40 Best Spanish Love Songs of All Time (Romantic Ballads)

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Written By Will Fenton

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Do you believe Spanish is one of the most romantic languages in the world?

You’re not the only one – there’s definitely something passionate about Spanish.

So it’s no wonder that many songs in Spanish became universally popular.

In today’s article, we’re bringing you all the best Spanish love songs of all time.

You’ll come across familiar tunes as well as some romantic hidden gems. 

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1. “Te Amo” by Franco De Vita 

The best way to start this list is with a song by Franco De Vita, a Venezuelan Latin Grammy Award winner who rose to fame in the 80’s.

His song “Te Amo” is arguably one of the best old Spanish love songs. 

It was recorded in the 1980s, so it has a typical 80s ballad atmosphere – it’s slow, romantic, and tender. 

The song’s title means ‘I love you’, so the singer’s message is pretty straightforward.

That being said, it comes as no surprise that “Te Amo” is a popular wedding song, especially in Latin America.

2. “El Amor De Mi Vida” by Ricky Martin

We don’t have to make a big introduction for Ricky Martin.

The Latin star’s smashing hit “Livin’ La Vida Loca” helped him achieve global fame.

But Ricky Martin is also known for his ballads.

Released in 1991,“El Amor De Mi Vida” is one of his early songs.

It’s a slow Spanish song about love – probably his first love, to be more precise. 

3. “Tú” by Shakira 

Shakira released “Tú” on one of her early albums in 1998.

It’s a slow-paced and sentimental Spanish ballad about love and devotion.

It was written and composed by Shakira, and you can hear her raw emotions and creative freedom in the song. 

The song received positive reviews from critics, and topped the charts in multiple countries.

4. “Vivir Mi Vida” by Marc Anthony

Another famous song in Spanish is “Vivir Mi Vida” by Marc Anthony.

This is one of Marc Anthony’s biggest hits, and its release marked the singer’s return to the salsa genre. 

The singer is generally considered one of the tropical salsa artists of all time. 

And in this passionate hit song, Marc Anthony celebrates love and life – as he described it, “Vivir Mi Vida” is a song about life, living happily and forgetting sadness.

5. “El Perdón” by Nicky Jam and Enrique Iglesias 

El Perdón” (eng. ‘Forgiveness’) was initially a solo track by Nicky Jam.

But he released another version with Enrique Iglesias, and the song quickly became a huge success – it topped the charts in multiple countries and won a Latin Grammy Award.

Although it sounds cheerful, the song’s lyrics are somewhat melancholic.

But in essence, “El Perdón” is a love song. 

6. “Nada Valgo Sin Tu Amor” by Juanes 

“Nada Valgo Sin Tu Amor” is a Spanish pop rock song about love and growing old together.

The song’s title means ‘ I am worth nothing without your love’ – so the song also talks about being fully devoted to someone.

That being said, Juanes’ 2004 track is a perfect romantic song to dedicate to someone you love, especially if your partner speaks Spanish.

7. “Besame Mucho” by Consuelo Velasquez 

And if you’re looking for something more classic, you can’t go wrong with “Besame Mucho.” 

Written in the 1940s, “Besame Mucho” is one of the greatest Mexican love songs of all time.

The song became one of the most important songs of Latin music history, and it has been covered by countless artists.

Some of the most famous versions of “Besame Mucho” include renditions by Trio Los Panchos, Dalida, Andrea Bocelli, and Cesaria Evora.

8. “Disfruto” by Carla Morrison

Carla Morrison’s “Disfruto” is hands down one of the most romantic songs in Spanish.

The Mexican singer poured all her emotion into the song, but without sounding dramatic or over expressive.

The song is very raw, sentimental, and sweet, but there’s also a melancholic tone to it.

Lyrically, it’s about noticing and appreciating little things about someone you care about.

9. “A Puro Dolor” by Son By Four 

On the other hand, a salsa group Son By Four delivers the message of love in a very expressive way.

In essence, “A Puro Dolor” (eng. “The Purest Of Pain”) is a typical power ballad, but it became a huge hit when it came out.

In fact, it became the longest running chart topper, spending 20 weeks on Billboard Top Latin Songs chart.

