Learning Spanish with Bachata is a great way to learn Spanish! Learning with music is fun, engaging, and includes a cultural aspect that is often missing from other language learning methods. So music and song lyrics are a great way to supplement your learning and stay motivated to keep learning Spanish!
Below are 34 Bachata song recommendations to get you started learning Spanish! We have full lyric translations and lessons for each of the songs recommended below, so check out all of our resources. We hope you enjoy learning Spanish with Bachata!
1. La Bachata (The Bachata)
Te bloqueé en Insta
Pero por otra cuenta veo tus historias
Tu número lo borré
No sé para qué si me lo sé de memoria
I blocked you on Instagram
But through another account I see your stories
Your number I deleted
I don't know why if I know it from memory
In Manuel Turizo's song "La Bachata", Manuel reflects on a past relationship that ended in heartbreak. Despite blocking his former partner on social media and erasing her number, he still remember the details of the relationship and the pain it caused. He drives through the streets they once shared, listening to the songs she dedicated to him, and wishes for her to find a new love who will make her feel the same way she made him feel. Ultimately, he asks God to protect him from falling in love again for someone like his former partner.
2. Ella Y Yo (She And I)
Aventura, Don Omar
Ella y yo
Dos locos viviendo una aventura castigada por Dios
Un laberinto sin salida donde el miedo se convierte en amor
Somos su marido, ella y yo
She and I
Two madmen living an adventure punished by God
A labyrinth without an exit where the fear becomes love
We're her husband, she and I
In Ella y Yo, Aventura and Don Omar tell the story of two lovers living a forbidden romance. Despite knowing that their love is wrong, they are unable to resist the temptation and continue to meet in secret. The song also speaks of the consequences of their actions, as the protagonist loses both his lover and his friend. The song ultimately serves as a warning to not give in to temptation, as it can lead to heartache and pain.
3. Volví (I Returned)
Aventura, Bad Bunny
Dime por qué le tiras piedras a la luna
Tan ilógico como extraerme de tu piel
Después de Dios, soy tu todo, mujer
¿Qué tal te está yendo con él?
Tell me why you throw stones at the moon
So illogical like removing me from your skin
After God, I'm your everything, woman
How's it going with him?
In the song Volví by Aventura and Bad Bunny, the singer expresses his desire to reunite with his former lover and reclaim her affections. He emphasizes that he knows she still loves him and remembers the intimate moments they shared. He challenges her current partner, claiming that he can provide her with a level of passion and connection that her current partner cannot. He encourages her to leave her current partner and come back to him, promising to make her feel loved and desired.
4. Deja Vu
Prince Royce, Shakira
Tú me abriste las heridas
Que ya daba por curadas con limón, tequila y sal
Una historia repetida
Solamente un déjà-vu que nunca llega a su final
You opened my wounds
That I already considered cured with lemon, tequila and salt
A repeated history
Just a déjà-vu that never reaches its end
In the song "Deja vu" by Prince Royce and Shakira, the artists reflect on the idea of a recurring story that never reaches its end. They express their reluctance to fall back into the same situation of "madness and hypocrisy" and questions who can speak of love and defend it, or speak of pain and pay the price for it. Ultimately, they state that if someone is going to speak well of love, it won't be them.
5. Obsesion (Obsession)
Aventura, Judy Santos
Son las cinco de la mañana
Y yo no he dormido nada
Pensando en tu belleza
En loco voy a parar
It's five o'clock in the morning
And I haven't slept at all
Thinking about your beauty
I'm going to end up crazy
Obsesion by Aventura is a song about a man's intense infatuation with a woman. He is willing to go to extreme lengths to win her over, including ignoring her current boyfriend, stalking her, and even consulting a psychiatrist. He is aware that his feelings are not love, but an obsession, and he is determined to make her his own.
7. Loco (Crazy)
Enrique Iglesias, Romeo Santos
Te pido de rodillas
Luna no te vayas
Alumbrale la noche a ese corazón
Desilusionado, a veces maltratado
I beg you on my knees
Moon, don't go
Light the night for that heart
Disillusioned, sometimes mistreated
Enrique Iglesias' song "Loco" is a plea for forgiveness and a passionate declaration of love. The lyrics describe a person begging for mercy and asking the moon not to leave, as they are desperate to keep the love alive. The song speaks of a heart that has been hurt and disillusioned, and of promises that have been broken. The chorus expresses the singer's desire to kiss the beloved's lips, and his promise that he will never forgive her if she leaves him with the pain of a broken heart.
