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Latin Music for Valentine's Day

A Compilation of Famous Latin Songs for The Most Romantic Day of The Year

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Latin music offers an excellent choice of songs for Valentine's Day. This list includes a selection of classic and contemporary Latin tracks dealing with love. From "El Verdadero Amor Perdona" to "Estoy Enamorado," the following singles are my musical suggestions for your Valentine's Day.

10. "El Verdadero Amor Perdona" - Mana (featuring Prince Royce)

Photo courtesy WM Mexico
Photo courtesy WM Mexico

"El Verdadero Amor Perdona" is one of the singles included in Mana's work Drama Y Luz, one of the best albums of 2011. After the original album, Mana released a deluxe edition that included a version of this song featuring Bachata sensation artist Prince Royce. Thanks to this addition, this single became one of the most popular songs from Drama Y Luz. The song is about love and forgiveness. If your Valentine's Day comes in a difficult time with your loved one, this song may help you to deal with any bad feelings left from the past.

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9. "Dejame Entrar" - Carlos Vives

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Photo Courtesy Latin

Carlos Vives is not only the most famous Vallenato artist in the world but also the most romantic singer of this genre. With its fresh sound and romantic lyrics, "Dejame Entrar" is one of the most popular songs ever produced by this Colombian artist. If you are thinking about gettin serious with your love life, "Dejame Entrar" (Let Me In) is definitely a good song for your Valentine's Day.

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8. "Dreaming Of You" - Selena

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Photo Courtesy Latin

"Dreaming Of You" is definitely one of the best Latin music songs for Valentine's Day. This track is, in fact, one of the most enduring hits produced by Selena, the legendary Queen of Tejano Music. Selena's voice and the sweet melody that goes along with the lyrics make of this track an ideal song for the most romantic day of the year. "Dreaming Of You" belongs to one of the most popular Latin Pop albums in history.

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7. "Si Nos Dejan" - Luis Miguel

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Photo Courtesy WEA Latina

"Si Nos Dejan," a song originally written by the legendary Mexican songwriter Jose Alfredo Jimenez, is one of the most romantic singles in Latin music history. Among the many versions that exist of this timeless Bolero Ranchero, the one by the popular Latin Pop artist Luis Miguel is one of my favorites. It can't get any more romantic than saying Si nos dejan, buscamos un lugar cerca del cielo (If they let us, we will look for a corner near heaven).

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6. "Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar" - Caetano Veloso

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Photo Courtesy Mercury Brazil

Originally written by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes, two of the biggest figures in the history of Brazilian music, this single is one of the most romantic Brazilian songs ever produced. "Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar" (I Know I Will Love You) is just a perfect track for Valentine's Day. The version I am featuring here is the one by Caetano Veloso whose sweet and romantic voice fits this track perfectly.

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5. "Con Los Años Que Me Quedan" - Gloria Estefan

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Photo Courtesy Epic

"Con Los Años Que Me Quedan" is a wonderful Bolero song featured in the album Mi Tierra, perhaps the best work that Gloria Estefan has produced in Spanish language. If you want to let your loved one know that you are planning to love him/her for the rest of your life, then this is the right song for you. Gloria Estefan's voice in this single is plain fantastic.

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4. "Te Quiero A Morir" - Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizarraga

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Photo Courtesy Fonovisa

This is a nice single for those who want to express their love with the beats of Mexican Popular music, in particular Banda music. The album La Mejor De Todas by Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizarraga includes a perfect song for your Valentine's Day. I am talking about the hit song "Te Quiero A Morir" (I Love You to Death), a perfect tune for your Valentine's filled with romantic lyrics and an uplifting melody that represents the feeling of being in love with total joy.

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3. "Es Por Ti" - Juanes

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Photo Courtesy Universal Latino

"Es Por Ti" is one of the many hits included in Un Dia Normal, the album that transformed Juanes into a Latin Pop/Rock star. Out of all the songs on this CD, "Es Por Ti" is definitely the most romantic one. The lyrics include simple yet powerful sentences like " Y es por ti que late mi corazon" (And it is because of you that my heart beats). A perfect song to express your love in Valentine's Day.

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2. "You Sang To Me" - Marc Anthony

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Photo Courtesy Columbia

Although Marc Anthony has been mainly involved with Salsa music, the album Marc Anthony gave a big boost to the Latin Pop dimension of this artist. In fact, Marc Anthony's voice fits very well the style he brought to this production. "You Sang To Me" is one of the most romantic songs in the entire album, and a perfect track to celebrate Valentine's Day next to the person you are falling in love with.

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1. "Estoy Enamorado" - Wisin y Yandel

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Photo Courtesy Machete Music

"Estoy Enamorado" (I'm in Love) is one the most romantic Reggaeton songs that have been produced in recent years. Besides its romantic lyrics, this single has a very nice melody that makes it a perfect song for dancing. In other words, if you are looking for a song you can dedicate to and dance with your loved one, this is a nice track to spice up your Valentine's Day.

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