Rencsi.com’s Best of 2013 Zumba Playlist

December 20th, 2013

Here’s a list of songs that were not necessarily new in 2013, but they were new to my Zumba classes in 2013. Happy New Year and enjoy!

Go Girl (Warm Up/Hip Hop)
Pitbull

Wild One (Warm Up/Hip Hop)
Flo Rida

Applause (Warm Up/Pop)
Lady Gaga

Rabiosa (Merengue)
Shakira

Cha Cha (Swing/Salsa)
Chelo

Dance Bailalo (Samba/Axe)
Kat DeLuna

Lo Que No Sabes Tu (Merengue)
Chico Y Nacho ft. El Potro Alvarez

Bongo Bong (Salsa)
Manu Chao

La Mujer Perfecta (Merengue)
Toby Love ft. El Porto Alvarez

Ven Conmigo (Cha Cha)
Daddy Yankee ft. Prince Royce

Church (Hip Hop)
T-Pain ft. Teddy Verseti

Pumps and a Bump (Hip Hop)
MC Hammer

Save the Last Dance for Me (Cha Cha)
Michael Bublé

Pull Up (Abs/Reggaeton)
Mr. Vegas ft. Pitbull & Lil Jon

Call On Me (Abs/Toning)
Eric Prydz

Purple Rain (Cool Down/Pop)
Prince

Nice and Slow (Cool Down/Pop)
Usher

May 2013 Zumba Playlist

May 17th, 2013

It’s been awhile since I posted a playlist. I’ve been using some combination of the below lately. Enjoy!

Go Girl (Warm Up/Hip Hop)
Pitbull

(Muncho Mambo) Sway (Warm Up/Cha Cha)
Shaft

Wild One (Warm Up/Hip Hop)
Flo Rida

Rabiosa (Merengue)
Shakira

Cha Cha (Swing/Salsa)
Chelo

Dance Bailalo (Samba/Axe)
Kat DeLuna

Lo Que No Sabes Tu (Merengue)
Chico Y Nacho ft. El Potro Alvarez
One of my new favorites!

Church (Hip Hop)
T-Pain ft. Teddy Verseti
One of my new favorites!

Ven Conmigo (Cha Cha)
Daddy Yankee ft. Prince Royce

Gordita (Reggaeton)
Shakira ft. Residente Calle 13

Pumps and a Bump (Hip Hop)
MC Hammer
Class favorite!

Pull Up (Abs/Reggaeton)
Mr. Vegas ft. Pitbull & Lil Jon

Call On Me (Abs/Toning)
Eric Prydz

Promise (Bachata)
Romeo Santos ft. Usher

Save the Last Dance for Me (Cha Cha)
Michael Buble

Young Girls (Cool Down)
Bruno Mars

Sail (Cool Down/Rock)
AWOLNATION

Take a Bow (Cool Down)
Madonna

Chinese Pop Music for Zumba – Happy Chinese New Year!

January 22nd, 2012

The Chinese New Year is upon us! The Year of the Water Dragon starts Monday, January 23, 2012. How about some Chinese pop music for your Zumba classes to celebrate this new beginning?!?

One of the benefits of teaching Zumba at a large American state university is the large number of international students. Here are some Chinese artists that were recommended to me by Chinese grad students studying abroad who take my Zumba classes. My personal favorite is Jolin Tsai. Enjoy!

