Latin Rock is the most popular genre in Latin Music. The credit for taking the popularity of Latin Rock to new heights has to be given to the artists of the genre. Here is a list of top Latin Rock artists who influenced the genre:
This band from Chile had a significant contribution in shaping the identity of Latin Rock through the 80s. The depth of the lyrics and simplicity of its music helped the band in winning fans all across the Latin world. Arguably, the most popular song of the band is “Por Que No,” a song that motivates people to take pride in their Latin culture, rather than looking outside to inspire themselves.
Considered as one of the firestarters of the genre, Caifanes was formed in the late 80s in Mexico. Even after being one of the top band of that time, the group disintegrated in 1995 because of some internal problems between the band members. The lead singer of the band, Saul Hernandez, formed a new band with the name, Jaguares. He tried to stay true to their original music and beats even with the new band.
Hombres G was a rage in the 80s among the Rock lovers. The main reason for the band’s popularity was its lead vocalist David Summer who was also their bass player. His vocals were refreshing, and the simplicity of his singing won them a lot of fans. David Summer was also popular among females because of his looks. No one can forget their song “Devuelveme A Mi Chica,” which created an unprecedented buzz among the Latins.
Fito Paez influenced the Latin Rock music scene like no other. He was a talented pianist and a hard-hitting songwriter who had a dream career. Almost all of his works had a distinctive flavor of Latin Rock. The Argentinian gave the world many chartbusters during his career including “Mariposa Teknicolor,” and “11 y 6.”
Andres Calamaro was a legend of Latin Rock. He was a prolific songwriter and musician who completed the Latin Rock scene. The Argentinian started his musical journey with the band “Los Abuelos de la Nada.” After that, he went to Spain and worked on his music there. His song “Mil Horas” is still considered a milestone in Latin Rock music.
This Colombian band is regarded as the best band in the country’s history. This band is famous for its innovation with the genre. Most of its music has a distinctive Colombian flavor combined with the modern Rock music. The album “El Dorado,” which came out in 1995, is arguably the best album in the history of Latin Rock music.
This band from Argentina is considered as the greatest band in the history of Latin Rock. The influence of its lead vocalist, Gustavo Cerati, on the genre cannot be described in words. The band had some of the best musicians in the history. In the 80s, the band was at the peak of its popularity. Most popular songs of the band are, “Nada Personal,” and “Persiana Americana.”