Let’s talk about the incredibly talented Marc Anthony. You might know him as the singer behind some of the biggest Latin American hits of the past few decades. But did you know that he’s also an accomplished actor?
Marc Anthony burst onto the scene in 1991 with his first studio album, which he collaborated on with Little Louie Vega. Since then, he’s sold over 12 million albums worldwide! That’s no small feat, folks. And let’s not forget about his three Grammy Awards for his music. The guy’s got talent.
But music isn’t Marc’s only passion. He’s also made a name for himself in the acting world, winning two Emmy Awards for Best Latin American Music Performing Artist. Not too shabby, huh? He’s even worked alongside some big names like Jennifer Lopez (his ex-wife) and Cameron Diaz.
Marc’s music has been a hit not just in Latin America, but also in countries as far-flung as Indonesia and India. And while he’s released albums in both English and Spanish – like 2010’s “Icono” and 2002’s “Mended” – he’s primarily known for his contributions to the Latin American industry.
Now, I’ve gone ahead and compiled a list of the top 10 Marc Anthony songs that you absolutely need to check out.
10. I’ve Got You (from Album Mended– 2002)
Have you heard of the song “I’ve Got You” by Marc Anthony? It’s from his sixth studio album “Mended,” which came out in 2002. This was his second English album, the first being his self-titled album “Marc Anthony” released in 1999.
“I’ve Got You” became an instant hit, ranking within the top 50 in more than seven countries! You know a song is good when it has a Spanish version, and Marc Anthony didn’t disappoint. He also released “Te Tengo Aquí” for the album.
If you’re looking for some throwback tunes, give “I’ve Got You” a listen. It’s a classic from the early 2000s that still holds up today.
9. Hasta Que Te Conocí (from Album Ostra Nota — 1993)
If you’re into Latin American music, you’ve probably heard of “Hasta Que Te Conocí.” Originally released in 1983 by Juan Gabriel, this song is a classic in its own right. However, Marc Anthony’s 1993 version of the song took things up a notch and became a huge hit, reaching the number 2 spot on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart.
Did you know that “Hasta Que Te Conocí” was actually Marc Anthony’s first-ever recorded Salsa song? He really made it his own, turning it into a nightclub anthem for Latin Americans everywhere. This song helped to kickstart his career as a Salsa artist and he’s been bringing the heat ever since.
Now, I have to be real with you – if you’re not a fan of Salsa music, this song might not be your cup of tea. But, if you’re a true salsero or salsera, then you absolutely have to give “Hasta Que Te Conocí” a listen. So, turn up the volume and let’s get our Salsa groove on!
8. Don’t Let Me Leave (from the album “Marc Anthony,” – 1999)
If you’re a fan of R&B, then Marc Anthony’s self-titled album from 1999 is definitely worth checking out. Although the album was aimed at English listeners, it gained huge popularity worldwide. And with hits like “Don’t Let Me Leave,” it’s easy to see why!
This track has everything you want in a romantic song: a catchy beat, upbeat tempo, and Marc’s signature smooth vocals. It’s no wonder that “Don’t Let Me Leave” has become one of Marc Anthony’s most successful English songs to date, earning him multiple awards and recognition.
So, if you’re in the mood for a love song that will make you want to dance, look no further than “Don’t Let Me Leave” by Marc Anthony. You won’t regret it!
7. Remember me (from the album “Marc Anthony,” — 1999)
Are you a fan of Marc Anthony’s music? If so, you’ve got to check out his song “Remember Me” from his self-titled album released back in 1999. It’s a beautiful mix of English lyrics with a Latin twist that will tug at your heartstrings.
This slow and romantic song is both sad and cheerful, with lyrics that express the pain of loss and the hope for love. Listening to it is like experiencing a rollercoaster of emotions. Marc Anthony’s voice is incredibly moving and will leave you feeling touched.
One of the things that makes “Remember Me” stand out is its brilliant lyrics. They’re some of Marc Anthony’s best work yet, conveying a depth of feeling that’s hard to put into words. It’s the kind of song that will stay with you long after you’ve listened to it.
If you’re a fan of Richard Marx’s hit song “Right Here Waiting,” then you’ll definitely enjoy “Remember Me.” It has a similar effect on the listener, stirring up feelings of love, longing, and hope.