The group also recorded an English version of the song, which was also charted in the US.

10. “Te amaré” by Miguel Bosé

“Te amaré” is one of the well-known Spanish songs about love.

It was recorded by Miguel Bosé, a singer and actor who started his career in the 70s.

Even if you don’t speak Spanish, you’ll get an idea what “Te amaré” is about.

After all, music can express what words can’t.

11. “Si Nos Dejan” by José Alfredo Jiménez

If you’re looking for old Spanish love songs, this one’s for you.

To be more precise, “Si Nos Dejan” is one of the best Mexican love songs.

The song is very romantic and charming, and José Alfredo Jiménez added his recognizable touch to it.

Jiménez was known as a singer of rancheras, and he had a lot of influence on modern Mexican music.

12. “Rayando El Sol” by Maná

“Rayando El Sol” is another tune that deserves a spot on your best Spanish love songs list.

It’s performed by Maná, one of the most successful Latin American bands of all time.

The song is uplifting and catchy, and it’s obviously very romantic – even if you don’t understand the lyrics.

But to give you an idea of what the lyrics mean, the song’s title in English could be ‘The Breaking of Dawn’, and the next verse refers to reaching (or rising) for someone.

13. “Entra En Mi Vida” by Sin Bandera

“Entra En Mi Vida” is a classic romantic Spanish song.

Essentially, it’s a sentimental pop song that expresses the feeling of falling in love. 

The song was recorded by Sin Bandera, a Mexican duo known for making romantic ballads.

The duo achieved huge success with their self-titled debut studio album in 2002 – the album also got them a Latin Grammy Award.

14. “Eso Y Más” by Joan Sebastian 

Me contaron de Romeo y Julieta…

If the song starts with the reference to Romeo and Juliet, you know you’re about to hear something classic and romantic.

“Eso Y Más” is one of those slow Spanish songs with romantic lyrics talking about doing anything for love.

The song was released in 2006 by Joan Sebastian, a Mexican singer who will always be remembered for his Spanish country songs as well as Latin pop tunes.

He composed more than 1,000 songs, and “Eso Y Más” is a great example of his talent.

15. “Mi Razón De Ser” by Banda MS 

Banda MS is a group focused on banda music, a genre of Regional Mexican music.

And “Mi Razón De Ser” is arguably one of their best love songs in Spanish.

The song is romantic, but it’s also fun and easy to listen to.

It talks about being devoted to someone to the point that they’re your reason to live.

Therefore, “Mi Razón De Ser” could be a romantic serenade you can send to your special someone to express your passionate love.

16. “Esto Es Vida” by Draco Rosa 

Draco Rosa is a Puerto Rican singer who rose to fame as a member of Menudo, an 80s boy band which consisted of many aspiring singers, including Ricky Martin. 

Rosa continued his career as a performer and songwriter, and he composed multiple songs for Ricky Martin as well as Julio Iglesias.

Some of his most notable songs are emotional love songs like “Esto Es Vida.” 

17. “Ojos Color Sol” by Calle 13 and Silvio Rodriguez 

“Ojos Color Sol” is a captivating song about romance and all the feelings associated with young love.

The official music video starring Gael García Bernal and Maria Valverde won a Latin Grammy.

The video is based on the idea that you don’t need sunlight if you have someone you love in front of you.

All in all, it’s a beautiful Spanish song that expresses the message of love in a simple, creative way. 

18. “Yo No Sé Mañana” by Luis Enrique 

Luis Enrique is a Nicaraguan singer and songwriter referred to as the ‘Prince of Salsa.’

He achieved great success with the single “Yo No Se Mañana.” 

 The song peaked at number six on the Top Latin Songs, making it his highest-peaking single.

The song is very easy to listen to, and it expresses thoughts about love as well as vulnerability.

19. “Si Tú No Estás” by Rosana 

 “Si Tú No Estás” is a beautiful guitar-driven Spanish ballad.

The song talks about true love and the wish to stay with someone forever.

Rosana’s vocal performance is incredible here, and her voice fits the song perfectly – you can feel her raw emotion and passion. 

