San Benita is once again blessing our ears with his sweet melodies. In December last year, the Puerto Rican rapper – Bad Bunny released his sophomore album, Las Que No Iban. It turns out that Bad Bunny didn’t even intend to release this music. Nonetheless, certain songs address social isolation and confinement in the midst of new Coronavirus outbreaks. For example, Bad Bunny’s girlfriend Gabriela discusses how difficult it is to stay at home. In this article, let’s discuss some of the best Bad Bunny songs that you should add to your playlist.
Bad Bunny’s debut album
Bad Bunny is an Puerto Rican artist, whose real name is Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, born March 10, 1994. After being discovered by the Puerto Rican music producer DJ Luian, Bad Bunny was signed to the label Hear This Music in 2016. Later on, his debut album X 100pre (2018) was awarded a Latin Grammy for Best Urban Music Album.
Ever since, he has been surprising fans over the world while experimenting with other genres such as dembow, mambo, indie-pop and rock-alternative. His ability to oscillate between genres. This is what makes him one of the most fascinating artists of today.
After five albums, The 28-year-old Grammy-winning musician has a broad collection of songs that define a generation, spawning new anthems such as the uplifting “Yo Perreo Sola,” the club-ready, chart-topping single “Dákiti,” and the feel-good track “Estamos Bien,” to name a few. Here are some of the best Bad Bunny songs to add to your playlist.
1. “La Romana”
As a track that goes ahead of time, the song is a combination of trap and dembow, a popular Caribbean musical genre. La Romana marks the collaboration between Bad Bunny and Dominicans El Alfa for the debut album X 100pres.
The music video features many of the Latin street cultures, which include a lot of dancing, singing and racing on the street.
2. “Yo Perreo Sola”
The music video of “Yo Perreo Sola”, which was released on March 27, is currently the most-watched Latin music video worldwide. The song features Bad Bunny in drag, rapping about the respect for single women out there. In translation, “Yo Perreo Sola” means “I twerk alone”. The song sends a strong message to fight for women and the LGBTQ community: “If she doesn’t want to dance with you, respect her, she twerks alone,”
3. “Otro Atardecer”
This song is one in many songs that was included in the album “Un verano sin ti” – a highlight of Bad Bunny’s Caribbean summer playlist. The song is about a guy wanting to cross paths with his ex. He wishes for their reunion, telling his girlfriend that he will never leave her or forsake her. In the scene of a beautiful sunset, he hopes to recreate the beautiful memories with his girl once again.
“Callata”, written by Bad Bunny, Marco Efran Masis, and was published by Tainy later on, is a trapezonism genre. The song focuses on a young woman who is quite introversion, yet she lives despite her differences in personality – partying and living a life full of adventures. Since its debut, the song has already reached number 1 among the music charts of Spanish and Dominican countries. Even more, it reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot Latin song.
5. “Ni Bien Ni Mal”
“Ni bien ni mal” is part of Bad Bunny’s debut album in 2018, X100Pre. The Latin trap hit describes the ambivalence and broken-up feeling we all have after a relationship. In the “Ni bien ni mal” music video, Bad Bunny is portrayed as an abandoned man, who is found at a beach after experiencing a storm. He was greeted with models and colorful rabbits. Afterwards, the man has an enjoyable life and writes that with you, I don’t get much done without you; The lyrics “no matter the outcome, I won’t call you” – tells a message to his ex girlfriend.
6. “Solo De Mi”
Different from other songs of Bad Bunny, “Solo de mi” was produced by Tainy and La Paciencia, along with the talented songwriters Benito Martinez and Ismal Flor. The ideas behind “Solo de mi” music video includes Bad Bunny’s position on domestic violence and women’s disrespect. In the video, a woman was beaten while lip-synching behind a mic. At the end, she reached her limit and decided to quit the stage and enter a party at which she sat and ate with Bad Bunny.
As a creative artist himself, Bad Bunny has taken various music genres into his songs, including ballads. In “Amorf-da”, Bad Bunny authored the rap with Noah Assad and DJ Luian. The song was written in ballads and features piano. The lyrics of the song reflect the artist’s reminiscences of a wrong relationship. Bad Bunny has revealed in an interview that he wrote it based on a real-life experience of heartbreak.
8. “No Me Conoce” (Remix) — Jhay Cortez, J. Balvin, Bad Bunny
“No Me Conoce” is a work by the Puerto Rico rapper Jhay Cortez. During its peak, the song charted as the Top 10 most listened song on Billboard. “No Me Conoce” is a mix between reggaeton and trap. In the song, Jhay Cortez sings about a girl who pretends not to know him, she never sees what she has and doesn’t know where to hide. She has her things but at the same time she does well.
9. “Que Pretendes” — J. Balvin x Bad Bunny
Qué Pretendes was produced as part of an artist partnership with J Balvin and was released in 2019 on Oasis. The song describes a former lover’s desire for a second chance at life. The underlying messages are a dismissal of the ex. What does your opinion about yourself mean? The song topped Billboard’s U.S. Hot Latin songs and came second on this list. Call me today, I have an idea of who you’re for. Y Sabre, qué hacer un envolverme?
10. “I like it” Cardi B Featuring Bad Bunny
When it comes to the most epic collaboration of Bad Bunny, “I like it” is inarguably the most famous song. “I like it” was featured in Cardi B’s 2018 album “Invasions of Privacy”. Along with J Balvin, Bad Bunny has included many elements of Latin trap mix with salsas into the collaboration. It did not take long for “I like it” to reach the Top 100 on US Billboard charts.
11. “La Canción” — J Balvin x Bad Bunny
“La Canción” is a song from the collaboration album Oasis by J Balvin. “La Canción,” which translates as “the Song,” is about how people remembered their ex-girlfriend. This song was included in the Billboard Hot Latin Songs List of America, and it is characterized in English as “I’m sure I’ve forgotten you, but I heard the tune we sung and danced so intoxicated.”
12. “Estamos bien”
Written almost two months after Hurricane Mara, the song was initially titled “We Are Well”. “Estamos bien” hinges on resilience, which became a salve for those who have yet to receive any Federal assistance for their loss. As noted by Lauren Luveras, Bad Bunny has written the song as an anthem for those who are constantly forced into relying upon themselves
13. “Te Guste” Bad Bunny x Jennifer Lopez
“Te Guste” is the title of Jennifer Lopez’s 2018 collaboration with Puerto Rican reggaeton/Latin trap recording artist Bad Bunny. The song has a strong flirting theme. In it, two strangers who met for the first time became instantaneously attracted to each other. But it didn’t stop with them liking each other. The couple then spent a special and unforgettable day together. They are now remembering the extremely amazing time they had together. That’s essentially the long and short of this song’s narrative. In addition to Jennifer Lopez, Bad Bunny has also collaborated with other artists, including Becky G, Karol G, Farruko, Ozuna, Prince Royce and Marc Anthony, etc.
Surprising as it is, the song features Drake singing completely in Spanish for the first time since 2014’s “Odio” with Romeo Santos. Upon translation, it turns out that both Bad Bunny and Drake were being very romantic in the song. The lyrics show that they both are madly in love with their girls, telling her that they will not let her go anymore. More especially, the song’s music video was dropped without any announcements from the record label or the two artists, leaving fans with a total surprise.
15. “X Última Vez” – Daddy Yankee x Bad Bunny
“X Última Vez” means ‘one more time’ in English translation, the song is mainly about the separation from a relationship. But even if the couple are now separated, they still yearn for physical intimacy. Even if the girls have new men in their lives, the messages are trying to convince them to go back by talking about the good old days.