14 Novela Theme Songs That You Will Never (Ever!) Forget
When we think of heartbreak songs, we don't think Taylor Swift, we think telenovelas. Some of the best love songs out there came into our lives during the 30-second credits before a novela — classics like "Quinceañera" and "Te Quiero Tanto, Tanto" that are played over and over at family get-togethers and have a permanent spot in our playlists.
And that's because these tunes so perfectly described the crazy ups and downs that our favorite protagonists went through as we watched day after day, glued to the TV, going through our own set of relationship milestones IRL. Keep scrolling for some of our favorite dramatic and catchy telenovela theme songs, then check out the ultimate '90s and 2000s Latin playlist.
"Coleccionista de Canciones" by Camila
The first time many of us were introduced to Camila was in the opening song of Mexican novela Las Dos Caras de Ana.
"Te Quiero Tanto, Tanto" by OV7
This song was popular everywhere, even where Mi Pequeña Traviesa wasn't playing.
"Rosa Salvaje" by Veronica Castro
This is the kind of throwback song that your mom or abuela know by heart. Veronica Castro, aka Cristian Castro’s mom, dominated with this tune in the novela by the same name.
"Luz Clarita" by Daniela Lujan
Sorry this is now stuck in your head forever.
"Amigas y Rivales" by Kabah
This was The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants before the traveling pants were even a thing.
"Dónde Irán" by La Quinta Estación
Before Rebelde there was Clase 406, and we’re all the better for it.
"Rebelde" by RBD
We still have this on repeat, and we bet you do, too.
"Rosalinda" by Thalia
This remake of Venezuelan novela María Teresa features Thalia in one complicated plot.
"A Donde Va Nuestro Amor" by Playa Limbo
We will never forget the crazy plot of Muchacha Italiana Viene A Casarse — orphan needs medical care for her sister so she marries her father's wealthy nemesis — or the song that came into our lives with it.
"Quinceañera" by Timbiriche
Who could ever forget Thalia and Adela Noriega in the opening credits for what's considered the first teen telenovela.
"La Descarada" by Reyli
Rubí was, of course, filled with drama and tears, but what we remember the most about it is the superintense lyrics to this song.
"Víveme" by Laura Pausini
When the title of a novela is Madrastra, you need a superdramatic theme song.
"Perdón" by Camila
Camila does it again by creating the music that makes us thinks of La Malquerida, a novela starring Victoria Ruffo, Ariadne Diaz, and Christian Meier.
"Enloquéceme" by OV7
Off of Locura de Amor, “Enloquéceme” is another teen classic.