20 Best Bachata Songs Ever!

Put away all your sharp objects! Once you get through listening to our ultimate bachata playlist you might want to call it quits! All kidding aside, the Dominican genre of music sprouted in the disenfranchised rural areas of the island in the early 20th century. The usual themes of bachata, also referred to as the Dominican blues, are heartbreak, sadness over heartbreak, pain over heartbreak, and you guessed it…breaking hearts. Singers such as Luis Vargas and Antony Santos made the genre a viable force in Latin music, while acts like Aventura and Prince Royce have taken it to new heights. Get the shots of Brugal, ready!

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Jesus Trivino,

Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Jesús Triviño Alarcón began his professional journalism career at Vibe. At 25, he became editor-in-chief of Fuego, the first national English language Latino men’s magazine, and served as senior editor for Scratch, a magazine dedicated to hip-hop producers and DJs. Since then he has guided the editorial direction for MyNuvoTV.com, the online component of the Latino lifestyle cable network, and BET.com's music shows and specials including 106 & Park. Additionally, he has written and reported for the NY Daily News, SLAM, The Source, XXL, Inked, SOHH.com, People.com, Essence.com, and many more. In his 13-year career he’s interviewed countless celebrities including Carmelo Anthony, Demi Lovato, Marc Anthony, Rosario Dawson, Willie Colón, Jay-Z, Nas, Jessica Alba, John Leguizamo, 50 Cent, Kanye West, among others. Today, as Latina’s Entertainment Editor he’s constantly thinking WWJD—What Would Juanes Do? Follow me on Instagram @JesusTalks and Twitter @JesusTalkz.

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