YouTube Songs for Spanish Learning


One way to make a World Language Class come alive is to play songs and clips. You can search YouTube for Spanish and find many songs, commercials, and movie clips.

Here’s a small sampling to share with your Spanish World Language teacher:

Jose Jose– songs in Spanish -his words are quite clear Jose Jose El Triste Jose Jose Exito Jose Jose Anda y Ve Jose Jose Amnesia

Musicals and famous songs are translated into Spanish High School Musical Breaking Free (with Spanish subtitle) Are others in this series Lion King We Are One (with Spanish subtitle) Yesterday (with Spanish subtitle) Cat Stevens Father and Son (with Spanish subtitle)


Anime, Movie, or Commericals Dragon Ball Z ending (with Spanish subtitles) – karaoke style Spanish Angelus-anime (with Spanish subtitles)-begins at 25 Star Troops (with Spanish subtitle) turn sound off Chad Vader Day Shift Manager (with Spanish subtitle) turn sound off

Why not make it an assignment that each student has to find three songs in Spanish done in the karaoke style (with the Spanish words written out) from YouTube and prepare listening comprehension questions on one of them? If they label each and give you the annotated links, you can have a huge selection within a very short period of time. They will enjoy listening and learning in Spanish.


© Harry Grover Tuttle, 2007

Other Spanish (Hispanic images) for conversations or writing

Spanish streets – Calle

Spanish sports –Deporte

Spanish transportation Transportes

Spanish restaurant Restaurante


Spanish Language Menu

If you have ideas you would like to share about the problems that students have in being fluent speakers and, if possible, the possible solutions, please add as a comment.  For example,  some students can not keep a conversation focused on the topic – a solution is to start them with a series of pictures about the topic or for them to focus on a specific problem such as an ordering problem in a restaurant.



2 Responses to “YouTube Songs for Spanish Learning”

  1. 1 elearning development tools June 22, 2010 at 1:13 am

    nice… thanks for the bunch of links that you have here… been looking for a compilation like this…

  2. 2 Laura June 22, 2011 at 12:19 am

    José José El Triste links are dead. So sad!

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