15 Hottest Spanish Songs: The Best Latin Pop Playlist of 2019
Hottest Latin Pop Songs of 2019
No matter the time of year... if you've got cambia and reggaeton, the scene is hot. Latin pop is where it's at, with major artists like Drake, Bad Bunny, Daddy Yankee, Luis Fonsi, Cardi B, and Demi Lavato bringing the jams, to collaborative songs like "Taki Taki"—this list has it all.
A fan of Latin pop? Look no further. We've got the hook up with some of the 15 top-rated pop songs of 2019, plus one bonus song. Have a favorite that's not on this list? Post in the comments below and be sure to tell us why it's your number one!
Top-Rated Spanish Songs Playlist of 2019
- DJ Snake—"Taki Taki" ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna, Cardi B
Bad Bunny feat. Drake—"MIA"
Nicky Jam x J. Balvin—"X" (Equis)
- Pedro Capó—"Calma"
- Becky G & Natti Natasha—“Sin Pijama”
- Sebastián Yatra, Reik—"Un Año"
- Luis Fonsi—"Despacito" ft. Daddy Yankee
- Ozuna—"BAILA BAILA BAILA"
- Anuel AA, Karol G—"Secreto"
- Luis Fonsi, Demi Lovato—"Échame La Culpa"
- Daddy Yankee & Snow—"Con Calma"
- Casper, Nio García, Darell, Nicky Jam, Bad Bunny, Ozuna—"Te Bote" Remix
- Reik—"Me Niego" ft. Ozuna, Wisin
Rosalía - MALAMENTE
1. Rosalía - "MALAMENTE"
"MALAMENTE" is from the Spanish singer-songwriter, Rosalía's, second album "El mal querer," released in 2018. The song was written mostly by Rosalía herself and produced by Pablo Díaz-Reixa (El Guincho). This song is categorized as nuevo flamenco or flamenco pop.
Malamente, meaning "badly," tells of a toxic relationship. Despite all the warning signs, the narrator continues to stay in the relationship until the point of marriage. "MALAMENTE" was nominated for five categories at the 2018 Latin Grammies and took awards for Best Alternative Song and Best Urban Fusion/Performance.
Ese cristalito roto
Yo sentí cómo crujía
Antes de caerse al suelo
Ya sabía que se rompía (¡uh!)
La luz del descansillo
Una voz en la escalera
Alguien cruzando el pasillo
DJ Snake - "Taki Taki" ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna, Cardi B
2. DJ Snake - "Taki Taki" ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna, Cardi B
"Taki Taki" was produced by French DJ and producer DJ Snake. The song features Selena Gomez, Ozuna, and rapper Cardi B. The song is known for being one of the top 10 songs to reach 100 million views on YouTube. "Taki Taki" topped the charts as number 1 in many Latin countries. The genre is described as Latin, reggaeton and moombahton (house music and reggaeton fusion) and the lyrics talk of seduction. The music video features a post-apocalyptic scene; there was some controversy over some of the lyrics in reference to Nagasaki, so they were since changed. The song reached top 10 in numerous countries.
Es que me niego a perderte, a más nunca verte
Me niego a aceptar que lo nuestro ya se acabó
Es que me niego a perderte, a más nunca verte
Me niego a aceptar que lo nuestro ya se acabó
What Does "Taki Taki" Mean in the Song?
There are several theories surrounding what taki taki actually means. According to Genius, the saying just simply sounded good, and it quite literally means nothing. However, implications like "What my taki taki wants/my taki taki gets" in Selena's verse does carry some suggestions. If you are really curious about what exactly taki taki might be code for, check Urban Dictionary.
According to Dictionary.com, "taki taki" is quite literally "an English-Based pidgin language of Surinam." We're still left wondering . . .
Bad Bunny feat. Drake - "MIA"
3. Bad Bunny feat. Drake - "MIA"
"MIA" or "Mine" features Canadian rapper, Drake, and is a song by Puerto Rican singer, Bad Bunny. The song toped the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and was top oof the charts in Spain, Argentina, Canada, Colombia, Greece, Portugal, Romania, Switzerland, Venezuela, France, Italy, Sweden, and the U.K. (Wikipedia).
