30 BEST BACHATA SONGS [to Add to Your Dance Playlist]
If you are struggling to find more “current” bachata songs to dance to... Or you want to listen to some of the best bachata songs out there, we’ve created a list with the top 30 Best Bachata Songs. We promise these are worthy of adding to your Bachata music playlist.
7 CRAZY BACHATA FACTS
In addition, here are 7 crazy facts about the history of bachata and why this initially forbidden genre of music became so popular in the 2000s.
But, if you’re not into crazy, interesting facts, skip right ahead to the playlist below.
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FACT #1: Bachata started in the Dominican republic as “the poor people’s music” in the 1960s and 1970s. Bachata was mostly played in brothels and bars because it was regarded as 'low class'.
FACT #2: José Manuel Calderón recorded the first Bachata single 1962, called "Borracho de Amor".
FACT #3: Bachata music was held as a lower form of art by the dictator Rafael Trujillo. But because it was offensive and vulgar to him...Trujillo banned Bachata in certain places of the Dominican Republic.
FACT #4: After Trujillo’s dictatorship ended, people slowly changed their perception of Bachata... Mostly because the music genre was being refined in the 1980s and 1990s.
FACT #5: Nostalgic Dominican migrants brought Bachata to New York, because they longed to stay connected to their Dominican roots. Above all, Bachata received a new-found popularity, like never-before seen.
FACT #6: New York provided a place for second generation Dominicans to rebuild this genre into what is now called “Urban Bachata”. Subsequently, Bachata slowly changed and fused with influences of R&B, hip-hop, English and Spanish. In contrast to its original form, Bachata had now more positive love lyrics and a less emotional singing style.
FACT #7: In the past years, Bachata gained a lot of popularity, as talented artists emerged like Aventura, Prince Royce, Romeo Santos. As these reinvented the music, dancers made Bachata into one of the most sensual and romantic latin dances!
BEST BACHATA PLAYLIST (to dance to)
Whether you’re a beginner who wants to learn how to dance, or you’re just looking for some music inspiration for your wedding dance and playlist, we've gathered some of the best Bachata songs and remixes for you.
We’ve also included some slow bachata songs for Beginners. If you're just starting out your Bachata dancing journey, use this list to easily practice your dance moves.
Browse below through the individual bachata songs or check out the full playlist HERE!
MODERN & URBAN SONGS
Grupo Extra - Me Emborrachare (Best Bachata)
Grupo Extra has had a large stage presence in the world of Bachata music because of their unique talent. Their electronic spin on Urban Bachata and energetic performances changed the way music was made.
Vicente García - Ahí Ahí
Vincent García won three Latin Grammy awards including Best New Artist in 2017. This was after he left his former Dominican Alternative Rock Band Calor Urbano to build his solo career. The song "Ahí Ahí" was nominated for Record of the Year at the 2019 Latin Grammy Awards.
Prince Royce, Shakira - Deja Vu
Prince Royce's collaboration with Shakira is fire... So you can't go wrong with this song.
Romeo Santos ft. Usher - Promise
Released in 2011, the song "Promise" combines elements of R&B and Bachata and is one of Santos' signature songs. Above all, "Promise" became the second consecutive No. 1 song on the Billboard Latin Songs chart for the artist.
Aventura - Obsesión
Aventura broke through the mainstream media, with the song "Obsesión". This song opened up new doors for the 'Kings of Bachata'. Above all, Aventura established themselves as one of the most popular, international Bachata bands of all time.
Prince Royce - Carita de Inocente
Released in 2020 as part of the Album "Alter Ego", this new Bachata song spent 29 weeks as the No.1 song on the Latin Tropical Airplay Billboard.
BEST BACHATA SONGS [Remixes]
Ozuna - Baila Baila Baila (DJ Tronky Remix)
Albanian-Italian International star, DJ Tronky’s gives popular songs a new Bachata-like identity, which is pretty mind-blowing. Listen for yourself!
Zedd ft. Jon Bellion - Beautiful Now (DJ Soltrix Remix)
Just when you thought you could not mix Progressive House and Bachata, this Remix will leave you tapping the 'replay' button.
Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello - Señorita (DJ Tronky Remix)
Who would have thought that Shawn Mendes' "Señorita" sounds better in its new Bachata version?
Alesso Ft. Ryan English - Cool (DJ Soltrix Remix)
David Rodriguez, aka DJ Soltrix, world-renowned bachata remixer, producer and DJ, captivates our attention with yet another great mix. Of course we can fell in love with his good Bachata songs all over again.
