yes, it’s in Spanglish, but it still counts!

Jose Jose – “Amar y Querer”

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There’s a rumor that Jose Jose invented love. Okay, while that be a lie, Jose Jose is the king of love songs. This one, in particular, is extra romantic. He always makes us feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

Los Enanitos Verdes – “Luz de Dia”

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There are not many Spanish rock songs that will make you cry, or can explain the true wonders of love, but this song does exactly that. Enanitos Verdes may not have been the most popular rock band, but this song is the most beautiful rock ballad ever.

Selena – “Amor Prohibido”

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Selena has a lot of wonderful songs about love, but remember, this mix isn’t about love that is lost (or that doesn’t exist). This song not only screams that love is real, but she also says, people don’t want them to be together, just like Romeo and Juliet.

Juanes – “Nada Valgo Sin Tu Amor”

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Oof.

That’s what this song by Juanes makes us feel. When he released this song, Juanes was still becoming a household name. However, he hooked us in real good with this track.

Los Zafiros – “He Venido”

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Let’s go old-school for a bit, like real old school. Los Zafiros — a Cuban harmony vocal group — were around during the ’60s, but their music is timeless. This song is beyond romantic, take a listen and you won’t know what hit you. It may sound retro, but it’s a classic.

Shakira – “Tu”

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We will admit that there’s one other Shakira song in the mix. The girl has too many love songs, but “Tu” is one of her earlier tracks nad it’s so darn amazing.

Luis Miguel – “Mucho corazon”

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Luis Miguel is a master at love songs. He has a way of singing that makes you think he is in love with you. That’s probably why he has so many fans.

Sin Bandera – “Entra en mi vida”

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“Entra en mi vida/ Te abro la puerta/ Sé que en tus brazos ya no habrá noches desiertas” if those lines don’t make you feel love, then you are officially a robot.

Julieta Venegas – “Lento”

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If you’ve ever been in love (that deep obsessive love) you know the feeling of not wanting it to end. That’s what “Lento” by Julieta Venegas makes you feel. She wants every moment to be slow and magical, and that’s what the song really is. 

Christian – “No podras”

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Christian’s voice is rare, or we should say his pitch is out of this world. Sometimes people say that there is no way you can truly describe what love is. If you listen to this song by Christian, you will know exactly what love is.

Franco de Vita – “Te Amo”

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Even before we had experienced love (or even puberty), we had no idea what love was or anything. But for some reason, this song by Franco de Vita was everywhere, and women loved it so much. We automatically associated love at first sight with this song and knew that love could exist on any corner — if we only we had our heart open.

Fey – “Media Naranja”

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Some say that you’ll know if you found “the one” if they are your soul mates or if they compliment you in every way. Clearly Fey knows all about that feeling because she describes it perfectly in this song. And it will make you dance!

Tito El Bambino – “Llueve el Amor”

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Sometimes love can best be explained through motion. Tito El Bambino exudes romance through this music and “Llueve el Amor” will have you thinking that it does rain love.

Marisela and Marco Antonio Solis – “La Pareja Ideal”

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Marisela and Marco Antonio Solis were an actual couple, and who could ever question that? Their duets have so much chemistry. It’s a shame they are no longer together, but in our mind, they will always be the ideal couple.

Prince Royce – “Darte Un Beso”

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Oh, Prince Royce… Valentine’s Day would suck without you and your lyrics and your music, and your beautiful face! We will just leave it at that.

Luis Fonsi and Juan Luis Guerra – “Llegaste Tú”

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If someone said to you: “Yo soy el hombre más afortunado/ Me ha tocado un ser/ El que conoce cada línea de tu mano/ El que te cuida/ Y camina a tu lado,” you would simply respond by saying “you had me ‘yo.'”

Cafe Tacvba – “Eres”

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Cafe Tacvba may seem like a typical rock band but these guys are anything but typical. In fact, not only will they make you dance, and rock out, but also release one of the most beloved love songs of all-time.

Shakira – “Estoy Aqui”

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Here’s that other Shakira song that we had to include. This woman knows and understands all the intricacies of real love. She’s amazing at putting it on paper and singing it to the masses.

Wisin & Yandel – “Gracias A Ti”

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This song may seem like it was written for the fans of Wisin & Yandel but at the heart of it, it’s about love and showing that other person how much they mean to you. And if you can’t say it on Valentine’s Day, when else can you say it? The answer to that is every day


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These Are The Latin Artists That Dominated VEVO’s Most Watched Lists For 2020

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These Are The Latin Artists That Dominated VEVO’s Most Watched Lists For 2020

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It’s official: 2020 was the year that Latin artists truly dominated worldwide music and video charts. Despite the drama and pain of 2020, Latin artists were busy bringing their talent to so many of us who needed an escape from the constant reminders of what an unprecedented year 2020 was.