8. Culpa Al Corazón (Blame The Heart)
¿Qué culpa tengo yo mi amor
De enamorarme de ti?
De pasarme tantas noches
Sin poder casi dormir
What fault do I have my love
Of falling in love with you?
Of passing so many nights
Unable almost to sleep
In the song "Culpa al Corazón" by Prince Royce, the singer expresses his feelings of being in love and not being able to control his emotions. He blames his heart for his late night calls and desperate words, and insists that it is not his fault. He is just a puppet without control of his feelings, and a passenger destined to be happy with his love.
9. Odio (I Hate)
Romeo Santos, Drake
Pero tú desvaneces
Y me ofreces tu amistad sin otra excepción
Sé que hay otro hombre
Que ha logrado lo que yo jamás a ti te di
But you fade away
And you offer me your friendship without another exception
I know that there's another man
Who has achieved what I never gave you
Romeo Santos' song "Odio" is a reflection on the pain of unrequited love and the envy and resentment that comes with it. The lyrics explore the emotions of jealousy and anger that arise when someone you love is with someone else. The song speaks to the difficulty of letting go of a relationship and the struggle to accept that the other person has moved on.
10. Eres Mía (You're Mine)
Ya me han informado que tu novio es un insípido aburrido
Tú que eres fogata y él tan frío
Dice tu amiguita que es celoso no quiere que sea tu amigo
Sospecha que soy un pirata y robaré su flor
They've already informed me that your boyfriend is a tasteless bore
You who are bonfire and he very cold
Your friend says that he's jealous he doesn't want me to be your friend
He suspects that I'm a pirate and I'll steal his flower
In the song "Eres Mía" by Romeo Santos, the singer expresses his love for a woman who is in a relationship with someone else. He acknowledges her partner's jealousy and insecurity, but insists that her heart still belongs to him. He promises to always be there for her, and even if she gets married, he will remind her husband that she is only "borrowed" because she will always be his.
11. Yo También (I Also)
Romeo Santos, Marc Anthony
¿Quién eres tú?
Para alardear y presumir mejor pregúntale a ella
¿Quién es el hombre que la eleva a las estrellas?
Quién de los dos la hizo sentirse más mujer
Who are you?
To brag and boast better ask her
Who is the man who lifts her to the stars?
Who of the two made her feel more womanly
Romeo Santos' song "Yo También" is a passionate love song about a man who is competing with another for the love of a woman. He expresses his love for her with his poetic words and offers her a love like Romeo and Juliet. He also offers her his soul, his mornings, and his passion. He is willing to give her the moon and his unconditional love. He is proud of the love he has for her and is determined to prove that his love is real.
12. Otra Vez (Again)
Tanto caminar y aquí estoy de nuevo
En el mismo lugar donde no quiero
Otro personaje, el mismo cuento
Una herida, otra daga clavada de nuevo en mi pecho
So much walking and here I am again
In the same place where I don't love
Another character, the same story
A wound, another dagger stuck again in my chest
In the song "Otra Vez" by Prince Royce, the singer reflects on his tendency to return to the same place of heartache and pain, despite knowing the outcome. He expresses his feelings of being a masochist, frustrated, and confused, yet still willing to risk it all for love. He acknowledges that he will once again fall into the arms of love, even though he knows he will be hurt, and he will cry again, because he has chosen to believe in love again.
13. Corazon Sin Cara (Heart Without Face)
Y ya me contaron
Que te acomplejas de tu imagen
Y mira el espejo
Que linda eres sin maquillaje
And they already told me
That you're insecure about your looks
And look in the mirror
How beautiful you are without makeup
In the song Corazon Sin Cara by Prince Royce, he emphasizes the importance of self-love and acceptance, regardless of physical appearance. He encourages the listener to look in the mirror and appreciate their beauty without makeup, and to be thankful for the love they have in their hearts. He also reassures the listener that no matter what they look like, he will always love them. He emphasizes that nobody is perfect in love, and that it doesn't matter if someone is light or dark-skinned. He also admits that he has insecurities of his own, but that he loves himself and the listener just the same.
15. Darte un Beso (Give you a Kiss)
Amarte como te amo es complicado
Pensar como te pienso es un pecado
Mirar como te miro está prohibido
Tocarte como quiero es un delito
To love you how I love you is complicated
To think how I think about you is a sin
To look how I look at you is forbidden
To touch you how I want is a crime
In "Darte un Beso" by Prince Royce, the singer expresses his deep love for someone and his willingness to do anything to make her happy. He expresses his desire to give her a kiss, to give her his mornings, to sing to calm her fears, and to take her to the sky. He even says he would give her the world and change his religion if he could. He wants to make sure she has everything she needs.
