When it comes to romance, there’s nothing like a good old-fashioned love story. The kind where the guy is so madly in love with the girl that he’ll do anything for her. The kind where the girl is so head-over-heels for the guy that she can’t help but fall in love with him. If you’re looking for some music to set the mood, look no further than the Fools Rush In soundtrack. This playlist features 10 of our favorite romantic songs from the movie.
10. Los machetes (Mariachi Vargas De Tecalitlan)
Los machetes is a song about the meaning of true love. It was released in the year 1985 and is the main song in the album 86 Años. This song fits perfectly in The fools rush movie specifically in the scene where Maria (Selma Hayek) falls in love with Carlos (Matthew Modine) and has a flashback of her first love. This was a big hit during its release and picked at number 29 in the top 100 best Latin songs of all times. It was written by Sergio Vargas, who along with his brothers formed a mariachi band.
9. La Bamba (Mariachi Vargas De Tecalitlan)
La Bamba is one of the most popular Mexican folk songs ever made. It was released in 1973 in the Mariachi en Acapulco album. The song is about someone who has to go back to the valley where he came from for love and returns with a woman. It was written by Guerrero and recorded by many artists including Los Lobos. According to Sweet Soundtrack, It was used in the soundtrack of The fools rush movie and it was played during the scene where Maria is slowing down her car while passing through the Mexican valley. This song reached number 2 top 100 best Latin songs and has been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Mexican/Mexican-American song.
8. Mi Tierra (Gloria Estefan)
Mi Tierra is a song sung by Gloria Estefan who was born in Cuba and moved to the United States at the age of 5 with her family. It was written by Gloria Estefan and is a song about her native country. It was released in 1993 in the album Mi Tierra which became a huge success and won three platinum albums. This song gained international success and reached the top 10 in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. It was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Tropical Latin Performance. This song fits perfectly in the scene where Maria and her family go back to her native country to sell her uncle’s house and she goes with Carlos to visit the place she grew up in.
7. Linda Guerita (Brave Combo)
Linda Guerita is a song from Brave Combo’s album titled A Night on Earth. This song is about a beautiful girl who is perfect in every way. No one can resist her charm and beauty. This song was released in 1990 and has been voted as one of the top 100 Best Songs from Spain. The song fits perfectly with the movie in the scene where Carlos arrives at the motel and sees Maria for the first time. It was used during a scene that shows the relationship between Carlos and Maria being forged right from the start.
6. Si Tu Te Vas (Enrique Inglesias)
Si tu te vas is a song about leaving someone behind who you love and not being able to stay with her/him because you are going away from each other. Released in 1995 in the album Enrique Iglesias Canta Italiano, this song is in the movie during a scene where Maria and Carlos accidentally meet on their way to the theatre and decide to go out on a date. It is a huge song that ranked number 79 on the top 100 best Latin songs.
5. Ain’t That a Kick in the Head – 1997 Remaster (Dean Martin)
Ain’t That a Kick in the Head is a song recorded by Dean Martin and written by Jimmy Van Heusen. It is a song that has been covered by many artists including Frank Sinatra. This song is used in the movie during the scene where Maria and her family are fishing on a boat and Carlos catches up with them. According to IMDB, this song fits perfectly with the movie because it is about two people finding each other after years apart. This song was able to reach number 5 in the top 100 best Latin songs and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.
4. Para Donde Vas (The Iguanas)
This is a song about thankfulness. It was released in the year 1993 and written by Enrique Iglesias and his band The Iguanas. It is a song about thanking God for being able to see the person he loves after years of separation. This song was released as the second single from their album titled The Iguanas and reached number 7 in the top 100 best Latin songs. This song has been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance.
3. Two to Tango (Vanessa Daou)
Two to Tango is a song about two lovers who love each other in a way that they cannot be apart. It was released in the year 1996 and written by Vanessa Daou. This song became one of the biggest hits of her career and reached number 9 on the best 100 Latin songs list. According to Open Spotify, it was one of the best-selling songs in the Slow to Burn album. It makes the scene where Maria and Carlos meet in the film at the beach more romantic and makes their story seem more real.
2. Las Abajenas (Mariachi Reyes del Aserradero)
This song is about one couple who has been apart for years but still loves each other. It was released in the year 1993 and written by Veloz and Fuentes. This song is in the Sones de Jalisco album and reached number 7 in the top 100 best Latin songs. It was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Mexican/Mexican-American Song. The song brings such a vibe to the scene where Maria and Carlos are having a good time in the Mexican beach bar.
1. Jailhouse Rock (Elvis Presley)
Jailhouse Rock is a song from Elvis Presley’s 1957 movie of the same name. It is a track on his self-titled album Elvis Presley and is about a rocker who lives with his girlfriend but then is jailed for getting into a fight. This song was huge reaching number 4 in the top 100 best Latin songs. This song perfectly describes the sad situation of Maria and her family being searched in the Mexican jail.
As you can see, The Fools Rush in Soundtrack has some amazing tracks that are great to listen to again and again. The movie has an amazing storyline and some good acting. The music in the film fits perfectly in the scenes where they are placed greatly enhancing the mood.
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