Our top 10 Don Omar songs list looks at the body of work of a legendary Latino artist renowned for his impact on the reggaeton music scene. Don Omar is among the first successful Puerto Rican reggaeton artist. Other Puerto Rican artists to have achieved colossal influence in the reggaeton scene include Ozuna, Anuel AA, Wisin & Yandel, Daddy Yankee, and Bad Bunny. His amalgam of reggaeton and hip-hop elements has seen him become a treasure in his homeland Puerto Rico. The singer has also become a global icon with a large fan base among Latino-Americans.
Don Omar’s Career Beginnings and Breakthrough
Don Omar’s career beginnings are best defined by his backup vocal contribution to the reggaeton music duo Héctor & Tito. However, the singer had earlier interacted with other music artists (without mainstream success), including Yanuri, MC Yaga, and Osito. Eventually, Don Omar released his debut album, The Last Don, in 2003.
The Last Don catapulted Don Omar to mainstream success, peaking at number two on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart. The album also managed the third and fourth spot on the Billboard Top Reggae Albums and Billboard Tropical Albums charts, respectively. On the Billboard 200, The Last Don rose to number one hundred and sixty-five.
Don Omar also achieved a commercial breakthrough with the album, having it certified Gold in the US. The Last Don sold over a million copies globally, solidifying Don Omar’s glory on the reggaeton music scene. Some of the best Don Omar songs from The Last Don include “Dile,” “Dale Don Dale,” and “Intocable.” Héctor Delgado of the reggaeton duo Héctor & Tito was among the producers to Don Omar’s debut LP, The Last Don.
Don Omar’s Album Releases over the Years
After achieving mainstream and commercial success with his debut LP in 2003, Don Omar returned to the studio, focusing on releasing another smashing album. The result was his massively successful sophomore LP Kings of Kings. King of Kings was impactful in making Don Omar a true king in the reggaeton music scene. The album is, to date, his most successful release peaking at number one on three Billboard charts (Top Latin Albums, Latin Rhythm Albums, and Top Rap Albums charts). On the Billboard 200, King of Kings made it to the seventh spot.
King of Kings was a commercial success having it sell more than four million copies. The album was nominated for the 2006 Latin Grammy Awards’ Best Urban Music Albums accolade. However, King of Kings lost to Calle 13’s eponymous debut LP. Other albums nominated for the award include Pa’l Mundo by Wisin & Yandel, Barrio Fino En Directo by Daddy Yankee. King of Kings was home to some of the best Don Omar songs, including “Angelito,” “Conteo,” and “Salió El Sol.”
Don Omar issued his third studio album, iDon, in 2009. iDon topped the Billboard Top Latin Albums and Billboard Latin Rhythm charts. The album managed to rise to number thirty-two on the Billboard 200, selling over one and half million copies. “Virtual Diva,” “Ciao Bella,” and “Sexy Robótica” are some of the best Don Omar songs from the album. iDon maintained Don Omar’s reggaeton vibes spicing the songs with some hip-hop and electro tunes.
Meet the Orphans marked Don Omar’s fourth studio album release. The album was issued in 2011 through Machete Music and Orfanato Music Group. Meet the Orphans featured reputable artists including Lucenzo, Yaga & Mackie, Zion & Lennox, and Plan B. “Danza Kuduro,” “Hasta Abajo,” “Taboo,” and “Huérfano De Amor” are some of the best Don Omar songs from the album. Meet the Orphans topped the Billboard Latin Rhythm Albums chart, peaking at number one hundred and one on the Billboard 200.
In 2012, Don Omar released his fifth LP, Meet the Orphans 2: New Generation. Meet the Orphans 2: New Generation also managed to top the Billboard Top Latin Albums and Billboard Latin Rhythm Albums, peaking at number thirty-nine on the Billboard 200. The album is home to some of the best Don Omar songs, including “Zumba,” “Hasta Que Salga El Sol,” and “Dutty Love.”
Don Omar released a twelve-track LP, The Last Don II, in 2015. The Last Don II topped the Billboard Latin Rhythm Albums and Billboard Top Latin Albums charts. On the Billboard 200, The Last Don II managed to rise to the seventy-third spot. “Guaya Guaya,” Perdido En Tus Ojos,” Soledad,” and “Te Recordaré Bailando” are Don Omar’s musical gems from The Last Don II.