16. El Pañuelo (The Handkerchief)
Romeo Santos, ROSALÍA
Mi cantar, mi canto es un lamento
Ay, porque estoy enamorada
Y no soy correspondida
Destrozada estoy por dentro
My singing, my singing is a lament
Oh, because I'm in love
And I'm not reciprocated
I'm shattered inside
In El Pañuelo by Romeo Santos, the singer expresses his sorrow for being unrequited in love and his desire to help the listener heal from their own heartache. He encourages them to forget their pain and find solace in his embrace, offering himself as a "pañuelo" (handkerchief) to wipe away their tears. He acknowledges that no one has died from love, and invites them to find comfort in his passionate embrace.
17. Te Espero (I Wait For You)
Prince Royce, Maria Becerra
Aquella noche que fuiste con el viento
Bajo la luna me dijiste 'Lo siento'
Ya no te amo, se terminó lo nuestro
Pero te mata el arrepentimiento
That night that you went with the wind
Under the moon you told me 'I'm sorry'
I don't love you anymore, ours is finished
But the regret kills you
In the song Te Espero by Prince Royce, the singer reflects on a past relationship that has ended, and expresses his longing for the other person to return. He acknowledges that the relationship is over, but still hopes that she will come back to him. He also reflects on the memories they shared together, and how he is still waiting for her in the same place they used to be. Despite the fact that she has moved on, he still insists that she won't forget him.
18. Solo Conmigo (Only With Me)
Despójate el vestido y brindemos por amor
No juzgo a tu pasado ni mala reputación
Tu lista de amantes y aventuras
No es relevante, nadie tiene el alma pura
Take off your dress and let's toast to love
I don't judge your past nor bad reputation
Your list of lovers and adventures
It's not relevant, nobody has a pure soul
In Romeo Santos' song Solo Conmigo, he expresses his unconditional love for his partner despite her past experiences. He acknowledges her past relationships and mistakes, but emphasizes that he is the one who has sealed her heart. He encourages her to let go of her worries and doubts, and to trust that he will love her no matter what. He reassures her that he will not judge her for her past, and that he is the only one who can provide her with the love she has been searching for.
19. Sin Fin (Without End)
Romeo Santos, Justin Timberlake
You already know this love is all yours, baby
So take it
We've been here before, it's strong enough to save us, baby
Lo que tenga que hacer por nosotros
Ya sabes que este amor es todo tuyo, baby
Así que tómalo
Nosotros hemos estado aquí antes, es lo suficientemente fuerte como para salvarnos, bebé
Whatever I have to do for us
Romeo Santos' song "Sin Fin" is a passionate declaration of love and devotion. The lyrics express the singer's willingness to do anything for his beloved, even if it means sacrificing his own life. He expresses his commitment to love her forever, no matter what. He also encourages her to be brave and take a chance on their love, assuring her that she will never regret it. The song is a powerful reminder of the strength of true love and devotion.
20. Soy El Mismo (I'm The Same)
En esta carrera
Hay minutos de soledad
Y horas de alegria
Cada segundo de sacrificio
In this career
There are minutes of solitude
And hours of joy
Every second of sacrifice
Prince Royce's song "Soy el Mismo" is a reflection on the importance of staying true to oneself despite the ups and downs of life. The lyrics explore the idea that life is a journey with moments of both loneliness and joy, and that it is important to remain real with oneself and not be swayed by fame or money. The song also speaks to the idea of cherishing the moments spent with loved ones, no matter how life may take them down different paths.
21. El Perdedor (The Loser)
Hay un dicho
No se sabe lo que se tiene
Hasta que se pierde
Te vi llorar
There's a saying
You don't know what you have
Until you lose it
I saw you cry
"El Perdedor" by Aventura is a heartfelt song that explores the theme of loss and regret in love. The lyrics emphasize the idea that we often fail to appreciate what we have until it's gone. The singer reflects on a past relationship where he didn't fully understand or value his partner. Another person, referred to as "Fulano," enters the picture and steals the singer's beloved partner. The song conveys feelings of resentment, regret, and self-realization, highlighting the singer's envy, selfishness, and lack of control. "El Perdedor" captures the raw emotions of heartbreak and the longing for a second chance.
