Billboard: 50 Greatest Latin Songs of All Time

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Billboard: 50 Greatest Latin Songs of All Time

Postby Dexter » Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:39 am

Is this eligible? Although there are a couple of questionable choices, the Billboard staff stated that they took into consideration not only sales but impact to innovation and longevity. Although some song selections have "various artists" indicated beside them, the write-up for those songs point to an artist with the definitive rendition.

The 50 Greatest Latin Songs of All Time
11/12/2015 by Billboard Staff
http://www.billboard.com/articles/event ... f-all-time

They made us dance and they made us sing, and they still do so today.

When it comes to music, there's no objective right or wrong, good or bad – but that never stops passionate music fans from sharing and defending their favorites. From pop hooks to album covers to beats, we're rounding up some of the greatest of all time in music on Billboard. We spent months discussing, researching and reflecting on music from artists old and new, considering everything from sales to impact to innovation to longevity. The results won't please everyone – and that's as it should be. Everyone has their own takes on the greatest in music – this is ours.

Our journey to choose the 50 greatest Latin songs of all time took us across space and time, from Argentina to Spain and from the 1920s to 2015. We wanted to represent the full spectrum of Latin music (including music from Spain), from Mexican ballads to Cuban son to Colombian salsa to today’s bachata. Our standard of selection wasn’t merely hits, but instead, songs that made a difference, that marked a moment, that influenced many and that were simply great compositions. Most importantly, even though 50 is not nearly a big enough number to encompass the huge universe of the Latin songbook, every one of these songs continues to be relevant today.


50. "Macarena" - Los del Rio
49. "Guantanamera" - Celia Cruz
48. "Matador" - Los Fabulosos Cadillacs
47. "Eres tu" - Mocedades
46. "La Maza" - Silvio Rodríguez
45. "No me doy por vencido" - Luis Fonsi
44. "La Bamba" - Ritchie Valens
43. "El Manisero" – Don Azpiazú and his Havana Casino Orchestra
42. "Danza Kuduro" - Don Omar feat. Lucenzo
41. "Amor Prohibido" - Selena
40. "Manteca" - Dizzy Gillespie and Chano Pozo
39. "Mujeres" - Ricardo Arjona
38. "Historia de un Amor" - Libertad Lamarque
37. "Si no te hubieras ido" - Marco Antonio Solís
36. "La Gota Fria" - Carlos Vives
35. "A puro dolor" - Son by Four
34. "La Rebelion" - Joe Arroyo
33. "Corazon Partió" - Alejandro Sanz
32. "Mediterráneo" - Joan Manuel Serrat
31. "Ahora Quien" - Marc Anthony
30. "Piel Canela" - Bobby Capó
29. "La nave del olvido" - José José
28. "Conga" - Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine
27. "Cali Pachanguero" - Grupo Niche
26. "Mariposa Traicionera" - Maná
25. "Ciega, sordomuda" - Shakira
24. "El Buen Perdedor" - Franco De Vita
23. "El gran varón" - Willie Colón
22. "El Cantante" - Héctor Lavoe
21. "Y Cómo es el" - José Luis Perales
20. "Querida"- Juan Gabriel
19. "Secreto de amor" - Joan Sebastían
18. "Burbujas de amor" - Juan Luis Guerra
17. "Volver" - Carlos Gardel
16. "Oye Como Va" - Tito Puente
15. "El Rey" - José Alfredo Jiménez
14. "A Dios le Pido" - Juanes
13. "Música Ligera" Soda Stereo
12. "Granada" - Pedro Vargas
11. "Amigo" - Roberto Carlos
10. Obsesion (Aventura) - Romeo Santos
9. "Gasolina" - Daddy Yankee
8. "Somos Novios" - Armando Manzanero
7. "Pedro Navaja" - Rubén Blades
6. "Bailando" - Enrique Iglesias featuring Gente de Zona and Descemer Bueno
5. "El dia que me quieras" - Carlos Gardel
4. "Livin la Vida Loca" - Ricky Martin
3. "Besame Mucho" - Consuelo Velazquez
2. "Mambo No. 5" - Dámaso Perez Prado
1. "Esta tarde vi llover" - Armando Manzanero

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Re: Billboard: 50 Greatest Latin Songs of All Time

Postby Dexter » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:05 am

Updated on 9/15/2017

50. "Macarena" - Los del Rio
49. "Guantanamera" - Celia Cruz
48. "Matador" - Los Fabulosos Cadillacs
47. "Eres tu" - Mocedades
46. "La Maza" - Silvio Rodríguez
45. "No me doy por vencido" - Luis Fonsi
44. "La Bamba" - Ritchie Valens
43. "El Manisero" – Don Azpiazú and his Havana Casino Orchestra
42. "Danza Kuduro" - Don Omar feat. Lucenzo
41. "Amor Prohibido" - Selena
40. "Manteca" - Dizzy Gillespie and Chano Pozo
39. "Mujeres" - Ricardo Arjona
38. "Historia de un Amor" - Libertad Lamarque
37. "Si no te hubieras ido" - Marco Antonio Solís
36. "La Gota Fria" - Carlos Vives
35. "A puro dolor" - Son by Four
34. "La Rebelion" - Joe Arroyo
33. "Corazon Partió" - Alejandro Sanz
32. "Mediterráneo" - Joan Manuel Serrat
31. "Ahora Quien" - Marc Anthony
30. "Piel Canela" - Bobby Capó
29. "La nave del olvido" - José José
28. "Conga" - Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine
27. "Cali Pachanguero" - Grupo Niche
26. "Mariposa Traicionera" - Maná
25. "Ciega, sordomuda" - Shakira
24. "El Buen Perdedor" - Franco De Vita
23. "El gran varón" - Willie Colón
22. "El Cantante" - Héctor Lavoe
21. "Y Cómo es el" - José Luis Perales
20. "Querida"- Juan Gabriel
19. "Secreto de amor" - Joan Sebastían
18. "Burbujas de amor" - Juan Luis Guerra
(OUT) 17. "Volver" - Carlos Gardel
17. "Oye Como Va" - Tito Puente
16. "El Rey" - José Alfredo Jiménez
15. "A Dios le Pido" - Juanes
14. "Música Ligera" Soda Stereo
13. "Granada" - Pedro Vargas
12. "Amigo" - Roberto Carlos
11. Obsesion (Aventura) - Romeo Santos
10. "Gasolina" - Daddy Yankee
9. "Somos Novios" - Armando Manzanero
8. "Pedro Navaja" - Rubén Blades
7. "Bailando" - Enrique Iglesias featuring Gente de Zona and Descemer Bueno
6. "El dia que me quieras" - Carlos Gardel
(NEW) 5. "Despacito" - Luis Fonsi feat. Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber
4. "Livin la Vida Loca" - Ricky Martin
3. "Besame Mucho" - Consuelo Velazquez
2. "Mambo No. 5" - Dámaso Perez Prado
1. "Esta tarde vi llover" - Armando Manzanero


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