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10 Best Marc Anthony Songs to Add to Your Playlist

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Celia Fernandez

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Throughout his 30 plus year career, Marc Anthony has created hit after hit, including his latest, «Parecen Viernes,» which is currently climbing up the Latin charts. But the 50-year-old Puerto Rican singer is one of the top selling tropical salsa artists of all time, with the Guinness World Records titles to prove it. When the Grammy-award winning artist isn’t sharing his angelic voice on the stage, he’s busy co-parenting his children, including twins Max and Emme, whom he shares with his ex-wife, Jennifer Lopez. But fans know Anthony best for classics like «Valió La Pena,» and «Ahora Quién» which can be heard everywhere from the dance floor at weddings Latin grandmothers’ kitchens. To honor the singer’s musical legacy, here are 10 of the best Marc Anthony songs of all time.

1

«Y Hubo Alguien»

In English, this song’s title translates to «And There Was Somebody,» and it was the lead single released from Anthony’s third album, Contra La Corriente, in 1997. The song was at the top of the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart for four weeks when it debuted and became Anthony’s first song to reach no. 1 on the charts.

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2

«Contra La Corriente»

In English, «Against the Current,» tells the story of a man who is trying to forget about a woman but can’t. The song was on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart for 26 weeks and reached no. 2 in 1998. The album by the same name went on to win a Grammy Award for Best Tropical Latin Performance in 1999.

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3

«No Me Ames»

Years before they started dating, got married, and eventually had kids together, Lopez and Anthony collaborated on this song in 1999, which was featured on her debut studio album On the 6. «No Me Ames» won Hot Latin Track of the Year by a Vocal Duo at the 2000 Billboard Latin Music Awards.

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4

«I Need to Know»

Marc Anthony was Anthony’s first solo album in English, with this lead single in 1999. The singer also recorded a Spanish version called «Dímelo.» When it was first released, «I Need to Know» peaked at no. 1 on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs in the U.S.

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5

«You Sang to Me»

Released as the third single off his first English album, Marc Anthony, «You Sang to Me» reached the no. 2 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2000. It tells the story of a man not realizing he had let the love of his life walk away while still being with someone else. Not only was it a hit, but it was also included in the movie soundtrack for 1999’s Runaway Bride with Julia Roberts and Richard Gere.

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6

«Ahora Quien»

By far one of Anthony’s most well-known songs, «Ahora Quien» was released in not one, but two versions: pop and salsa. Translated as «Now What» in English, «Ahora Quien» tells the story of a man thinking about what his partner is doing now that she’s left him.

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7

«Valió la Pena»

In English, this track’s title translates to «It Was Worth It.» The 2004 tune is another one of Anthony’s most renowned songs, guiding listeners through a tale about a lover saying he doesn’t regret his romance with a woman because she was a blessing in his life.

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8

«Rain Over Me»

Technically this was a collaboration between Pitbull and Anthony., but when two Latin music superstars come together, you know it’s going to be good. The song became Anthony’s 20th no. 1 on the Billboard Tropical Songs chart and helped him gain back the title of having the most no. 1s in the chart’s 17-year history.

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9

«Vivir Mi Vida»

Fun fact: «Vivir Mi Vida» (or «Live My Life» in English) was actually a translation of Algerian singer Khaled’s «C’est la vie.» This was the first single off Anthony’s album 3.0, his first compilation of original music in the tropical genre in almost 10 years. The song, which is about living life to the fullest, spent 17 weeks at no. 1 on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart—and won Anthony the 2013 Latin Grammy for Recording of the Year.

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10

«Flor Pálida»

From his 2013 album 3.0, this song was Anthony’s cover of an original by Cuban singer-songwriter Polo Montañez. The tune, with a name that translates to «Pale Flower,» is about someone doing everything that he can to keep a certain woman in his life. The music video features Anthony’s now-ex-wife, model Shannon de Lima.

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«Lamento Borincano», «Preciosa» Still Relevant

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Rafael Hernández wrote “Lamento Borincano” and “Preciosa” over 80 years ago! Yet these songs are as relevant today as they were in the 1930’s.

As we commemorate this month the 125th birthday of the great Puerto Rican songwriter, we find his songs relevant to the post-Hurricane Maria situation we are living in Puerto Rico today.

Puerto Rico in the 1930’s

As in the United States, Puerto Rico was in the middle of the Great Depression. Let’s remember that entering the 3rd decade of the 20th century, the island was still getting used to its new colonial status under and assimilating a new culture.

