Latin Music Videos You Need to See

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From J Balvin to Bad Bunny, these are the top Latin music videos you need to see this year.

Shakira – La La La (Brazil 2014) ft. Carlinhos Brown

Shakira’s 2014 World Cup anthem La La La is an infectious mix of Brazillian rhythms and sounds, and the video features some of the country’s most famous landmarks and carnival celebrations. Carlinhos Brown lends his unique style to the track, adding to the fun and festive feel.

Ricky Martin – Livin’ La Vida Loca

Ricky Martin’s “Livin’ La Vida Loca” was one of the defining songs of the late ’90s, thanks in part to its super-sexy music video. The video, which was directed by Michael Bay, features Martin as a suave ladies’ man who drives a convertible and hangs out in seedy nightclubs. It’s certainly not appropriate for younger viewers, but it’s undeniably catchy and fun to watch.

Gloria Estefan – Conga

Gloria Estefan is a Cuban-American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. Her career has spanned over four decades, during which she has sold an estimated 100 million records worldwide.

“Conga” is a song recorded by Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine. It was released in 1986 as the lead single from the album Primitive Love. The song became the band’s signature tune and one of the biggest hits of 1986, reaching number-one on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for one week in February 1987. The song is Estefan’s only single to date to peak at number-one on the Hot 100.

Luis Fonsi – Despacito ft. Daddy Yankee

“Despacito” is a single by Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi featuring Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee from the former’s upcoming studio album. On January 12, 2017, Universal Music Latin released “Despacito” and an accompanying music video, which shows both artists performing the song in La Perla neighborhood of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico and the local bar La Factoría. The remix version of the song featuring Canadian singer Justin Bieber was released on April 17, 2017.

Shakira – Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) (The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Song)

Shakira’s Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) has over a billion views on YouTube. The song was written for the 2010 FIFA World Cup and it quickly became the unofficial anthem for the event.

Jennifer Lopez – On The Floor ft. Pitbull

The official music video for Jennifer Lopez’s “On The Floor” featuring Pitbull. Directed by TAJ STANSBERRY. Edited by Vinnie Hobbs

Ozuna – Dile Que Tu Me Quieres

Ozuna is a Dominican-American reggaeton and Latin trap singer. He released his first studio album, Odisea, in 2017, which topped the US Billboard Top Latin Albums chart. Ozuna has collaborated with artists such as Daddy Yankee, J Balvin, Farruko, Anuel AA, and Lil Uzi Vert.

“Dile Que Tu Me Quieres” is a single by Ozuna. It was released on July 21, 2017. The song peaked at number two on the US Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart and at number one on the US Billboard Latin Airplay chart.

Maluma – Felices los 4

With over one billion views on YouTube, Maluma’s “Felices los 4” is one of the most popular Latin music videos of all time. The catchy reggaeton tune and steamy video features the Colombian singer riding around on a white horse and serenading a series of beautiful women. If you’re not familiar with Maluma, this is a great introduction to his style of music.

J. Balvin, Willy William – Mi Gente

Hailing from Colombia, J. Balvin is one of the brightest stars in Latin music today. His 2017 single “Mi Gente” has taken the world by storm, amassing over a billion views on YouTube. The song features French DJ and producer Willy William and is a reggaeton track with a global sound. The accompanying music video is just as vibrant as the song, with bright colors and visuals that reflect the energy of the tune.

Daddy Yankee – Dura

“Dura” is a song by Puerto Rican singer Daddy Yankee. It was released on January 12, 2018, as the lead single from his upcoming studio album El Disco Duro. The song peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart, and is Yankee’s first single to do so since “Gasolina” in 2004. It also peaked at number one in fourteen other countries, including Spain and Argentina.

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