So if you’re looking for Spanish love songs for him, you can’t go wrong with “Si Tú No Estás.” 

20. “Me Voy Enamorando” by Chino & Nacho 

And if you’re looking for a modern Spanish love song, you should check out “Me Voy Enamorando”, a 2015 track by Venezuelan duo Chino & Nacho.

And the remix features vocals of a Puerto Rican singer and rapper Farruko.

The song tells a touching story of teen love between a girl undergoing cancer treatment and a boy who is in love with her.

Musically, it’s a mix of tropical and pop, which adds an uplifting tone to it. 

21. “Es Por Ti” by Juanes 

“Es Por Ti” is a romantic, smooth, and catchy Latin rock song. 

One thing is for sure: Juanes knows how to express his love through music.

In the song, he is thankful for the love his partner gave him – it’s what helped him move forward in life.

The single earned Juanes two Latin Grammy Awards for Song of the Year and Record of the Year.

22. “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi

If you’re looking for an upbeat Spanish love song, look no further.

You probably know all about Luis Fonsi, a Puerto Rican superstar.

With “Despacito”, he helped popularize Spanish-language pop music again – he made one of the most viewed Youtube videos ever.

And the song has been ranked one of the best Latin songs by many publications.

23. “Cactus” by Gustavo Cerati 

Gustavo Cerati’s “Cactus” is arguably one of the greatest Spanish love songs.

Cerati was an Argentine singer and composer, considered one of the most influential figures of Ibero-American rock.

He received many awards throughout his career, and “Cactus” is a good example of his creativity and talent.

It’s a powerful song that portrays the idea of eternal love in a very unique way. 

24. “Ley De Newton” by Beatriz Luengo and Jesús Navarro 

“Ley De Newton” is a sweet Spanish love song released in 2011.

Beatriz Luengo and Jesús Navarro’s voices fit perfectly, and they really put all their emotion into the song. 

The lyrics are based on a conversation between two lovers, so the song feels very intimate.

All in all, it’s a great song to listen to when you’re in love. 

25. “Por Ti Me Casare” by Eros Ramazzotti 

Eros Ramazzotti is an Italian pop star, but he also has a number of songs in Spanish.

In fact, he has released most of his albums in both Italian and Spanish.

And one of his most memorable Spanish-language songs is “Por Ti Me Casare.” 

It’s a simple, romantic ballad and, thanks to the song’s title and lyrics, a perfect wedding song. 

26. “Mi Persona Favorita” by Alejandro Sanz and Camilla Cabello

Are you looking for a song to send to your favorite person? 

Well, “Mi Persona Favorita” is a great option. 

The composition and lyrics of the song were written by Latin stars Alejandro Sanz and Camilla Cabello. 

Musically, “Mi Persona Favorita” is a flamenco pop ballad, and it became a great success in Central America. 

It was the Record of the Year and Best Pop Song at the 20th Annual Latin Grammy Awards.

27. “To My Love” by Bomba Estéreo

“To My Love” is a fun, cheerful song that will brighten your day.

It was released by Bomba Estéreo, a Colombian band founded in 2005.

Their music is often categorized as electro tropical or psychedelic cumbia.

So if you’re looking for Spanish songs that sound a little bit different, you can check out more of their songs.

28. “Tu Amor Me Hace Bien” by Marc Anthony

 “Tu Amor Me Hace Bien” is a Spanish romantic song that will make you want to dance.

More precisely, it will make you want to dance with your special someone.

The beat is catchy and the melody is danceable and cheerful.

All things considered, Marc Anthony has made many great Latin tunes, and “Tu Amor Me Hace Bien” is a great place to start discovering his music.

29. “Te Mando Flores” by Fonseca 

Another danceable song about love is “Te Mando Flores” by Fonseca.

Fonseca is a Colombian singer and songwriter known for making Latin pop music with traditional influences.

He won seven Latin Grammy Awards and received many other recognitions throughout his career.

30. “Somos Novios” by Andrea Bocelli and Christina Aguilera 

Andrea Bocelli is a world-renowned tenor who sings in a variety of languages, including Spanish.

And his rendition of this romantic Spanish 60s classic is remarkable.

