The 10 Best Ricardo Montaner Songs of All-Time

Ricardo Montaner was born in Argentina. However, he tends to be more associated with Venezuela, which makes sense because his family moved when he was six. Regardless, Montaner launched his singing career in the mid-1970s. It took time for him to break through, but it is no exaggeration to say that he has established himself as a Latin music legend. Of course, some of his songs stand out more than others.

Here is our opinion of the ten best Ricardo Montaner songs ever released:

10. “La Gloria de Dios”

“La Gloria de Dios” is one of Montaner’s songs from this millennium. It came out in 2012’s Viajero Frecuente. Chances are good interested individuals can guess its general message. After all, “Gloria” isn’t that different from its English counterpart, while “Dios” is one of the most widely-known Spanish words. Still, Montaner and his daughter sold the emotions well enough for the song to earn a spot on this list.

9. “Tan Enamorados”

Meanwhile, “Tan Enamorados” is from the late 1980s. This song is notable for being the first of Montaner’s releases to show on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs. Moreover, it peaked at the number nine position, a respectable performance by any reasonable standard. It isn’t hard to see why people liked this song so much. As romantic songs go, “Tan Enmorados” is hard to top.

8. “Me Va A Extrañar”

Unsurprisingly, Montaner has released numerous Top 10 hits. “Me Va A Extrañar” is another example from 1990, meaning it came out a bit later than “Tan Enamorados.” In its case, the song reached the number four position on the same chart, though it lasted for a shorter period of 25 weeks. This is a post-breakup song. However, it is on the sadder end of things, which might suit people more than the alternatives.

7. “Déjame Llorar”

Montaner had his first number-one single on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs in 1989. Subsequently, he went on to have three more in the first half of the 1990s. That said, it is easy to imagine a world in which Montaner had even more number-one singles because he came close to doing so on more than one occasion. For instance, “Déjame Llorar” fell one spot short of the top at the number-two position in 1991. This is another song best suited for someone in the mood for something somber rather than uplifting.

6. “Yo Puedo Hacer”

“Yo Puedo Hacer” is an excellent reminder of how long Montaner’s career has lasted. After all, this song came out in 2002’s Suma, another high-selling studio album by Latin music standards. It is quite different from its earlier counterparts while still showing clear similarities. Even so, it is by no means inferior.

5. “Bésame”

Bésame means something along the lines of “kiss me.” Given that, interested individuals should have a decent idea of what this song is all about. It never reached the top of the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart. Still, a fourth-place peak is no small achievement.

4. “Piel Adentro”

“Piel Adentro” came out on Los Hijos del Sol in 1992. One can make a good case that was one of his career highlights, seeing as how it had not one but two chart-toppers. Naturally, “Piel Adentro” was one of them. It is very much in line with the rest of Montaner’s music, though it still stands out in terms of excellence and enjoyability.

3. “Castillo Azul”

Los Hijos del Sol means “the Children of the Sun.” The studio album took deliberate inspiration from the Spanish Caribbean. Precisely what that means can see some variation. That is because the Spanish Empire didn’t lose its grip on its territories in that part of the world all at once but bit by bit. As a result, its influence is stronger in some places than others. For instance, Cuba and Puerto Rico still show strong Spanish influence, which makes sense because Spain didn’t lose them until the end of the 19th century.

Meanwhile, Jamaica is known for British influence, while Haiti is known for French influence. That also makes sense because Spain lost one in the mid-17th century and the other in the late 17th century. Here, “Castillo Azul” seems to refer to the building of the same name, which is one of the most storied places in the Costa Rican capital of San Jose. The funny thing is that the song is more focused on the narrator’s desire to make a new property into a new home for him and his significant other. Something that starts with them having sex in it. “Castillo Azul” was well-received, so much so that it became the other number-one song from Los Hijos del Sol.

2. “Quisiera”

“Quisiera” is the kind of song that would sound ridiculous coming from a younger singer. After all, it goes on about time’s passage and broken relationships, which sounds much more authentic coming from someone who has been around longer. Luckily, Montaner was born in 1957, meaning he was already in his late 30s and early 40s by the 1990s. Thanks to that, he was able to sell the emotions on “Quisiera,” thus enabling it to become another of his four chart-toppers.

1. “La Cima Del Cielo”

Montaner had already hit his stride by the time he broke into the American market. He didn’t get a chart-topper in that country right away. However, he didn’t have to wait too long once he started to see widespread appreciation. “La Cima Del Cielo” took him to the top of the Billboard Hot Latin Songs in 1989, which was just one year after the release of “Tan Enamorados.” On top of that, it has more than lived up to that distinction in the time since.

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