Even if you are a person who doesn’t prefer such music, you simply cannot avoid dancing when listening to reggaeton music. Those catchy lyrics, the funky beats, and the whole vibe are simply incomparable with other genres.
It is certain that one genre that will make everyone stand up in the club. This music style first appeared somewhere between the late 80s and the early 90s in South America. It was heavily influenced by Caribbean music, Latin American music and the boom of hip-hop that happened around that same time.
Most reggaeton songs are usually sung in Spanish since this genre is most famous in Latin America. It is considered to be the most popular music type in most South American countries including Puerto Rico, Cuba, Colombia, Venezuela and many more.
The popularity has kept rising over the years and in 2019 we can see hundreds of big hits that reach the top charts. However, we combed through those hundreds of songs to give you a list of the top 6 most popular reggaeton songs in 2019.
Kitipun – Juan Luis Guerra
Juan Luis Guerra Seijas is a Dominican singer and musician who has sold more than 60 million records because of his popularity in South America. He is a multiple Grammy nominee and winner. He is probably one of the first artists that popularized the reggaeton music style.
Even though Juan first started his career in the early 80s, he has remained very relevant in the world of music and managed to release a new hit that shook the world in 2019. Kitipun was one of the most played songs in the summer of 2019 because of Juan’s will to experiment with his style.
The song starts with weird synth beats and his trademark bachata sound but then quickly transitions to a rap verse. Juan is truly a genius when it comes to creating summer hits.
As an honorable mention, we cannot forget about the song Con Calma which was released in January 2019 and has over a billion views today on YouTube.
Que Tire Pa’ ‘Lante – Daddy Yankee
Daddy Yankee is a Puerto Rican singer who first came up with the term reggaeton to name the genre we are writing about in this article. He truly is the “father” of this type of music which is why he is commonly referred to as the “King of Reggaetón” by his fans all over the world.
He first started his career in the early 1990s and managed to break through with a couple of hits by following the steps of famous DJs such as Tempo, DJ Nelson and others. This October, the king managed to release a hit song that reached over two hundred million views on YouTube in just 30 days. That is a huge number that not many artists can achieve.
Runaway – Sebastian Yatra, Daddy Yankee, Natti Natasha, and the Jonas Brothers
This song is truly a combination of this decade’s best artists of this genre in the world. While the Jonas Brothers, Nick, and Joe Jonas do not have a lot of featured time on the song, the first two verses and the last two lines really add to the quality of the song.
In just a month the song managed to reach almost 150 million views on YouTube and over 130 million on Spotify. This truly was the “anthem” of this year’s summer.
As suggested by TakeRingtone.com, there are hundreds of other reggaeton songs that deserve to be on this top 6 list.
Caliente – Farruko and Darell
Carlos Rosado a Puerto Rican singer is better known for his stage name Farruko. This young artist first managed to break through to his fame by working with multiple big artists as J Alvarez, Jose Feliciano, Julio Voltio, Daddy Yankee, Shaggy and a lot more.
One of his first songs that became famous in his home country was “Sexo Fuera Del Planeta” which released in 2009 and since then he keeps growing in popularity. These days you can even see him collaborate with one of the most popular artists of this decade such as Nicki Minaj, Travis Scott, and others.
Working together with the famous Puerto Rican reggaeton songwriter, Darell they managed to create a major hit for this summer. “Caliente” is truly a song that you cannot stop dancing to when you are in the club.
La Cartera – Bad Bunny and Farruko
A Puerto Rican singer who is famous for singing and writing reggaeton tracks with his trap style. Although he does release songs in various other genres such as bachata and rock. Just as Farruko, this artist first rose to fame with the help of various famous Puerto Rican singers such as J Balvin and Daddy Yankee.
He first gained popularity when he released one of his songs on the SoundCloud platform. Shortly after his song became famous on the platform he was offered to sign a label.
These two young artists Bad Bunny and Farruko truly know what the young audience wants to listen during the summer days. They both came together and wrote the song La Cartera that boasts more than 40 million views on YouTube today.
Baila Baila Baila – Ozuna
Ozuna is also a music artist with a Latin trap/hip-hop style that comes from Puerto Rico. He is commonly referred to as the new king of reggaeton because of his constant success with his songs that reach over one billion views on YouTube. Daddy Yankee surely has someone strong to compete with these last few years.
Even though Ozuna first started his singing career somewhere around 2012, his first serious breakthrough was around 2016 when he finally reached his first Billboard chart. After his first big song, he has consistently put out hit songs that break the top 100 charts every single time. He is one of the best selling Latin music artists since he has sold more than 15 million records in his career. This young artist surely deserves the place as the new king.
The song Baila Baila Baila released at the start of this year quickly rose to fame and became the number one song on most Latin Billboard charts. There is also another version that features Daddy Yankee, J Balvin and Farruko.