Ritchie Valens
La Bamba





Release Year: 1958

Rankings:
All-Time
#315 / 1950s #29 / 1958 #4


Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
1,001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die, and 10,001 You Must Download (2015 Update) 1-1001
Billboard (USA) - The 50 Greatest Latin Songs of All Time (2015, updated 2017) 44
Bruce Pollock (USA) - The 7,500 Most Important Songs of 1944-2000 (2005) No Order
Dave Marsh & Kevin Stein (USA) - The 40 Best of the Top 40 Singles by Year (1981) 19
Dave Marsh (USA) - The 1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made (1989) 92
Grammy Hall of Fame Albums and Songs (USA) No Order
Greenwood Encyclopedia of Rock History (USA) - Most Significant Rock Records (2006) No Order
Greil Marcus (USA) - STRANDED: "Treasure Island" Singles (1979) No Order
Latin Grammy Hall of Fame Albums and Songs (USA) No Order
Latin Music USA (USA) - "Explore the Music" Songs (2009) No Order
Life (USA) - 40 Years of Rock & Roll, 5 Songs for Each Year 1952-91 (Updated 1995) No Order
NPR (USA) - The 300 Most Important American Records of the 20th Century (1999) No Order
Pause & Play (USA) - Songs Inducted into a Time Capsule, One Track at Each Week No Order
RIAA and NEA (USA) - 365 Songs of the Century (2001) 158
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (USA) - 500 Songs That Shaped Rock (1995) No Order
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (2004) 345
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (Updated 2010) 354
Steve Sullivan (USA) - Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings Volumes 1-4 (2013, 2017) 201-300
Tom Moon (USA) - 1000 Recordings You Must Hear Before You Die: Songs (2008) No Order
VH1 (USA) - The 100 Greatest Songs of All Time (2000) 98
Charlie Gillett (UK) - Sound Of The City: Playlist 1946-1971 (1983) No Order
Mark Ellingham (USA) - The Rough Guide Book of Playlists: 5,000 Songs You Must Download (2007) No Order
NME (UK) - The 100 Best Songs of the 1950s (2012) 39
Paul Roland (UK) - CD Guide to Pop & Rock, 100 Essential Singles (2001) No Order
Sean Egan (USA) - 500 Songs You Need to Hear (2006) No Order
Vox (UK) - 100 Records That Shook the World (1991) No Order
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 500 Best Songs of All Time (2004) 399
Fréderic Platzer (France) - Le top 100 du rock [Top 100 Rock Songs] (2013) No Order
Toby Creswell (Australia) - 1001 Songs (2005) No Order
Ezio Guaitamacchi (Italy) - Mille canzoni che ci hanno cambiato la vita [1,000 Songs That Changed Our Lives] (2009) No Order
Massimo Cotto (Italy) - We Will Rock You: 709 Canzoni [709 Songs] (2009) No Order
Giannis Petridis (Greece) - 2004 of the Best Songs of the Century (2003) No Order
Al Borde (USA) - The 500 Most Important Songs of Ibero-American Rock (2006) 60
Canal Once (Mexico) - Las 100 Favoritas de México [The 100 Favorites of Mexico] (2006) No Order
Record Collectors (Japan) - 100 Best US Songs 1954-1966 (2009) 52
Rock en las Americas (Latin America) - Las 120 Mejores Canciones del Rock Hispanoamericano [The 120 Greatest Songs of Hispanic Rock] (+ extra) (2009) 47