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The BEST SONGS to study Spanish if you are traveling or not

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Have you ever had a favorite song and couldn’t get it out of your head?

It happens to me all the time!

It is said that music has many benefits. It generates emotions, gives us happiness, and allows us to relax.

That’s why today I’ve played my favorite songs throughout the day and at maximum volume. I just want to enjoy and relax from the routine. I hope it won’t be a problem for my neighbors

Listening to music is good for me and I feel even better when I know that I am also learning a new language.

Have you tried working on your Spanish with a song you like? You’ll be surprised by how much vocabulary you can learn with just one song, from expressions and wording The best part of it Is that you don’t even realize it because you are simply enjoying a song that you really like.

I have always believed that it is very important to combine your Spanish classes with activities like these. Listening to music, learning a song, translating the lyrics, trying to sing it or even looking for information about the singers’ biographies are just some of the many things you can do.

Are you interested in giving it a try?

If so, then let’s get to work. Here is a list of my favorite Spanish songs to work with students and I am sure that more than one of them could help you.

If you don’t know how to work with songs then here are some activities you could do.

I hope you enjoy it and have a great time studying Spanish.

Useful tools for working with songs in Spanish

Spotify 

I usually recommend this program for listening to podcasts or songs. I like it because it allows you to create your own playlists and also to read the lyrics of the songs that are playing. You can opt for the free version, but you will be listening to ads permanently, the monthly subscription is not expensive and brings many benefits to listen to music and also access to very good quality resources. For me, paying this subscription has been a good investment and that is why it is always within my recommendations. 

Lyrics Training

I really like practicing songs with this program, you can access it through the website or through the app for your cell phone. It is a free program in which you have to create a profile to start using it. 

How does it work? Basically, with this application you can choose a video with one of your favorite songs and choose between three levels of difficulty to practice, then when you play the video, you will have to complete the words for the song to continue playing. The good thing about this program is that they update the songs from time to time so you have a wide variety of musical options.

Profe de Ele

This is a resource platform for students and teachers of Spanish, it is quite good because the resources are updated regularly and it also has interactive activities classified according to the level of Spanish you are in (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2). In the section of activities with songs, you can find different blog entries with interactive activities related to the vocabulary or also to the biographies of the singers.

Beginners

1. Bonito – Jarabe de palo (Spain)

Even though he sometimes sings quite fast, the lyrics are mainly in the present tense and will help you to understand vocabulary in context; for example â€œel futuro no existe, pero yo le digo, ¡Bonito!”

2. Sofia – Alvaro Soler (Spain)

Alvaro Soler has songs that are very well known and easy to remember with repetitive lyrics and riddles between them. Practice pretérito indefinido e imperfect with these songs. 

3. Limón y Sal –  Julieta Venegas (México)

I like this song because Julieta Venegas, besides having a very sweet voice, sings at a very easy-to-understand rhythm. In this song, you can practice present tense verbs. 

4. Un Buen Día – Los Planetas (Spain)

Practice daily routine verbs and also Pretérito Perfecto with this song from Los Planetas: “Me he despertado, me he quedado en la cama y he bajado a desayunar…”

5. Me Voy – Julieta Venegas (Mexico)

Practice with these songs irregular verbs in the present tense.

Check out the playlists here. More tracks in these Spotify playlists.

Intermediate

1. Dulce – Francisca Valenzuela (Chile)

Practice with this song word collocations: Amargo – dulce, carne fresca, colgar un cartel. 

2. Un Amor Violento – Los Tres (Chile)

Practice regular and irregular verbs in the future with this song from Los Tres. 

3. La Torre de Babel – Los Tres (Chile)

I like this song because apart from being a classic of Los Tres, it tells a story. You can listen to Gabriel’s story and also practice verbs in the past tense.

4. Dos en al Ciudad – Fito Paez (Argentina)

Listen to the story told by Fito and also practice phrases in the indefinite and imperfect past tense. 

5. Flaca – Andres Calamaro (Argentina)

Practice the form of negative Imperatives with the song of Calamaro. 

6. Ojalá – Silvio rodriguez (Cuba)

Even though this song was created by Silvio in 1978, it is still a must on our playlist. Practice with it the Present of the subjunctive. 

7. Darte un Beso – Prince Royce (American)

This song will help you to understand the use of the indirect object as well as some verbal collocations (Infinito + objeto indirecto).

Check out the playlists here. More tracks in these Spotify playlists.

advance

If you are at a more advanced level you can surely understand enough of the songs in Spanish, I leave here a few songs that you will surely enjoy and from which you can learn a lot of vocabulary. I hope you find them helpful. 

Check out the playlists here. More tracks in these Spotify playlists.

What do you think? WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SONG IN SPANISH? I will love to read your comments!

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Abrazos y hasta pronto

Giane

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