Music lovers know for a fact that some of the best love songs out there are made by some of our favorite Latin artists. Whether you are single, heartbroken, or in love, get into the Valentine's Day spirit with our ultimate list of the 25 most romantic Latin love songs out there. Enjoy!
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Our "Hips Don’t Lie," we love Shakira’s “Addicted to You,” from the Colombian singing sensation’s Latin Grammy-winning album Sale el Sol. The bilingual meringue-tinged track – about being obsessed with a love interest with brown eyes, a boyish face and nervous smile – is quite addictive! This is a perfect track to dedicated to your sweet amorcito!
Buena Vista Social Club’s “Dos gardenias,” sung by Ibrahim Ferrer, is a beauteous bolero about a man giving his mujer two gardenias while professing that he loves and adores her. And, he then instructs her to give them all her attention as they symbolize her heart and his. And just like that, we’re breaking out the watering can and floral preservatives to make sure they don’t wilt and die too soon!
3Ball MTY’s “Inténtalo (Me Prende),” at first listen, may make you want to dance a fast-paced tribal-guarachera. But if you pay closer attention to the lyrics to the song by the Mexican DJ collective, last year’s Latin Grammy winners for "Best New Artist," you’ll probably prefer to dance extra close to the one you love, especially when guest vocalist America Sierra sings about how it frightens her to feel “your body burning on my skin.” ¡Escándalo!
It’s no wonder Rolando Laserie was commonly referred to as “El guapo de la canción cubana.” The Cuba-born master of boleros, guarachas and son cubano created a Latin music masterpiece with “Sabor a Mi” that gives us an impression of being right smack in the middle of Havana’s Tropicana Club during its glory days, while Laserie confidently sings that the subject in his song will always carry a “taste” of him.
Maybe it has something to do with the fact that he was known as being a bit of a lothario in his younger years, but when Julio Iglesias sings “Amor de mis amores” you can’t help but feel special and powerful. After all, he croons about the song’s subject as “the love of all his loves” and calls her his queen. And he admits that the woman changed his luck. And, we can’t help but think he’s singing to us.
“Every time I see the sun rise, like today, I can’t help but think of anything else but you, my love.” That’s the translation of the opening lyrics to Pedro Fernandez’s “Mi forma de sentir,” the Mexican ranchera and mariachi singer’s touching ballad about one man’s great love and how she’s the only person who really knows him. Talk about tugging at our heart strings!
Julieta Venegas has one of the most magical voices on the planet. So when the Mexican singer-songwriter, in her 2007 hit single “Eres Para Mi,” sings that “you’re for her,” you have to believe her… even if her only reasoning is that “the wind told her” and “that she hears it all the time.” It’s that magical voice that makes you say, “Well, okay then!” If only we had that kind of power to seduce Adam Rodriguez with our voices!
“It’s like a little love song about a very, very fragile relationship that grows along the years, from the very, very start to the very, very finish of it,” says Ximena Sariñana of her poignant single “Tú y yo.” And with the Mexican singer-songwriter’s angelic voice encouraging you to, “get to know me well, I’ll always be here,” you can’t help but believe in the power of love.
Ronan Keating’s debut solo single “When You Say Nothing at All,” a song previously performed by country music greats Alison Krauss and Keith Whitley, became a massive hit after being featured in the Julie Roberts-Hugh Grant romantic comedy Notting Hill. But when the Irish singer-songwriter released a bilingual version of the single with Paulina Rubio, we gained an even greater appreciation for the tender song about one’s actions speaking louder than words, especially when it comes to love.
It comes as no surprise that Camila rose to international acclaim after releasing their massive hit single "Abrázame." The Mexican soft rock band’s 2006 single may only be about a man pleading for a few extra seconds and a hug from his love, but Mario Domm’s emotive lead vocals make us want to give in immediately and fulfill his final request. Hugs all around!
Enrique Iglesias and Juan Luis Guerra have each crafted beautiful love songs. But in 2010, the Spanish heartthrob and Dominican superstar joined voices to create the mid-tempo tropical song “Cuando Me Enamoro,” which translates to “when I fall in love.” The single, the main theme for a Mexican telenovela of the same name, makes our hearts melt like butter when Iglesias and Guerra sing about how time stands still and they smile when they fall in love. And that makes us grin from ear to ear!
“El Amor,” from Puerto Rican singing sensation Tito "El Bambino," is an affecting cumbia that not only showed the world a softer side of the Latin Grammy-winning singer, but made us believe in el amor all over again. The song, which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Tropical Songs chart and Billboard Top Latin Songs charts, describes love as a “simple fantasy, a magic and like a dream” that grows and grows. And you can’t help believe that like Tito, you will find love as well, if you haven’t already!
