The 10 Best Salsa Songs to Dance To

Salsa music sounds beautiful. It’s a melange of different Caribbean and Latina American influences and styles.


Closely related to Latin jazz and Cuban, salsa music has gone global since the mid-20th century. There are so many great salsa songs out there that it would be very difficult to objectively list the best ones.


We’ve tried.


What we ultimately came up with are two different and rather subjective lists:


  • One for beginners who want to learn the music and how to salsa dance

  • One ranking the most timeless salsa songs that pros and beginners can enjoy repeatedly


With no further ado, here are our favourite salsa songs, starting with the best songs for beginners.



The 10 Best Salsa Songs to Dance To

Our Top 5 Songs for Salsa Beginners

The 5 Best Salsa Songs of All Time



Our Top 5 Songs for Salsa Beginners


To come up with this list of best salsa songs for newer dance enthusiasts, we took the following criteria into consideration:


  • The song must have at least two distinctly audible instruments that dancers can step to.

  • The song is often played at social gatherings and would be familiar to most people.

  • The tempo isn’t too fast.

  • There are no half-bars in the song.

  • There aren’t too many different rhythms playing at the same time.

Rank

​Song Title

Artist

Album

Year of Release

#5

​Bailando

Enrique Iglesias

​Sex and Love

​2014



​Rank

Song Title

Artist

Album

Year of Release

#4

Ay mi María

​Bloque 53

​Te Hace Mover Los Pies

​2011



Rank

​Song Title

Artist

Album

Year of Release

#3

​La Llave

​Grupo Latin Vibe

​All That Vibe

2005




Rank

Song Title

Artist

Album

Year of Release

#2

​Mambo Diablo

​Tito Puente

​Mambo Diablo

​1985




Rank

​Song Title

​Artist

​Album

​Year of Release

#1

​Chan Chan

​Buena Vista Social Club

​Buena Vista Social Club

​1997



Let The Music Play And Your Dancing Feet Move


You’ve got your songs, now learn the steps.


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