Here is a suggested list of contemporary songs in Spanish to try in class for your students to build and practice vocabulary in context.
We have created a clozeline (fill-in-the-blanks) for each of them in 2 or 3 versions to choose from according to your students’ listening comprehension level. Each cloze is also digitally fillable!
Some of these songs come in a PACK with additional activities to go more in-depth. This will give you the versatility of using them all or picking only a couple of them depending on your students’ needs or your class schedule.
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Songs in Spanish with Fill-In-The-Blanks Vocabulary Practice
- Mecano – Hijo de la Luna – Past Indefinite and Vocabulary: Legends
- Tito El Bambino Ft Jadiel – Sol, playa y arena – Beach Vocabulary
- Joan Manuel Serrat – Fiesta – Present, Vocabulary: Spanish Festivals
- Call Me Maybe en Español – Listening Comprehension
- Natalia Jimenez – Creo en mí – Bullying [PACK]
- María Isabel López – Antes muerta que sencilla – Beauty Vocabulary
Vocabulary: The Arts
- Mecano – ‘Eungenio’ Salvador Dalí – Art Vocabulary
- Disney – Bajo el mar (La Sirenita) – Vocabulary: Musical Instruments and Feeling
- Mecano – El cine – Cinema Vocabulary
- Azul Azul – La bomba – Dancing Vocabulary
Grammar and Language
- Coti – ¿Dónde están corazón? – Questions with DONDE [PACK]
- Disney – Bella y Bestia son (La Bella y la Bestia) – Vocabulary With Suffixes “-tion” and “-sion”
- Ricky Martin – La mordidita – Diminutives
- Carlos Varela – Círculo de Tiza – Compound Sentences Connectors
- Álex Ubago – Sabes – Love Vocabulary
Days of the Week, Months of the Year, and Daily Routine
- Obie Bermúdez – 4:30 am – Daily Routine
- Carlos D’Castro – Los otros cinco – Days of the Week [PACK]
- Pasabordo – El calendario – Months of the Year in Spanish [PACK]
- Jesse & Joy – Chocolate – Food Vocabulary, History of Chocolate [PACK]
- Danza invisible – Sabor de amor – Eating Vocabulary
- Ignacio Copani – Dame fútbol – Soccer Vocabulary
- Daddy Yankee – Grito Mundial – Prepositions, FIFA World Cup, Soccer
- Shakira – La la la- Vocabulary: Football and Nations
- Ricky Martin – Copa de la vida – Infinitive Verbs and Sports Vocabulary
Check more Spanish class activities here.