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Good Spanish Music Suggestions

I want to listen to some Spanish music to help me learn sentences and pronunciation

Hopefully these will be memorable when combined with a good tune.

Does anybody have any suggestions?

Thanks

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/yonoleo
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Soda Stereo, Café Tacuba, Julieta Venegas, Fito Páez.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Samsta
Samsta
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+1 for Julieta Venegas. I also like Jesse y Joy.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward
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I also like Soda Stereo and Fito Páez. It is worth noting that Fito is Argentinian, so his ll or y sound is distinctive with a strong zh type sound. He also uses "vos" instead of "tú" which is typical of Argentina. Here is one of my favorite songs by Fito Páez: http://youtu.be/VOTx--byFRo

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/stfods
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"Quizas, quizas, quizas" in any version is great "Me gustas tu" by Manu Chao is very good for increasing vocabulary at the beginning :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jorma1998b

but still, it hast this line "me gusta marihuana me gustas tu" which is not school appropiate.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jairapetyan
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Yeah, I had to discard using that one for that reason.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jorma1998b

although there is a "sanitized" version, I think

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/stfods
stfods
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Luckily I started learning Spanish at 28 :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jorma1998b

However, there is a movie I can't remember the name, in which a Spanish teacher is testing students orally and one of them says kiss-ass this and kiss-ass that three times, and the teacher replied kiss-ass you will get a zero. Does any one remember the name of that movie?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CattleRustler

The music I got into is by Ricardo Arjona. He doesnt have one single style, the music varies greatly. If you want some song suggestions I can get you a short list of the 10 or so that I listen and sing along with daily, but my favorite is called "iluso" (deluded) from his cd Adentro (Inside). Using lyrical phrasings not only helps me pronounce, it teaches you words you would not have otherwise encountered studying spanish until probably way way down the line in some advanced course outside of DL

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jairapetyan
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I was looking for something to use in my beginning Spanish classes and tried listening to 'iluso.' Very nice song but unfortunately not appropriate for school. ;) Anyway thanks for the suggestion, I will search YouTube for more of Arjona's music.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jorma1998b

I just put something about songs with grammar content http://www.todoele.net/actividades/Actividad_list.asp

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jairapetyan
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Guao, gracias por el enlace. No conocía este sitio.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RAMOSRAUL

Kids got this one in school without end ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAXaU4EnlZM

I hated it ;)

This was a group for kids called Parchis, based on a table game:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0v1GVxxoH5Q

I also hated it ;)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CattleRustler

yes I forgot to mention the lyrics are very "adult" in nature, in that particular song. A polar opposite to his usual love ballads, etc

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jorma1998b

I also teach Spanish, and native speaker. Let me know if you have any question. My problem with music is the generational divide. I use to listen to the classics of the 70s,80s, etc and they are kind of phase-out. I'm talking about rancheras, boleros, tangos, milongas, bambucos, etc. Argentine and mexican popular music was extremely influential in other countries. My students tend to like the current mexican singers and groups and I'm not familiar with those.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/fishysteph

I love listening to La Santa Cecilia and they are hot in the Latin music community right now. They only have a few lyrics on line right now (La Negra, Monedita) but that helped me do the work to try and figure out what they were saying. It was a good challenge for me.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Markl21

recomiendo . luis miguel... cristian castro... andres de leon... sin bandera... americo...

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

Search "learning Spanish love songs" on YouTube and you'll find several songs, rated by difficulty of language, with subtitles.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DSushi

Thank you everyone for your suggestions so far.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ranaamarilla
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Search "Maná" on Youtube. It's a Mexican group.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CattleRustler

me gusta Maná tambien

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Fettes

Manu Chao is another good one. Start with Me Gustas Tu (very simple lyrics). I also really enjoy Papito, Clandestine and Me Llamo Calle

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JohnEFM

Any genre of music you like in particular?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DSushi

Generally Rock and Indie but I am open to most forms of music.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JohnEFM

