The Top 20 Latin Pop Songs of All Time

Jessica Xie
Luis Fonsi photographed at Billboard on Aug. 16, 2017 in New York City.

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we countdown the Billboard Charts’ biggest no. 1 Latin pop hits

In October 1994, five years before the “Latin Pop Explosion” was making headlines, Billboard recognized the power of pop in Spanish with the inauguration of the Latin Pop Songs airplay chart.

Today, as part of our continuing Top Latin Songs of All Time series honoring Hispanic Heritage month, we give you the Top 20 Latin Pop Songs list, revealing tracks that have reigned at No. 1 for the most weeks on the Latin Pop Songs chart.

The Top 20 Latin Pop Songs rankings are based on peak positions on the Latin Pop Songs airplay chart from the survey's first chart week on Oct. 8, 1994 to the Sept. 23, 2017-dated chart. For songs with the same number of weeks at No. 1, we then ranked them by most weeks in the top 10, then most total weeks on the chart.

20. "Desnuda," Ricardo Arjona

Ricardo Arjona’s 1998 song “Desnuda” was exposed at No. 1 for 12 weeks.

19.  "El Problema," Ricardo Arjona

Arjona also takes 19th place with "El Problema," which also topped the chart for 12 weeks, reaching the peak in Nov. 2002.

18. "Dimelo," Enrique Iglesias 

Enrique Iglesias' hit "Dimelo," the Spanish version of “Do You Know” (also known as “The Ping Pong Song)” stayed in first place on the Latin Pop Songs chart for 12 weeks.  

17. "Tal Vez," Ricky Martin

No “Maybe” about it: Ricky Martin’s "Tal Vez" took over the top of the chart for 13 weeks in 2003.

16. "Te Quise Tanto," Paulina Rubio

Paulina Rubio’s 2004 "Te Quise Tanto" topped the chart for 13 weeks.

15. "Tu Recuerdo," Ricky Martin Feat. La Mari and Tommy Torres

Spanish group Chambao’s La Mari and Tommy Torres joined Ricky Martin on "Tu Recuerdo," a sleeper hit that stayed at No. 1 for 13 weeks, reaching its height in November 2006.

14. "Algo Me Gusta De Ti," Wisin & Yandel Featuring Chris Brown & T-Pain

2012’s "Algo Me Gusta De Ti," by Wisin & Yandel Featuring Chris Brown & T-Pain, was the No. 1 Latin Pop song for 13 weeks.

13. "Loco,"  Enrique Iglesias Feat. Romeo Santos

Enrique Iglesias and Romeo Santos fans went crazy for “Loco,”, which topped the chart for 13 weeks.

12.  "Vuelveme A Querer," Cristian Castro

Cristian Castro’s "Vuelveme A Querer" was No. 1 on the Latin Pop Songs chart for 14 weeks, peaking on Sept. 23, 1995.

11. "Suerte," Shakira 

Shakira’s "Suerte" hit big in 2001, standing at the top of the chart for 14 weeks.

10. "El Perdon," Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias

Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias’ "El Perdon" was the No. 1 on Latin pop song for 14 weeks in 2015.

9. "Y Tu Te Vas," Chayanne

Chayanne’s "Y Tu Te Vas" went to the top of the Latin Pop Songs chart and didn’t go anywhere for 18 weeks.

8.  "Si No Te Hubieras Ido," Mana

Mana’s 2008 single "Si No Te Hubieras Ido" spent 18 weeks at No. 1.

7. "Despacito," Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Feat. Justin Bieber

The version of this year’s ubiquitous "Despacito" featuring Justin Bieber together with the Puerto Rican stars Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee was the No. 1 Latin pop song for 18 weeks.

6. "A Puro Dolor," Son By Four

Puerto Rican band Son By Four hit it out of the park with their first hit "A Puro Dolor" in 2000, topping the Latin Pop Songs chart for 19 weeks.

5. "Nada Valgo Sin Tu Amor,” Juanes 

Juanes’ 2004 song "Nada Valgo Sin Tu Amor” was No. 1 on the chart for 20 weeks.  

4. "Me Enamora," Juanes

Juanes bested his own record in 2007 with "Me Enamora," which notched 21 weeks on top of the Latin Pop Songs chart.

3. "Ginza," J Balvin 

J Balvin's 2016 hit "Ginza" topped the chart for 25 weeks.

2. "Bailando," Enrique Iglesias Feat. Descemer Bueno & Gente de Zona

"Bailando," Enrique Iglesias’ global hit featuring Descemer Bueno and Gente de Zona, danced at the top of the Latin Pop Songs chart for 27 weeks.

1. "No Me Doy Por Vencido," Luis Fonsi

Luis Fonsi wears the all-time No. 1 crown of the Latin Pop Songs chart. His 2008 single "No Me Doy Por Vencido" spent 30 weeks on top of the chart. 

The Top 20 Latin Pop Songs list is ranked based on peak positions on the Latin Pop Songs airplay chart from the ranking's first chart week on Oct. 8, 1994 to the Sept. 23, 2017-dated chart. For songs with the same number of weeks at No. 1, we then ranked them by most weeks in the top 10, then most total weeks on the chart.