At that time Puerto Rico’s governor was appointed by the POTUS (President of the United States) and most of them, if not all, only spoke English. Additionally, the US was changing the island’s economy from a consumer one (of producing only what we would consume locally) to an industrial one of producing for exports.

The recording industry was starting to flourish, and radio was starting to become a medium to communicate to the masses, as more households were starting to get one of these new apparatuses of the 20s.

Because of all of these circumstances, patriotic sentiments were emerging in Puerto Rican literature as well as in music.

“Lamento Borincano”

Rafael Hernández wrote “Lamento Borincano” between 1929 and 1930 while living in New York. Some sources argue it was written in 1937 while he was in Mexico.

His song captures the economic difficulties of the Puerto Rican, and the island during the depression. In 1929 Puerto Rican per capita monthly income was $122. It would take 10 years for it to get back to that level.

“Pasa la mañana entera
Sin que nadie quiera
Su carga comprar,
Su carga comprar.
Todo, todo está desierto,
Y el pueblo está muerto
De necesidad, de necesidad.
Se oye este lamento por doquier,
De mi desdichada Borinquen, si;
Y triste, el, jibarito vá
pensando así, diciendo así
Llorando así por el camino;
¡Que será de Borinquen
Mi Dios querido!
¡Que será de his hijos
Y de mi hogar!”

However the song also captures a patriotic spirit of hope for the island.

“Borinquen, la tierra del edén
La que al cantar, el gran Gautier
Llamó la perla de los mares.
Ahora que tu te mueres
Con tus pesares
Déjame que te cante yo tambien.
Yo también.”

Today’s situation post-Hurricane Maria perhaps has thrown us back to that time. Small businesses, which represent 80% of private-sector employment, are mostly closed or struggling to survive. The island is still dark without power, and many ponder about the future of Borinquén (a word rooted in the Taino Indians’ pre-columbine name for the island), their sons, and their home.

Another curious fact is that Rafael Hernandez wrote Lamento Borincano within a couple of years of Hurricane San Felipe. This is the hurricane most compared to Hurricane Maria in intensity, path, and destruction in Puerto Rico.

“Preciosa”

The patriotic homage to Puerto Rico was written by Rafael Hernandez a few years after Lamento Borincano. It is said it was El Jibarito’s response to the song written by his friend Pedro Flores titled “Sin Bandera“.

Rafael wanted to write a beautiful patriotic song, and Preciosa came to his pen.

Preciosa (Beautiful) highlights the beauty of the island, of its women, and of its roots in Spain and the native Taino Indians.

Towards the end, the song reflects some rebellious emotions of overcoming the black evil of the imperialist tyrant, in obvious reference to the United States.

“Preciosa te llaman los bardos
Que cantan tu historia
No importa el tirano te trate
Con negra maldad
Preciosa seras sin bandera
Sin lauros, ni gloria
Preciosa, Preciosa
Te llaman los hijos de la libertad”

It’s obvious that today the feelings towards independence are not a fraction of what they were in the 30s.

However, the feelings of patriotism and of overcoming major obstacles are still relevant today in post-Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico.

Marc Anthony closed a Hurricane Disaster Relief television fundraiser with his rendition of Preciosa, in which he adds at the end lyrics reflecting how proud he is of being Puerto Rican and how much he loved Puerto Rico.

Gente De Zona feat. Marc Anthony

Miami me lo confirmo
Gente de Zona!
Puerto Rico me lo regalo
Marc Anthony
Dominicana ya repico
Y del caribe somos tú y yo

Y se formó la gozadera, Miami me lo confirmo
Y el arroz con habichuela, Puerto Rico me lo regaló
Y la tambora merenguera, Dominicana ya repicó
Con Mexico, Colombia and Venezuela
Y del caribe somos tu y yo
Repicando!

La cosa esta bien dura, la cosa esta divina
Perú con Hondura, Chile con Argentina
Panama trae la zandunga, Ecuador Bilirrubina
Y Uruguay con Paraguay, hermano con Costa Rica

Bolivia viene llegando, Brasil ya esta en camino
El mundo se esta sumando, a la gente de los latinos

Y se formó la gozadera, Miami me lo confirmo
Y el arroz con habichuela, Puerto Rico me lo regaló
Y la tambora merenguera, Dominicana ya repicó
Con Mexico, Colombia and Venezuela
Y del caribe somos tú y yo

Y se formó la gozadera, Miami me lo confirmo
Ay el arroz con habichuela, Puerto Rico me lo regaló
Y la tambora merenguera, Dominicana ya repicó
Con Mexico, Colombia and Venezuela
Y del caribe somos tu y yo
Marc Anthony!