It may not have been planned that way, but “Un Beso” is the 10th single on Avenura’s fourth album, “God ‘s Project,” for good reason. As a love song, the bachata track is a perfect ten. The track talks about things the Aventura members, including Anthony "Romeo" Santos, would do for a kiss, including going to Heaven and speaking with God. By the end of the song you can’t help but pucker up!
He may be known as the “El Sol de México," but Luis Miguel could also be considered the country’s heart. The iconic Mexican singer has released numerous love songs, including several hits from his albums Romance and Segundo Romance. But it’s Luismi’s Amarte Es Un Placer – the fourth single from his album of the same name – ranks as one of his best., as he croons lyrics that translate to things like, “Meeting you was my luck, loving you was a pleasure.”
Marc Anthony is the king of romantic tracks, but one of our favorites is the airy and incredibly romantic, “Tu Amor Me Hace Bien,” off of his hit album, Valió la Pena. This track is definitely worth playing on V day!
Long before Jennifer Lopez married Marc Anthony, the Puerto Rican singer joined voices with the top selling tropical salsa artist of all time to record the magical “No Me Ames,” a Spanish cover of the Italian tune "Non Amarmi,” for la Lopez’s debut album, On the 6. The tropical-flavored track, which centers on the complex relationship between two amantes, was a smash hit, reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart. And it served as a forewarning of Lopez’s own complicated relationship with Anthony.
Maná’s 1992 album ¿Dónde Jugarán los Niños?, which was the best selling Spanish-language rock album of all time in its day, included several rockin’ hits like "Oye Mi Amor" and “Te Llore Un Río." But it was the Mexican rock band’s aching ballad “Vivir Sin Aire” that left the biggest impression. It’s probably because anyone who has ever loved someone, like really loved someone, can relate to the heartfelt lyrics about the difficulties of living without him/her.
They’re the three most powerful words in the world of relationships... I. Love. You. And when they’re sung to you en español by the oh-so-sexy Chayanne, you can’t help but get a little giddy. With lyrics that say things like, “If life permits to by your side, I have no doubt my dreams will grow,” the Puerto Rican singer’s “Yo Te Amo” makes our hearts derretir.
Juan Luis Guerra’s critically acclaimed album Bachata Rosa, which earned the Dominican singer-songwriter his first Grammy award, featured one of his most extraordinary love songs, "A pedir su mano." Despite its fast tempo, the song makes all the single ladies long to be asked for their hand in marriage, while the married ladies reminisce about the day they were proposed to!
Talk about a song that just makes you smile… We’ll be shocked if you don’t crack a sonrisa while listening Juan Gabriel’s up-tempo “Amor Profundo,” which translates to “profound love.” From the first line to the last verse, the legendary Mexican singer’s fearless confessions about his love for you show that real man aren’t afraid to admit they’re proud of their love!
Luis Fonsi’s voice on “Nuestro Amor Eterno” is nothing short of earnest and heartfelt. As the Puerto Rican singer begs and please for one more chance to demonstrate that he only needs to love you to make the hurt go away, you can’t help but oooh and ahhh and give him a second chance! After all, love never really dies, does it?
Carlos Vives’ “Volví a Nacer” was only released in September of last year, but it became an instaclassic love song. It not only went to No. 1 on the Billboard Latin charts, but the Grammy-winning Colombian singer-songwriter’s solemn song stole our hearts. In it, he sings about climbing the Himalayas to avoid losing the love that has helped him become a man reborn, a man who wants nothing more than to die in his sweet love’s arms.
Talk about hitting the mark on the first try! Bruno Mars first solo single, “Just the Way You Are,” reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 back in 2010. The song, in which the part-Puerto Rican Grammy-winner sings about loving you just the way you are, should be required listening in every school on the planet. With lyrics like, “When I see your face, there’s not a thing that I would change ‘cause you’re amazing just the way you are,” it’s not only a beautiful love song, but a great anthem for boosting one’s self-confidence!
Puerto Rican reggaeton duo Wisin y Yandel may be known for hits like "Abusadora" and “Pegao,” but the Juan Luis Morera Luna (Wisin) and Llandel Veguilla Malavé’s (Yandel) recent single, “Algo Me Gusta de Ti,” which features Chris Brown, T-Pain & House Artist 3D M4n, is the ultimate sexy song! With lyrics like, “There’s something that I like about you, and I like that thing; I feel like you’re necessary in my life,”You’re ready to say, “Bring it!”
He’s only 23, but Prince Royce already knows how to make us swoon. Not only does the Dominican American singer-songwriter have the voice of an angel, but he uses it to record songs like the beautiful “Corazón Sin Cara,” in which he croons that it doesn’t matter if you’re fat or skinny, none of that matters to him because he’s not perfect either. All he knows is that he loves you the way you are, he continues. And just like that, he makes our hearts smile!