20 Amazing Zumba Songs to Kick-Start Your Dance Workout

By , SparkPeople Blogger
Since strutting onto the fitness scene in the mid-90s, Zumba has become a worldwide workout phenomenon, spreading dance fever to more than 15 million people of all shapes, sizes and ages. Inspired by Latin music and dance, this heart-pumping cardio workout uses choreographed routines to get participants moving, grooving and sweating off hundreds of calories per class.
"I started Zumba in January and have lost 35 pounds," says SparkPeople member JENNYFOOG. "This is the first exercise I have ever enjoyed. I burn between 600 and 800 calories a class depending on the instructor's intensity and how hard I push myself."

Music is a great way to maintain motivation for any workout, but with Zumba it truly takes center stage. After all, it was a spontaneous musical decision that inspired the Zumba we know and love today: After forgetting his aerobics music for a fitness class in his native Colombia, Alberto "Beto" Perez improvised by popping in his personal cassette filled with salsa music. And, thus, Zumba was born.
Although many instructors use Latin American songs in their classes today, any up-tempo track will do. Below, we've compiled a hand-picked playlist with feedback from Zumba enthusiasts and our own members. You'll want to keep listening long after the last mamba!

1. Zumba Fitness, "Zumba Mami" – Amazon  iTunes
2. Daddy Yankee, "La Rompe Corazones" – Amazon  iTunes

3. Regina, "Ibiza Vibe" – Amazon  iTunes
4. Pitbull, "Shake Senora" – Amazon  iTunes
5. Los 5, "Acapulco" – Amazon  iTunes

6. Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber, "Despacito" – Amazon  iTunes
7. Selena, "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom" – Amazon  iTunes

8. Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake, "Love Never Felt So Good" – Amazon  iTunes
9. Elvis Crespo, "Suavemente"  Amazon  iTunes

10. Snoop Dogg with David Guetta, "Sweat" – Amazon  iTunes
11. Don Omar, "Danza Kuduro" – Amazon  iTunes

12. Wisin, "Que Viva la Vida" – Amazon  iTunes
13. Deorro with Elvis Crespo, "Bailar" – Amazon  iTunes

14. Enrique Iglesias, "Bailando" – Amazon  iTunes

15. Wisin, "Ven Bailame" – Amazon  iTunes
16. Juan Magan, "No Sigue Modas" – Amazon  iTunes

17. Jennifer Lopez, "Ain't Your Mama" – Amazon  iTunes
18. Bruno Mars, "Perm" – Amazon  iTunes

19. Zumba Fitness, "Pa La Discoteka a Bailar" – Amazon  iTunes
20. Shakira, "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" – Amazon  iTunes

What are your favorite Zumba songs?

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Nice ! Report
I love, love, love this hit list!!! Report
Great hit list! Thanks! Report
"Dutty Love" by Don Omar and Natti Natasha, "Igual que Ayer" by RKM y Ken-Y, anything by J. Balvin. Reggaeton is life. Report
I do zumba, only I do it in the pool Report
Will have to add some of these tunes to my playlist :) Report
LOVE Salsa music! Report
Thanks Report
For those of you who use Spotify (I use the free version), here's the link to this list so you don't have to keep clicking on the various links above.... it's about 1 hour 14 minutes long.

No links allowed in comments so you will have to copy all of it and then delete the spaces between segments... sorry!
open.spotify.com/ user/msdrpepper/ playlist/3iiR9uOkm6FN8MJhK6oHz8 Report
I need to try this play list. Report
Wonderful list, zumba is great fun and awesome exercise Report
I LOVE Zumba. Thanks for the playlist. Report
Thanks for the list! Report
Gets your body MOVING! Report
GREAT playlist! I love Zumba too! Thank you! Report
YouTube has a lot of good Zumba music and workouts. Report
Fun! Report
good article with lots of good songs Report
A lot of shaking going on! Report
I definitely will try to re-create this in Spotify ( @MSDRPEPPER if you are on Spotify. I still only use the free account there). I had discovered that Zumba songs also work well for rebounding. Report
Thanks for sharing Report
Good article Report
Definitely Suavemente, but there are faster merengues that really work up a sweat. "La Faldita" is one that if you don't sweat, you're not doing Zumba! Report