Cristian Castro is a Mexican singer who has been active since 1991. On the whole, he has been quite successful. For proof, look no further than how Castro has released sixteen studio albums, which isn’t to mention any potential releases that are still to come. Of course, some of his songs are better than others.
Here is our opinion of the ten best Cristian Castro songs ever released:
Chances are good interested individuals can guess what “Amor” means. After all, it shares an origin with “amorous,” which is a word that still sees considerable use in the English language.
That said, “Amor” is interesting in that it isn’t directed at a person. Instead, it is directed at the concept of love itself, meaning it isn’t quite a standard love song. As the story goes, Castro was inspired to make it by his time in New York City. That seems to have worked out well, as shown by how the song reached the number-one position on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart.
9. “No Te Vayas”
“No Te Vayas” is a song from Castro’s third studio album El Camino del Alma. As such, it tends to be overshadowed by “Mañana, Mañana.” However, interested individuals should know it possesses its particular charm. The song sees the narrator appealing for his lover to stay with him, performed with sufficient skill to earn a spot on this list.
8.”Lloran Las Rosas”
“Lloran Las Rosas” is a less happy song than “No Te Vayas.” After all, its narrator is upset because his lover has already left him. It uses various kinds of imagery to make its point land in the listener’s heart. In particular, there is the titular metaphor, which interprets the dew gathered upon the roses as tears shed by them.
7. “Mañana, Mañana”
As mentioned earlier, “Mañana, Mañana” is another El Camino del Alma song. To be exact, it was the most successful song on that release. All three of the studio album’s singles reached the top of the Billboard Latin Pop Airplay chart. However, “Mañana, Mañana” also came closest to reaching the top of the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart by peaking at the number-two position.
Interestingly, Castro wasn’t the first to perform this song. The Argentine singer Libertad Lamarque released the first version in 1975. Subsequently, the Mexican songwriter Juan Gabriel released his recording four years later. Castro’s cover compares well with these predecessors.
6. “Vuelveme A Querer”
“Vuelveme A Querer” is another song in which the narrator grieves for his lost relationship. Indeed, it is right there in the song’s title, which expresses the sentiment that nothing in the world is ever-lasting. In any case, Castro delivered the lines with heartfelt emotion, thus making it clear that the narrator won’t be getting over his ex anytime soon.
5. “Lo Mejor de Mi”
It is no exaggeration to say that Castro has seen excellent results from covering other people’s music. After all, “Lo Mejor de Mi” was the title track of the studio album of the same name in 1997, which reached the top of the Billboard Hot Latin Songs and Latin Pop Airplay charts. However, the Spanish singer Juan Ramon was the first to record it in 1990.
Regardless, Castro performed “Lo Mejor de Mi” in the bolero style, so it shouldn’t be surprising to learn this is another love song. Specifically, this one sees the narrator explaining that he did his best even though it wasn’t enough to sustain his relationship, which can be a very relatable sentiment.
4. “Volver A Amar”
Lo Mejor de Mi was followed by Mi Vida Sin Tu Amor. “Volver A Amar” was one of the singles from the later release. It touches upon themes of sadness and loneliness, which are connected to the narrator’s past mistakes.
However, “Volver A Amar” is much more uplifting because its focus is the reviving presence of the narrator’s new lover, who is outright compared to the sun. People have often described the return of the sun as reviving the world after a cold and cruel winter. That makes it easy to understand what the songwriter was going for on “Volver A Amar.”
3. “Te Buscaria”
“Te Buscaria” came out in the 2000s. As such, it was the work of an older individual. That works well because “Te Buscaria” expresses a somewhat unusual sentiment. The narrator is no longer with his lover. Despite this, he regrets nothing about the time he spent with them, so much so that he would do the same things all over again if he had the opportunity. Moreover, his love remains as strong as ever despite whatever it was that came between them.
2. “Amor Eterno”
“Amor Eterno” was released on the studio album following “Te Buscaria.” It is similar in that it is about love. Simultaneously, it is dissimilar in that it is about love desired rather than love maintained. The narrator hasn’t found eternal love. Instead, he is asking for it from his lover. Unsurprisingly, “Amor Eterno” was another major hit in the U.S. market for Latin music.
“Azul” was the title track of the studio album of the same name in 2001. This song received a nomination for the Latin Pop Airplay of the Year at the Latin Music Awards, though it failed to claim it in the end. Still, “Azul” did quite well in the United States, where it reached the top of the relevant markets. Something that makes sense because the song has lovely lyrics set to pleasing music.
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