10 Marc Anthony Songs for Your Spanish Listening Practice and Pleasure
We can all agree that Marc Anthony songs are marvelous. His Latin-pop and salsa songs have reached a global status of fame as they’ve spread joy to those who listen to them.
In this blog post, you’ll find 10 of the most famous Marc Anthony songs according to YouTube, you’ll see how they can help you with Spanish, and you’ll find important vocabulary in each one of them.
Marc Anthony Songs, Videos, and Lyrics
I’ve gathered up 10 of the most popular Marc Anthony songs, and I’ve included a helpful vocabulary guide for understanding the lyrics!
1. La Gozadera (ft. Gente de Zona)
With more than 1.3 billion views on YouTube, La Gozadera has become the most famous of Marc Antony songs, and is also on the list of most famous Spanish songs within the last 10 years. In this song, Gente de Zona and Marc Anthony mention all the countries in Latin America, which will be useful to you for learning how to pronounce them correctly in Spanish. Plus, its salsa rhythm will enlighten your day! It’s a great song that I highly recommend.
|confirmó (confirmar)||confirmed (to confirm)|
|la gozadera (slang word)||party|
|los parceros (slang word in Colombia)||friends|
2. Vivir mi vida
This is one of the most well-known Marc Anthony songs. It features a monologue about life at the beginning of the video, and throughout the song Marc Anthony articulates and sings clearly. This will help you practice your listening and comprehension abilities in Spanish. Also, with more than 979 million views, this salsa song became extremely popular in the last 10 years. If you haven’t heard it yet, do it now!
3. Traidora (ft. Gente de Zona)
This duet never gets old. This song is great because although it has a fast rhythm, the lyrics are understandable and clear. It’s a great option to practice your Spanish comprehension while you shift your focus to different Latin American accents, because Marc Anthony’s accent is Puertorrican and Gente de Zona’s accent is Cuban.
Back in 2016, this was one of the top Marc Anthony songs that blasted out from radios all over the world. It has more of a Latin-pop rhythm, making it more often heard in common social areas, like shopping malls, taxis, and private get-togethers.
|enamoras||(you) fall in love|
4. Flor Pálida
This is the kind of song you hear in hotels, during brunches, or milling about at receptions (while waiting for the actual event to start), for example. The song starts slowly and builds into a salsa rhythm. Marc Anthony articulates well throughout all of it, so it’s a perfect tool for practicing your Spanish by looking up words you haven’t heard before, and listening to the song multiple times. It’s a fun song to simply enjoy and practice Spanish while you’re at it!
5. Valió la pena
The salsa version of this is one of the most popular Marc Anthony songs. It’s perfect for a get-together or to celebrate life on any occasion. It’s a faster song due to its salsa rhythm, so it’s great to challenge yourself and prove how much Spanish you’ve learned already! Follow the lyrics and write down what you understand and what you should practice a little more. Super fun song!
|valió la pena||it was worth it|
6. A quién quiero mentirle
If you’re waiting for slow Marc Anthony songs, wait no more! This one is for thinking about how much you love and miss that special someone. As a slow song, it’s a good opportunity for you to try to understand every word you hear and write down those words you think you should practice to become a master in Spanish.
7. Ahora quien
This is another great salsa version of Marc Anthony songs. Although it has a salsa rhythm, it’s not a super fast song, which is great for you to practice vocabulary and listening skills. Listen to it and see how much Spanish you already know!
8. Tu amor me hace bien
This song takes me back to the good old days when we could get together with hundreds of people and celebrate a special event all together. Its melody is exquisite! It’s also a salsa song, and the best part is that the lyrics are easy to understand and perfect for you to discover new vocabulary and popular phrases in Spanish. This is a must listen!
9. Deja que te bese (ft. Alejandro Sanz)
Alejandro Sanz and Marc Anthony’s voices sound amazing together. This is the kind of song you listen to while driving, taking a shower, while hanging out with friends, or simply on a daily basis. Its rhythm isn’t too fast or too slow, so it’s great for learning new words or identifying those you already know and see how they are used.
|enteren (enterar)||find out|
10. Cuando nos volvamos a encontrar (ft. Carlos Vives)
This is one of my favorite Marc Anthony songs. At the beginning of this video, Carlos Vives and Marc Anthony have a small chat, which gives you a chance to listen to their conversation and try to understand what they’re saying. Two excellent elements of this song include: (1) its Latin-pop rhythm, and (2), that both artists articulate clearly and it’s easy to understand the lyrics. Perfect opportunity to improve your Spanish abilities!
|la madrugada||early morning|
Weren’t these Marc Anthony songs great? Don’t just settle for listening to them, empower yourself to memorize the lyrics and sing them!
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