Put away all your sharp objects! Once you get through listening to our ultimate bachata playlist you might want to call it quits! All kidding aside, the Dominican genre of music sprouted in the disenfranchised rural areas of the island in the early 20th century. The usual themes of bachata, also referred to as the Dominican blues, are heartbreak, sadness over heartbreak, pain over heartbreak, and you guessed it…breaking hearts. Singers such as Luis Vargas and Antony Santos made the genre a viable force in Latin music, while acts like Aventura and Prince Royce have taken it to new heights. Get the shots of Brugal, ready!
8. Bachata Songs 8
"El Hombre de Tu Vida"
20. Bachata Songs 20
“La Diabla/Mi Santa” (available at Amazon)