The magazine had already a major overall songs chart titled Hot since August Since , the chart tracks digital sales, streaming figures and radio airplay. Ritchie Valens ' cover version of La Bamba became the first Spanish-language song to enter the Hot after its debut on January 3, In June , following the number one peak of "Despacito" in the Hot , Philip Bump of The Washington Post related the increasing success of Spanish-language songs in the United States since with the growth of its Spanish-speaking population, highlighting an improve from 4. As of the week ending June 29, , Spanish-language and two Portuguese-language songs have entered the Hot chart, most of them in , with 18 debuts; followed by , with 16; , with 13; and , with seven.
Top Latin Songs
When it comes to music, there's no objective right or wrong, good or bad — but that never stops passionate music fans from sharing and defending their favorites. We spent months discussing, researching and reflecting on music from artists old and new, considering everything from sales to impact to innovation to longevity. The results won't please everyone — and that's as it should be. Everyone has their own takes on the greatest in music — this is ours. Most importantly, even though 50 is not nearly a big enough number to encompass the huge universe of the Latin songbook, every one of these songs continues to be relevant today. We invite you to listen and celebrate with us as we count down from No. Did anyone not dance the Macarena? It was American folk singer Pete Seeger who took the humble acoustic tune to new heights, when he adapted it and recorded it live at Carnegie Hall in Artists from Celia Cruz to Wyclef Jean have since claimed the song as their own. The song went to the top of the charts in Latin America, and gained widespread popularity as a soccer anthem, as part of the Grosse Pointe Blank movie soundtrack, and as a theme song for tennis player Rafael Nadal.
Gains in performance. Tainy D. Lipa, J. Osorio Balvin, B. Martinez Ocasio, D. Peterson, M. Masis Fernandez, A. Borrero, I. Rodriguez, C.
The following tracks have left a permanent imprint in the history of Latin music. Their celebrated notes and lyrics have inspired several generations across the Latin world and beyond. In one way or the other, each one of these songs has been embraced by different artists, cultures, and music fans across the globe. Besides this global appeal, the following compilation provides a good sample of the richness and diversity that surrounds Latin music. In fact, these songs belong to different genres ranging from bolero and bossa nova to tango and traditional musical expressions from the Americas. Younger generations may be unfamiliar with some of these songs. However, not a single contemporary hit could even match the impact and influence of any of the following tracks.