22. Corazon Culpable (Guilty Heart)
Mami, es el mayimbe otra vez
Antony Santos, el bachatú, el bachatú
Si fracaso, mamá, tú no tienes la culpa
Tú a mí me lo dijiste
Babe, it's the mayimbe again
Antony Santos, the bachatú, the bachatú, the bachatú
If I fail, babe, it's not your fault
You told it to me
In Corazon Culpable by Anthony Santos, the singer expresses his feelings of being in love with someone who does not love him back. He blames his heart for falling in love with her, despite his mother's warnings to be careful with his heart. He is in a state of confusion, not knowing what to do or how he fell in love in the first place. He is aware that his love is unrequited, yet he still loves her and hopes that one day she will love him back.
23. Burbujas De Amor (Love Bubbles)
Juan Luis Guerra
Tengo un corazón
Mutilado de esperanza y de razón
Tengo un corazón
Que madruga adonde quiera
I have a heart
Mutilated by hope and reason
I have a heart
That wakes early wherever it wants
The song "Burbujas De Amor" by Juan Luis Guerra is about a person's intense desire and longing for their loved one. The lyrics describe the speaker's heart as being overwhelmed with passion and impatience when they hear their loved one's voice. The speaker wishes they could be a fish in their loved one's aquarium, creating bubbles of love and spending the night soaked in their love. The song talks about the desire to be physically and emotionally connected to the loved one, and the willingness to do anything to satisfy that craving. The song encourages the heart to keep dreaming and hoping for love, despite the struggles and uncertainties of life.
24. La Carretera (The Road)
Fue manejando por la noche y pienso en ti
Y en tantas cosas que no te llegué a decir
Y la luna desde lejos me acompaña
Y me trae tantos recuerdos que perdí
I was driving at night and I think of you
And of so many things that I didn't get to tell you
And the moon from afar accompanies me
And it brings back so many memories that I lost
In the song La Carretera by Prince Royce, the narrator is driving at night and thinking of the person they love, reflecting on all the things they never got to say. The moon, the radio playing their song, the rain, and the car headlights all remind them of the person they love and the love they shared. The narrator is desperately searching for the person, asking "Where will you be? Do you still think of me? Is there still a little love left for me?" The road is long and the narrator feels like they could die, but they still hope to find the person they love.
25. El Amor Que Perdimos (The Love That We Lost)
Anoche soñé yo contigo del amor que perdimos
Del amor que tanto he sufrido y ahora estoy perdido
Tú me decías que me amabas
Pero en mi espalda tú me engañabas
Last night I dreamed of you of the love that we lost
Of the love that so much I've suffered and now I'm lost
You told me that you loved me
But behind my back, you were cheating on me
In El Amor Que Perdimos by Prince Royce, the singer reflects on the love he once shared with someone and the pain he has suffered since it ended. He expresses his sorrow for the love that was lost and the betrayal he experienced, and how he has moved on despite the hurt. He also speaks of the miracle of a child they had together, and how he still loves them despite the pain. The song is a reflection of the pain of lost love and the strength to move on.
26. Incondicional (Unconditional)
A pesar de lo malo
De ese oscuro pasado
Siempre estoy junto a ti
I'm still here
Despite the bad
Of that dark past
I'm always next to you
"Incondicional" by Prince Royce is a heartfelt song that speaks about unwavering love and devotion. The lyrics convey the message of staying by someone's side despite their past mistakes and the challenges faced in the relationship. The song emphasizes the idea of being unconditional in love, not judging, dreaming, suffering, and forgiving. It highlights the importance of true love that gives without expecting anything in return and is always there, regardless of the circumstances. Through emotional lyrics and a captivating melody, Prince Royce beautifully expresses the depth and sincerity of a genuine and enduring love.
27. Nada (Nothing)
Nada, no me falta nada
Cuando estoy contigo
Cuando estamos solos
Te juro no me falta nada
Nothing, I'm not lacking anything
When I'm with you
When we're alone
I promise I'm not lacking anything
Prince Royce's song "Nada" is a romantic ode to the joys of being in love. The lyrics express the idea that when two people are together, they have everything they need. The song paints a picture of two lovers in a room, with Juan Luis playing in the background, and the singer describing the beauty of being close to their partner. The singer also promises to always be there for their partner and never make them suffer. The song ends with the singer expressing his certainty that there is nothing better than sleeping together until the sun rises, and that when they are together, they have nothing to worry about.
28. Quien Sabe (Who Knows)
No me mires así, que me duele verte llorar
Para mí no es fácil confesarte que ya no hay más amor
Y que soy su mujer
Amado mío desde hace tiempo
Don't look at me like this because it hurts to see you cry
For me it's not easy to confess that there's no more love
And that I'm his woman
My beloved for a while
In the song "Quien Sabe" by Natti Natasha, the singer reflects on the consequences of her actions in a past relationship. She expresses her guilt for having hurt her former partner and wonders if he has found someone else to comfort him. She also questions if her pride has caused her to lose him, and ultimately asks "who knows?" as she contemplates the situation.
