Bad boys can be irresistible. And perhaps no other Latino boy band has charmed women around the world as much as Aventura, whose members had more on their minds than just romance. Aventura broke out in the early 2000s with songs like “Obsesión” and “Un Beso” before splitting in 2011 after Band member Romeo Santos pursued a solo career.
The group reunited to release several songs over the last few years, including their new single “El Desprecio.” “Aventura was always more than music,” said singer Lenny Santos. “We were a movement.” Pop songs are subject to the “One Head Nod Rule,” which states that any artist has at most one song that can be deemed “good.”
However, while some artists only have one good song in their discography, Aventura has a few that deserve recognition. The lead single from the group’s 2002 self-titled album, “El Malo,” opens with a sweeping flamenco beat before Dominic Dominicci (singer) begins to sing. The trumpets are what make this song memorable.
Their warm, deep sound represents the best of early 2000s Latin pop. “The messages we shared were relatable, which is why people gravitated to our songs.” Here are the ten best Aventura songs of all time.
“Inmortal” is the lead single from Aventura’s 2019 album Utopía. The song was released on January 25, 2019, and features fellow Latin singers J Balvin and Ozuna. “Inmortal” is written by Osmani García, Romeo Santos and Nengo Flow. In the United States, “Inmortal” debuted at number 39 on the U.S. Hot Latin Songs chart for the week of February 2, 2019. The song peaked at number nine on the chart for the week of March 2, 2019.
9. Enseñame a Olvidar
Enseñame a Olvidar” was the second single released from Aventura’s album We Broke the Rules. The song was released on October 1, 2002, and peaked at number 28 on the U.S. Hot Latin Songs chart for the week of October 19, 2002. It also peaked at number 38 on the U.S. Tropical Songs chart for the week of November 16, 2002.
8. El Perdedor
“El Perdedor” is a song by Puerto Rican band Aventura. It is from their album K.O.B. Live, released on January 24, 2006. The song was written by Romeo Santos and Anthony “Romeo” Santos, while the latter produced and arranged the song. The song took two years to be written and recorded, as it had some problems with the chorus – which had more than 100 melodies. The song was a big hit in the whole of Latin America and also reached number one on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart for 13 weeks, overpowering Shakira’s “La Tortura.”
7. El Malo
“El Malo” is from Aventura’s album The Last and was released on December 8, 2009. The song was written by Romeo Santos and produced by Torres. It peaked at number 22 on the U.S. Hot Latin Songs chart, becoming their highest-charting single since “El Perdedor” and their first Top 40 single since “Mi Corazoncito.”
6. Los Infieles
Los Infieles” is a Latin pop song written and performed by Aventura. It is the first single from their album K.O.B. The song became their first major Latin radio hit in 2006, having peaked at number one on the Top 40/C.H.R. charts for seven weeks in a row in March and April 2006. It was the first Top 40 hit for Aventura.
5. Un Beso
“Un Beso” is a song by Puerto Rican group Aventura from God’s Project, released on March 24, 2005, by Sony B.M.G. The song was written and produced by the same Aventura members that wrote “Obsesión.” It was released as the first single from the album on January 2, 2005. “Un Beso” was a crossover hit, peaking at number 24 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, giving Aventura their first and only Top 40 hit on the chart.
4. Dile al Amor
“Dile al Amor” is a song by Puerto Rican group Aventura. It was written by Romeo Santos and produced by Stephen “Steve Styles” McGregor. The song was released in 2009 as the lead single from their last studio album, The Last. It peaked at number two on the Billboard Latin Pop Airplay and three on the Hot Latin Songs chart.
“Obsesión” is a song by Puerto Rican group Aventura. It was written by Anthony “Romeo” Santos and produced by Frank Reyes. It was released as the first single from their third studio album, and We Broke the Rules (2002), on December 9, 2002. The song was included in Karaoke Revolution Presents’s online game: American Idol Encore 2 for the Xbox 360, a Latin pop version of Mariah Carey’s “Obsession.” It was a massive success in the U.S., spending 36 weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart, and became their biggest hit. The song reached number 16 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and became the first top-twenty hit for the band.
2. Ella Y Yo – Featuring Don Omar
“Ella y Yo” (English: “Her and Me”) is a song written and performed by Aventura. The track was also included on Aventura’s album God’s Project, released in 2005. It was the second single of the L.P. after “Los Infieles.” Aventura performed the song with Don Omar at the 2005 Premios Juventud. This version was included on Don Omar’s compilation album The Last Don, Vol. 2 (2005). The album was later certified gold.
1. Volví ft Bad Bunny
“Volví,” a duet by Bad Bunny and Aventura, is a late 2020s bachata song about being away from a loved one and finding a way to win them back. “I don’t know if you still love me, so I’m here to find out,” Bad Bunny says at the start of the song. The lyrics reference several 20th-century bachata songs, including: “No me quieras tanto,” “Quisiera ser,” by Raulin Rodriguez; “Volverte A Amar,” by Jerry Rivera; and “Mi Credo,” by Grupo Rush.
Aventura has been a massive part of the Latin music scene, and they have always given us hits that everyone can dance to. Their songs are played at clubs, parties, and even radio. Their hits “Obsesión” and “Un Beso” can be heard on the radio, and their duet with Bad Bunny, “Volví,” is dominating the clubs. Aventura will continue to be loved, and the ten best Aventura songs will be played for a long time.
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