Top 5 Most Popular Zumba Songs for 2011
By Elise Brenner
, last updated January 19, 2012
Zumba is a fast-paced workout inspired by Latin dance moves. The music used in Zumba classes helps pump participants up, getting them excited and engaged in calorie torching dance party fitness class. The five most popular Zumba songs for 2011 will have you ready to dance yourself fit through their infectious beats.
Possibly the most popular song for Zumba, “G6” by the Far East Movement, is sure to motivate your Zumba workout. With a steady backbeat, an almost robotic female singer, and the introduction of layered beats, this song will help any Zumba enthusiast really get in to the workout. Because of the steady beats, you can pace your dance moves and follow along with the instructor very easily.
We No Speak Americano
While it became a hit in the summer of 2010, “We No Speak Americano” by Yolanda Be Cool, was a great song for Zumba in 2011. This song has obvious Latin roots, but it incorporates new and interesting sounds to keep any Zumba class excited about dancing. This song is also great for incorporating more strenuous moves, because there are periods with increased tempo and decreased tempo, which can be used for rest before tackling a more difficult dance step.
A less upbeat, but still fun, song for any start or finish to a Zumba class is “Dynamite” by Taio Cruz. Because this song is slower than most songs used during a Zumba class, it is a good choice to get your body moving as a warm-up or to help lower your heart rate during a cool down. There is also a nice build up during this song. As the beat progresses, your dance moves will too! Everyone needs a great song to begin a sweat session, so “Dynamite” is a great choice for your next Zumba class.
On the Floor
If you are looking for a motivating top five Zumba song from 2011 to get your heart rate up and your blood flowing, don’t forget about “On The Floor” by Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez. Because this song alternates between the two artists, you won’t lose focus during a difficult Zumba toning session. This song will transport you and your Zumba class to the floor of a nightclub. Feeling the beat of this song is essential in helping it get you amped to work your muscles. The quick beat will ensure that you keep your heart rate up which is key to building endurance and stamina.
Another top five song for Zumba from 2011 is Rihanna’s “S&M.” Rihanna will help you release your inner beast and your inner diva at the same time. The chorus of this song makes it perfect for any Zumba class to follow along and as the beat changes you will keep everyone’s attention. “S&M” is a great song to use near the end of a Zumba class when fatigue might be setting in, as it will help class participants to push through the pain and finish strong.