Aaron Kwok – Just Move, Para Para Sakura

Coco Lee – Hip Hop Tonight, No Doubt, Real Lover

Jay Chou – My Zone

Jolin Tsai – Oh! Oh!, Honey Trap, Dancing Diva, 36 Ideas of Love

Penny Tai – Cinderella

Sammi Cheng – Enrapture, One and Only

Stefanie Sun – Green Light, Be Straightforward, Running

Wilber Pan – Happy Worship

2012 year of the dragon

Complete Zumba Playlist – January to April 2011

May 4th, 2011

Warm Ups
Asereje – Ketchup (Latin Hip Hop)
Buttons – The Pussycat Dolls (Hip Hop)
Club Can’t Handle Me – Flo Rida (Hip Hop)
Dame Un Tiempo Mas – Zumba Fitness (Cumbia)
Disturbia – Rhianna (Latin Hip Hop)
Don’t Matter – Akon (Latin Hip Hop/Calypso Remix)
Here Comes My Baby – The Mavericks (Salsa)
I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas (Hip Hop)
La Bamba – Los Lobos (Salsa)
La Bamba – Wyclef Jean (Latin Hip Hop/Reggaeton)
La Cucaracha – Kumbia Kings (Latin Hip Hop)
Loba – Shakira (Latin Hip Hop)
Mambo Italiano – Wiseguy Orchestra (Mambo)
Obsesion – Aventura (Bachata)
Pa’ Mayte – Zumba Fitness (Calypso)
Solo Se Vive Una Vez – Zumba Fitness (Salsa)
Telephone – Lady Gaga (Pop)
Zorba – Zumba Fitness (Greek Traditional)

Cool Downs
Angel – Jon Secada (Pop)
Body Language – Jesse McCartney (Pop)
Banana Boat (Da-O) – Harry Belafonte (Calypso)
Drive – Ziggy Marley (Reggae)
Every Breath You Take – UB-40 (Reggae)
In Heaven – Da’Ville (Reggae)
La Isla Bonita – Madonna (Pop)
Love Song – 311 (Reggae)
Maria Maria – Santana Ft. The Product G&B (Pop)
Save the Last Dance for Me – Michael Buble (Cha Cha)
Slave to Love – Elan Atias (Reggae)
Stand By Me – Prince Royce (Bachata)
Take Me Home – Toots & the Maytals (Reggae)
The Tide is High – Blondie (Reggae)
Vida Loca – Zumba Fitness/Francisco Cespedes (Latin Pop)

Interval Workout
African Beats – Zumba Fitness (African Rhythms)
Rain Dance – The Very Best Feat. M.I.A. (African Rhythms)
Waka Waka (Por Estos Aftrica) – Shakira (Latin Hip Hop/African Rhythms)
Te Extrano – Xtreme (Bachata)
Boro Boro – Zumba Fitness (Bhangra)
Chaiyya Chaiyaa – A.R. Rahman (Bollywood)
Kiss Kiss – Zumba Fitness (Bhangra)
Mundian Te Bach Ke – Panjabi MC (Bhangra)
Tigy Tigy – Zumba Fitness (Bhangra/Reggaeton)Baila Pa Emociona – Zumba Fitness (Calypso)
Jump in the Line – Harry Belafonte (Calypso)
I Need to Know – Zumba Fitness (Cha Cha)
Baila Esta Cumbia – Selena (Cumbia)
Cumbia Arabe – Zumba Fitness (Belly Dance/Cumbia)
Gordita – Shakira (Cumbia/Reggaeton)
La Negra Tomasa – DJ Kane (Cumbia)
Mil Horas – Zumba Fitness (Cumbia)
Muevelo – Los Super Reyes (Cumbia)
Calabria – Rune – (Latin Hip Hop)
Do It To It – Cherish (Hip Hop ABS)
Evacuate the Dance Floor – Cascada (Pop)
Krazy – Pitbull Feat. Lil Jon (Latin Hip Hop)
Lean Like a Cholo – Down AKA Kilo (Latin Hip Hop ABS)
Na De Na – Angel & Kriz (Latin Hip Hop)
Pam Pam – Wisin & Yandel (Latin Hip Hop)
Que Te Pica – Notch (Latin Hip Hop)
Rompe – Daddy Yankee (Latin Hip Hop)
Shake – Ying Yang Twins Feat. Pitbull (Hip Hop)
A La Nena Le Gusta – Zumba Fitness (Merengue)
Ca Plan Por Moi – Plastic Bertrand (French Merengue)
La Morena – Zumba Fitness (Merengue)
Pegate – Zumba Fitness/Grupo Treo (Merengue)
Suavemente – Elvis Crespo (Merengue)
Vete – Zumba Fitness/Los Primeros (Merengue)
Hava Nagila – Zumba Fitness (Hebrew Folk)
Kalinka – Yamboo (Russian Pop)
Pa Pa Americano – DJ Kiky (Italian Pop)
Stereo Love – Edward Maya Ft. Vika Jigulina (Romania Pop)
Ritmo Caliente – Zumba Fitness (Quebradita)
ZuBailaito – Zumba Fitness (Quebradita)
Baile Del Pescao – Zumba Fitness (Reggaeton)
Hella Decale – Zumba Fitness/DJ Mam’s (French Reggaeton)
Oye – Zumba Fitness/Mara (Reggaeton)
She’s Hotter – Zumba Fitness/Pitbull (Reggaeton)
Ana Mile – Zumba Fitness (Salsa)
Dance the Night Away – The Mavericks (Salsa/Cha Cha)
La Agarro Bajando – Zumba Fitness (Salsa)
La Vida Es Un Carnaval – Zumba Fitness/Celia Cruz (Salsa)
Loca – Shakira (Salsa/Belly Dance)
Salome – Zumba Fitness (Salsa)
Danca Da Maozinha – Zumba Fitness (Samba)
Danza Kuduro – Don Omar (Samba/Latin Hip Hop)
Mueve La Cadera – Zumba Fitness (Samba/Cumbia)

