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Top 142 Best Songs for Zumba

Since getting started in 2001, Zumba has spread to more than 150 countries around the world and is practiced by more than fifteen million people.

It’s a fantastic way to stay fit, keep the weight down, and relieve stress. Most notably, the reason for Zumba’s success, though, is the musical aspect. 

Zumba is all about moving to a tune…

Therefore, the playlist is ever-changing. One of the reasons Zumba is so popular is cause people can use their tunes as their backdrop.

If you want to liven up your Zumba playlist with some new entries and find yourself at a loss, keep on reading. I’m going to take a look at some of the best songs for Zumba sessions. These tracks are in no particular order or ranking.

Best Songs for Zumba


Top 142 Best Songs for Zumba

1 Moviendo Caderas by Yandel (feat. Daddy Yankee)

Album: De Líder a Leyenda

The energetic pace of this Latin dance hit makes it a perfect song for any Zumba session. Yandel’s vocals provide the alluring power and hype, while Dady Yankee’s more subtle tone simply places the cherry on the irresistible invitation. 

This track is a perfect melding between the old and new but with a tempo that drives it along with relentless energy. It’s one of the biggest tracks of the De Líder a Leyenda album and a great Zumba tune any day of the week.

2 I Don’t Like It I Love It by Flo Rida (feat. Robin Thicke and Verdine White)

Album: My House EP

When it comes to great Zumba songs, the energy of the song is just as important as the beat, tempo, and rhythm. The prime energy you’re going for is feel-good, and it doesn’t get much more feel-good than this thumper from Flo Rida’s My House EP.

Robin’s vocals will keep you singing, while the legendary Verdine White’s bass playing will keep you moving till your thighs burn so hot you can fry eggs on them. 

3 Que Viva La Vida By Wisin

Album: El Regreso del Sobreviviente

Keeping with good energy, we come to this uplifting Latin number from megastar Wisen. The accordion hook that rumbles along throughout this wonderful tune just lifts your mood no matter how far down it may be.

The track is celebratory, and why not see Zumba as a celebration, right? A celebration of good health, habits, and good times. The only thing you need to take seriously is enjoyment.

4 Reggaetion/Hecha Pa’lante – Belly Dance by Zumba Mami

Album: Vibe Tribe 

This is a specially-made Zumba track, there’s nothing here but pure incitement to move those hips and shake that Zumba-shaped behind till it hurts too much to sit down. There’s a thumping rhythm, a fat baseline, and a tempo that is not suited to long walks on the beach. 

This one should be geared at getting yourself into serious shape. So, if you’re the kind who likes Zumba for fun, feel free to give it a go. But, trust me, this one isn’t for the fainthearted; you’re gonna sweat, so bring a towel. 

5 Worth It by Fifth Harmony (feat. Kid Ink)

Album: Reflections

The Arabian and Balkan music influences in this monster hit from Fifth Harmony make it a treat for the ears. The hypnotic dance rhythms and silky vocals will keep you shaking and swaying so long you’ll forget how much your legs are aching.

This track also has some great motivational lyrics, which will do any Zumba participant some good. Be sure to pay attention, and you’ll feel better about yourself in minutes. 

6 Marry You by Bruno Mars

Album: Doo-Wops and Hooligans

This track is proof that if Zumba had been invented 60 years earlier, it still would have been a huge hit. 

The classic 1960 style that this massive hit from Mars’ debut is done in, makes for the perfect foundation during a Zumba session. The poppy bass, snappy snare, and thumpy kick will carry you along for a good three minutes. 

On top of that, the track’s spontaneous and positive lyrics will have a good impact on your way of thinking as well as your mood. 

7 Quiero Bailar by 3BallMTY (feat Becky G)

Album: Globall

Nothing works quite as well as a saucy Latin number when it comes to Zumba. And it doesn’t get much saucier than this hot number from 3BallMTY.

The track has an infectious beat that will soon have you motivated to get up and start moving those hips. The track invites you to let go of inhibitions and self-doubt and just have a good time. 

If you don’t understand Spanish, you’ll soon be infected by the energy of the track and singing along with every third word you can pronounce… sort of. 

8 Focus by Ariana Grande

Album: Dangerous Woman

Strange to think that this song ended up getting scrapped from the album it was originally intended for. Since its release, it’s become a massive hit for Grande and a very popular Zumba song.