Vamos Guatemala, la fiesta te espera
Llama a Nicaragua, El Salvador se cuela
Yo canto desde Cuba y el mundo se entera
Si tú eres Latino, saca tu bandera
¿Donde?

Y se formó la gozadera, Miami me lo confirmo
Y el arroz con habichuela, Puerto Rico me lo regaló
Y la tambora merenguera, Dominicana ya repicó
Con Mexico, Colombia and Venezuela
Y del caribe somos tú y yo

Y se formó la gozadera, Miami me lo confirmo
Ay el arroz con habichuela, Puerto Rico me lo regaló
(Boricua)
Y la tambora merenguera, Dominicana ya repicó
Con Mexico, Colombia and Venezuela
Y del caribe somos tú y yo

Pa los parceros y las parceras, vamos
¿Que la que hay papa?
Ahora si, nadie nos baja de aqui
Ponle ahí
Gustoso y mira como gozo
Yo te lo dije
Gente de Zona!
Tu sabes
Lo mejor que suena hoy

La Gozadera (Fun)
Miami confirmed me,
Ghent de Zona*!
Puerto Rico gave me
Miami confirmed
to me
Ghent de Zona*!
Puerto Rico gave me
Mark Anthony,
Dominican Republic responded,
And you and I are responsible for the Caribbean.

And the fun began, Miami confirmed me and rice and beans, Puerto Rico gave me.
And here — La Tambora merenguera ** — the Dominican Republic gave the answer.
With Mexico, Colombia and Venezuela, and for the Caribbean — you and I are responsible.

Things are going great, things are going wonderfully —
Peru and Honduras, Chile and Argentina.
From Panama — «Zandunga» *** from Ecuador — «Bilirubin» ***
And Uruguay with Panama, brothers with Costa Rica.

Bolivia is on its way and Brazil is on its way;
The whole world is reuniting with Hispanics.

And the fun began, Miami confirmed me and rice and beans, Puerto Rico gave me,
And here — La Tambora merenguera ** — the Dominican Republic gave the answer.
With Mexico, Colombia and Venezuela, and you and I are responsible for the Caribbean.

And the fun began, Miami confirmed me and rice and beans, Puerto Rico gave me,
And here is La Tambora merenguera **, the Dominican Republic gave the answer.
With Mexico, Colombia and Venezuela, and you and I are responsible for the Caribbean,
Mark Anthony!

Come on, Guatemala, the holiday is waiting for us, call Nicaragua and El Salvador in addition.
I sing from Cuba and the whole world knows.
If you’re Hispanic, get your banner out.
Where?

And the fun began, Miami confirmed me and rice and beans, Puerto Rico gave me,
And here — La Tambora merenguera ** — the Dominican Republic gave the answer.
With Mexico, Colombia and Venezuela, and you and I are responsible for the Caribbean.

And the fun began, Miami confirmed me and rice and beans, Puerto Rico gave me (boricua****)
But La Tambora merenguera ** — the Dominican Republic gave the answer.
With Mexico, Colombia and Venezuela, and you and I are responsible for the Caribbean.

For friends and for girlfriends, come on!
And if there is a feast for the whole world?!
Now no one will move us from here,
Put it here,
Look, eat and enjoy to the fullest,
I tell you
Ghent de Zona*!
Well you understand —
The best that sounds today.

Miami I confirm it
People from Zone!
Puerto Rico gave it to me
Marc Anthony
Dominican Republic already
And from the Caribbean, it’s you and me.

And the gozadera was formed, Miami I confirm it
And the rice with beans, Puerto Rico gave it to me
And the drumstick merenguera, Dominican already peaked
With Mexico, Colombia and Venezuela me.
Peaking!

The thing is very hard, the thing is divine
Peru with Hondura, Chile with Argentina
Panama brings the zandunga, Ecuador Bilirrubina
And Uruguay with Paraguay, brother with Costa Rica

Bolivia is coming, Brazil is on its way
The world is adding to the people of Latinos

And the gozadera was formed, Miami I confirm it
And the rice with beans, Puerto Rico gave it to me
And the drumstick merenguera, Dominican already peaked
With Mexico, Colombia and Venezuela
And from the Caribbean, it’s you and me.