Zumba Playlists November 2010

December 22nd, 2010

Time flies! Here are songs from my November 2010 playlists. Enjoy!

Latin Ritual (Latin Percussion / Warm Up)
Zumba Fitness Warm Up / Cool Down Volume 2
Choreography by Zumba Fitness

Vem Vet (Swedish Jazz / Warm Up)
Lisa Ekdahl
Choreography by Rencsi

Club Can’t Handle Me (Pop / Warm Up)
Flo Rida
Choreography by Rencsi

Papa Americano (We No Speak Americano) (Italian Pop / Warm Up)
DJ Kiky
Choreography by Rencsi

Suavemente (Merengue)
Elvis Crespo
Choreography by Rencsi

Que Te Pica (Reggaeton)
Notch
Choreography by Rencsi, Inspired by this YouTube video

Mundian Du Bach Ke (Bhangra)
Panjabi MC
Choreography by Rencsi, Inspired by Zumba Fitness with Bradley

Ritmo Caliente (Quebradita w/HIGH KICKS)
Zumba ZIN 22
Choreography by Rencsi (includes optional high kicks, my former dancers & dance teamers LOVE this song!)

Mil Horas (Cumbia)
Zumba ZIN 27
Choreography by Zumba Fitness

Waka Waka (Latin Pop)
Shakira
Choreography by Rencsi, Inspired by Shakira

Danca Da Maozinha (Axe)
Zumba ZIN 27
Choreography by Zumba Fitness

El Baile Del Pescao (Reggaeton)
Zumba ZIN 27
Choreography by Zumba Fitness

Kalinka (Russian Folk / Pop)
Yamboo
Choreography by Rencsi

Te Extrano (Bachata)
X-Treme
Choreography by Rencsi

Calabria (Latin Hip Hop)
Enur Featuring Natashja
Choreography by Rencsi

Loca (Latin Pop)
Shakira
Choreography by Rencsi, inspired by Shakira

Stereo Love (Romanian Pop)
Edward Maya Featuring Vika Jigulina
Choreography by Rencsi

Lean Like a Cholo (Zumba Toning / Latin Hip Hop)
Down AKA Kilo
Choreography by Rencsi, Inspired by this YouTube video

Vida Loca (Pop Ballad / Cool Down)
Zumba Fitness ZIN Mega Mix 19
Choreography by Rencsi

Zumba Playlists October 2010

November 15th, 2010

Papa Americano (We No Speak Americano) (Italian Pop / Warm Up)
DJ Kiky
Choreography by Rencsi

Club Can’t Handle Me (Pop / Warm Up)
Flo Rida
Choreography by Rencsi

Pam Pam (Latin Hip Hop / Warm Up)
Wisin Y Yandal
Choreography by Rencsi

Mundian Du Bach Ke (Bhangra)
Panjabi MC
Choreography by Rencsi, Inspired by Zumba Fitness with Bradley

