Five Songs To Remember Vicente Fernández

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Latin America is in mourning after the departure of the King of Mexican ranchera music, Vicente Fernández, who passed away last Sunday at the age of 81.

Today, his powerful voice and profound lyrics are a fundamental pillar in the Latin American musical catalog. With a group of mariachis, Vicente Fernández took ranchera music, which originated in the ranchos of 19th century Mexico, to the rest of the world. 

Today, we remember him immortal, with his charro suit and eternal voice, through these five songs.

“Perdóname” (1967)

Before becoming the King of Ranchera, Vicente Fernandez had to make his way in a tough industry such as the music industry. In 1966, he managed to get his first recording contract with CBS Mexico, where he recorded songs such as “Perdóname.”

“Volver, Volver” (1972)

“Volver, Volver” was aired in 1972 in the album ¡Arriba Huentitlán! It was one of the songs that brought Vicente Fernandez to international fame and one of his most loved songs. More than once, Fernandez stated that he wanted to be buried to the sound of its hit.

“Mujeres Divinas” (1987)

Today, Vicente Fernandez’s ode to women is one of the most important songs in Latin American history. We have all heard a group of mariachis without singing “Mujeres Divinas” in unison.

“Qué de raro tiene” (1992)

Composed by Martín Urieta, “Qué de raro tiene” is a favorite from Fernández’s catalog. 

“Lástima que seas ajena” (1993)

“Lástima que seas ajena” is not only one of Vicente Fernández’s most famous songs, but also one of the last songs sung live by the King of Ranchera in what would be his last concert in 2016.