A lot of people ask me, "yo Vance, what are the best songs to learn Spanish?"
Actually, no one has ever asked me that.
But I'm going to do a post on it anyway.
But before getting started, there are two things you should keep in mind about this list:
1) If you're a complete beginner, you shouldn't try to learn Spanish this way. First, check out Rocket Spanish to get the basics down.
2) These aren't my favourite songs in Spanish - they're simply the best songs to learn Spanish...or, at least the best ones I've found for improving vocabulary while still be pleasant to listen to. You'll see a lot of female pop artists turn up on this list.
A Couple of Pro-tips:
1) Although most of the videos below have lyrics, I highly suggest using the Musixmatch Desktop/Phone App. It will provide automatic lyrics for most Spanish songs on Youtube. Then, simply Google the English translations of these songs and follow along!
2) I've chosen songs with lyrics that use everyday words and and are very easy to remember. Lift phrases from these songs, memorize them and apply them in everyday conversation.
*** QUICK TIP: almost any song by Thalia, Belanova, Playa Limbo or Selena are among the best songs to learn Spanish (they happen to all be Mexican), as are all of the songs from the telenovela "La Hija del Mariachi." Search them on YouTube.
I'd like to include many, many more songs on this list, but if I do, the page will never load. These 15 should be enough to get you going.
If you have a girl at your house and conversation is a bit stale, throw on "Tabaco y Chanel," "Colgando en tus Manos" or "Que Bonito." She'll know the songs, but probably will not have heard them for awhile so she'll get a kick out of it. They're really sappy, so it makes for good fun.
Now, if you want to dance/get freaky with a girl, don't put on any of the songs above.
Instead, opt for some reggaeton.
But know your audience, because not all girls down here are into reggaeton (particularly the upper class ones).
And there you have it! My best songs to learn Spanish.
If you have any recommendations for Spanish music, let me know in the comments below!
And if you're looking to further sharpen your Spanish skills quickly...
Until next time,