Salsa > All Time Greatest Salsa Hits - Your Picks?

Discussion in 'Salsa' started by DanceMentor, Apr 11, 2003.

  1. DanceMentor

    DanceMentor Administrator

    I'm hoping to get a list of some of the most famous salsa tunes of all time. Here is a start:
    Grupo Niche "Cali Pachanguero" and "Aventura"
    Africando "Ya Boy"
    Celia Cruz "Azucar Negra" and "Quimbara"

    If you'll post some of your all-time favorites, I'll keep adding them to this post and we'll get a nice list going for others to enjoy. :)
  2. salsarhythms

    salsarhythms New Member

    I don't know about famous, but this song:

    "Cuero Na Ma" by Jose Mangual Jr.

    If that song does not force you to dance, if it doesn't hit you like a 10-ton Mack, then you're not breathing! It's really hard to find, but believe me get your hands on that song, even if it's on a CD with 50 other songs you don't like!!

    After that I would say:

    "Periodico De Ayer" by Hector Lavoe (pretty much anything from Hector Lavoe)

    And anything from Jose Alberto "El Canario"
  3. Danish Guy

    Danish Guy New Member

    As a newcomer to the Salsa scene (a ½ year) I properly have a little special taste in salsa music. I have tried to listen to a lot of music to hear the 1, and get used to the Salsa sound. My normal music is composed by a majority of rock and hard rock titles, so this is something completely different. :shock:

    As for the Spanish language, this is almost just sounds to me. I might get a clue to the theme of the song, but no clue to any details.

    There are 3 songs on my favourite list right now. All songs easy to dance to, making the lead more easy for me. :wink:

    La Son Charanga – Salsa Y Charanga

    This is a happy song with a nice flute, and my feet just want to move.

    Yorman – Una Nueva Forma

    D’Leon junior mix reggae sounds into salsa. Cool to dance to, and perfect for small breaks, shines or fun.

    Africandos – Aicha

    Great song, and it is possible to find it outside the salsa environment.
  4. MissAlyssa

    MissAlyssa New Member

    anything celia cruz. :D
  5. brujo

    brujo New Member

    A little out of topic, but Joaquin Sabina did a pseudoparody to the 'Cha Cha Cole' beat called 'Ya Eyacule' ( I've ejaculated ). It might not be salsa gold, but it's on my list of top funny songs.

    How about Oscar D'Leon's "Lloraras" and "Pedro Navajas" by Willie Colon & Ruben Blades.
  6. tzachi

    tzachi New Member

    i'm new in this forum.... here is a list of my favorite songs.....
    David Cedeno - Sealed With A Kiss
    Mambomania - Dame Cinco
    la sonora carruseles - arranca en fa - very fast.....
    Celia Cruz - Yo Vivire
    Dominicanada - Mi todo(Bachata)
    Celia Cruz -La vida es un carnaval
    Gypsy Kings - Volare
    Mezcla - Rio Salsa ( Salsamba )
    Raulin Rosendo - Margarita
    that's for now....
    if some one want a list... i have a huge list of songs... samba,salsa,bachata ....

    bye for now
  7. Annvious

    Annvious New Member


    One of my all time faves is "Mama Kiyelele" by Ricardo Lemvo.
  8. borikensalsero

    borikensalsero Moderator


    The frist few go out to the true cocolos out there... I call it the Markolino Dimond test...

    Sabroson - Markolino Dimond, Frankie Dante but sang by Chivirico Davila
    Los Rumberos - Los Flamboyan also with Markolino Dimond
    Por Que Adore - Los Flamboyan also with Markolino Dimond
    Mombo Jumbo - Los Flamboyan
    El Quinto De Bethooven - Los Flamboyan also with Markolino Dimon
    Ajiaco Caliente - Eddie Palmieri
    Bilongo - Eddie Palmirei
    La Murga - Mr. Lavoe
    Juliana - Cuco Valoy - DLG, in my opinion destroyed the song
    La Loma Del Tamarindo - Gran Combo
    Mikaela - The original version, although La Sonora Caruseles sings it nicely
    La Rueda - Orq La Solucion
    Azuquita Mami - El Conde
    La Boda De Ella - Bobby Valentin
    El Viento Me Da - El Combo Del Ayer
    Ojos Chinos - El Gran Combo
    El Cuarto De Tula - Buena Vista Social Club
    La Juma De Ayer - Compay Segundo from Buena Vista Social Club
    Fuego en el 23 - Both the original and the "different" version found in the Grandes Exitos of Sonora Poncena album on track #1
    Periodico De ayer - Sang By Lavoe written by Mr. Tite Curret Alonzo
    God I almost forgot..........
    La Cartera - Larry Harlow...