ZAYN - Dusk Till Dawn ft. Sia (DJ Tronky Remix)
DJ Tronky's interpretation of "Dusk Till Dawn" leaves us longing for many more romantic Bachata mixes!
Coldplay - Clocks (DJ Soltrix Remix)
This seamless fusion between Coldplay's "Clocks" and the smooth Bachata rhythm that will keep you dancing all night.
SLOW SONGS for BEGINNERS
Yenddi - Tu Sin Mi
This is the perfect slow song if you are a Beginner and want to start learning how to dance Bachata.
Prince Royce ft. Marc Anthony - Adicto
With over 75 Million views on YouTube as of 2020, this collaboration with Marc Anthony has been making some waves in the Bachata world.
Hookah & Sheridan's Mr. Don x Dj. Khalid (Bachata Version)
We can't get over this brilliant Remix and neither will you after listening to it. In addition, it's slow paced and perfect for some Bachata dancing practice.
Billie Eilish ft. Khalid - Lovely (DJ Soltrix Remix)
The gentle voice of Billie Eilish paired with the Bachata rhythms make one of best Bachata mixes you'll ever hear.
Héctor Acosta - Me Duele La Cabeza
"El Torito"aka Héctor Acosta, debuted one of his best bachata songs “Me Duele La Cabeza” as part of the Oblígame album in 2010. A bit more energetic side, this song is one of the top Bachata songs to dance to.
Romeo Santos, El Chaval De La Bachata - Canalla
Released in 2019 as part of the “Utopia” album, this song is just another success story and a beautiful rhythm to enjoy.
Romeo Santos - You
Romeo Santos released “You” as the lead single of his solo debut album Formula Vol. 1, after his temporary separation from Aventura. We still can’t get enough of this song.
Dustin Richie - Bachata A Lo Loco
This song is not for the faint-hearted. Dancing to this song will definitely give you an unexpected, great workout!
Grupo Extra - Te Vas
You have to love a good, fast-paced modern Bachata song!
Russ - Cherry Hill (DJ Soltrix Remix)
DJ Soltrix’ version of Cherry Hill cannot miss from this list. The smooth Bachata beat with soothing voices and a sweet guitar will make you get out of your chair to dance.
Anthony Bachata - Muero Por Ti
We stumbled on YouTube upon Anthony Bachata and his brilliant creation “Muero Por Ti”. We certainly fell in love with this song and we hope you love it just as much!
Camilo, El Alfa - BEBÉ
Colombian singer and producer Camilo Echeverry’s fresh 2020 impresses and makes us happy. His unique composing talents and soft voice melts our hearts while dancing to this Bachata song.
TRADITIONAL DOMINICAN BACHATA SONGS
Antony Santos - Voy Pa Alla (1992)
As the first pioneer to redefine Bachata in the early 1990s to what it has become today, Antony Santos became the top-selling Bachata artists of all times. He reinvented this genre to include new instruments and romantic lyrics. Above all, he reshaped Bachata into a fresh modernized version of what it is today.
Monchy y Alexandra - Hoja En Blanco (1999)
The Dominican Bachata group Monchy y Alexandra started as a duo in 1998, receiving a large amount of success in a very short time. Their musical talents enriched the word of Bachata with their sweet and romantic lyrics, which contrasted the traditional melancholic, bitter love songs from the prior years.
Juan Luis Guerra - Bachata Rosa (1990)
Translated as Pink Bachata, Bachata Rosa is the fifth studio album by Dominican singer and songwriter Juan Luis Guerra and his group. The album sold over five 5 million copies worldwide, subsequently pushing the Bachata genre into the mainstream international music industry.
Joe Veras - El Hombre De Tu Vida (1996)
Dominican Consulate General recognized Joe Veras for his contributions to the national latin culture; as a result, pronouncing him to be one of the most influential artists, teachers, creators and acclaimed international figures of the Bachata genre. However, his Bachata music speaks for itself.
Monchy y Alexandra - Dos Locos (2002)
The duo celebrated their efforts in 2003, when Monchy y Alexandra’s received its first major award, from the Billboard Latin Music Awards. In conclusion, their album Confesiones (which included the song “Dos Locos”), was deemed "Tropical Album of the Year" for the Duo.
Raulín Rodriguez - Medicina De Amor (1995)
Raulín Rodríguez broke through the Bachata music industry in the 1990s-2000s, as one of the first major bachata singers. Due to his musical talent, he rapidly gained international success.
Bachata Dance [Date-Night] Course for Couples
If you've thought about learning how to dance Bachata, but you have 2 left feet...or maybe get lost during the Bachata turns & steps, but already have some dance experience and want to learn more dance moves, check out our Bachata Dance Course for Couples.
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