This song is unique in that Drake sings entirely in Spanish. This is a song about undying love for a special woman: "Tell them that you are mine, mine/You know you are mine, mine/You said it yourself."
Porque todos te quieren probar (ah)
Lo que no saben es que no te dejas llevar de cualquiera
Y todos te quieren probar (nah)
Lo que no saben es que hoy yo te voy a buscar (yeh-yeh)
Nicky Jam x J. Balvin - "X" (EQUIS)
4. Nicky Jam x J. Balvin - "X" (Equis)
Nicky Name (Puerto Rican) and J. Balvin (Colombian) performed the dancehall and reggaeton, pop, Afrobeat hybrid, "X." The music video was filmed in Miami and scenes jump back and forth from a colorful room to the inside of an airplane. A Spanglish version was released a month later.
Y no te voy a negar
Estamos claros y ya
No te lo voy a negar
Estamos claros y ya (no)
Daddy Yankee - "Dura"
5. Daddy Yankee - "Dura"
Daddy Yankee, a Puerto Rican rapper, released "Dura" alongside the music video which was filmed in Los Angeles with a 90s feel. Daddy Yankee wrote the song with several other artists: Juan Rivera, Luis Romero, and Urbani Mota. A remix was released in April 2018.
The song is of the reggaeton genre and blends reggae elements. Daddy Yankee encouraged fans to participate in the #DuraChallenge, which involved dancing to "Dura"—it received 82,000+ responses. "Dura" refers to the word "hard" but is another way of describing that someone looks hot.
Estás dura, dura
dura, dura, dura
Que estás dura, mano arriba porque tú te ves bien
Estás dura mamacita, te fuiste de nivel
Dura, mira como brilla tu piel
Estás dura, dímelo dímelo ¿cómo es que es?
Estás dura, yo te doy un veinte de diez
Estás dura, dura, dura
Pedro Capó - "Calma"
6. Pedro Capó - "Calma"
Pedro Capó is from Puerto Rico, and is a songwriter and a musician. He started playing guitar when he was fairly young and later studied at Colegio Calsanz. "Calma" was later remixed with Farruko and accumulated millions of views on YouTube. This song describes romance in the tropical Caribbean, playing in the waves, and sharing a moment with your lover: "Let's go down to the beach/to cure your soul."
Tu mano y mi mano
De todo escapamos
Juntos ver el sol caer
Bonus: Pedro Capó, Farruko - "Calma" Remix
Becky G & Natti Natasha - “Sin Pijama”
7. Becky G & Natti Natasha - “Sin Pijama”
"Sin Pijama" literally means "No Pajamas," it is a song by Becky G (North American singer) and Natti Natasha (Dominican). The song is produced by Daddy Yankee and made the U.S. Hot Latin Songs list in Bolivia, Spain, Argentina, Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru, and Uruguay (Wikipedia). The song has been described as more reggaeton than "Mayores."
Que no se te apague la excitación
Tú sabes que yo no te dejo planta'o
Calma'o, que yo voy en camino, amor
Calma'o, que yo quiero contigo
Sebastián Yatra, Reik - "Un Año"
8. Sebastián Yatra, Reik - "Un Año"
"I only think, I only think about you"—this song by Sebastián Yatra and Reik is the ultimate love song about time and distance. It describes an enduring love through the seasons, a love that lasts forever. The song became especially sentimental to Venezuelan migrants who felt "Un Año" communicated separation from family.
Llegará diciembre, sigues en mi mente
Fueron seis meses y por fin volveré a verte
Llegará febrero y yo seré el primero
En darte flores y decirte que te quiero
Luis Fonsi - Despacito ft. Daddy Yankee
9. Luis Fonsi - "Despacito" ft. Daddy Yankee
Luis Fonsi's "Despacito" ft. Daddy Yankee was not only one of the hottest songs of the summer of 2018, this song continues to fire off on YouTube with over 6 billion views and counting. Both Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee are Puerto Rican. The music video was recruited in La Perla in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. The song was credited for bringing Latin pop back into mainstream and incorporates reggaeton alongside the lyrics of steamy intimacy and romance. Universal Latin later agreed to letting Justing Bieber remix and record "Despacito."