    Imma stop here before I type some 2000 songs... :lol:
  9. salsarhythms

    salsarhythms New Member


    I completely agree that DLG destoryed that I hated
    it when it came out.
  10. youngsta

    youngsta Active Member

    Here are three of my favorites of all time:

    Son Boricua - El Negro Bembón
    Tito Puente - Asia Mood
    Tito Puente - Hong Kong Mambo
  11. Frankie Ruiz: "La Cura" "Puerto Rico" "Desnudate Mujer" "Bailando"

    Grupo Niche: "A Golpe de Folklore" "La Negra No Quiere" "Han Cogida la Cosa" "Etnia" "Cielo de Tambores"

    Joe Arroyo: "Rebelion" "Pa'l Bailador" "Enhorabuena" "Mary"

    Celia Cruz (with Willie Colon): "Usted Abuso"

    Tito Nieves: "Dejame Vivir" "Le Gusta Que La Vean"

    Eddie Palmieri: "Malaguena Salerosa"

    Willie Rosario/Gilberto Santa Rosa: "El Apartamento"

    Gilberto Santa Rosa: "La Agarro Bajando"

    Rey Ruiz: "Desde Que No Estas" (I reserve the right to like bubble gum salsa)

    Mickey Tavaras: "Historia Entre Tus Dedos" (I reserve the right to like downright sacharine bubble gum salsa)

    Tito Gomez: "Llora"

    Cuco Valoy: "Mariana Engracia" (I've never heard it in clubs, aside from when my teachers were giving lessons--and that's only because I turned them on to the compilation where I discovered this song.)

    Louie Ramirez/Azuquita: "En un Beso la Vida" (Great old song, that I've never heard anywhere except on my CD player)

    Fruko y Sus Tesos: "Rumba de Cali"

  12. I can't leave out:

    El Gran Combo: "Me Libere" "La Muerte" "Los Tenis" A bunch of other songs I don't know the titles of offhand.
  13. Note: these are songs that make me want to dance. Some of my favorite salsa songs (especially classic salsa) don't necessarily make me want to dance that much. Much as I like "Periodica de Ayer," it doesn't make me want to dance in the Lavoe originals. (The Junior Gonzalez cover works better for dancing, even if he's no Lavoe.)

    Could just be a matter of what I've gotten used to hearing in clubs.
  14. Soñador

    Soñador New Member

    Agreed with you! El gran combo is excellent! La Muerte is one of my favourite! :wink:
  15. peachexploration

    peachexploration New Member

    Two from Jose "El Canario" Alberto
    A La Ahora Que Me Llamen, Voy
    Baila Que Baila
  16. SDsalsaguy

    SDsalsaguy Administrator Staff Member

    Welcome to the Forums Soñador! Happy to have you with us! :D
  17. jenibelle

    jenibelle New Member

    Ohhhhh I can't believe I missed this thread.
    Here's my list of faves:


    Fruko y sus Tesos - El Preso
    Fruko y sus Tesos - son de Ioma
    Grupo NIche - Atrevida
    Africando - Am Saaxul
    Africando - Pajaro Lindo
    Oscar d'León - Que Bueno Baila Usted
    Yuri Buenaventura - Romper la Cadena
    Polo Montañez - Un Montón de Estrellas
    El Carretero (sorry don't know artist)
    Los Van van - Temba Tumba Timba
    Joe Arroyo - Rebelion
    Adalberto Alvarez - Deja la Mala Noche

    Hermanos Rosario - La Dueña del Swing
    - El Fin de Semana
    Juan Luis Guerra - Si Tu Te Vas
    - El Costo de la vida
    Oro Solido - Eso no MaMaMambo
    - El Chicharron
    Banda Bocana - Sali a Papa y Mama


    Huey Dunbar - Yo Si Me Enamore
    Juan Luis Guerra - Burbujas de Amor
    Alex Bueno - Ese hombre soy yo

    Cha Cha Cha
    Spanish Harlem Orchestra - Pa Gozar
    Santana y Mana - Corazon Espinado
    Guantanamera (don't konw artist sorry)

    If anyone would like to share songs let me know...
  18. Sagitta

    Sagitta Well-Known Member

    Artist is Celia Cruz.
  19. Salsero_AT

    Salsero_AT New Member

    Aramis Gallindo: Capital de Capitales
    Los Van Van: La Bomba soy yo
    Adalberto Alvarez: Una Mulata En La Habana
    Hector Lavoe: Todo tiene su final
    El Gran Combo: Viva Puente
    Yuri Buenaventura: Salsa Rai
  20. Dancegal

    Dancegal Member

    Celia Cruz - Que le den candela
    Ruben Blades - Pedro Navaja (for the sad storyline)

    Who sings the salsa song that goes "no le pege a la negra...." - that's a classic - telling the story of how slaves were treated....

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