Mil Horas (Cumbia)
Zumba ZIN 27
Choreography by Zumba Fitness

Waka Waka (Latin Pop)
Shakira
Choreography by Rencsi, Inspired by Shakira

Danca Da Maozinha (Axe)
Zumba ZIN 27
Choreography by Zumba Fitness

El Baile Del Pescao (Reggaeton)
Zumba ZIN 27
Choreography by Zumba Fitness

Kalinka (Russian Folk / Pop)
Yamboo
Choreography by Rencsi

Lean Like a Cholo (Zumba Toning / Latin Hip Hop)
Down AKA Kilo
Choreography by Rencsi, Inspired by this YouTube video

Te Extrano (Bachata)
X-Treme
Choreography by Rencsi

Calabria (Latin Hip Hop)
Enur Featuring Natashja
Choreography by Rencsi

Dance the Night Away (Salsa)
The Mavericks
Choreography by Rencsi

Vida Loca (Pop Ballad / Cool Down)
Zumba Fitness ZIN Mega Mix 19
Choreography by Rencsi

Zumba Gold Playlist

October 25th, 2010

I teach Zumba Gold twice a week. The only differences between my Zumba and my Zumba Gold classes are:
1) no hip hop or rap in ZG,
2) no jumping & less turns in ZG,
3) more repetitive choreography in ZG (btw, more repetitive does not mean boring!), and
4) my playlists change less often for ZG.

I like to give my Zumba Gold participants more time with songs to get comfortable, and my Zumba Gold participants seems to like to have familiar songs too.

Here is a “master” Zumba Gold playlist of the music I have used in my Zumba Gold classes over the past few months sorted by style. Whether you are a Zumba Gold instructor looking for ideas, or a Zumba Gold participant looking for your favorite music from your class, I hope you enjoy!

Obsesion (Bachata/Warm Up)
Aventura

Pa’ mayte (Calypso/Warm Up)
Zumba Fitness ZIN Mega Mix 15

Matilda, Matilda (International/Warm Up)
Harry Belafonte

Papa Loves Mambo (Mambo/Warm Up)
Perry Como

Volare (Flamenco/Warm Up)
The Gipsy Kings

Asejere (Latin Pop/Warm Up)
Las Ketchup

Hot Hot Hot (Merengue)
Buster Poindexter And His Banshees of Blue

Suavemente (Merengue)
Elvis Crespo

Ça Plan Por Moi (Merengue)
Plastic Bertrand

I Need to Know (Cha Cha)
Zumba Fitness ZIN Volume 25

La Bamba (Salsa)
Ritchie Valens or Los Lobos

Dance the Night Away (Salsa)
The Mavericks

Here Comes My Baby (Salsa)
The Mavericks

Solo Se Vive Una Vez (Rumba Flamenca)
Zumba Fitness Megamix 13

Kiss Kiss (Belly Dance)
Zumba Fitness Megamix 14

Boro Boro (Belly Dance)
Zumba Fitness ZIN 22

Chaiyya Chaiyya (Bollywood)
A.R. Rahman

Mundian To Bach Ke (Bhangra)
Panjabi MC

Jump In The Line (International)
Harry Belafonte

Hava Nagila (International)
Zumba Fitness Zumba Gold Collection

Give Me Hope Joanna (Reggaeton)
Zumba Fitness Zumba Gold Collection

African Beat 2 (African Beats)
Zumba ZIN 22

Waka Waka (African Beats)
Shakira

Baila Esta Cumbia (Cumbia)
Zumba Fitness Mega Mix 14

La Negra Tomasa (Cumbia)
DJ Kane

Mil Horas (Cumbia)
Zumba Fitness ZIN Volume 27

Bidi Bidi Bom Bom (Cumbia)
Selena

Banana Boat Da-O (International/Cool Down)
Harry Belafonte

Take Me Home Country Roads (Reggae/Cool Down)
Toots & the Maytals

Stand By Me (Bachata/Cool Down)
Prince Royce

Zumba Playlists September 2010

October 4th, 2010

It’s my one year anniversary of posting my Zumba playlists monthly! \*0*/

As I’ve mentioned before, I try to add one or two new songs each week. That doesn’t always happen, but if I can’t add a new song, I bring back songs we haven’t done in awhile to keep things fresh. I try to have two playlists going at any given time so if participants can make it to class multiple times per week, I can mix it up for them.