Quiero respirar tu cuello despacito
Deja que te diga cosas al oído
Para que te acuerdes si no estás conmigo
Ozuna - "BAILA BAILA BAILA"
10. Ozuna - "BAILA BAILA BAILA"
Ozuna is a Puerto Rican reggaeton and Latin trap singer. He's collaborated with artists like Bad Bunny, Daddy Yankee, Romeo Santo, Reik, and Natti Natasha. His videos are highly colorful, visually stimulating, and have complex choreography and dance. He has the most videos with over 1 billion views on YouTube. He's father was a reggaeton dancer for Vico C, but was shot when Ozuna was only three years old. He is married to Taina Meléndez.
Baila Baila Baila
Ponle musica pa que esto no pare
Baila Baila Baila
Tengo que besarte antes que esto acabe
Anuel AA, Karol G - "Secreto"
11. Anuel AA, Karol G - "Secreto"
Both Annuel AA and Karol G have made their relationship public in their video "Secreto." They video visits their love and relationship through a series of engaging visuals and footage. The footage includes their birthdays, snow days, flights, and performances. The video was said to have been leaked early but blew up. The song is considered pop-reggaeton. Later that year, Anuel was criticized for releasing a homophobic track and described it as his "biggest mistake."
Los secretos siempre se saben
Baby, tarde o temprano (Temprano)
Luis Fonsi, Demi Lovato - "Échame La Culpa"
12. Luis Fonsi, Demi Lovato - "Échame La Culpa"
Demi Lovato and Luis Fonsi team up for the track "Échame La Culpa" or "Put the Blame on Me." Puerto Rican singer, Luis Fonsi and Demi Lovato (U.S.) create a punchy, pop-reggaeton duet with some English interwoven. The song reached number one in several countries and topped the charts in Austria, Lebanon, Slovenia, Mexico, Spain, Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, Croatia, France, Greece, Latvia, the Netherlands, Norway, and Scotland.
Okay, I don't really, really wanna fight anymore
I don't really, really want to fake it no more
Play me like The Beatles, baby, just let it be
So come on, put the blame on me, yeah
Daddy Yankee & Snow - "Con Calma"
13. Daddy Yankee & Snow - "Con Calma"
Daddy Yankee pays tribute to one of his favorite childhood songs which was produced in 1992 by Snow—the song "Informer." The genre is described as Jamaican, although Daddy Yankee is Puerto Rican. Daddy Yankee is also celebrated for producing the chart-topping "Despacito" which has continued to dominate Latin playlists. He is 1 of 7 artists with the most top 10 singles on "Hot Latin Songs" and has the most entries.
Casper, Nio García, Darell, Nicky Jam, Bad Bunny, Ozuna - "Te Bote" Remix
14. Casper, Nio García, Darell, Nicky Jam, Bad Bunny, Ozuna - "Te Bote" Remix
"Te Bote" was a song recorded by Puerto Rican rappers: Casper, Nio García, Darell, Mágico, and the "North American" remix features Nicky Jam and Puerto Rican artists Band Bunny and Ozuna. Reggaetoneros are said to endure heartbreaks, too. The dance hall hit talks about the many women who have "done them wrong." The song quite literally describes throwing someone out of their life.
Reik - "Me Niego" ft. Ozuna, Wisin
15. Reik - "Me Niego" ft. Ozuna, Wisin
Reik is a Mexican band from Baja California. "Me Niego" or "I Refuse" is a song featuring Ozuna and Wisin, Puerto Rincon singers, and is of the reggaeton genre. The music video was filmed in Miami, Florida. It is a song of enduring love—the refusal to accept that a relationship or love has come to an end or that it is over.