List of the Top 10 Best Merengue Songs for Dance Parties

Updated on April 23, 2020
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Anya Brodech is a professional salsa, Latin, swing, and ballroom dance teacher in Oakland, CA.

Get your next latin dance party started with this amazing merengue song playlist!
Get your next latin dance party started with this amazing merengue song playlist!

What Merengue Dancing is Like

Merengue is a super fun, upbeat and exciting Latin dance that is popular at Latin Nightclubs. It's super easy to learn how to dance because all you have to do is march your feet in time with the music and let your hips and arms do the rest. If you already know Merengue, congratulations! It's one of my favorite dances and I love teaching it to my beginner/non-dancer friends and they don't have problems picking it up.

Merengue can be danced to a straight/regular 8-count timing (1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8), which almost all of these songs are. In Zumba classes and some Latin bars/nightclubs, they'll play super fast Merengue songs which are double time and danced twice as fast and really crazy. I've been dancing for ten years and I still haven't figured out those crazy fast Merengue songs still, but my Mexican friends are really into them and complain that my regular Merengue songs are too slow for them, hahaha. Anyway, find what works for you and I think that everybody should be comfortable dancing to these 10 songs regardless of their skill level.

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About This List

I ordered this list alphabetically by song name, for convenience, since I can't decide which song is my favorite. These are all great songs to dance to if you're having a party, and I've heard a lot of them play in Salsa/Latin Nigthclubs or in my Zumba classes!

Keep in mind that there is more than one kind of song that can be counted as "merengue." I tried to make a merengue mix of classic sounding merengue songs, as well as more pop and reggaeton sounding ones just for fun because I think that they're all great!

If I missed any or you have suggestions for other songs I should include, please leave your comments down below!


"Abusadora" by Oro Solido y Raul Acosta

"Abusadora" by Oro Solido y Raul Acosta is a fun fast-paced classic merengue song. It's got a lot of energy and will be sure to get everyone up and dancing!

"Bailar" by Deorro ft Elvis Crespo

"Bailar" by Deorro ft Elvis Crespo

"Bailar" by Deorro ft Elvis Crespo is a really great nightclub/party-style merengue song, especially if you're not into classic merengue or want to mix it up a bit. This song is more on the pop side and if you're a merengue purist, you probably won't like it or even classify it as merengue. However, if you're an open-minded person and have a loose definition of merengue like me, and just wanna dance to a really great, high-energy song, this will the song for you! This song is super fun, I guarentee you'll love it and wanna play this at every party!

"Con La Mano en el Piso (y Con La Pompi Pa' Arriba)" by Mala Fe

Con La Mano en el Piso y con La "(pompi)" pa' arriba by Mala Fe

Con La Mano en el Piso y con La "(pompi)" pa' arriba by Mala Fe is a really fast merengue song. It's a little bit dirty because it's telling you to put your hand on the floor and butt up in the air, but that's what makes it fun. If you don't know Spanish, it doesn't matter, because the beat is really great!

"Esa Muchacha" by Los Hermanos Rosario

"Esa Muchacha" by Los Hermanos Rosario

I love this song because it's fun and crazy and I've heard it a million and one times while out social dancing. It's really easy to dance to and not super fast. I've also heard it played and danced to it in my Zumba class a bunch of times. It's got a really good beat and is good for showing off your dance moves and using it as opportunity to flirt with your dance partner and showing him how bien you baila (pardon my Spanglish, couldn't help it). It's definitely an inspiring song for women to impress their partners with their dance moves ;)

"Guayo" by Elvis Crespo ft. Los Illegales

"Guayo" by Elvis Crespo ft. Los Illegales

I love Elvis Crespo's songs for merengue, especially this one because it doesn't have that traditional merengue sound and it's more poppy with a club feel. I know they played it at a few salsa clubs I went to and they mixed it in with the reggaeton songs they were also playing that evening and I really loved it. It's a good song to play around to and not be serious when you are dancing to it, which is what merengue is all about.

"Moviendo Las Caderas" by Oro Solido

"Moviendo Las Caderas" by Oro Solido

"Moviendo Las Caderas" by Oro Solido is a super famous and popular classic merengue song that everyone knows. It gets plays pretty often in nightclubs and salsa clubs whenever they put on merengue. It's a really fun song to dance to because everyone who knows the song will stop in the middle of it and swing their hips to the right and to the left when he sings "A la derech, a la izquierd," which means "to the right, to the left." Ah, so much fun!

Pegaíto Suavecito by Elvis Crespo ft. Fito Blanko

"Pegaito Suavecito" by Elvis Crespo ft. Fito Blanko

This is one of my all-time favorite merengue songs! I think it's super awesome and it always gets the party started and gets me going every time I hear it. A lot of my Latino friends love this song too, so when we're driving in the car and this song comes on, it's like "oh yeaah!! this is my jam!" Seriously, that's how much I love this song. If you haven't heard of this song, then you obviously haven't been out dancing merengue!

"Suavemente" by Elvis Crespo

"Suavemente" by Elvis Crespo

This song has definitely been overplayed, but I still love it! I was at a regular American bar one night (no salsa or anything) and this song came on, so I grabbed a hott guy, told him to march his feet, and danced merengue with him and it was so much fun, haha! Everybody was looking at me, going OMG, where'd that come from?! (That's how much I love to dance!). So anyway, this song is great and you've got to include in your merengue playlist the next time you have a party, it's a classic!!

"Tu Me Quemas" by Chino y Nacho ft. Gente de La Zona, Los Cadillacs

"Tu Me Quemas" by Chino y Nacho, ft. Gente de La Zona y Los Cadillacs

This is a more contemporary merengue song and I gotta say that I love it. The lyrics are really flirty and suggestive, and I love dancing up against my partner and seducing him with my moves during this song. I love songs about heat and fire because I just feel that they crank things up and take them to the next level.

Merengue is a super awesome, fun and sexy dance!
Merengue is a super awesome, fun and sexy dance!

Final Thoughts

I hope you enjoyed this list of Merengue songs and had just as much fun listening to them as I did! Have a great day and share this list with your friends if you loved it! Thanks!

© 2015 Anya Brodech


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    • abrodech profile imageAUTHOR

      Anya Brodech 

      15 months ago from 130 Linden St, Oakland, California, 94607

      Oops, I deleted one and forgot to change it, thanks for the reminder

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      The Count 

      16 months ago

      missing 1 of the top 10 only 9 posted....

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      22 months ago

      "Moviendo Las Caderas" is by the Hermanos Rosario not by Oro Solido

    • abrodech profile imageAUTHOR

      Anya Brodech 

      3 years ago from 130 Linden St, Oakland, California, 94607

      I'm glad that you enjoyed it!

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      3 years ago

      Best of my favorite merengue


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