Like many of Grande’s tracks, there is a strong thumping rhythm to get you going, while the motivational lyrics speak to the procrastinator in all of us. Stop thinking about dinner and move!

9 Locked Away by R City (feat Adam Levine)

Album: Locked Away 

Zumba sessions can quickly become monotonous if you don’t mix up the variety of music you play. This collaboration between Levine and the Virgin Islands Duo is a triple-platinum hit that’s sure to add a different flavor to your playlist. 

The Dancehall-Reggae fusion makes for a more challenging rhythm. This one might seem undanceable at first, but it’s just the offbeat that’s throwing you off. With time and practice, you’ll be shaking along to this one as hard as any other. 

10 La Mordidita by Ricky Martin 

Album: A Quien Quiera Escuchar

The fact that there is a Ricky Martin track on this list of the best songs for Zumba shouldn’t surprise you. One might say that his music is ready-made for Zumba

First and foremost, those fiery Latin rhythms, and secondly, those saucy lyrics inviting you to take a “little bite,” and finally, Ricky’s fantastic voice. 

This one has a straightforward enough rhythm to make it doable for beginners but is such a classic that even experienced dancers can’t help but recycle it every once in a while. 

11 La Rompe Corazones by Daddy Yankee (feat Ozuna)

Album: La Rompe Corazones 

Sticking to Latin tunes, we have a more laid-back number from Daddy Yankee and Ozuna. The fat baseline and epic-sounding kick will help you keep your rhythm while the vocals provide ear candy. 

As mentioned, this one is a bit more laid back, so just take it easy, and you’ll be fine. As long as you keep to the rhythm and keep on moving, you’ll be burning calories and feeling good while doing it. 

12 Bailando by Enrique Iglesias (feat Descemer Bueno & Gente de Zona)

Album: Sex and Love

Enrique Iglesias is another artist who you might say has an entire catalog of music made for Zumba sessions. Rhythm, passion, and a whole lot of fun are the heart of this Latin Grammy Award-winning track. 

“Bailando” managed to stay at the top of the Latin charts for 41 weeks, and it will probably stay on Zumba playlists for centuries to come. “Bailando” literally translates to “dancing,” so even the title makes it a perfect fit for Zumba. There’s so much sexy in this track that it might overwhelm you at first. 

13 Chantaje by Shakira (feat Maluma)

Album: El Dorado

Speaking of sexy things, next, we have a tune by the undisputed queen of seduction and sensuality. More than usual, this Shakira composition drips with extra-sauciness due to the addition of the lovely-sounding Malumo. 

This one is great for toning exercises, for sure. So, you better work those hips, thighs, and glutes like a groupie auditioning to be in a music video.

14 Bidi Bidi Bom Bom by Selena

Album: Amor Prohibido

Here’s another one that should work well for mixing things up when a session becomes monotonous. The late great Selena penned this joyous little tune after watching a fish swimming in the ocean. Simple things can sometimes alleviate some of the heaviest burdens.

The track is a lovely fusion of dance, reggae, and Mexican Cumbia which makes it an absolute joy to dance to. The unpredictability of “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” is what makes it fun. This one has a tempo to it, so catch your breath before you jump in. 

15 Love Never Felt So Good by Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake 

Album: Xscape 

Many great Michael Jackson songs could be placed on a list of Zumba tracks. Timberlake’s reworking of “Love Never Felt So Good” has not only the energy of MJ but Justin too. So, you’re getting a double dose of star power. 

This is a great laid-back tune for use during the halfway mark or the end of a Zumba session. The slowed R&B sound will help you wind down and slow your heart rate while still keeping you moving. 

16 Despacito by Justin Bieber (feat. Daddy Yankee)

Album: NOW That’s What I Call Music, Vol. 64

Yes, it’s everyone’s favorite Latin song. The remix version with Bieber just made the already infectious track go even higher into the stratosphere. “Despacito” has a billion views on YouTube and has gone Platinum so many times the label has probably lost count. 

Another fusion tune with a nice laid-back tempo that allows for just enough movement to keep the blood circulating but the heart rate going down. This is a good one to open or close a session on, for sure. 

17 La Bicicleta by Shakira (feat. Carlos Vives)

Album: El Dorado 

Sticking to laid-back tunes for a wind-down, and returning to Shakira’s El Dorado album, here’s another sultry duet for those slow swaying exercises. 

