Salsa > name of really fast salsa songs....

Discussion in 'Salsa' started by tzachi, Aug 16, 2003.

  1. Ray Sison

    Ray Sison New Member

    I like "La Casita del Amor"... (I'm a Mambo dancer, so I "break on 2". *lol*)
  2. matty

    matty New Member

    Mama guela - spanish harlem orchestra

    also recently found this one

    conjunto los magnificos - compay gato
  3. urish

    urish New Member

    Naming a few more, this time REALLY fast ones:

    1. Oye mi canto – Yakki Famirie – 133BPM
    2. Baila mi conga, Vacilala – Afro cuban jass project – 160BPM
    For comparison, the song Aguanile somebody else mentioned here is around 120BPM... so the last one is 33% faster ! Let's see who is capable of dancing to this rhythm.
  4. Ray Sison

    Ray Sison New Member

    I like "Castigando"--by Jorge Herrera...
  5. Ray Sison

    Ray Sison New Member

    Also: "Nena" by Aguaballa...
  6. ColumbusSalsa

    ColumbusSalsa New Member

    I DJ some at a Salsa night in Columbus, OH and these are some of the really fast songs I play (I know, some of these will be repeats to the topic, but I want to give a complete list of what I've got so far):

    Aguanile - Marc Anthony
    Salsa Con Coco - El Gran Combo De Puerto Rico
    I Love Salsa - N'Klabe
    Amor De Agua - N'Klabe
    El Rey Del Timbal - Tito Puente
    Mama Guela - Fania All-Stars
    Ariñañara - Fruko y Sus Tesos
    Boogaloo - Fruko y Sus Tesos
    Salsa Caliente - Tito Puente
    Zoom Zoom - N'Klabe
    Cuero No Ma - Sonora Carruseles
    Arranca En Fa - Sonora Carruseles
    La Malanga - Eddie Palmieri
    Ta' Bueno Ya - Albita
    Plena Con Sabor - Spanish Harlem Orchestra
    Baila Como Es - Tito Puente
    Bemba Colora - Celia Cruz
    Quimbara - Celia Cruz

    For the person that mentioned Baila Mi Conga, Vacilala, that sounds like a GREAT song, and I plan to add it to my songlist. Here are some fast Merengues and other stuff that you may wish to add to your collection as well, particularly if you are hosting a Latin dance party:

    El Colin - Fulanito
    El Cepilla - Fulanito
    Ajena - Fulanito
    El Pollo - Amarfis
    Meto Mano - Amarfis
    Carrito Rojo De Carrera - Silvio Mora
    Quien Es Fulanito - Fulanito
    Wiggle Wiggle - Fulanito
    La Dueña Del Swing - Los Hermanos Rosario
    El Palo - Los Hermanos Rosario
    Desde Ponce - Anibal de Gracia & Batukealo
    Medley De Plenas de P.R. - Anibal de Gracia & Batukealo

    If anyone has more suggestions I would love to know, I am always looking for fast songs to play.
  7. darkoff

    darkoff New Member

    Personally, I don't like the super fast salsa songs like that too much -- I would much rather dance salsa to a song that is just fairly fast. But I do know of some very fast salsa songs to add to the list:

    Mambo King - Tito Puente (about 242 BPM)
    Salsa y Sabor - Tito Puente (about 236 BPM)
    Federico Boogaloo - Sonora Carruseles (about 228 BPM)
    Descarga Espectacular - Fruko y Sus Tesos (about 228 BPM)
  8. darkoff

    darkoff New Member

    I think you must have timed these songs for 30 seconds instead of 60, because the actual BPMs of those songs are about twice as fast as the BPMs that you give for them. Aguanile is about 240 BPM, Oye Mi Canto is about 264 BPM, and Baila Mi Conga, Vacilala is about 324 BPM. I think very few people, if any, will be able to do a good salsa dance to Baila Mi Conga, Vacilala or Oye Mi Canto.
  9. urish

    urish New Member

    Well, this is a long standing debate - whether one clave cycle should be written over one or two measures, I have seen musicians count in either, so aguanile can be 120BPM or 240BPM, depending on the way you count. Dancers usually prefer the two-measure clave though.

    Indeed, dancing good to fast music is quite hard, but it is good to challenge yourself from time to time, and it can also be very much fun...

    Another one that just popped into my mind is Welcome To The Party by The Har You Percussion Group... I remember having heard it in one Salsa performance clip, I think it was of Al Liquid silver... long time ago
  10. ColumbusSalsa

    ColumbusSalsa New Member

    For the really fast songs serious Salsa dancers are best to learn Cali Style Salsa, sometimes referred to as Colombian Style, which has very fast footwork and is primarily specific to Salsa dancers in Cali, Colombia. For slow, medium, and semi-fast Salsa songs dancing on 1 or on 2 (which I see as more of a personal preference or whatever is popular in your area, I dance on 1 myself) works better. I don't actually dance Cali Style, but I have been able to follow Aguanile on 1 and I watched a video of a professional couple dancing to Tito Puente's El Rey Del Timbal on 1, so it can be accomplished.

    Does anyone have any opinions on "Mujer Latina" by Thalia? I have seen the song mentioned in other listings for fast salsa songs, but I am not sure if I want to add it to my regular list of songs for the venue I DJ at.
  11. Salsacore

    Salsacore New Member

    so which is the fastest salsa song?

    Eddie Palmieri - Camagueyanos y Habaneros (Live Version at the University of Puerto Rico) 339 BPM at the end
    Bobby Madera - Rhythmambo 331 BPM
    Afro cuban jass project - Baila mi conga 324 BPM

    do you know any faster ones? aguanile = lullaby :p
  12. tangotime

    tangotime Well-Known Member

    Heres a track from one of Jimmy Sabaters albums ... Boozaba Zoo descarga .

    If you like hard core, then this has some of the best instrumental solos on Piano, Bass, Tumbao etc, and a great montuno section.
  13. toothlesstiger

    toothlesstiger Well-Known Member

    "Mento Frio" by Jimmy Bosch off the album Salsa Dura.
  14. sebi

    sebi New Member

    mine :O

    Alfredo Linares - Yo Traigo Boogaloo
    Brooklyn Sounds - En Las Tumbas
    Celia Cruz Y Johnny Pacheco - Bailen con la Punta del Pie
    Clodomiro Montes - Puerto Rico Zumbando
    Eddie Palmieri - Adoracion
    Eddie Palmieri - Bamboleate .............................. veeeeeery fast
    Eddie Palmieri - Revolt
    Eddie Palmieri - La Malanga

    I have more, if u need just ask ;)
  15. Kpacota

    Kpacota New Member

    Tengo La Camisa Negro
  16. Kpacota

    Kpacota New Member

    Do not rush :)
  17. tangotime

    tangotime Well-Known Member

    Do you realise that, the original post is over TEN yrs old .
  18. opendoor

    opendoor Well-Known Member

    Songs will ripe and mature, don´t they?
  19. tangotime

    tangotime Well-Known Member

    And some of them just rot..:rolleyes:
  20. Kpacota

    Kpacota New Member

    If that affects you personally in anyway, please, accept my apologies.

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