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Remember These? Here's Billboard's 50 Best Spanish-Language Albums

by Daniela Franco /
Julio Iglesias - Abrázame.

Did you grow up listening to the "boleritos" your Mom would play as she cooked dinner? Or is dancing salsa or cumbia among your favorite teen memories?

Billboard has released a list of 50 of the most influential Spanish-language albums from the past five decades. Experts chose albums that had a long-lasting impact on contemporary Latin music, from 70s crooners like Julio Iglesias and Joan Manuel Serrat to "rockeros" like Santana and Juanes and more recently reggaetoneros like Calle 13 and Daddy Yankee. (And of course Selena is in there too!)

For anyone that grew up in a household filled with cassettes and CDs from many of these artists, here are some of our highlights (with our favorite single from each album!):

Carlos Vives, 'Clasicos de la Provincia' (1993)

"Morales a mi no me lleva / Porque no me da la gana."

Gloria Estefan, 'Mi Tierra' (1993)

"Se que nuestro amor es verdadero / Y con los años que me quedan por vivir / Demostraré cuanto te quiero."

Juanes, 'Un Dia Normal' (2002)

"Que si me muero sea de amor / Y si me enamoro sea de vos / Y que de tu voz sea este corazón / Todos los días a Dios le pido."

Julio Iglesias, 'El Amor' (1979)

"Abrázame / Como si fuera ahora la primera vez / Como si me quisieras hoy igual que ayer / Abrázame."

Ricky Martin, 'Vuelve' (1998)

"Tienes que pelear por una estrella / Consigue con honor La copa del amor / Para sobrevivir y luchar por ella"

Shakira, 'Pies Descalzos' (1995)

"¿Dónde estás corazón? / Ayer te busqué / ¿Dónde estás corazón? / Y no te encontré"

You can view the list, and pick your favorites, here!

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