Later in 2019, the reggaeton star released his seventh LP, The Last Album. Unlike its predecessors, The Last Album failed to catapult Don Omar to success. Currently, the singer is working on his eighth studio album to be released this year. The album is projected to feature reputable artists such as Jory, Jennifer Lopez, Nicky Jam, Zion & Lennox, Jowell & Randy, and Pitbull.
Don Omar’s Other Musical Pursuits
Throughout his career, Don Omar has made tons of collaborations thanks to his impactful status in the reggaeton scene. His notable collaborations have been with Wisin &Yandel, Glory, Tego Calderón, Daddy Yankee, Farruko, J Álvarez, Akon, Natti Natasha, Ivy Queen, and Aventura.
Don Omar’s Accolades and Legacy
Don Omar remains a legendary reggaeton artist of all time. For the better part of his career, Don Omar has been battling it out for the King of Reggaeton title with reputable artist Daddy Yankee. While the musical rivalry went on for more than a decade, Don Omar revealed that this helped him and the singer to keep reggaeton at the top in the Latino music genres, thanks to the immense efforts invested.
The Puerto Rican reggaeton star was nominated for the Top Latin Artist in the 2013 Billboard Music Awards. However, he lost the award to the late Jenni Rivera (awarded posthumously). Don Omar has won over twenty musical awards, with most of his wins credited to his albums King of Kings and his track “Danza Kuduro” featuring Lucenzo. The artist has sold over seventy million album copies throughout his music career. Here we present the best Don Omar songs of all time.
#10- Salió Et Sol
Ushering us to the top 10 Don Omar songs list is the ravishing hit “Salió Et Sol.” The song was penned by the singer Don Omar and featured on his LP King of Kings. Its title translates to “The Sun Came Out.” “Salió Et Sol” was featured on the 2008 video game Grand Theft Auto IV’s soundtrack.
The song has been cited to have interpolated Elephant Man’s hit “Pon de River, Pon de Bank.” Later, the song was sampled by Dos Fuertes on the song “Rititit” featuring That Boy Malik. “Salió Et Sol” charted at number three on the Billboard Latin Rhythm Airplay chart. The song also made it to the Billboard Tropical Airplay chart, peaking at number nineteen.
Don Omar’s career beginnings were successful thanks to songs such as “Dile.” “Dile” was issued as the second track of the Puerto Rican singer’s debut LP, The Last Don. The song finds Don Omar taking on his reggaeton vibes spiced up with some bachata sonic vibes. His bachata influences saw him later featured on “Ella y Yo” by Aventura.
“Dile,” Spanish for “Tell Him, is a lyrical gem penned by producer Eliel. The producer would eventually achieve success credit to his partnership with the Puerto Rican singer Don Omar. Later, Eliel worked with other reputable artists such as Daddy Yankee, Ozuna, Wise, Nicky Jam, Farruko, and Ivy Queen. “Dile” samples the 1998 track “La Noche” by the Colombian artist Joe Arroyo. The song has been sampled in Bad Bunny’s hit “Otra Noche,” featuring Joyce Santana. “Dile” peaked at number eight on the Billboard Latin Tropical Airplay chart.
#8- Perdido En Tus Ojos ft. Natti Natasha
In 2015, Don Omar collaborated with the Dominican reggaeton and bachata singer Natti Natasha in releasing the raving hit “Perdido En Tus Ojos.” The song is featured on Don Omar’s sixth LP, The Last Don 2. “Perdido En Tus Ojos,” Spanish for “Lost in Your Eyes” is one of the best love songs by the Puerto Rican reggaeton singer.
Don Omar collaborated with Natti Natasha, Chris Jedi, and Gaby Music in creating the song’s lyrics and music. Grammy Award-winning music composer Gaby Music has also worked with Natti Natasha on her solo projects. Other partnerships by Gaby Music have been with Lennox, Daddy Yankee, Camilo, Becky G, and Zion.
#7- Dutty Love ft. Natti Natasha
“Dutty Love” is an alluring reggaeton ballad spiced up with some tropical sonic vibes. The song was among the first successful collaborative hits with the Dominican singer Natti Natasha. “Dutty Love” was penned by Don Omar and Milton Restituyo and featured on Don Omar’s fifth LP, Meet the Orphans 2: New Generation.