From Bad Bunny’s three albums in one year to J Balvin’s highly-ambitious Colores album, and the top-charting collab between Dua Lipa and Bad Buny, Tainy, and J Balvin in “Un Dia,” we had some serious bops this year.

Along with all this incredible music, we also got served some visually-stunning music videos – which, globally, were also dominated by Latin artists.

Vevo has revealed the top 10 most-watched artists and music videos of 2020.

One of the first things that pops out on this list, is the fact that four out of ten of the artists are Latinos. In fact, the number one spot is claimed by Colombia’s own J Balvin!

Karol G rocketed up the charts this year to the number two spot while Maluma (#5) and Shakira (#8) round off the list. Perhaps most shockingly, is the fact that Bad Bunny didn’t crack the top ten, considering so many of his albums were chart toppers this year.

Vevo also broke down the top Latinx videos of 2020.

J Balvin truly dominated the music video scene of 2020. Out of Vevo’s top ten videos by Latin artists, he is featured in half of them. From his own track “Rojo” off his Colores album to collabs with Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny, and Tainy on “Un Día” to the number one spot with Jhay Cortez and Anuel AA in “Medusa,” J Balvin had an incredible 2020.

Here’s a roundup – for your viewing pleasure – of the top music videos of 2020 by Latino artists.

Medusa – Jhay Cortez, Anuel AA, J Balvin

This track claimed the number one spot on Vevo’s “Most Watched Latin Videos” of 2020. And it’s easy to see why. Not only is it a great song, but the video features three of Latin musics top artists.

Agua – Tainy, J Balvin

Although “Agua” came in at number two on the Most Watched Latin Videos in the U.S. (with 26 million views), it also performed incredible worldwide. In fact, “Agua” received more than 479 million views worldwide, earning it the number four spot globally.

Hawái – Maluma

Maluma’s video for “Hawái” actually came in at number three on the worldwide list, garnering more than half a billion views! This earns him the number one spot among Latin artists on the worldwide circuit.

Ay, Dios Mío! – Karol G

Karol G truly rocketed to the top of the charts this year and although it’s surprising that “Tusa” didn’t make the cut (perhaps since it’s from 2019), she had two videos on this year’s lists.

First, “Ay, Dios Mío” charted at number 4 in the U.S. with more than 18 million views but it was also her top-performing video around the world as it came in at number seven globally with more than 307 million views.

Un Día – Dua Lipa, Tainy, Bad Bunny, J Balvin

Although “Un Día” failed to chart globally on the Vevo list, it earned the number five spot by Latin artists in the U.S. with more than 16 million views.

Se Me Olvidó – Christian Nodal

Another interesting thing of the Vevo list is the presence of Christian Nodal who made the cut with “Se Me Olvidó (La Canción Del Avión)”, which puts Mexican Regional music high on the countdown among mostly dembow specialists.

Favorito – Camilo

Another track that performed exceptionally well around the world, Camilo’s track “Favorito,” was viewed 13.2 million times in the U.S., earning the artist the number seven spot. But when it came to global views, “Favorito” was viewed 359 million times!

Camilo earned another top spot (#6) on the global list with his track “Vida de Rico.”

Me Gusta – Shakira, Anuel AA

This collaboration charted at number eight on Vevo’s roundup for the U.S. with more than 13 million views.

Bichota – Karol G

Her second entry on VEVO’s 2020 roundup, “Bichota” charted at number nine in the U.S. with more than 12 million views.

Rojo – J Balvin

J Balvin was all over the 2020 roundups but his track “Rojo” was his top charting video in the U.S. with more than 12 million views.

Who was on your most-watched lists of 2020?

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These Are The Songs That Saved Us In 2020

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These Are The Songs That Saved Us In 2020

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After what feels like an entire decade, we’ll soon be able to say adios to 2020. In what will go down as an unprecedented year, full of drama, pain, and loss (with a good mix of hope and inspiration), there was at least incredible music released throughout the year by some of our favorite artists.

A positive byproduct of the global pandemic was the explosion of creativity among Latin artists. With all of us in lockdown around the world, artists hunkered down in their home studios and started churning out new content.

And perhaps as a symbol for 2020, songs got deeper than ever this year. Artists worked on projects that explored topics such as mental health, Black empowerment, and self-worth. Many others were borne out of solitude and introspection, resulting in material that was often deeply personal and cathartic.

Bad Bunny, Yo Perreo Sola

If I’m being realistic Bad Bunny’s entire album YHLQMDLG is what got me through this god-awful year, but “Yo Perreo Sola” definitely earned a top spot.

Bad Bunny released Yo Hago Lo Que Me Da La Gana (I Do Whatever I Want) on a leap year, in true Bad Bunny fashion. But the accompanying music video for “Yo Perreo Sola” is what had people talking – with Bad Bunny in full drag and looking damn fine.

