Latin music is becoming popular recently and it’s no secret that it appeals to people of all ages and backgrounds because of its rhythmic beats and catchy upbeat tone.
Reggaeton, salsa, and other genres of Spanish songs are becoming increasingly mainstream worldwide. And even if you don’t know how to dance, these tunes are sure to get your feet moving.
Here’s a list of 20 of the best Latin dance songs that will make you grooving along in no time!
1. “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi feat. Daddy Yankee
Starting this list with a Latin Award-Winning and international hit song, “Despacito” is a reggaeton-pop song that has an iconic cuatro guitar intro and became the first song primarily in Spanish to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart since “Macarena” in 1996.
The track combines Latin American music with American hip-hop, making it one of the most popular songs to dance to. The song is also significant because it brought reggaeton into the mainstream and gave exposure to other Latin American artists.
2. “Loco Contigo” by DJ Snake, J Balvin, Tyga (feat. J. Balvin & Tyga)
You’d want to shake your hips to this banger by DJ Snake, J. Balvin, and Tyga. Fusing EDM, hip-hop, and reggaeton, this song is perfect to get the party started.
“Loco Contigo” is a mix of reggaeton, trap, and pop that will make you feel as crazy in love as its lyrics talk about as the English translation of the chorus says, “You have me crazy for you.”
3. “Una Noche Más” by Jennifer Lopez
Dancing to this song is sure to give you all the feels. “Una Noche Más” by Jennifer Lopez is a sultry salsa track that will make you want to put on your dancing shoes and get lost in the moment.
Originally made by the girl group ‘3rd Party,’ Lopez’s version brought the track to new heights. This dance-pop track won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Dance Video.
This song is special because it’s one of the few English-language tracks on this list. It’s a perfect example of how Latin music can have a global appeal with its rhythm.
4. “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)” by Black Eyed Peas, J Balvin
“RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)” is a reggaeton-infused track by The Black Eyed Peas and J Balvin. It’s the lead single for the soundtrack of the movie ‘Bad Boys For Life.’
The song is an ode to reggaeton and will make you want to get up and dance. This track samples the “Rhythm of The Night” song by Corona. It’s the perfect song to get people moving, with its catchy beat and infectious energy.
5. “Bailando” by Enrique Iglesias feat. Sean Paul, Descemer Bueno, Gente De Zona
Latin pop flamenco music at its finest, “Bailando” is a feel-good track by Enrique Iglesias. The song became an international hit, selling over 8 million units worldwide in 2014.
“Bailando” means “dance” in Spanish, and the song definitely lives up to its name. The track features Sean Paul and Gente de Zona, which makes it even more fun to dance to. This Spanglish (Spanish-English) track will make you want to get up and move your hips.
6. “Conga!” by Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine
You can’t escape the conga line when this song comes on. “Conga!” by Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine is an upbeat track that will make you want to put on your dancing shoes and get moving.
This iconic song was released in 1985 and is still as popular today. The track features a mix of Cuban beats, drums, and conga drums, which makes it irresistible to dance to.
7. “Yo Perreo Sola” by Bad Bunny
If you’re looking for a song to twerk to, look no further than “Yo Perreo Sola” by Bad Bunny. This track is sure to get the party started, with its infectious beat and catchy lyrics.
“Yo Perreo Sola” means “I dance alone” in English, and the song is about empowering women to feel confident and comfortable dancing by themselves. This track has won the Latin Grammy for Best Reggaeton Performance which solidifies its place as one of the best Latin dance songs.
8. “Vivir Mi Vida” by Marc Anthony
Anthony’s salsa version of “C’est la vie” by Khaled became a hit in 2013, and it’s easy to see why. “Vivir Mi Vida” is an upbeat track that will make you want to get up and dance.
The lyrics are about living life to the fullest and enjoying the moment. This song is perfect for any party or celebration. “Vivir Mi Vida” means “Live My Life” in English, and the lyrics are about living life to the fullest and enjoying the moment.
9. “La Bamba” by Ritchie Valens
A Mexican folk song that was popularized in the United States by Ritchie Valens, “La Bamba” is a classic track that is sure to get everyone up and dancing.
A folk song mixed with rock and roll was an unusual combination in the 1950s, but Valens’ version of “La Bamba” was a hit. The track has been covered by many artists over the years, but Valens’ version is still the most popular to dance to.