Enjoy!

La Bamba (Latin Hip Hop / Warm Up)
Wyclef Jean
Choreography by Rencsi

Disturbia (Pop / Warm Up)
Rihanna
Choreography by Rencsi, Inspired by Zumba with Renee

Pam Pam (Latin Hip Hop / Warm Up)
Wisin Y Yandal
Choreography by Rencsi

Mundian Du Bach Ke (Bhangra)
Panjabi MC
Choreography by Rencsi, Inspired by Zumba Fitness with Bradley

Hot Hot Hot (Merengue)
Buster Poindexter
Choreography by Rencsi

Mil Horas (Cumbia)
Zumba ZIN 27
Choreography by Zumba Fitness

Waka Waka (Latin Pop)
Shakira
Choreography by Rencsi, Inspired by Shakira

Danca Da Maozinha (Axe)
Zumba ZIN 27
Choreography by Zumba Fitness

El Baile Del Pescao (Reggaeton)
Zumba ZIN 27
Choreography by Zumba Fitness

Kalinka (Russian Folk / Pop)
Yamboo
Choreography by Rencsi

Papa Loves Mambo (Mambo)
Bing Crosby
Choreography by Rencsi

Lean Like a Cholo (Zumba Toning / Latin Hip Hop)
Down AKA Kilo
Choreography by Rencsi, Inspired by this YouTube video

Te Extrano (Bachata)
X-Treme
Choreography by Rencsi

Rain Dance (African Rhythms / Hip Hop)
The Very Best Featuring M.I.A
Choreography by Rencsi

Body Language (Pop / Cool Down)
Jesse McCartney
Choreography by Rencsi

August Zumba Playlist

September 2nd, 2010

I’m so proud: Next month (September 2010), I will have been posting my Zumba playlists for one year.

I try to add one or two new songs per week, but that doesn’t always happen. There are two songs that I am still using one whole year later and they are warm ups. I’ve tried to retire them, but as soon as they disappear, someone asks for them back. I guess they’re here to stay…

Asejeré (Latin Pop / Warm Up)
Las Ketchup
Choreography by Rencsi

Disturbia (Pop / Warm Up)
Rihanna
Choreography by Rencsi, Inspired by Zumba with Renee

La Bamba (Latin Hip Hop / Warm Up)
Wyclef Jean
Choreography by Rencsi

Mil Horas (Cumbia)
Zumba ZIN 27
Choreography by Zumba Fitness

Waka Waka (Latin Pop)
Shakira
Choreography by Rencsi, Inspired by Shakira

Danca Da Maozinha (Axe)
Zumba ZIN 27
Choreography by Zumba Fitness

I Need to Know (Cha Cha)
Zumba ZIN 25
Choreography by Rencsi, Inspired by Zumba Fitness

El Baile Del Pescao (Reggaeton)
Zumba ZIN 27
Choreography by Zumba Fitness

A La Nena Le Gusta (Merengue)
Zumba ZIN 24
Choreography by Zumba Fitness

Boro Boro (Belly Dance)
Zumba ZIN 22
Choreography by Rencsi

Kalinka (Russian Folk / Pop)
Yamboo
Choreography by Rencsi

Lean Like a Cholo (Zumba Toning / Latin Hip Hop)
Down AKA Kilo
Choreography by Rencsi, Inspired by this YouTube video

Te Extrano (Bachata)
X-Treme
Choreography by Rencsi

Take Me Home Country Roads (Reggaeton / Cool Down)
Toots & the Maytals
Choreography by Rencsi

An Open Letter to the Zac Brown Band

August 26th, 2010

Dear Zac Brown Band,
If there was a clean version of Toes available to the public, I would use it in my Zumba classes.

Thank you,
Rencsi

I was looking for a fun end-of-summer song to add to my Zumba playlist and I decided on Toes by the Zac Brown Band. I had the choreography ready to go. All I needed was a clean version of the song…

No such luck – there isn’t one. The clean version made available to radio stations is not available to the public.

I’m all for free speech, but I can’t blast the word “ass” over a loud speaker system to a captive audience of all ages. So Toes is a no-go and I’m sad.