Please recommend songs in Spanish for exercise
I spend about 1-2 hours at the gym, and I'd like to listen to songs in Spanish so I can practice even when I work out. :)
However, I have no idea where to start. I'm hoping I can find good upbeat songs that have fairly general lyrics (Not some gibberish or non-sense lyrics).
My plan is to listen only 1 or 2 songs per day so I can fully understand the lyrics and even sing along at the end of the day.
Any recommendation? Thank you all in advance! :)
I love to listen to La Santa Cecilia's Monedita or La Negra, Jesse Joy's Aqui Voy (it's fast but easy to understand once you've listened a few times), La Despedida by Daddy Yankee. They are all upbeat and fast. I can't sit still when I listen to them :) Hope you find ones you like!
Sorry, this is what I meant to post. Salsa songs with english and spanish.
Super popular song with music video, "¡Corre!" by Jesse y Joy (176 million views on youtube): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2hM9CLAMu4
And if you want a lyric video for it (note: unfortunately, all the "i"s in the video look like they have an accent on them): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ub59wB3w5oc
I listen to a lot of Latin music, and while it's a subject I could easily talk at length about, I think it will be most helpful to just give some artists to you as a list. You say you want to listen at the gym, so I'll order my list from (generally) most upbeat to more laid-back.
Daddy Yankee, Don Omar, Miranda!, Chayanne, Luis Fonsi, David Bisbal, Aleks Syntek, Nelly Furtado, Pablo Alboran, Noel Shajris, Camila, and Alejandro Fernandez.
My wife (who already speaks Spanish) had me translate a bunch of Selena songs. Standard pop stuff, and the lyrics are not that difficult to understand because Selena didn't initially speak Spanish either.
Further advice: avoid Shakira until you're confident in your Spanish. Her lyrics are often very poetic and idiomatic.
I did not know that about Selena , I should check her latin songs out, and I agree with Shakira, if you understand her... you're fluent.
You could try Kevin Karla y La Banda covers, they're from Chile and they cover popular songs in Spanish :) It's really cool because you can listen to songs you already know and see how they're different in Spanish.