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Genre: salsa

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Salsa is a lively and upbeat music genre that originated in Latin America. It is characterized by its use of percussion instruments such as congas, bongos, and timbales, as well as brass and woodwind instruments. Salsa often incorporates elements of jazz, funk, and rock music, and is known for its infectious rhythms and danceability. The lyrics of salsa songs typically focus on love, relationships, and social issues. It has been popularized by numerous artists, including some of the most iconic figures in Latin music history.

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Parent Genre: latin

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Instruments used

Piano, Drum Kit, Saxophone, Trumpet, Double Bass, Trombone, Clarinet, Vocals, Keyboard/Piano, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Synthesizer

Releases by year

Here you can see the popularity of Salsa genre over time. This graph shows albums and singles releases count by year and decade.

1900s 1
1905 1
1940s 3
1941 3
1950s 65
1950 2
1955 9
1956 16
1957 19
1958 19
1960s 395
1960 5
1961 24
1962 40
1963 29
1964 52
1965 35
1966 24
1967 56
1968 86
1969 44
1970s 948
1970 74
1971 70
1972 143
1973 142
1974 77
1975 128
1976 94
1977 78
1978 80
1979 62
1980s 906
1980 87
1981 60
1982 69
1983 53
1984 83
1985 77
1986 97
1987 86
1988 165
1989 129
1990s 2415
1990 211
1991 158
1992 176
1993 157
1994 300
1995 213
1996 336
1997 346
1998 231
1999 287
2000s 2528
2000 214
2001 247
2002 227
2003 198
2004 191
2005 148
2006 562
2007 383
2008 168
2009 190
2010s 2439
2010 236
2011 140
2012 206
2013 190
2014 284
2015 350
2016 238
2017 288
2018 222
2019 285
2020s 1512
2020 523
2021 267
2022 292
2023 323
2024 107
11212 releases

Popular salsa Songs


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Most popular salsa albums

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12 Favoritas
2013
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Traicionera (Baile Total)
2017
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Top Secrets
1989
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Ciclos
2009
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El Papa De La Salsa
2008
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Lluvia (Baile Total)
2017
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La Reina Y Sus Amigos
2009
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Pura Salsa
2006
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Pura Salsa
2006
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Valio La Pena
2004
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En Tiempo De Amor
2003
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Mis Favoritas
2010
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Vibes Galore
1966
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14 Cañonazos Bailables 2001
2000

salsa music by decade

Explore salsa history by listening to songs from every decade. Click on the decade to view songs.

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List of salsa artists

Here is a list of salsa artists on Spotify, ranked based on popularity, who exemplifies the salsa genre. You can find out what salsa genre sounds like where you can preview artists or sort them the way you want, just click the headers to sort.

#namepopularityfollowers
1 64 1930670
2 66 1989541
3 68 2064831
4 68 3039295
5 67 1525742
6 65 2002496
7 65 1992836
8 74 9625911
9 61 1034290
10 59 1550877
11 58 1504468
12 57 1026652
13 68 3587119
14 60 1067700
15 69 1075823
16 61 847692
17 45 214475
18 64 1134585
19 70 1957265
20 62 1639380
21 60 760079
22 54 390159
23 59 1050136
24 57 1734892
25 54 331389
26 58 365719
27 58 1017855
28 49 229926
29 52 364297
30 62 1592341
31 53 176009
32 47 145956
33 46 295406
34 48 256316
35 43 143592
36 57 234707
37 56 1143211
38 45 95583
39 47 269761
40 55 256491
41 54 196932
42 54 863241
43 48 220327
44 43 219598
45 66 679909
46 64 602529
47 49 398578
48 48 561432
49 47 604942
50 45 141859
51 60 494822
52 44 413468
53 44 244615
54 52 224341
55 45 80128
56 56 355372
57 56 271193
58 47 182949
59 60 66439
60 53 137115
61 52 241230
62 52 98783
63 48 212575
64 44 173196
65 57 223458
66 45 75489
67 47 78233
68 44 101379
69 43 72749
70 42 62339
71 49 283596
72 53 205389
73 45 77794
74 52 584421
75 48 163789
76 44 187641
77 46 487017
78 44 155049
79 43 16321
80 51 269306
81 43 109612
82 43 215144
83 51 103491
84 45 93738
85 50 347546
86 50 250762
87 50 122058
88 49 280260
89 42 119439
90 48 86324
91 47 49894
92 47 138241
93 47 225690
94 47 198835
95 46 179680
96 46 53358
97 45 157160
98 43 138193
99 44 209914
100 43 99860

salsa playlist created by Chosic

Enjoy this playlist of popular salsa music. We made this playlist using an algorithm created by our team.