The Best Latin Music Playlist for 2014

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Looking for some great Latin music to add to your playlist this year? Check out our top picks for the best Latin music of 2014!


Looking for some new music to add to your playlist? Check out some of the best Latin songs of 2014. From reggaeton to cumbia, there’s something for everyone on this list.

1. La Luz Roja de Acapulco- Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga
2. 6 AM- J Balvin featuring Farruko
3. Crecer Germán- Gerardo Ortíz
4. La Mata Fina- Gente de Zona
5. La Macarena- Los Del Río
6. La Gozadera- Gente de Zona featuring Marc Anthony
7. El Perdón- Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias
8. Hasta Que Te Conocí- Juan Gabriel
9. Bailando- Enrique Iglesias featuring Descemer Bueno & Gente de Zona
10. Mi Verdad- Mana featuring Shakira

Best Bachata Songs of 2014

Bachata music has seen a surge in popularity in recent years, and 2014 was no exception. This year’s best Bachata songs come from established artists like Romeo Santos and Prince Royce, as well as newer artists like Xtreme and Daniel Santacruz Ensemble. Whether you’re a fan of traditional Bachata or the more modern style, there’s something on this list for everyone.

“Amor de Locos” – Romeo Santos

Romeo Santos is back at it again with another bachata song that is sure to get stuck in your head. “Amor de Locos” is the leading single off of Romeo’s 2014 album, Formula Vol. 2. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart and “Amor de Locos” peaked at number one on the Latin Airplay chart.

“Tu Amor” – Aventura

Aventura’s “Tu Amor” was one of the biggest Bachata songs of 2014. The track, which is from the group’s album “The Last,” peaked at No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart and stayed there for five weeks.

“Propuesta Indecente” – Romeo Santos

“Propuesta Indecente” is a song recorded by Dominican singer Romeo Santos. It was released on June 4, 2013 as the first single from his second studio album Formula, Vol. 2.

The song was written by Santos, Carlos Vives and Shakira, and produced by Romeo Santos and Andreina Goijman. “Propuesta Indecente” peaked at number one on the Billboard Latin Songs chart for eight non-consecutive weeks, becoming Santos’ eleventh number one single on the chart. In addition, it topped the Billboard Latin Airplay and Latin Pop Songs charts simultaneously, making it the first song to do so in five years. The song also reached number one in Spain and became a top ten hit in Hungary, Latvia, Mexico and Romania.

An accompanying music video for “Propuesta Indecente” was directed by Anthony Mandler and filmed in Santa Monica, California. It depicts a story of love and seduction between two people (played by Santos and model Natalia Borecki). Since its release, the video has received over 660 million views on YouTube, becoming one of the website’s most watched Latin music videos of all-time.

Best Merengue Songs of 2014

2014 was a great year for Latin music, and merengue was no exception. Some of the best merengue songs of the year come from established artists like Luis Enrique and Freddy Mercury, while new artists like Gente de Zona and El Micha are quickly making a name for themselves. Here are 10 of the best merengue songs of 2014.

“El Taxi” – Pitbull

“El Taxi” is a song recorded by Cuban-American rapper Pitbull for his ninth studio album Dale (2015). The song was released on December 16, 2014 as the lead single from the album. It peaked at number 35 on the Billboard Latin Rhythm Airplay chart in the United States.

“Bailando” – Enrique Iglesias

Enrique Iglesias’ “Bailando” is one of the best merengue songs of 2014. The track, which features Descemer Bueno and Gente de Zona, topped the Billboard Latin Songs chart for a record-breaking 41 weeks. “Bailando” was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album.

“La Gozadera” – Gente de Zona

La Gozadera is one of the best songs of 2014 because it’s so danceable and catchy. The Cuban group Gente de Zona spices up the already hot merengue genre with their own unique sound. This song will definitely get your party started.

Best Reggaeton Songs of 2014

Reggaeton is a musical genre that originated in Puerto Rico in the late 1990s. It is a mix of Latin American and Caribbean music genres, such as salsa, bomba, hip hop, and electronic dance music. The best reggaeton songs of 2014 are:

“6 AM” – J Balvin

This song by Colombian reggaeton singer J Balvin is one of the most popular songs of 2014. It has been nominated for multiple awards and is a favorite among fans of reggaeton and Latin music.

“Baddest Girl in Town” – Pitbull

In “Baddest Girl in Town,” Pitbull raps about a girl who is the “baddest” in her city. He talks about how she is so tough that no one can mess with her and that she always has his back. This song is a great example of how Reggaeton can be used to celebrate strong, independent women.

“El Perdon” – Nicky Jam

“El Perdon” is a song by American singer Nicky Jam and Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias. It was released on March 10, 2015 as the second single (first in Spanish markets) from Jam’s studio album Fenix (2017). The song peaked at number 33 on the Billboard Hot 100.


With the wide variety of Latin music genres, there is something for everyone on this playlist. Whether you’re a fan of classic salsa, contemporary Bachata, or anything in between, this playlist has got you covered. So put on your dancing shoes and enjoy!

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