current banda songs

We are celebrating the Banda genre with our new list! Don’t you just love lists? You know we do. Before we get to the list let’s address what Banda music is and its history.

current banda songs

What is Banda Music?

Banda music is a subgenre of Latin music. Banda is a style of Regional Mexican music and the musical ensemble (Banda means “band” in Spanish) of wind instruments, mostly of brass and percussion. If you’re thinking Banda (often confused with Mariachi) sounds like polka, you’re not wrong.

“German immigrants brought over polka music thus helping spur a marriage between traditional Mexican music and German polka music.” Casa Lucia

In this video, you’ll hear the traditional Banda sound. Do you hear trumpets, a clarinet, and a tuba? According to Berklee, you’ll typically see a Banda including “3 Trumpets, 4 clarinets, 3 valve trombones, 2 Eb alto horns, and 1 sousaphone.”

What is the History of Banda Music?

The history of Banda music in Mexico dates from the mid-1800s with the arrival of piston metal (brass) instruments. The first Bandas were formed in Southern and Central Mexico. Pancho Villa had Bandas with him wherever he went — as dictators often do — and that popularized the music along with access to brass instruments.

Banda hasn’t died in popularity, though, NPR’s podcast about the tuba revolution even talked about the rise of theft of those instruments in Los Angeles.

“I think in Mexican Banda music the tuba has always been kind of in the back, a very limited role for the tuba. Always necessary because that’s the base, that’s the kind of the propelling motor of the band, but always kind of, you know, not too sexy. In time some new musicians came about. They were better.” Sam Quinones

Banda is even getting more views than Bruno Mars and Cardi B!

 

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Hot 50 Banda Songs

Do you think Amazon missed your favorite? We’d love to know which. Leave it in the comments below. Our list of the top 50 Banda songs is ranked by downloads on Amazon.

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Last Updated: March 14, 2021

SongAmazon Link
Ana Gabriel
El Sinaloense (Versión Banda)
2020
Antonio Aguilar
Despedida Con La Banda
1993
Antonio Aguilar
Que Me Entierren Con La Banda
2020
Banda Bucanera
El Son de la Tambora
2017
Banda Cachorros
Samba tambora
2020
Bánda el Recodo
Estoy Enamorado (Banda Zorro)
2014
Banda Guadalajara Express
A Tamborazo Limpio
2007
Banda Multinacional Los Wawanco
La Banda Está Borracha
2020
Cecilia Krull & Mala Rodríguez
Agnus Dei (Banda Sonora Original de la Serie Vis a Vis)
2019
Chico Buarque
A Banda
1966
Choco Orta & Chamir Bonano
De Bandazo
2018
Control
La Banda Dominguera
2004
Edwin Luna y La Trakalosa de Monterrey
Dime Que Sí (Banda)
2018
El Alfa
Banda de Camion (Remix)
2017
El Alfa
Banda de Camion
2016
El Fantasma feat. Banda Los Populares Del Llano
Las Verdades
2017
El Fantasma feat. Banda Los Populares Del Llano
Mi 45 / Estudio
2017
Fabian Gomez
Y Como Quieres Que Te Quiera (Banda)
2003
Frankie Vazquez
La Banda (Tributo A Hector Lavoe)
2017
Fuego
Dame Banda
2019
Gerardo Ortiz
Regresa Hermosa (Versión Banda)
2017
Jenni Rivera & LUPILLO RIVERA
Que Me Entierren Con la Banda
2000
Jenni Rivera
Aparentemente Bien (Versión Banda)
2019
Jenni Rivera
Engañémoslo (Versión Banda)
2020
Johnny Ventura
Merenguero Hasta la Tambora
2010
José Alfredo Jiménez
El Cobarde (Versión Banda)
2018
Juan Luis Guerra
Angel para una Tambora
2020
Kinto Sol feat. Conejo
La Banda Es Brava
2018
Leonel El Ranchero De Sinaloa
Tu Lo Decidiste (Banda)
2006
Los Dos Carnales feat. Banda Los Populares Del Llano
El de la Texana
2018
Los Dos Carnales feat. Banda Los Populares del Llano
Resulta
2018
Los Huracanes Del Norte
A Ritmo De Banda
2015
Los Originales De San Juan
El Rey Del Cristal (Banda)
2005
Los Originales De San Juan
La Raza Michoacana (Banda)
2005
Los Originales De San Juan
Voy A Navegar (Banda Version)
2005
Los Tigres Del Norte
La Banda del Carro Rojo
2005
Los Tucanes De Tijuana feat. Codigo FN
Suena La Banda
2014
Los Tucanes De Tijuana
Suena La Banda
2002
Luis R Conriquez
Por Las Calles De Chicago (En Vivo Con Banda)
2020
Maluma
Felices los 4 (Banda Version)
2017
Mane de la Parra feat. Julión Álvarez
Cuéntame
2016
Marco Flores Y La Jerez feat. Banda los Escamilla
Los Colorados
2018
Mariachi
La Banda
2010
Mike Laure
La Banda Borracha
1995
Natalia Oreiro
No Me Arrepiento de Este Amor
2016
Palito Ortega
La Casa del Sol Naciente
2018
Río Roma
Yo Te Prefiero a Ti (Versión Banda)
2019
The Brew
la Banda
2004
Uncion Tropical feat. Plena Sacra
El Quinto y la Tambora
2016
Víctor García
Mi Funeral (Versión Banda Sinaloense)
2003

If you think a Banda song should be on our list, be sure to comment below so that we can add it.


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