Africa Bamba — Updated re-make of band Toure Kunda’s songs “Guerilla.” Basically a nod to different cultures. Appears on Supernatural.
Black Magic Woman / Gypsy Queen — One of the two biggest hits Santana ever had, this song pairs a vastly ramped up version of a Peter Green (Fleetwood Mac) song with a piece by jazz guitarist Gabor Szabo.
Corazon Espinado (feat. Mana) — Spanish language song from Supernatural that combines the guitar legend with leading Latino band Mana.
Cry Baby Cry — Released as a 2nd single from “All That I Am”, Santana’ third album in his “collaboration” series, it’s a blend of Latin, blues, reggae, hip-hop and pop music styles, featuring Sean Paul and Joss Stone.
Do You Like the Way — Ex-Fugees vocalist Lauryn Hill joins Carlos Santana (and rapper Cee-Lo) for this hip-hop joint that appeared on Supernatural.
Europa — Arguably the most famous Santana instrumental, this song features Carlos’ melodic genius with the inspired chord progression by Tom Coster. One studio (and several live versions have been recorded.
Evil Ways — The first Santana hit is actually a remake of a song originally recorded by blues artist Willie Bobo.
Game of Love (ft. Michelle Branch) — Joyous pop ditty sung by Branch and appearing on the Shaman album. Was the biggest hit from that record.
Guajira — Studio version on Santana III, live version on Sacred Fire: Live in South America. Deceptively simple.
I’m Feeling You (ft. Michelle Branch) — Adult Contemporary hit co-written and sung by Branch and appearing on the All That I Am album
Jingo — Chant-like song from the debut album, Santana by Santana. Based on a groove written by Nigerian artist Babatunde Olatunji, and featuring stellar work by the whole band.
Just Feel Better (ft. Steven Tyler) — Carlos and Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler join forces with a team of songwriters for this rock song.
Love of My Life — Alternative artist Dave Matthews co-wrote this song, which appears on Supernatural. Mellow first half segues to a lively Latin groove in the outro.
Moonflower — An amazing instrumental song from Santana’s “Moonflower” album, it’s a mix between the fusion of Latin and the blues-rock style of the band’s early work as well as the more spiritual jazz fusion of the band’s mid-70’s music.
Oye Como Va — Probably the most recognizable Santana song, this re-make of a Tito Puente classic was released on Abraxas, and still gets major radio play.
Put Your Lights On (ft. Everlast) — Moody, thoughtful song written by the singer/rapper, and tapping into Carlos’ deep spiritual side. From Supernatural.
Samba Pa Ti — One of Santana’s best-loved instrumentals, featuring a haunting melody, and some stellar improvisation from Carlos over the Samba groove in the outro. From Abraxas.
She’s Not There — Originally a hit for the Zombies, this song (written by Rod Argent) was recorded by Santana for the Moonflower album, and was an instant smash.
Smooth — A collaboration between Matchbox 20 vocalist Rob Thomas and Santana, this song from Supernatural was a number one hit.
Soul Sacrifice — Immortalized in the film Woodstock, this dynamic instrumental has long been one of Santana’s signature songs.
Winning — ’80s pop song featuring long-time Santana vocalist Alex Ligertwood. Classic progression and catchy melody highlight this song from the Marathon album.