Of all the Colombian singer’s hits, this one has got to be one of the most addictive. It’s almost an infinite loop of rhythm and melody that simply swallows you up. The track almost gives the illusion of getting longer as it plays. 

18 Dear Future Husband by Meghan Trainor 

Album: Title

Back to some high-energy tracks with a good tempo to get those calories burning. This marvelous mishmash between old-school Doo-Wop and more modern Pop elements has a very positive energy which makes it perfect for Zumba

If you need some fuel for your fire on Leg Day, this track is sure to get you through it with a smile on your face, albeit a strained one. Move those feet and kick those heels! You’re in the 1940s and loving it!

19 Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It by Will Smith

20 Havana by Camila Cabello (feat. Young Thug)

21 Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) by Shakira (feat. Freshlyground)

22 Mi Gente by J Balvin, Willy William

23 Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson (feat. Bruno Mars)

24 Fireball by Pitbull (feat. John Ryan)

25 Conga by Gloria Estefan

26 Hips Don’t Lie by Shakira (feat. Wyclef Jean)

27 I Like It by Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin

28 Bang Bang by Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj

29 Don’t You Worry Child by Swedish House Mafia (feat. John Martin)

30 This Is What You Came For by Calvin Harris (feat. Rihanna)

31 Scream & Shout by will.i.am (feat. Britney Spears)

32 Titanium by David Guetta (feat. Sia)

33 Waving Flag by K’naan

34 Dare (La La La) by Shakira

35 Bailando Por Ahi by Juan Magan

36 Watch Out For This (Bumaye) by Major Lazer (feat. Busy Signal, The Flexican & FS Green)

37 El Mismo Sol by Alvaro Soler (feat. Jennifer Lopez)

38 Papi by Jennifer Lopez

39 The Middle by Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey

40 I Wanna Dance with Somebody by Whitney Houston

41 Turn It Up by Kardinal Offishall (feat. Karl Wolf)

42 Move to Miami by Enrique Iglesias (feat. Pitbull)

43 Choka Choka by Ozuna (feat. Cazzu)

44 Can’t Hold Us by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (feat. Ray Dalton)

45 Vente Pa’ Ca by Ricky Martin (feat. Maluma)

46 Cheap Thrills by Sia (feat. Sean Paul)

47 Danzando Lambada by Kaoma

48 Carnaval by Claudia Leitte (feat. Pitbull)

More 94 Best Songs for Zumba

    1. Temperature by Sean Paul
    2. Livin’ la Vida Loca by Ricky Martin
    3. Danza Kuduro by Don Omar (feat. Lucenzo)
    4. Macarena by Los Del Rio
    5. Let’s Get Loud by Jennifer Lopez
    6. Shake It Off by Taylor Swift
    7. Don’t Stop the Music by Rihanna
    8. I Gotta Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas
    9. Hey Ya! by OutKast
    10. Can’t Stop the Feeling! by Justin Timberlake
    11. Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) by Shakira
    12. Rockabye by Clean Bandit (feat. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie)
    13. Bailar by Deorro (feat. Elvis Crespo)
    14. La Copa de la Vida by Ricky Martin
    15. Oye by Gloria Estefan
    16. Let’s Twist Again by Chubby Checker
    17. Turn Down for What by DJ Snake, Lil Jon
    18. Caliente by Jay Santos
    19. Mi Mi Mi by Serebro
    20. Cola Song by Inna (feat. J Balvin)
    21. Vamos a la Playa by Loona
    22. Sexy and I Know It by LMFAO
    23. La Gozadera by Gente de Zona (feat. Marc Anthony)
    24. La Vida Loca by DJ Maksy
    25. Suavemente by Elvis Crespo
    26. Ahora Es by Wisin & Yandel
    27. Como La Flor by Selena
    28. Bum Bum Tam Tam by MC Fioti (feat. J Balvin, Future, Stefflon Don, Juan Magan)
    29. El Anillo by Jennifer Lopez
    30. Darell by Caliente
    31. Tu Y Yo by Thalia
    32. Run the World (Girls) by Beyoncé
    33. Llamada de Mi Ex by La Arrolladora Banda El Limón
    34. Con Altura by Rosalía, J Balvin (feat. El Guincho)
