Zumba is a dance-fitness program that is more like a party than a workout because the Zumba songs used have a stimulating Latin influence. Zumba songs can also be songs that get you up and moving and put a smile on your face as you dance your way into fitness. Over ten million people in 90,000 locations in 110 countries get healthy to the fitness-dancing of Zumba. You may also want to add some of your own Zumba songs that motivate you to the following list.
- “Blow” by Ke$ha, February 18, 2011. This song is from Ke$ha’s album “Cannibal.” This is a great warmup song for Zumba exercises. It is a mixture of dance pop and electropop.
- “Boom Boom Pow” by Black Eyed Peas, 2009. This song was featured on their fifth studio album entitled “The E.N.D. Album” (“The Energy Never Dies”). This song combines hip hop, electro hop, R&B and soul. The driving beat makes this a great Zumba song.
- “Hips Don’t Lie” by Shakira, February 7, 2006. Wyclef Jean sings with Shakira on this song from her album entitled “Oral Fixation Volume 2.” It is a mixture of pop, salsa, and cumbia. The Latin flavor of this song and Shakira’s energy makes for a great Zumba exercise song.
- “Waka Waka” by Shakira, 2010. This digital single was the official song of the FIFA World Cup in 2010. The mixture of tribal house, world, afro fusion and synthpop is great for the exciting moves of Zumba.
- “Single Ladies” by Beyonce, October 12, 2008. This song will get you on your feet and doing Zumba moves. It is from Beyonce’s album entitled “If I Were a Boy.” It combines R&B, dance, and pop and is guaranteed to get you up and doing your Zumba moves.
- “On the Floor” by Jennifer Lopez, February 11, 2011. “On the Floor” features rapper Pitbull in the introduction and Jennifer Lopez singing Latin sounds with a heavy club beat. It is from her seventh studio album entitled “Love ?.” It’s a great Zumba song.
- “Let’s Get Loud” by Jennifer Lopez, 1999. This old favorite from Jennifer’s “On the 6” album was the official song for the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup held at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. It was written by Gloria Estefan and features a Latin pop, dance pop beat with lots of energy. It’s a great Zumba workout song.
- “Super Freak” by Rick James, 1981. This old classic is from Rick’s “Street Songs” album. The mixture of R&B, funk, and disco makes it impossible not to jump to your feet and start doing your Zumba dancing when you hear it start.
- “Corazon Espinado” by Santana and Mana, 1999. This oldie is from Mana’s “Supernatural” album and won Record of the Year at the Latin Grammys. The Latin rock flavor makes it a great song for doing your Zumba workout.
- “Dance the Night Away” by The Mavericks, 1998. This song is from The Maverick’s album “Trampoline.” When it’s time to cool down from your Zumba exercises let this country song put you in the zone.
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