Top 40 Salsa Songs

Posted by Richard on 14th September 2014

If I had to convince you that salsa music really is awesome, these are the tracks I'd play. There's something about each and every one of them that makes me go crazy. 

It could be that party vibe, great for playing around with your musicality, or have some awesome vocals, each one has something to offer.  It was excruciating sticking to just 40 songs!

Richard's Top 40 Salsa Songs on Spotify

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Don't Have Spotify?

No worries I've put the list together as a playlist on YouTube.  You can also check out the full list below:

  1. ​Valio La Pena (Salsa Version) - Marc Anthony
  2. Ave Maria Lola - Sonora Carruseles
  3. Mambo Gozón - Tito Puente
  4. Sin Poderte Hablar - Willie Colón
  5. Via - Al DeLory
  6. La Pantera Mambo - La 33
  7. Vivir Mi Vida - Marc Anthony
  8. Todo Tiene Su Final - Héctor Lavoe
  9. Time To Spend - Kevin Davis and Ban Caribe
  10. Lloraras - Oscar D'León
  11. Lluvia - Louie Ramirez
  12. Cuando Yo Te Vi' - Edwin Rivera
  13. Abre Que Voy - Miguel Enriquez
  14. I Believe In Miracles - Sunlightsquare
  15. Aguanile - Marc Anthony
  16. La Banda - Héctor Lavoe & Willie Colón
  17. No No No - Boogaloo Assassins
  18. Singapore Vibes - La Maxima 79
  19. He Tratado - Victor Manuelle
  20. Ven Devorame Otra Vez - Lalo Rodriguez
  21. Comerte A Besos (Salsa Version) - Frankie Negrón
  22. Para Ochum - Héctor Lavoe
  23. Indestructible - Ray Barretto
  24. Que Se Sepa - Roberto Roena
  25. Soy El Rey - Pete Rodriguez
  26. La Murga - Héctor Lavoe & Willie Colón
  27. Tengo Un Tumbao' (Whiskey Barons Mas Duro Mix) - Fuego 77
  28. Arranca En Fa - Sonora Carruseles
  29. No Sirvo Pa' Queso - La Maxima 79
  30. Es La Musica - Masimo Scalici
  31. Pobrecita - La Maxima 79
  32. Instinto Y Deseo (Salsa Version) - Victor Manuelle
  33. Micaela - Sonora Carruseles
  34. En Barranquilla Me Quedo - Joe Arroyo Y La Verdad
  35. Mambo Nuevo - Latin Soul Orchestra
  36. Higher Love - Alex Wilson
  37. Bonus Track - Cesta All Stars
  38. Caigo - La Sucursal S.A.
  39. Suelta Lo Que No Es Tuyo - Berna Jam, Carlos Sarmiento, Yos Palma, Herminio El Indio
  40. Beautiful - Edwin Rivera

By Richard

I started Salsa in early 2012 shortly after moving to Leeds from Brighton. I started learning at a small class in Huddersfield before joining in the fun at StreetSalsa a few months later.

I'm something of an old timer now, and you can find me doing pretty much any job that needs doing every Monday at Smokestack. I'm also part of the team at Leeds University Union's Salsa Society.

You can learn more about me over here!

By Jake on 20th September 2014 at 21:19

Great post this Rich, just wanted to let everyone know that you can sign in to Spotify with your Facebook account, so no need to signup or anything!

My favourite is Ave Maria Lola, or possibly He Tratado - but it changes all the time. What's your favourite people?

By Richard on 31st December 2014 at 01:07

I've added part two in this series - non salsa tracks. Check it out here:


By Rosa on 10th February 2015 at 13:37

By Hannah on 4th October 2015 at 22:38

This is so useful I never know where to find Salsa songs... 

I love Tito Puente - Ran Kan Kan

By Richard on 2nd October 2016 at 14:04

If I was writing this today, this one deserves a mention. Certainly a future classic:

By Todd on 6th July 2019 at 02:02

There is a burrito and taco place we go to at least 3 days a week where they are always playing salsa music. It used to bug me and when we stopped to eat. My buddy recommended the place, I loved the food, but I didn't like the music, at least at first. After going numerous times I have gotten so used to it and now actually enjoy it! I'm glad I found this list! Trying to see which songs are my favorite. My buddy and I haul junk at work and some of the music keeps us in the groove! 

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