10. “Mi Gente” by J Balvin and Willy William
As a reworked track of Willy William’s 2017 hit “Voodoo Song,” “Mi Gente” by J Balvin and Willy William is an upbeat reggaeton moombahton that is sure to get everyone up and dancing. Beyonce even jumped on the remix, which helped propel the track to even greater success.
The lyrics of “Mi Gente” are about unity and celebrating diversity. The track features a mix of Spanish and English, which makes it accessible to a wider audience. This song is perfect for any party or celebration.
11. “Ginza” by J Balvin
Another track from J Balvin, “Ginza” is a reggaeton song that was released in 2015. The track quickly became a hit, reaching number one in various Latin American countries.
“Ginza” is named after the Ginza district in Tokyo, Japan, which is known for its high-end shops and restaurants. It was also the name of the Instagram filter that he often used for his pictures. Playing this song will make every party-goer feel like they’re ready to take the dance floor.
12. “Gasolina” by Daddy Yankee
This reggaeton track was released in 2004 and quickly became a worldwide hit. “Gasolina” is about having a good time and enjoying the party.
The beat of the track is what makes it a great song to dance to. Various remixes had been made of the track, but the original is still the most popular. The mix of reggae and hip-hop makes “Gasolina” an irresistible track to get up and dance to.
13. “Oye” Gloria Estefan
Partying with this track is a must. “Oye” by Gloria Estefan is an upbeat track that will make you want to get up and dance.
This song is perfect for any party or celebration. The music video features disco in a club, which solidifies its place as a great party track.
The lyrics are about having a good time and enjoying the moment. The mix of salsa, pop, and disco makes “Oye” an irresistible track to get up and dance to.
14. “Lambada” by Kaoma
French-Brazilian group, Kaoma’s “Lambada” is a mix of various genres including lambada, pop, and dance. The track was released in 1989 and became an international hit.
Having sold over 5 million units, the infectious beat and catchy lyrics make “Lambada” a great song to dance to.
15. “Querida” by Juan Gabriel
Latin pop singer Juan Gabriel’s “Querida” is a ballad that was released in 1984. Gabriel is one of the best-selling Latin artists of all time, and “Querida” is one of his most popular tracks.
Although it’s not an upbeat track, the sentimentality of the lyrics makes “Querida” a great song to slow dance to.
16. “Hips Don’t Lie” by Shakira feat. Wyclef Jean
Another Latin pop infused with reggaeton, Shakira’s “Hips Don’t Lie” is a great track to get up and dance to. The mix of genres makes the track irresistible to resist, and the lyrics are about being confident in your body and having a good time.
The track was released in 2006 and quickly became a worldwide hit, topping the charts and winning numerous awards, including MTV Latin America Video Music Award. Your hips won’t lie when this track comes on.
17. “Como La Flor” Selena
A track from the late Tejano singer Selena, “Como La Flor” is a ballad that was released in 1992. The track became one of her signature songs and helped propel her to stardom.
“Como La Flor” is a great song to slow dance to. The lyrics are about lost love and longing for someone. The track is mellow and sentimental, making it a great choice for a slow dance.
18. “María” by Ricky Martin
Ricky Martin’s “María” is an uptempo track that was released in 1995. The song became Martin’s signature track and helped him cross over to the mainstream.
“María” is a great song to get up and dance to. The lyrics are about a beautiful but dangerous woman named María. The track is a flamenco, salsa, and pop song that is impossible to ignore. It has an upbeat and catchy sound that will make you want to get up and dance.
19. “El Taxi” by Pitbull feat. Sensato, Osmani Garcia and Dayami La Musa
Pitbull’s “El Taxi” is a mix of various genres, including hip-hop, dance, and reggaeton. The track was released in 2014 and became a worldwide hit. With Pitbull’s signature sound, “El Taxi” is a great track to get up and dance to.
20. “El Farolito” by Juan Luis Guerra
An up-tempo merengue track, “El Farolito” by Juan Luis Guerra is a great song to dance to with friends. The lyrics are about appreciating his lover’s body curves. The track is catchy and upbeat, making it a great choice for any festivities.
The creativeness and cultural infusion of Latin music make it unique and irresistible to resist. Artists from all over the world have been inspired by Latin music and have created some of the best tracks that are perfect for any occasion.
Whether you’re looking for a song to get up and dance to or a sentimental ballad to slow down, these 20 tracks are the best Latin songs to dance to.