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Music in Spanish

Music is a universal art form. Without realizing it, we are listening to music almost all day long. Sometimes it’s music we like, our favorite musicians or bands; and sometimes it’s background music that we do not pay much attention to.

In Spanish-speaking countries, there are strong musical traditions which can be very interesting if you want to expand your cultural knowledge about these places (we will see in future posts).

However, in this post we will focus on today’s relevant Spanish-speaking groups and singers who will no doubt have a song that you like. You can use them to expand your vocabulary, see examples of grammar use, and you can even try to sing and practice your accent!

Music is very helpful to become familiar with different Spanish accents. Thanks to the songs being short, doing activities with them is very entertaining and fun.

Some of the examples that we will see are very famous, but others might turn out to be great discoveries for you.

Let’s have fun!


Shakira – Colombia.

She is a singer-songwriter and record producer. Born in Barranquilla, Colombia, today her fame is absolutely international.

In this case, we will look at a song in collaboration with Carlos Vives. He is another very important Colombian singer-songwriter.

La bicicleta. It won the Latin Grammy for Best Song of the Year in 2016.


Jesse & Joy – Mexico.

A Latin pop, pop rock and folk duo, formed in 2005 by brothers Jesse Eduardo Huerta Uecke and Tirzah Joy Huerta.

Dueles. This song was released in 2016.


Diego Torres – Argentina.

He is an Argentine singer-songwriter and musician, specializing in the Latin pop genre.

Color esperanza. This song was released in 2001, but it’s so positive that we couldn’t leave it out. It’s certain to brighten your day.


Buika – Spain.

Her full name is María Concepción Balboa Buika. She is a Spanish singer, although she’s been living in the United States for several years. Her songs are in Spanish, and they have a very interesting flamenco fusion style.

No habrá nadie en el mundo. This song was released in 2008. It is a fusion of flamenco and traditional Spanish music with a modern style.



To maximize your learning with each song, it is advisable to read the lyrics at least once or twice to make sure you understand it well.

Even if this is not possible, you can always enjoy good music in Spanish!


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