Learning Spanish with Juanes's music is fun, engaging, and includes a cultural aspect that is often missing from other language learning methods. It is also great way to supplement your learning and stay motivated to keep learning Spanish!
Below are 2 song recommendations by Juanes to get you started! Alongside each recommendation, you will find a snippet of the lyric translations with links to the full lyric translations and lessons for each of the songs!
La Camisa Negra (The Black Shirt)
No por pobre y feo, pero por antojado
Tengo la camisa negra
Hoy mi amor está de luto
Hoy tengo en el alma una pena
Not for being poor or ugly, but for longing
I have the black shirt
Today my love is mourning
Today I have in my soul a sorrow
In La Camisa Negra by Juanes, the singer expresses his pain and sorrow after being abandoned by his lover. He wears a black shirt to symbolize his grief and loneliness, and reflects on how he was deceived by his partner's false promises. He laments his misfortune in having met her, and how he was left broken-hearted and full of sorrow after tasting the bitter poison of her love. He is left with only his black shirt and a dead heart beneath it.
No quería enamorarme
Y me fui de fiesta con mis amigos
No pensé que encontrarte era mi destino
Yo te dije corazón, acércate, por favor
I didn't want to fall in love
And I went to party with my friends
I didn't think that finding you was my destiny
I told you baby, come closer, please
In the song Bonita by Juanes, the narrator is describing a chance encounter with a beautiful woman at a party. He is captivated by her beauty and is determined to make her his. He invites her to dance and expresses his admiration for her, and ultimately declares that she has something his body needs. The song is a celebration of the beauty of the woman and the narrator's desire for her.