After the success of the first post Singing Latino: 12 Popular English Songs in Spanish, a sequel became mandatory.
Here I feature 15 additional English songs with their Spanish versions, plus a Spanglish “bonus track”. To listen to a demo of each version, click on each MP3 link and conclude if it’s a good Spanish version or not.
Singing Latino Part 2: 15 Additional Popular English Songs in Spanish
On My Knees by Jaci Velázquez
De creer en ti by Jaci Velazquez
Hero by Mariah Carey
Héroe by Il Divo
Every Breath You Take by The Police
Siempre te amaré by Yuridia
Should I Stay or Should I Go by The Clash
Si me quedo o si me voy by Los Fabulosos Cadillacs
Si me quedo o si me voy by Los del Gas
Un-break My Heart by Toni Braxton
Un-break My Heart (Regresa a mi) by Toni Braxton
Regresa a mi (Un-break My Heart) by Il Divo
It Must Have Been Love by Roxette
No sé si es amor by Roxette
PAUSE: WANT MORE ENGLISH SONGS IN SPANISH? Click to go to the first play list with 12 additional songs!
Killing Me Softly with His Song by Roberta Flack
Killing Me Softly with His Song by Fugees
Matándome suavemente con su canción by Pandora
Twist and Shout by The Beatles
Twist y gritos by Alejandra Guzmán
Piano Man by Billy Joel
El hombre del piano by Ana Belén
El hombre del piano by Yuridia
King Of Wishful Thinking by Go West
Voy a sacarte de mi mente by Olga Tañón
Put Your Head on My Shoulder by Paul Anka
Tu cabeza en mi hombro by Kalimba
Tu cabeza en mi hombro by Enrique Guzmán
Mickey by Toni Basil
Mickey by Toni Basil (Spanish)
Tainted Love by Soft Cell
Falso amor by La Unión
I Say a Little Prayer by Aretha Franklin
Rezo una oración por ti by Pandora
Karma Chameleon by Culture Club (Boy George)
Karma Camaleón by Yuri
Bonus Track in Spanglish
Te busqué by Nelly Furtado and Juanes
From this sequel, my personal favorites are Pandora’s Rezo una oración por ti, that sounds just as good in Spanish as the original, and the lively Si me quedo o si me voy version of Should I Stay or Should I Go from Los Fabulosos Cadillacs. My least favorite is Mickey because you can barely understand what she is singing.
What are your favorite songs from this list? Do any of these or even other songs bring back childhood memories? Are any of these Spanish versions plain bad?
Check out these other English Spanish articles.