There is not a lot of Indie music in spanish (that I know of), but there is a lot of rock bands. These bands/artists are from latin america: Maná, Caramelos de Cianuro, Panda, Bocatabú, Juanes, Fito Paez, Soda Stereo, Café Tacvba (Café Tacuba), Soda Stereo, Enanitos Verdes. Other artists you might like are: Alejandro Sanz, Ricardo Arjona, Shakira, Joaquín Sabina. If you are interested in latin pop, just ask.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CattleRustler

ARJONA!!!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Justin-B
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Excellent recommendations John!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JohnEFM

Thank you Justin. Here I leave a list of latin, spanish and other bands/artists: Shakira, Juanes, Enrique Iglesias, Prince Royce, Juan Luis Guerra, Calle 13, Wisin y Yandel, Chino y Nacho, Daddy Yankee, Don Omar, Jesse & Joy, Camila, Romeo Santos, Bacilos, Marc Anthony, Ricky Martin, Luis Miguel, Celia Cruz, Paulina Rubio, Jennifer Lopez, Julio Iglesias, Miguel Bosé, José José, Alejandro Sanz, Marco Antonio Solis, Sérgio Mendes, Chayanne, Selena (Selena Quintanilla-Pére), Gipsy Kings, Thalía, Aventura, Cristian Castro, Elvis Crespo, El Puma (José Luis Rodríguez).

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/aspot

Che sudaka!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/elanaknt

Some good suggestions so far. I also like Calle 13. A couple rock/indie suggestions: Tourista, El Cuarteto de Nos, Álex Ferreira. Also, the site lyricstraining.com has music video games where you earn points by filling in the lyrics as the song plays--it has mostly pop but it's lots of fun!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DSushi

This sounds good....

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rairyuu
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Eros Ramazzotti, Juanes, Alejandro Sanz

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https://www.duolingo.com/MiAnRodri

Kany García, Andrés Cepeda, Kudai, Juanes, Sandoval.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/denny.den.

dos minutos!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/eggplantbren

I like Pedro Aznar from Argentina. Él canta muchas canciones excelentes.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DSushi

Again thank you everyone for your suggestions.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Justin-B
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I recently custom ordered a t-shirt for my daughter that said "Canta Conmigo!" and which had lines from four different Spanish rock/pop songs (along with the name of the singer or band) that I thought she might like: (1) Para bailar la bamba (Ritchie Valens), (2) Tengo la camisa negra (Juanes), (3) Ella es azul (Volovan), and (4) Quiero rock & roll (Moderatto).

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kendolyn

Daddy Yankee <3

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jorma1998b

En esta lista aparecen canciones populares y su contenido de gramatica. Puede ser util! http://www.todoele.net/actividades/Actividad_list.asp

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward
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What a great question. Some of my favorites have already been mentioned, but I didn't see Fito y Fitipaldis (Soldadito Marinero http://youtu.be/GxQjx7FkmNA is a good one to start with). Also Los Bunkers, de Chile (http://youtu.be/q5U4slm8Ln4). La Guardia (de España) is consistently fantastic. One of my favorites by La Guardia es Cuando Brille el Sol http://youtu.be/zP2txQUAr18 Oh! Si te gusta el jazz, Magos Herrera es buenísima pero los videos en YouTube no son de alta calidad. But you can find her on iTunes and listen a little bit to decide if you like her or not. Tus Ojos is a good introduction to her style.

Others I'm listening to which show promise, but who I haven't listened to enough to flat out say they are great: Tex Tex, Radio Futura, Aterciopelados, y Melocos. Oh, and Santurce by Poncho K.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/thigg4
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Here's a few that I like, that I didn't see mentioned: Juanes, Shakira, Carlos Vives, Adriana Lucia, Andrea Echeverri, Fonseca (Colombia has some good music if you like Rock) Jarabe de Palo, Carla Morrison, Oreja de Van Gogh, Juan Luis Guerra, Gianmarco

4 years ago