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Mana - Essential Songs

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To a large extent, the following songs explain why Mana has become the most popular Mexican Rock band in history. This list offers a mixed selection of classic and contemporary hits covering some of the most influential albums ever produced by the band. If you are looking for top songs by Mana, this article will provide you with some of the most essential titles of their repertoire.

"Donde Jugaran Los Niños"

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Photo Courtesy Warner Music Latina

This track belongs to the album by the same name. Besides its nice melody, "Donde Jugaran Los Niños" offers powerful lyrics dealing with the destruction of our planet and the negative impact human beings have produced on the environment. This is a very nice song from beginning to end.

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"Labios Compartidos"

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Photo Courtesy WEA Latina

"Labios Compartidos" is one of the best songs included in Mana's 2006 album Amar Es Combatir. Very often, the music of Mana is labeled as a combination of Latin Pop with Rock. However, if you are looking for a well defined Rock song, this track will give you just that.

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"Mariposa Traicionera"

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Photo Courtesy WM Mexico

From the popular 2002 album Revolucion De Amor, "Mariposa Traicionera" is a Rock song with a sophisticated Mexican music sound. The tracks is about girls who like to seduce different men flying from flower to flower like butterflies.

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"Como Te Deseo"

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Photo Courtesy Warner Music Latina

I still remember this song was everywhere when it hit the Colombian market. In fact, "Como Te Deseo" was the track that introduced us to Donde Jugaran Los Niños, Mana's most influential work and one of the essential albums I would recommend to any one just venturing into Latin Rock. "Como Te Deseo" is a simple song, enjoyable song.

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"Si No Te Hubieras Ido"

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Photo Courtesy WM Mexico

This song, which was originally written and recorded by the legendary Mexican music singer Marco Antonio Solis, became one of the greatest hits included in Mana's album Arde El Cielo. The band injected this song with its own style producing an amazing Rock track. Recently, Mana did something similar with the song "Hasta Que Te Conoci," the famous track written by Mexican icon Juan Gabriel, which Mana included in the album Exiliados En La Bahia: Lo Mejor De Mana.

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"Rayando El Sol"

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Photo Courtesy WEA Latina

From the 1990 album Falta Amor, "Rayando El Sol" is really the first popular song that Mana was able to put in the market. In some way, this track sort of defined the style the band incorporated into the hit album Donde Jugaran Los Niños. "Rayando El Sol" is one of the most enduring songs from Mana.

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"Vivir Sin Aire"

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Photo Courtesy Warner Music Latina

Another popular track from Donde Jugaran Los Niños, "Vivir Sin Aire" is one of the most beautiful songs ever produced by Mana. The single, which is adorned with a delicate guitar playing, offers some of the best lyrics of the Mexican band's repertoire. A wonderful song from beginning to end.

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"Eres Mi Religion"

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Photo Courtesy WM Mexico

"Eres Mi Religion" was the biggest hit from the album Revolucion De Amor. This very romantic track is one of the songs that better capture the sound that this Mexican band has built for the past decades.

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"El Verdadero Amor Perdona"

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Photo Courtesy Warner Music Latina

"El Verdadero Amor Perdona" is one of the top songs from Mana's comeback album Drama Y Luz. This is a Rock ballad featuring a nice guitar playing throughout the song. Mana also recorded a very popular Bachata version of this single alongside Prince Royce.

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"Oye Mi Amor"

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Photo Courtesy Warner Music Latina

From Donde Jugaran Los Niños, "Oye Mi Amor" is another classic hit from Mana's repertoire. This single offers a nice beat and musical arrangements that are vibrant and harmonious. Although the lyrics are quite simple and repetitive, this track has the right amount of energy in the right plce.

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