29. Adicto (Addicted)
Prince Royce, Marc Anthony
Ayer me enamoré
De la rubia que estaba bien dura, me habló en inglés
Ayer le prometí
Yesterday I fell in love
With the blonde who was very hot, she spoke to me in English
Yesterday I promised her
In Prince Royce's song Adicto, he reflects on his own experiences of being addicted to the thrill of the nightlife, and the consequences of his actions. He sings about how he has given away and sold almost everything he has, and how he is desperate for love, but is attracted to many women. He also acknowledges that he is paying the price for his addiction, but is still unable to break free from it.
30. Te Robaré (I Will Steal You)
Tus padres no me aceptan en casa
Y yo no aguanto el deseó de tenerte otra vez
Tus caricias, tú cuerpo me llaman
Ay no no no lo pensaré por tu ventana yo entraré
Your parents don't accept me in their house
And I can't stand the desire to have you again
Your caresses, your body call me
Oh no no no, I'll think about it, I'll enter through your window
The song "Te Robaré" by Prince Royce is about a forbidden love. The lyrics express the desire to be with someone despite the disapproval of their parents. The singer is willing to take risks and go against societal norms to be with their love interest. The song portrays intense passion and a willingness to do anything to be together. The lyrics also suggest a sense of possessiveness and a desire to make the person theirs. Overall, "Te Robaré" is a passionate and intense love song that explores the theme of forbidden love.
31. Ciudadana (Citizen)
El vuelo está programado para las doce
En diez horas aterrizo en tu país
Ese mismo hotel antiguo de aquella noche
Tengo fe de nuevamente verte ahí
The flight is scheduled for twelve
In ten hours I land in your country
That same old hotel from that night
I have faith to see you there again
Romeo Santos' song "Ciudadana" is a romantic ode to a long-distance relationship, expressing the singer's longing to be reunited with his beloved. The lyrics describe the singer's anticipation of his flight to her country, his memories of their time together, and his frustration with the obstacles that keep them apart. He expresses his desire to make time move faster so that they can be together again, and ultimately declares that she is a citizen of his heart. The song is a passionate plea for the power of love to overcome the tyranny of distance.
32. Hilito (Thread)
Dile al tiempo que perdone
A los años que demoren
Que los meses tengan treinta días de más
Necesito otro siglo, una píldora de olvido
Tell time to forgive
To the years to delay
That the months have thirty extra days
I need another century, a pill of forgetfulness
"Hilito" by Romeo Santos is a heartfelt song that explores the pain and longing experienced after a breakup. The lyrics express the desire for time to forgive and forget, and the need for a pill to erase the memories. The protagonist feels like a clown, a fool in love, and admits to being arrogant in thinking they could move on easily. The song reflects on the emptiness and loneliness felt without the loved one, and the struggle to let go and move on. It emphasizes the importance of love and the devastating impact it can have when lost.
Hazme un favor si no es mucho pedir
Márchate cuando yo esté durmiendo
Voy a hacerme el fuerte y dejar fluir
Ya veremos qué nos dice el tiempo
Do me a favor if it is not too much to ask
Leave when I'm sleeping
I'm going to act strong and let it flow
We'll see what time tells us
Ay, con tu ausencia no voy a morir
In Romeo Santos' song Boomerang, he expresses the idea that although he loves someone, he is willing to let them go and will not stand in their way. He predicts that they will eventually come back to him, just like a boomerang, and when they do, he will not be there. He encourages them to do what they want, but warns that they will suffer and regret it when they come back.
34. Un Beso (A Kiss)
Hay una mujer
Que domina mis sentidos con sólo tocar mi piel
Y como a mí también
A otro hombre esto le puede suceder
There's a woman
That dominates my senses just by touching my skin
And like me too
This can happen to another man
"Un Beso" by Aventura is a song that explores the power of a simple kiss. The lyrics describe how a woman can captivate and excite the singer with just a touch of her lips. The song emphasizes that a kiss can lead to love, even without the need for words. It highlights the universal significance of a kiss, representing friendship, sex, and love, regardless of religion or cultural background. The singer expresses how a kiss from this woman takes him to new heights of happiness and emotion, even though he doesn't know her well. The song suggests that a kiss can be a gateway to heavenly experiences, allowing the singer to speak with God and reach the stars. Overall, "Un Beso" celebrates the transformative and enchanting power of a single kiss.