Anuel AA, No Llores Mujer

After debuting the track on The James Corden Show during a performance that gave me goose bumps, I knew this song was going to be one that many of us had on repeat. The track is a cover of Bob Marley’s “No Woman, No Cry” and it’s definitely one that helped many get through 2020.

Alejandro Fernández, Mentí

Alejandro Fernández’s return to mariachi, the genre closest to his heart, features new songs written by a wide range of exciting new writers, from Joss Favela to Edén Muñoz, and is produced by Aureo Baqueiro, known for his pop fare. The resulting album sounds authentic but contemporary, as highlighted by the exuberant yet evocative “Mentí.”

Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez, Dákiti

Off of Bad Bunny’s third (not first and not second!) album of 2020, “Dákiti” helped make El Ultimo Tour Del Mundo, the highest charting all-Spanish album ever.

Dua Lipa, Physical

What can I say about Lipa’s Future Nostalgia? The word ‘iconic’ comes to mind. This was one of the first major album drops that happened near the beginning of COVID-19 shutdowns, and it kept me from going stir-crazy. From the pop-synth ’80s influences to Lipa’s all-too-relatable attitude toward love and relationships, I love this project wholeheartedly. 

The Weeknd, Blinding Lights

When The Weeknd dropped After Hours, I did not know what to expect. I initially wasn’t a fan of the first single, but after he performed ‘Scared to Live’ on Saturday Night Live, I knew the album was going to get me in my feelings, and I was right. The Weeknd has a way with making heartbreak sound so beautiful that you actually forget that’s what he’s singing about. 

Ozuna, Del Mar

Ozuna loves acronyms. But ENOC, which stands for El Negrito Ojos Claros (The Black Kid, Light Eyes) is his nickname. This 20-track tour de force is capped off by “Del Mar,” easily my favorite track from the album.

Arcangel, Un Año Tarde

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Few songs had people googling three simple letters as much as this song did, which is unofficially this year’s anthem. Although the lyrics ruffled the feathers of many conservatives, it also received praise for its sex-positive vibes and strong beats.

Myke Towers, Girl

A complete 180 turn. Myke Towers has come a long way since the release of his debut album El Final del Principio in 2016.

Black Eyed Peas & Shakira, Girl Like Me

The Black Eyed Peas placed all bets on Latin and on familiar melodies and samples for their comeback set, Translation, which debuted at No. 3 on the Top Latin Albums chart.

Featuring a brew of Latin collaborators including J Balvin, Ozuna, Shakira and Becky G, among others, the sample-heavy album delivered two No. 1 Hot Latin Songs hits that ruled over half the calendar year: the Corona-sampling Balvin collab “RITMO” and Ozuna-assisted “Mamacita,” which borrows the melody of Madonna’s “La Isla Bonita.” But it was their collab with Shakira that I couldn’t stop listening to.

Camilo, Por Primera Vez

Latin pop of late has become the realm of the 35-and-over crowd, as reggaetón and trap are voraciously consumed by younger audiences. Enter Camilo, whose sweet, mid-tempo love songs and equally sweet, high-pitched tenor remind both teenagers and their grandparents that it’s cool to fall totally in love.

Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande, Rain On Me

Even if you didn’t make it out to a club or bar in 2020, it was basically impossible to escape this Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande bop. It debuted at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 and was the seventh most streamed song of summer 2020 and the most streamed song by a female artist globally during the season.

ChocQuibTown, Que Me Baile

The Colombian trio’s sixth studio album is a beautiful made-at-home set that houses 11 eclectic tracks that are pop-forward, but still place ChocQuibTown’s distinctive fusion of Afrobeat and music from Colombia’s Pacific coast at the forefront. Featuring collaborations with Becky G, Manuel Turizo, Rauw Alejandro and more, the 11-track, quarantine-born set is definitely on 2020’s repeat list.

J Balvin, Rojo

This 10-track set is J Balvin’s most ambitious album yet, musically and visually. Packed with back-to-back hits such as the edgy, futuristic pop anthem “Blanco,” heart-wrenching ballad “Rojo” and hard-hitting reggaetón track “Negro” — the three tracks on the album that also best showcase Balvin’s versatility as an artist.

Maluma, Hawái

Papi Juancho, whose title riffs off Maluma’s nickname of “Juancho” (short for Juan Luis), features a handful of duets with old and new school reggaetón stars. But it’s the track “Hawái” that really stole the album’s thunder and for good reason, it’s the blockbuster single that makes clear this kid from Medellín is a global act.

Ricky Martin, Cántalo

In what’s Martin’s first album since 2015, Ricky Martin doesn’t hold back. Packed with introspective and melancholic lyrics (hello, 2020!), the Grammy-nominated EP is borne from the need to heal through music and features some incredible collaborations – Sting, Carla Morrison, Pedro Capó and Diego El Cigala, among others.

So what were the songs that helped you get through 2020? Did we miss any on this roundup? Let us know!

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