And the gozadera was formed, Miami I confirm it
Ay rice with beans, Puerto Rico gave it to me
And the drumstick merenguera, Dominican already peaked
With Mexico, Colombia and Venezuela
And from the Caribbean, it’s you and me.
Marc Anthony!

Come on, Guatemala, the party is waiting for you.
Call Nicaragua, El Salvador sneaks in
I sing from Cuba and the world finds out
If you are Latino, take out your flag
Where?

And the gozadera was formed, Miami I confirm it
And the rice with beans, Puerto Rico gave it to me
And the drumstick merenguera, Dominican already peaked
With Mexico, Colombia and Venezuela
And from the Caribbean, it’s you and me.

And the gozadera was formed, Miami I confirm it
Ay rice with beans, Puerto Rico gave it to me
(Boricua)
And the drumstick merenguera, Dominican already peaked
With Mexico, Colombia and Venezuela
And from the Caribbean, it’s you and me.

For the partners and partners, let’s
What’s the potato?
Now, no one leaves us here.
Put there
Gusto and watch how I enjoy
I told you
People from Zone!
You know
The best that sounds today

The Gozadera (Fun)
Miami confirmed me,
Gente de Zona *!
Puerto Rico gave me,
Miami confirmed me
Gente de Zona *!
Puerto Rico gave me,
Marc Anthony,
The Dominican Republic gave me the answer,
And you and I are responsible for the Caribbean.

And the fun began, Miami confirmed me and rice and beans, Puerto Rico gave me.
And here is La Tambora merenguera ** — The Dominican Republic gave the answer.
With Mexico, Colombia and Venezuela, and for the Caribbean — you and I are responsible.

Things are going great, things are going great —
Peru and Honduras, Chile and Argentina.
From Panama — " Zandunga " *** in Ecuador — & quot; Bilirubin " ***
And Uruguay with Panama, brothers with Costa Rica.

Bolivia is on the way and Brazil is on the way;
The whole world reunites with Hispanics.

And the fun began, Miami confirmed me and rice and beans, Puerto Rico gave me,
And here is La Tambora merenguera ** — The Dominican Republic gave the answer.
With Mexico, Colombia and Venezuela, and you and I are responsible for the Caribbean.

And the fun began, Miami confirmed me and rice with beans, Puerto Rico gave me,
And here is La Tambora merenguera **, the Dominican Republic gave the answer.
With Mexico, Colombia and Venezuela, and you and I are responsible for the Caribbean,
Marc Anthony!

Come on, Guatemala, the holiday is waiting for us, call Nicaragua and El Salvador in addition.
I am at .
If you are Hispanic, get your banner.
Where to?

And the fun began, Miami confirmed me and rice with beans, Puerto Rico gave me,
And here is La Tambora merenguera ** — The Dominican Republic gave the answer.
With Mexico, Colombia and Venezuela, and you and I are responsible for the Caribbean.

And the fun began, Miami confirmed me and rice with beans, Puerto Rico gave me (boricua ****)
But La Tambora merenguera ** — The Dominican Republic gave the answer.
With Mexico, Colombia and Venezuela, and you and I are responsible for the Caribbean.

For friends and for girlfriends, come on!
And if there is a feast for the whole world?!
Now no one will move us from here,
Put it here,
Look, eat and enjoy to the fullest,
I’m telling you,
Ghent de Zone *!
Well, you understand —
The best that sounds today.

Está rico — Marc Anthony

Performed by: Marc Anthony, Will Smith, Bad Bunny.

Estárico

Amazing!

Marc Anthony
Bad Bunny, baby
Will Smith
Haciendo historia
Haha, woo

Tú quieres algo y se te ve,
Ya tú probaste la otra vez,
Por eso sabes. ..

Que esto está rico,
Está rico,
Está rico.
Tú sabes que esto está rico,
Está rico,
Esto está rico.
Tú sabes que esto está rico.

Hola, yes, it’s the Prince
In an unmarked car with the tints,
Marc Anthony with the new anthem
Yeah, I know, it’s a lil’ intense.
Ferragamo on the collar
We gon’ mash a throttle in Miami harbor
Girl, you want me like a shadow
You make the move, make it matter.
Hey now, well I guess we can play now
Blend my Philly way now
With your Latina sway now
Sacude tu cadera (pull up!)
Always taking pictures (woo!)
Laughing, blowing kisses
I think you’ re delicious
Marc, what is this?

