Learning Spanish with Latin Urbano 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 6 Latin Urbano 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 Latin Urbano!
1. LA FAMA (FAME)
ROSALÍA, The Weeknd
Lo que pasó
A ti te lo cuento
No creas que no dolió
O que me lo invento
I'll tell you
Don't think that it didn't hurt
Or that I invent it
In the song "La Fama" by ROSALÍA and The Weeknd, the artists reflect on the dangers of fame and its tendency to be a "bad lover" that will never truly love you. They warn that fame is too treacherous and will leave you as quickly as it comes. They also reflect on their own experience with fame, and how it has left them unable to think or sleep. They ultimately conclude that they will never fully trust fame, and that if they want to sleep with it, they will, but they will never marry it.
2. Dícelo (Tell Him)
Jay Wheeler, Zhamira Zambrano
Todavía guardo su espacio en la casa
Y duermo del lado derecho de la cama
No le he contado, pero me siento así
Creí que los aviones no me daban tanto miedo
I still keep her space in the house
And I sleep on the right side of the bed
I haven't told her, but I feel like this
I thought that airplanes didn't scare me so much
Jay Wheeler's song "Dícelo" is a heartfelt plea to a lost love. The lyrics express the singer's longing for the person they once shared a life with, and their inability to move on without them. The singer is asking someone else to tell their former partner how much they still care, and how much they miss them, in the hope that they will come back. The song is a reminder that love can be hard to let go of, and that sometimes it takes someone else to help us move on.
3. DESPECHÁ (Spiteful)
Baby, no me llames
Que yo estoy ocupada olvidando tus males
Ya decidí que esta noche se sale
Con todas mis motomamis, con todas mis yales
Baby, don't call me
Because I am busy forgetting your evils
I already decided that tonight I'm going out
With all my motomamis, with all my ladies
In the song DESPECHÁ by ROSALÍA, the artist expresses her newfound freedom from a past relationship. She is determined to move on and enjoy her life with her friends, and is not interested in returning to her former partner. She is confident and carefree, and is ready to take on the night with her "baby" by her side. She is unapologetic and determined to have a good time, and is ready to show off her new flow and style.
4. SUBEME LA RADIO (TURN UP THE RADIO)
Enrique Iglesias, Descemer Bueno, Zion & Lennox
Súbeme la radio que esta es mi canción
Siente el bajo que va subiendo
Tráeme el alcohol que quita el dolor
Hoy vamos a juntar la luna y el sol
Turn up the radio for me, because this is my song
Feel the bass that goes rising
Bring me the alcohol that takes away the pain
Today let's join the moon and the sun
Enrique Iglesias' song "Súbeme la Radio" is a passionate plea for a lost love to return. The lyrics describe a man who is desperate to be reunited with his beloved, and he expresses his longing for her through the metaphor of the moon and the sun coming together. He is willing to do anything to get her back, even if it means drinking alcohol to numb the pain. He begs her to come back to him, and promises that he will never lie to her and will always love her. The song ends with a call to turn up the radio, as this is his song.
5. Ojalá (Hopefully)
Maluma, Adam Levine, The Rudeboyz
Déjame decirte, antes que te vayas
No quería rendirme, perdí la batalla
No fue culpa tuya ni fue culpa mía
Baby, son cosas de la vida
Let me tell you, before you go
I didn't want to give up, I lost the battle
It wasn't your fault nor was it my fault
Baby, they're things of life
In the song Ojalá by Maluma, the singer expresses his hope that his former lover will think of him when she is with someone else. He reflects on the pain of their breakup and his longing for her to come back to him. He also expresses his hope that he will not be able to forget her.
6. Noche de Novela (Novel Night)
Paulo Londra, Ed Sheeran
Una vez papá me aconsejó
Mira para adelante aunque pegue el sol
Y ahora que lo entendí, y encima se fue el sol
La noche me puso más vacilón
Once dad advised me
Look ahead even if the sun hits
And now that I understood it, and above the sun went
The night made me more fun
In Noche de Novela by Paulo Londra, the artist reflects on the advice his father gave him to look ahead, even when the sun sets. He has embraced this advice and is now living life to the fullest, enjoying the nightlife and the company of a special someone. He encourages the listener to take risks and not be afraid to make mistakes, as it could lead to a beautiful night. He is determined to make the most of the night and leave his worries behind.