In a year with an umpteen number of Spanish singles and remixes released, this list recognizes unique achievements by the people behind the melodious voices, infectious dance beats and artistry in composition. With hundreds of songs from the land down south gracing the airwaves every day, 10 of them stand out and have made it to this list of top 10 best Spanish Songs 2017.
These artists know how it feels to debut high up the ranks on worldwide charts, break streaming records en route to featuring in sold out world tours.
Table of Page Contents
- Without further ado, let’s dive into the list of top new Latin/Spanish Songs in 2017-2018.
- 10. Me Enamore – Shakira
- 9. Chantaje – Shakira ft Maluma
- 8. Imitadora – Romeo Santos
- 7. Subeme La Radio – Enrique Iglesias Featuring Descemer Bueno, Zion & Lennox Or Sean Paul
- 6. El Amante – Nicky Jam
- 5. Escapate Conmigo – Wisin Featuring Ozuna
- 4. Felices Los 4 – Maluma
- 3. Mi Gente – J. Balvin ft Willy William
- 2. Despacito (Remix) – Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
- 1. Despacito – Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee
Without further ado, let’s dive into the list of top new Latin/Spanish Songs in 2017-2018.
10. Me Enamore – Shakira
Me Enamore is the second single off Shakira’s latest studio album El Dorado. The song was penned down by Shakira alongside Spanish guitarist Rayito. It was produced by Rude Boyz and later released on 7th April 2017. Me Enamore went platinum two times in Spain and has spent 18 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 Latin Songs Chart. The video currently has over 283 million hits on YouTube.
9. Chantaje – Shakira ft Maluma
Probably one of Shakira’s all-time greatest, Chantaje was written by Shakira, and 5 more song writers. The smash hit was produced by Shakira, Maluma Chan “El Genio” (Rude Boyz,) and Kevin Jiménez ADG. The record was released on 28th October last year and has since gone platinum 16 times in the US alone. It has been viewed over 1.6 billion times on YouTube. It is still amongst the Top 10 Hottest Latin Songs on Billboard, having spent 41 weeks on the chart.
8. Imitadora – Romeo Santos
Imitadora is the second single off Romero Santos’ upcoming album ‘Golden’. It’s still young on the charts, having spent 7 weeks on the Latin Hot 100, peaking at number 5. “ Itimadora” video was released on July 18 2017and has scenes of Santos making love in bedroom , bathroom with the TV host Jessica Cediel. Currently its video has been viewed over 45 million times on YouTube.
7. Subeme La Radio – Enrique Iglesias Featuring Descemer Bueno, Zion & Lennox Or Sean Paul
Subleme La Radio is the lead single in Enrique’s upcoming studio album. The song was produced by Sony Latin and was released by 24th February 2017. Four seems to be the magic number with this record. It has since gone gold in four countries and platinum in four countries too, including the USA, where it has gone platinum four times selling over 200,000 copies worldwide. 655 million hits and counting on YouTube is not a bad feat for a song that has spent only 24 weeks on the Latin Billboard charts, peaking at number 5.
6. El Amante – Nicky Jam
Nicky Jam released El Amante’s video on social media even before the release of the single. The Bosnian singer later released the single a week later on Spotify. The song is off the album Fenix, featuring a blend of 26 trap and reggaetón songs. The video has since been viewed over 800 million times on YouTube and still features on the Latin Billboard charts, having peaked at number one a few weeks ago.
5. Escapate Conmigo – Wisin Featuring Ozuna
Escapate Conmigo was leaked on social media before it was officially released, prompting Sony Latin to release the song a week earlier than the scheduled release date. The song has since gone platinum four times, having been released on March 31 2017. The song was written by Victor Torres, Juan Luis Morera, Christian Linares, Juan Carlos Ozuna Rosado and Marco Ramírez. The song currently has been viewed close to half a billion times on YouTube.
4. Felices Los 4 – Maluma
Felices Los 4 is the lead single off Maluma’s third studio album ‘X’. The dance hit was written by Maluma, and two more song writers and produced by Rude Boyz. Sergio George produced a salsa version of the song that features Marc Anthony. The song was released on April 21st this year and has since garnered over 800 million views on YouTube and has gone gold in Italy and three times platinum in Spain, selling over 100,000 copies worldwide.
3. Mi Gente – J. Balvin ft Willy William
Mi Gente loosely translates to ‘My People’ in English was written and produced by Willy William alongside José Osorio, Adam Ashadally, Andrés David Restrepo, and Mohombi Nzasi Moupondo. The song has since garnered critical acclamation, commercial success and popularity in almost every other transmission media. It has achieved gold status in Italy and platinum in Spain. The song is all about unifying people, the video being described as an ‘’explosion of dance and color’’ by Billboard. The song has over half a billion hits on YouTube on week 6.
2. Despacito (Remix) – Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
12 weeks at Number 1 on the coveted Billboard Hot 100’s list is a fete any artist would want in a song. The song was released on Universal Music Latino, Raymond Braun, SchoolBoy, Def Jam, UMLE, Republic Records and is on the way to smashing the all-time 14 week top spot record currently being occupied by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ ‘’Uptown Funk’’. Despite having no video, the audio has received close to half a billion hits on YouTube.
1. Despacito – Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee
Despacito is the most viewed video on YouTube currently. Despacito means ‘’slowly’’ in English and was produced by Andrés Torres and Mauricio Rengifo having been written by Luis Rodríguez alongside Erika Ender and Ramón Ayala. It was released on January 12, 2017, on the way to topping almost every other chart in the world. The song has sold over 3.3 million copies in the US alone, having acquired platinum status in most countries across Europe. That said, the smash summer dance hit is currently breaking all types of records. Top on that list is most digital song sales in a 12 week period. It is also Billboard’s song of the summer 2017 and it only took 180 days to reach 2.5 billion views on YouTube, another record-smashing figure. The song has been streamed over 4.6 billion times.
The above are the top 10 most popular Latin/Spanish songs in 2017 based on data from radio airplay audience impressions, Billboard Hot Latin Songs, Latin Pop Airplay Chart, Spotify chart, and Latin Airplay Chart. Kickoff your summer with the hottest South America tracks on airwaves from the best Latin artists in 2017.