Bachata is a beautiful Latin dance style. It can be passionate, romantic and perfect for your first dance together as a married couple. I’ve listed 10 Bachata songs which suit the mood of a wedding and speaks of true love.
1. Romeo Santos ft Usher- Promise
‘Promise’ speaks of wanting her to, as the chorus says, “promise you’ll hold me, (hold me) touch me, (touch me) love me… way past forever”. What a great vow. Personally, I feel “until death” is commitment enough ;-p
2. Juan Luis Guerra – Bachata Rosa
This is a classic, romantic, sensual bachata song. “You are the rose that gives me warmth”
3. Prince Royce- Stand by me
The first verse explains it all, ” When the night has come, and the land is dark, and the moon is the only light we’ll see, no, I won’t be afraid, Oh, I won’t be afraid, just as long as you stand, stand by me”. If you feel you can take on anything with your partner standing next to you, then this song captures your love.
4. John Legend Bachata remix- All of me
This had to make the list! My wedding song.
‘Love your curves and all your edges
All your perfect imperfections
Give your all to me
I’ll give my all to you
You’re my end and my beginning
Even when I lose I’m winning’
5. Ed Sheeran Bachata remix- Shape of you
Hands up if you love Ed Sheeran! This bachata remix of ‘Shape of you’ is great. It might not have the depth of the other suggestions although you know your guests can sing along! Who wouldn’t want to learn to dance to this song?
6. Prince Royce- Corazon Sin Cara
One of the first Bachata songs I fell in love with. It explains love is more than appearances. Prince Royce added violins and cellos which aren’t usually used in Bachata songs although gives it an elegant feeling, perfect for a wedding dance.
7. Karlos Rose- Nina de mi Corazon (translated- “Girl of My Heart”)
He sings about how much he appreciates having her in his life, “Now thanks to your smile my life makes sense”.
8. Prince Royce- Las Cosas Pequenas (Translates- “little things”)
It’s the little things that make up a successful marriage like saying “I love you” each day, giving a welcoming hug or (my favourite lyric) “nothing is more valuable than a faithful kiss”.
9. Romeo Santos- Mi Santa (Translate- “my saint”)
If you idolize and adore your women religiosity this song will sing the words you feel. He sees her as a saint and will sacrifice his soul to the devil if it promises him her love. Ok perhaps a bit deep, although the Latin music is beautiful.
10. Carlos y Alejandra- Vendi Todo (translates- “sold everything”)
This song speaks of selling everything to be with the one he loves. Which sometimes is the case to pay for the wedding, lol.
Let me know which Bachata song is your favourite in the comments below. Best of luck with your wedding dance.
[Full disclosure]: I am a wedding choreographer, www.rebeccamaywedding.com, who loves designing wedding dances to Bachata songs!