Music Up: Sharpen Your Spanish Language Skills!

The world is certainly not slow about learning and speaking Spanish. Even Canadian superstar Justin Bieber joined the wave this year with “Despacito,” the first mostly Spanish-language song to be No. 1 in the U.S. since the ‘Macarena’ (1996). This song has taken over the charts worldwide, but so has the Spanish language... “I think is great to have such a huge superstar to want to sing a song in Spanish,” said Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi, who, along rapper Daddy Yankee, released the first version of the single in January.

Join the movement and sharpen your Spanish skills with the following (and other) songs! We have some suggestions for you…


Tú eres el imán y yo soy el metal…

Strengthen your vocabulary by putting in context the new words and sentences you learn.

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Hijo de la Luna

Cuenta una leyenda que una hembra gitana…

Delight your senses with poetic language and discover the beauty and musicality intrinsic to Spanish.

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A quién le importa

Me mantendré firme en mis convicciones (...) Mi destino es el que yo decido, el que yo elijo para mí…

Rebel yourself and gain an ear for the language. Spanish songs can greatly upgrade your listening comprehension skills.

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La bicicleta

Un vallenato desesperado

Una cartica que yo guardo donde te escribí

Que te sueño y que te quiero tanto…

Get to know different cultures by enjoying their music and unique expressions.

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Chiquitita sabes muy bien que las penas vienen y van y desaparecen…

Meet the classics! Who does not know ABBA?

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If you don’t find the perfect song for you on this list, don’t give up! You’ll find the right one pretty soon. Just remember that adding some music to your study time can be not only fun but also quite effective. ¡Qué comience la música!

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