“Somos Novios” was first recorded by Mexican songwriter Armando Manzanero in 1968, and it has witnessed many cover versions throughout the years.

This cover version by Andrea Bocelli also features Christina Aguilera, and her voice fits the song perfectly.

31. “Cumparsita” by Sexteto Mayor 

Is there more romantic and passionate music than tango? 

“La Cumparsita” is one of the Spanish classics; the original version was a tune with no lyrics written in the early 20th century.

There have been many performances and renditions of the song throughout the years.

So it’s fair to conclude that “La Cumparsita” is one of the most prominent Spanish compositions.

After all, the song is often referred to as an anthem of tango music.

32. “Suavemente” by Elvis Crespo 

Released in 1999, “Suavemente” achieved great success, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks.

The song is very lively and catchy, and ideal for dancing with someone you like.

Musically, the song can be categorized as merengue, a popular genre in Latin America. 

And Elvis Crespo is one of the most prominent merengue musicians.

33. “Obsesión” by Aventura

“Obsesión” by Aventura is probably one of the most popular Spanish songs from the early 2000s.

It was released in 2002 by Aventura,  Dominican-American bachata band, and became a huge hit.

And the song still sounds great – it’s catchy, passionate, and captivating. 

There’s also an English version of “Obsesión”, but we don’t have to say which one is better. 

The thing is, the Spanish language can make any song sound more intriguing. 

34. “Addicted To You” by Shakira 

In her song  “Addicted To You”, Shakira mixed Spanish and English verses.

But the song has Latin vibes and merengue elements. 

In other words, it’s upbeat, catchy, and danceable.

Lyrically, it’s about being addicted to someone – let’s say she meant it in a good way. 

35. “Lágrimas negras” by Compay Segundo 

Another song that would make a great addition to your romantic Spanish playlist is “Lágrimas negras.”

The song was written in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, back in 1930, and has witnessed many covers and performances over the years.

One of the most memorable renditions is the recording by Compay Segundo, a Cuban guitarist, singer and composer.

36. “Amor Prohibido” by Selena 

There are different forms of love, and one of them is forbidden love, frequently seen in Latin films and TV shows.

And “Amor Prohibido” is one of the most famous Spanish songs about forbidden love

It was performed by Selena, a Mexican-American Tejano pop singer and a Latina superstar.

In her 90s hit, Selena is singing about grandparents falling in love despite being in different social classes.

37. “Amor De Siempre” by CUCO

If you’re fond of modern Spanish love songs, maybe you’ll like “Amor De Siempre” by CUCO.

It’s a Spanish dream pop song released in 2016. 

Lyrically, it’s about falling in love and wishing for the love to last forever. 

38. “De Una Vez” by Selena Gomez 

As a child growing up in the Dallas suburb of Grand Prairie, Selena Gomez was fluent in Spanish.

She still speaks the language well, and she also recorded a love song in Spanish recently. 

She released “De Una Vez” on “Revelación”, her 2021 album that blends Latin pop, R&B, reggaeton, and electropop.

The album got a lot of praise, and it was nominated for Best Latin Pop Album.

39. “Hoy” by Gloria Estefan 

Gloria Estefan’s “Hoy” maybe isn’t a typical Spanish love song, but it surely deserves a place on this list.

After all, it’s one of the most famous Spanish songs.

Gloria Estefan has been a star for a long time, but “Hoy” helped her make a long-lasting impact on Latin music history.

The song was a success both in Spanish and English versions.

40. “Historia De Un Amor” by Guadalupe Pineda 

Is there a better way to finish this list than with one of the greatest Spanish love songs of all time?

“Historia De Un Amor” was written by Panamanian songwriter Carlos Eleta Almarán, and became a universally famous bolero song. 

The song tells a story of a man’s suffering after his love has disappeared. 

Best Spanish Love Songs – Final Thoughts

There are many more great Spanish love songs, but it’s time to wrap it up.

Our list is quite versatile, so everyone can find something for themselves. 

At the end of the day, all of the songs and artists we mentioned today express love in their own way. 

And that’s one of the best things you can do when you’re in love – to listen to music that celebrates it. 

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