The song led Don Omar to win the Latin Rhythm Airplay Song of the Year in the 2013 Billboard Latin Music Awards. “Dutty Love” topped four Billboard Charts (Hot Latin Songs, Tropical Airplay, Latin Pop Airplay, and Latin Rhythm Airplay) and the Colombian National-Report chart. It also managed to peak at the fourteenth spot on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles Chart.
Number six in our top 10 Don Omar songs is the captivating hit “Angelito.” The song is featured on Don Omar’s most successful LP, King of Kings. Don Omar collaborated with Luis Pizzaro in penning the song’s lyrics. The lyrics to the song feature themes of revenge, death, and AIDS.
“Angelito” has been cited among the most thematic reggaeton hits of all time. Its impact in the reggaeton scene has been compared to songs like “Todo Tiene Final” by Arcángel and “Down” by Rakim & Ken-Y. This Gold-certified ballad topped the Billboard Latin Tropical Airplay and Billboard Hot Latin Songs charts. “Angelito” is among the few Don Omar songs to make it to the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number ninety-three.
The Last Don 2 is home to our fifth track on the ten best Don Omar songs, “Soledad.” “Soledad” was released as the second single to the album. Don Omar collaborated with Christopher Montalvo, Wilmer Semper, Xavier Semper, and Raphy Pina.
The song’s lyrics allude to solitude showing to the world that Don Omar still possesses a soft spot. In this song, the Puerto Rican reggaeton star narrates about a woman wronged. “Soledad” topped the Billboard Latin Airplay Chart. Don Omar saw the song nominated for the Urban Song of the Year award in the 2016 Lo Nuestro Award ceremony.
“Taboo” is a stunning release from Don Omar’s LP Meet the Orphans. The song samples Los Kjarkas 1990 hit “Llorando se fue” while interpolating Kaoma’s hit “Lambada.” “Taboo” is a sonic amalgam of Latin, Lambada, Kuduro, and Danza music elements.
The song has been one of Don Omar’s most sought-after songs having it amass almost eight hundred million views on YouTube. This makes it the second most-streamed Don Omar song on the platform. “Taboo” topped the Billboard Latin Songs chart, peaking at number ninety-seven on the Billboard Hot 100. The song also topped the Billboard Latin Rhythm Airplay and Billboard Tropical Airplay.
#3- Te Quiero Pa’ Mi ft. Zion & Lennox
The multi-platinum Puerto Rican reggaeton star made a huge comeback in music with his 2016 collaborative hit “Te Quiero Pa’ Mi.” “Te Quiero Pa’ Mi” saw Don Omar collaborate with the reggaeton musical duo Zion & Lennox. The song was featured on Don Omar’s King of Kings tenth anniversary re-issue.
“Te Quiero Pa’ Mi” was certified Gold by RIAA, proving to be a commercial success for the collaboration. The song topped the Billboard Latin Rhythm Airplay, peaking at the ninth spot on the Billboard Latin Pop Airplay chart.
#2- Virtual Diva
“Virtual Diva” is one of the best Don Omar songs from his LP iDon. The song has also been featured on the soundtrack to Fast & Furious. “Virtual Diva” was penned by Don Omar and Armando Rosario. Don Omar expresses his awe about a lady whose energy on the dance floor leaves him craving for more.
The song topped the Billboard Latin Tropical Songs chart, peaking at number twenty-five on the Billboard Under Hot 100 Singles chart. “Virtual Diva” was certified Gold in Spain, showing the Spanish people’s love for his Latin pop and reggaeton elements blending on this ballad.
#1- Danza Kuduro ft. Lucenzo
Number one on our top 10 Don Omar songs list is the collaborative hit “Danza Kuduro.” The song finds Don Omar collaborating with Portuguese-French reggaeton star Lucenzo. Lucenzo penned the lyrics to the song, featuring a sample of his collaborative hit with Big Ali, “Vem dançar Kuduro.”
“Danza Kuduro” has been lauded by critics thanks to its awe-inspiring beat that blends reggaeton and kuduro sonic vibes. This Platinum-certified song peaked at number one on multiple charts, including the Billboard Latin Pop Airplay and Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart. On the Billboard 200, “Dana Kuduro” managed to rise to position eighty-two. “Danza Kuduro” won the Latin Rhythm Airplay Song of the Year award in the 2011 and 2012 Billboard Latin Music Award ceremonies.
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