Salsa > What is your latest all time favourite salsa song to dance to and why?

Discussion in 'Salsa' started by Sagitta, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. Sagitta

    Sagitta Well-Known Member

    I heard the song "La Rumba No" by Los Van Van recently and I've named it my latest favorite. It has a nice clear beat throughout that I think can be followed by even newbies. Still the band mixes the arrangement a little to make things more interesting. You can hear it on youtube at
  2. toothlesstiger

    toothlesstiger Well-Known Member

    No new favorites, since I haven't been out Salsa dancing in a while. Old favorites:
    - Micaela, the Sonora Caruseles version
    - Mala Vida, by Yuri Buenaventura
    - Papa Chango, by NG La Banda
  3. urish

    urish New Member

    It changes all the time, but one that has just popped into my head is "La Salsa y El Guaguancó" by La Excelencia... I guess that I just like the guaguancó rhythms so much
  4. opendoor

    opendoor Well-Known Member

  5. urish

    urish New Member

  6. opendoor

    opendoor Well-Known Member

    Learning never stops: Thanks ;)
  7. GoldStar

    GoldStar Member


    Is one of my favourites.

    You can hear it on youtube (I'm not authorised to post URLs).

    There are some more:
    Ave maria lola - Sonora Caruseles
    El Gran Combo - La Fiesta De Pilito
    Saned - Baila Conmigo

    There are thousnads of great salsa songs.
  8. timberamayor

    timberamayor Member

    Los Van Van, Maykel Blanco & Orquesta Revé

    My favorite all time song to dance to is one I have actually never danced to: Pura Vestimenta from the Los Van Van CD Lo último en vivo. Since it's an old song it never gets playing in clubs but I love it. The guaguancó at the beginning, the bass, the lyrics, the music in general. I daydream of dancing to it, but so far I've only ever heard the Ángel Bonne version played. I keep hoping that someday...

    In the meantime new songs I am into are

    Limpia mi son by Soneros All Stars
    The new CD "Soy lo que te hala" by Maykel Blanco y Salsa Mayor especially the songs:
    Qué tú crees?
    No estás en el bombo
    Pa' cualquiera

    And for me the best CD of 2010 will be "De qué estamos hablando?" by Orquesta Revé. Not released yet but should be out any day now.
    Favorite songs:
    De qué estamos hablando?
    Mi amiga Chichy
    La nueva explosión
    Open the door
    A Matanzas
    Agua pa' Yemayá
  9. tangotime

    tangotime Well-Known Member

    The original version , I believe, is better
  10. tangotime

    tangotime Well-Known Member

    And me.. this version kinda reminds me of the type of songs that Cachaito does.. it is however on the " sweet " side.
  11. urish

    urish New Member

    Who performs it? Is it also boogaloo ?
  12. Simi-Lanjiao

    Simi-Lanjiao Member

    "Marieta" by Ibrahim Ferrer. "Ella Si Va" by Eliades Ochoa.

    Good old son cubano, friggin' awesome. Does that count?
  13. Ray Sison

    Ray Sison New Member

    As far a crazy-fun Mambo songs, one of my favorites is the "Oink Oink Mambo", where some of the clave rhythm is punctuated with "oink, oink"! It makes me laugh to break on that! :banana:
  14. timberamayor

    timberamayor Member

    Carita de pasaporte by Havana D'Primera
    Great lyrics and beautiful music. Alexander is such a great songwriter!
    timba(.)com/radio song number 5 in the radio player

    La Habana Tiene Su Meneo by Soneros All Stars
    I got the complete mastered version now. It's funny how much horns will do for you, but I have to say you lose the clarity with which you could hear the piano and tres in the "teaser sin metales" version. Great dance song and fun to sing along with. Probably won't be released for another 4-6 weeks simply because iTunes takes a long time once you have submitted your song.
    The teaser pre-release without horns version is number 4 at timba(.)com/radio

    And I've gone retro as well especially into Manolín and the
    Una aventura loca CD, mostly obsessed with Si te vas conmigo. Just another awesome dance song.
  15. toothlesstiger

    toothlesstiger Well-Known Member

    We all have our tastes. :p

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