The Best Songs of Vicente Fernandez

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Vicente Fernandez is not only the King of Ranchera music but also an authentic icon of Latin music as a whole. He has been producing and singing ranchera songs for nearly half a century, garnering several numbers one hits on the Latin music charts as well as a few crossover breakthroughs that hit the mainstream market abroad.

The following list details some of The King of Ranchera's biggest hits from his infinite repertoire including tracks like "El Rey" and "Mujeres Divinas." 

"Las Mañanitas" is one of the most iconic songs ever produced in the history of Mexican music. This single not only touches the musical traditions of this country but also provides a window where one can have a taste of Mexican popular culture.

This version of "Las Mañanitas" by Vicente Fernandez enhances the whole feeling behind this traditional Mexican music song.

"Aca Entre Nos" is a powerful song in terms of describing the pain that goes along with the end of a relationship.

This track starts with a description of the typical macho man who denies the pain he is suffering in front of his friends. However, during the second part of the song this machismo openly confesses his real feelings.

This is definitely one of the most honest Vicente Fernandez songs and one that anyone can easily relate to — we've all lost a loved and felt we were too strong to cry.

From the album of the same name, "Para Siempre" offers a sophisticated sound, which is different from some of the most classic Vicente Fernandez songs.

The musical contributions that Mexican artist Joan Sebastian added to this production lend a subtle difference to this particular track.

If you are looking for a softer, more sophisticated sound, "Para Siempre" is sure to tantalize your softer side as the song implies "For Always."

"La Diferencia" is another popular heartbreaking song by Vicente Fernandez. It basically deals with the pain that the indifference of his former lover provokes in the man who loves her.

The whole song is a pledge for some sort of attention to the unconditional love this man is willing to give to the woman he loves.

With sweeping ranchera instrumentals and Vicente's crooning voice, this track is sure to put your mind at ease as you deal with the same in your own life.

"De Que Manera Te Olvido" ("How Can I Forget You?") is another song dealing with unconditional love.

It basically says that it is impossible to forget the person you love and offers a very nice melody that enhances the romanticism and idealism that are exposed in the lyrics.

Definitely one of the best Vicente Fernandez songs, "De Que Manera Te Olvido" is sure to delight ranchero fans of all ages.

"La Ley Del Monte" is one of the most emblematic singles of traditional Mexican music. Musically speaking, this song offers a nice beat and a harmonious sound produced by a pleasant interaction of violins, guitars, and trumpets.

Interestingly, this track also shares a title with a 1976 film starring the singer about a love story set during the Mexican Revolution. The film is also definitely worth the watch, but if you've only got a few moments, the song leaves the listener with the same feelings as the film.

Traditionally, ranchera music has been a genre linked to gatherings where people have some drinks and sing together, and if there's a song that truly fits that ideal, "Volver Volver" might just be the most representative.

Again, this is a heartbreaking song where a remorseful man is willing to give everything to go back to her beloved woman.

"Mujeres Divinas" is definitely one of the best Vicente Fernandez songs, with the music following perfectly to Fernandez' beautiful vocals.

Throughout the whole song, there is a contrast of rhythm that moves from a melancholic and reflective tone to a decisive sound enhanced by the trumpets in the background.

The lyrics pay tribute to the beauty and love that women inspire, and with a title like "Divine Women," it's no wonder Fernandez was popular amongst Latin female audiences.

After all the previous songs, you probably got it by now: ranchera music deals a lot with heartbreaking situations. However, of all the ranchera hits that deal with these delicate situations, "Por Tu Maldito Amor" may be one of the most touching songs ever produced by Fernandez.

Besides the lyrics, which deal with betrayal, the King of Ranchera enhances this track by singing it with a crying voice that intensifies the meaning of it. As far as I am concerned, this is the best Vicente Fernandez song.

Originally written by the legendary Jose Alfredo Jimenez, one of Mexico's best songwriters in history, Vicente Fernandez transformed this song into the most popular ranchera single out there; his version of this track helped him to gain the title of King of Ranchera.

Just like "Las Mañanitas," "El Rey" has become an essential piece of popular Mexican culture. This is also why this single usually tops any list dealing with the best Vicente Fernandez songs.