Está rico, (oh-oh)
Está rico, (oh-oh)
Está rico. (oh-oh)
Esto está rico, (oh-oh)
Tú sabes… (yeah!)

Ey , si tú tienes un novio, mami, no lo digas,
Enamora’o de ese culo, Dios lo bendiga.
Ey, traete a tus amiga’
Dura, dura, dura, ella no tiene liga.
De’l Jet Ski pa’l bote (ye)
Chiquita con el booty bien grandote
Me lo hace ricote (ye)
Me pone bellaco y hace que se note
Échate el spray
Vamos pa’ la sombra que hoy te voy hacer las de Gray (¡wouh!)
Si quieres te echo otro pero dame un break

Que esto está rico, (oh-oh)
Está rico, (oh-oh)
Esto está rico. (oh-oh)
Tú sabes que esto está rico, (oh-oh)
Está rico, (oh-oh)
Esto está rico, (oh-oh)
(Bad Bunny, baby)
Tú sabes…

¿Dónde?
Donde sea rico si es contigo
Da lo mismo Nueva York o Londres
Si quieres te llevo a Puerto Rico
Y locemos rico.

Sacude tu cadera
Always taking pictures
Laughing, blowing kisses
I think you’re delicious.
Sacude tu cadera0003 I think you’re delicious.

Tú quieres algo y se te ve,
Aquí hay ambiente pa’ ahora y pa’ después.
Ya tú probaste la otra vez,
Por eso sabes…

Que esto está rico,
Esto está rico,
Esto está rico.
Tú sabes que esto está rico
/For the people/
Esto está rico.
/One time/

Alright you gotta play that again
You gotta play that again
That’s fire right?
Yeah, esto está rico
Y tú estas rica, hoy yo te lo hago bien rico.
Ey, como lo hacemos en Puerto Rico
Bad Bunny, baby…

Mark Anthony…
Bad Bunny, baby…
Will Smith…
Making history.
Haha, wow!

You want something, and it shows in you,
The environment is conducive to everything now and later.
You already tried it last time,
So you know…

It’s amazing,
Amazing,
Amazing!
You know it’s amazing
Amazing
This is amazing!
You know it’s amazing!

Hello, yes, this is Prince 1
In a car without license plates with tinted windows.
Mark Anthony and his new hit,
Yes, I know, he’s a little provocative.
Wearing Ferragamo shirts 2 ,
We’ll blow the gas in the port of Miami.
Baby, you follow me around;
Take a step, show that this is important to you.
Hey, now I think we can play with you
Get out on my Philadelphia way
With your Hispanic walk,
Rock your hips, (closer!)
Keep taking pictures, (wow!)
Laugh, blow kisses, —
I think you look delicious.
Mark, what is this?

It’s amazing (uh!)
It’s amazing (uh!)
It’s amazing! (uh!)
You know it’s amazing, (uh!)
Amazing, (uh!)
It’s amazing! (wow!)
You know… (yeah!)

Hey babe, if you have a boyfriend, don’t say it,
I fell in love with this ass, God bless her.
Hey, bring your girlfriends.
Excites, excites, excites, she has no equal!.
Ride my jetski 3 , (hey!)
Tight ass babe,
She does it very skillfully, (hey!)
Turns me into a vulgar in front of everyone.
Spray some lube,
Let’s go to a private place where I’ll be your Gray 4 (wow!).
If you want, we will repeat, just give me a break.

It’s amazing, (wow!)
Amazing, (wow!)
Amazing! (uh!)
You know it’s amazing, (uh!)
Amazing, (uh!)
It’s amazing! (wow!)
(Bad Bunny baby)
You know…

Where?
It’s amazing with you anywhere,
No difference in New York or London,
If you want, I’ll take you to Puerto Rico,
And we’ll have an amazing time there.

Rock your hips
Keep taking pictures
Laughing, blowing kisses —
I think you look appetizing.
Rock your hips,
Don’t stop taking pictures,
Laugh, blow kisses, —
I think you look delicious.

You want something, and it shows in you,
The environment is conducive to everything now and later.
You already tried it last time,
So you know…

It’s delicious,
It’s delicious,
It’s delicious!
You know it’s delicious,
/For the crowd/
It’s delicious!
/Again/

Okay, you’ll have to do it again,
You’ll have to do it again.
It’s hot, isn’t it?
Yes, it’s amazing!
And you are delightful, and how delightful I am with you today!
Hey, that’s how we do it in Puerto Rico.
Bad Bunny baby…

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