Tired of slogging out for hours in the gym? Well, that’s the case with most of us! So let’s dump the workout and have some fun dancing away to the tunes of the most popular Zumba songs. Believe me, you will feel like you’ve been partying while burning out those extra calories. Scroll down to find out the top 10 songs to dance to.
- You can burn up to 600 – 800 calories in a one-hour class. Some have even hit 1,000!
- The term ‘Zumba’ was derived from a Colombian word, meaning ‘to move fast while having fun’ or ‘buzz like a bee’.
- The famous food chain, McDonalds, operates in just over 120 countries, while Zumba classes happen in over 140 countries! Quite a comparison!
Dance is an effective and a great form of exercise. In fact, Zumba classes are called ‘exercise in disguise.’ If you hate working out and enjoy dancing, then Zumba is definitely the right option for you. Don’t worry even if you have two left feet. It is made for everyone! But first, let us see how Zumba came into existence.
Zumba dance was created by a Colombian dancer and choreographer, Alberto “Beto” Perez, in the mid-90s. Yes, nearly 15 years ago! It was a ‘happy’ accident, and was created by chance. He forgot to bring his music tape to the aerobics class that he was teaching in. He rushed back to his car and found a tape of Latin dance music. He mixed the Latin dance forms like salsa, merengue, rumba, chachacha, cumbia, mambo, flamenco, raggaeton, hip hop, bhangra, and tango and created what is widely known as Zumba. Soon, it became a trend in Colombia. In 1999, he moved to Miami. The trend was said to have spread wildly there as well. He then along with some entrepreneurs branded the class and transformed it into an eminent global franchise that is today called Zumba Fitness. There is also a Zumba merchandise called Zumba wear to choose from.
Now that we have seen how Zumba was created, let’s have a look at the list of good Zumba songs that will get you grooving.
Sung by: Daddy Yankee
It was written especially for Zumba fitness. It was composed by Ramon Ayala, Elizier Palacios, Giancarlos Rivera, Jonathan Rivera, and Francisco Saldana. The song is energetic and upbeat. It gets you moving from the start itself.
“Que Viva La Vida”
Sung by: Wisin
This song is all about living and enjoying your life to the fullest. It tells you to live a long life and keep the party going. The song is energizing and keeps you motivated.
Sung by: Don Omar
Performed by: Beto Perez
It is a Latin tropical song, which was written by Don Omar. It is one of the main songs of the video game Zumba Fitness Core. Beto Perez’s choreography is enticing and takes you through various moves. By far the most exciting Zumba song!
Sung by: Wisin feat. Jennifer Lopez and Ricky Martin
The name “Adrenalina” itself means adrenaline. Without doubt, this song gives you a huge adrenaline rush and fills you up with lots of energy when you hear this song. We are pretty sure you will enjoy dancing to this song.
Sung by: Mara feat. Beto Perez
This song features Beto Perez himself. The choreography is amazing, and the lyrics are motivating. You just cannot miss dancing to this number!
By: Zumba Fitness
It is basically a Flamenco and Salsa dance number. It is a peppy song that gets you in the mood.
Sung by: Shakira feat. Pitbull
Album: Sale El Sol
The English-language version of this song features Pitbull. It is one of the most popular and groovy songs for Zumba. The music of this song is sure to get you rolling.
Sung by: Pitbull feat. Ke$ha
It is a song by Pitbull featuring Ke$ha. It topped the charts when it was released. The lyrics pump you up, with one of the lines being ‘You better move, you better dance’.
“More than Friends”
Sung by: Inna feat. Daddy Yankee
It is a playful and popular song to Zumba to! You can have fun while dancing around to this groovy number.
Sung by: Daft Punk
Album: Random Access Memories
This funky song by the Daft Punk duo really makes you feel lucky when you start playing it. It has disco tunes and was labeled as the best song of 2013. You cannot help but move your body to this one!
This fabulous dance form that marked the revolution of dance fitness changed our perception of ‘workout’ completely. It is exciting, fun, effective, and the best reason is that it is made for all, from kids to grandparents! You just have to put on your dancing shoes and start moving.