Vicente Fernández, passed away this Sunday,December 12th, at 81 years of age, after complications in his health after suffering a fall from which he was operated on and could not recover, confirmed the doctors who treated him.
“El Charro de Huentitlán” was the greatest exponent of ranchera music, a traditional Mexican genre and one of the most beloved artists in Latin America. He had about 80 record productions and 25 films, in his career he has obtained 3 Grammy Awards, 8 Latin Grammys and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Considered the fourth most important singer in Mexican song, he followed in the footsteps of Jorge Negrete, Pedro Infante and Javier Solís. He achieved world fame for his performance of “Volver, Volver“, a song that he said would be sung by “everyone” the day he died.
Surely you will remember hearing some of the most famous songs of the last “mariachi king“:
Released in 1972, this unforgettable ranchera of spite was his great musical hit and raised him as a world icon of regional Mexican music.
“I think the day they are burying me, everyone is going to sing it“, he said several years ago at a concert with his son, the famous singer Alejandro Fernández.
It is one of his great classics and one of the songs that is sung every December 12th in the celebrations and serenades to the Virgin of Guadalupe.
“Acá entre nos”
This song, composed by Martín Urieta, was included in Vicente Fernández’s album “Qué de raro tiene“, from 1992.
“No me sé rajar”
Written by José Carmen Frayle Castañón, it appeared in the film “Juan Charrasqueado y Gabino Barrera” (1982) and is another of the great successes of the “ídolo” of Mexico.
“Por tu maldito amor”
After its premiere in 1989, this cry of disdain from a woman became one of the favorite songs of his followers and has more than 250 million views on YouTube.
Composed by the Mexican Joan Sebastian, Vicente Fernández popularized it in 2007, when he released his album “Para siempre“.
Sung hundreds of times by Vicente Fernandez, his version of “El Rey” exceeds 23 million reproductions and is perhaps the most famous. He sang it at his farewell from the stage in April 2016.