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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! :)

4 years ago



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!

4 years ago


Sorry, this is what I meant to post. Salsa songs with english and spanish.


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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

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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.

Here's a couple links to two of my all-time favorite Latin songs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cqt9gpzq8Wc (Miranda -- Mentia) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEU-PNQwdWM (Aleks Syntek -- Loca)

4 years ago


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.

4 years ago


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.

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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.

4 years ago