Spanish Language Music Lists – Resource Recommendations
In this blog, learn how to find Spanish language music lists from the countries of your choice in our curated playlists on Spotify.
Resource Type: We have curated a list of songs for each country where Spanish is an official language. You’ll also find a list for the United States, the territory of Puerto Rico, and an “International” list of collaborative works.
Levels: We think these Spanish-language music lists are a great way for learners of all levels to connect with Spanish language and culture!
Ages: All ages. We’ve done our best to select songs that are appropriate for all Spanish lovers. Our hope is that this means teachers can use these lists in their classrooms. If you find any lyrics you think are questionable, please let us know!
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You can find a song from La Santa Cecilia (pictured above) in our “Estados Unidos” playlist.
Your questions answered…
Does listening to music in a new language really help me learn that language?
Yes! We believe that music is a great way for learners of all levels to make a connection with new language. Even beginners can appreciate a language in this real context, and deepen their love for other cultures. For more advanced learners who can understand many of the words in the songs, it could definitely help their language development. For a beginner who can’t understand most of the lyrics, it may not do a lot to directly advance language acquisition. That said, we think a personal connection to music can help with motivation for longterm language learning goals. Also, it’s super fun to start being able to understand lyrics of songs you love but didn’t understand in the past!
You can hear a Spanish-language song from Jorge Drexler (pictured above) on our Uruguay playlist.
Which music lists should I listen to first?
Recently, our team has spent a lot of time listening to the México list, the Paraguay list, and the Colombia list. We recommend browsing through the lists and finding the one that suits your style the most. If you find that you have a particular list that you like a lot send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know! We’d also love to hear your suggestions for artists to add to the lists when we edit them in the future.
Why do some of the songs have languages other than Spanish in them?
You’ll find a little bit of English, French, Guaraní, and even Fang in some songs in our lists. These songs are representative of the linguistic diversity in the Spanish speaking world. There are even many languages spoken in predominantly Spanish-speaking countries that you won’t yet hear in our lists.