    35. Felices Los 4 by Maluma
    36. Que Tire Pa Lante by Daddy Yankee
    37. Me Niego by Reik (feat. Ozuna, Wisin)
    38. Sucker by Jonas Brothers
    39. Me Rehúso by Danny Ocean
    40. Deorro by Bailar
    41. I Love It by Icona Pop (feat. Charli XCX)
    42. Cake by the Ocean by DNCE
    43. Reggaetón Lento (Remix) by CNCO, Little Mix
    44. Bon Bon by Pitbull
    45. Taki Taki by DJ Snake (feat. Selena Gomez, Ozuna, Cardi B)
    46. Calypso by Luis Fonsi (feat. Stefflon Don)
    47. Clandestino by Shakira (feat. Maluma)
    48. Ginza by J Balvin
    49. El Perdón by Nicky Jam (feat. Enrique Iglesias)
    50. Gasolina by Daddy Yankee
    51. Limbo by Daddy Yankee
    52. Smooth by Santana (feat. Rob Thomas)
    53. Toma by Pitbull (feat. Lil Jon)
    54. Baila Baila Baila by Ozuna
    55. Havana Twist by Zumba Fitness
    56. Chandelier by Sia
    57. Krippy Kush by Farruko (feat. Bad Bunny, Rvssian)
    58. Vivir Mi Vida by Marc Anthony
    59. Quiero Reir by Zumba Fitness
    60. Don’t Stop the Party by Pitbull (feat. TJR)
    61. Tusa by Karol G (feat. Nicki Minaj)
    62. Que Calor by Major Lazer (feat. J Balvin, El Alfa)
    63. La Respuesta by Becky G, Maluma
    64. Get Busy by Sean Paul
    65. Rabiosa (English Version) by Shakira (feat. Pitbull)
    66. Baila Esta Cumbia by Selena
    67. 1, 2, 3 by Sofia Reyes (feat. Jason Derulo, De La Ghetto)
    68. Loco Contigo by DJ Snake, J Balvin, Tyga
    69. I Like It by Cardi B, Bad Bunny, J Balvin
    70. Que Te Mueve by Zumba Fitness
    71. Cumbia Anthem by El Dusty (feat. Happy Colors)
    72. Vivir Bailando by Zumba Fitness
    73. Katchi by Ofenbach (feat. Nick Waterhouse)
    74. Hula Hoop by Daddy Yankee
    75. Swish Swish by Katy Perry (feat. Nicki Minaj)
    76. Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough by Michael Jackson
    77. Bailando Pegao by Zumba Fitness
    78. Firehouse by Daddy Yankee
    79. Limpa by Zumba Fitness
    80. Loca by Shakira (feat. Dizzee Rascal)
    81. Blinding Lights by The Weeknd
    82. La Vida Es Un Sueño by Zumba Fitness
    83. Duro y Suave by Leslie Grace (feat. Noriel)
    84. Sorry by Justin Bieber
    85. Lento by Thalia (feat. Gente de Zona)
    86. Con Calma by Daddy Yankee (feat. Snow)
    87. Candyman by Christina Aguilera
    88. Me Gusta by Shakira, Anuel AA
    89. Sugar by Maroon 5
    90. Dance Monkey by Tones and I
    91. El Amante by Nicky Jam
    92. Rockabye by Clean Bandit (feat. Sean Paul, Anne-Marie)
    93. Magenta Riddim by DJ Snake
    94. Baila Conmigo by Dayvi (feat. Victor Cardenas, Kelly Ruiz)

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Best Songs for Zumba – Final Thoughts

Zumba is fun and healthy, which is why it’s become such a global sensation. One of the main attractions of Zumba is that you can use whatever music you fancy. Maybe there are a bunch that you would like to add to this list and try out in your next session?

Until next time, happy listening.

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About Joseph L. Hollen

Joseph is a session musician, writer, and filmmaker from south Florida. He has recorded a number of albums and made numerous short films, as well as contributing music to shorts and commercials. 

He doesn't get as much time to practice and play as he used to, but still manages (just about!) to fulfill all his session requests. According to Joseph, it just gets harder as you get older; you rely on what you learned decades ago and can play without thinking. Thankfully that's what most producers still want from him.

He is a devout gear heat and has been collecting musical instruments all his life. As his wife, Jill, keeps on saying, "You're very good at buying nice instruments, but terrible at selling them!".

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