6. Make it with You (from the album “Otra Nota,” – 1993)
If you thought Marc Anthony only excelled at salsa, think again! While “Make it With You” might not be a typical salsa song, it showcases his incredible talent for singing romantic ballads. The song was released in 1993 as part of the album “Otra Nota,” and has a pop ballad vibe with a subtle hint of salsa beats in the background.
What makes this song so special is that Marc Anthony not only lent his vocal skills but also composed it. While it might not be as popular as some of his other hits, it’s undoubtedly one of his best songs. “Make it With You” is a beautiful love song that’s bound to resonate with anyone who’s ever been in love. So, why not give it a listen and let Marc Anthony’s soothing voice sweep you off your feet?
5. Valio la pena (from Album “Valio La Pena” — 2004)
Let’s talk about Marc Anthony’s amazing work on his album “Valio La Pena”. Back in 2004, Marc put in a ton of effort to rerecord his seventh studio album, but with a salsa twist this time. The result? A salsa classic that’s been loved by fans all over the world!
To give you an idea of just how good it is, the album received multiple awards, and even got nominated for the Latin Grammy Awards for Best Salsa Album in 2005. Pretty impressive, huh?
And it’s not just salseros who appreciate it. Even those who aren’t usually into salsa have come to recognize the awesomeness of “Valio La Pena”. It’s become synonymous with Marc Anthony’s name and has definitely left its mark in the world of salsa music.
4. I Need You (from the album “Mended” — 2002)
If you’re a fan of Marc Anthony or just good music in general, you need to check out his song “I Need You” from the album “Mended.” This track was written by the talented Cory Rooney, who’s worked with big names like Christina Aguilera, NSYNC, Jennifer Lopez, and Britney Spears.
Back in 2001, Rooney played “I Need You” for Marc Anthony during a meeting, and he was immediately blown away by the song. It’s no surprise that Anthony decided to record it for his “Mended” album. The way his voice blends with the R&B and salsa vibe of the track is truly unique and worth a listen.
So, if you haven’t already, give “I Need You” a listen and let yourself be transported by the smooth sounds of Marc Anthony.
3. Vivir mi Vida (from album “3.0” – 2013)
If you’re a fan of salsa music, then you’ve probably already heard this catchy tune from Marc’s eleventh studio album, “3.0.” The song was composed and arranged by a talented group of musicians including Khaled, RedOne, Alex Papaconstantinou, Björn Djupström, and Bilal Hajji.
Produced by Sergio George, “Vivir mi Vida” quickly became a fan favorite, even earning a performance by Anthony at the Latin Billboard music awards in 2013. But that’s not all – Marc also created a pop version of the song, using Khaled’s original instrumental, and added it as track no. 10 on the album.
So, whether you prefer the upbeat salsa version or the pop remix, “Vivir mi Vida” is a must-listen for any music lover.
2. Tragedy (from the album “Mended” – 2002)
Let’s talk about Marc Anthony’s “Tragedy” from his 2002 album, Mended. This song is a real game-changer because it’s a fusion of disco and pop-salsa that Marc Anthony pulled off flawlessly. You can’t help but get up and dance to the catchy beats of “Tragedy.”
Plus, the music video is quite interesting, so don’t miss it! It’s no surprise that this track became an instant hit with Latin fans, even though it’s not a salsa song. Marc Anthony really experimented with something different here, and it worked. So, get your groove on and give “Tragedy” a listen!
1. You Sang to Me (from the album “Marc Anthony” – 2009)
If you’re a fan of Latin pop music, you’ve probably heard of Marc Anthony, and you might be familiar with his 2009 album simply titled “Marc Anthony”. One of the standout tracks from that album is “You Sang to Me,” which was co-written by Marc and Cory Rooney.
In the song, Marc sings about a lost love and pours his heart out to the girl he can’t forget. His emotional delivery of the lyrics really hits you in the feels, and it’s no surprise that many fans consider this to be Marc’s best English-language song.
As with many of his previous English singles, Marc also recorded a Spanish version of the song called “Muy Dentro de mi,” which unfortunately wasn’t included in the album’s first release. “You Sang to Me” reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, narrowly missing out on the top spot to Santana’s hit song “Maria Maria.”
Interestingly, in an interview, Marc revealed that he wrote the song for his then-friend Jennifer Lopez, whom he would later marry. It just goes to show that sometimes the most heart-wrenching songs can come from a place of personal experience.
Overall, “You Sang to Me” is a must-listen for any fan of Marc Anthony’s music or anyone who appreciates a good love song with a Latin twist.