3. “Cucurrucucú Paloma” (1955)
Why you should listen to it: This song is the anthem of lovesickness. The lyrics allude to a sad and lonely dove as a way to talk about one man’s rejection and heartbreak. It’s a difficult song to sing, and Infante masters it with class and finesse.
4. “Amorcito Corazón” (1947)
Why you should listen to it: If you grew up in a Mexican household, you know about the ultimate love ballad, used to serenade sweethearts and a potential S.O. The whistling part of this song makes it iconic and you can hear the lovestruck joy in Infante’s voice, powerful enough to make anybody’s knees weak.
6. “No Volveré” (1955)
Why you should listen to it: Sometimes, you just know that a relationship needs to end. You know you need to break someone’s heart to move on with your life. In this song, Infante croons about ending a tumultuous relationship, and swears that he’ll never go back. We’ve all been there, and this song speaks to that unfortunate blip in our love lives.
7. “Entre Copa y Copa” (1957)
Why you should listen to it: Whenever there’s a break up, you go through the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. This song focuses on anger. The song is about how a man gave everything to a relationship, only to be betrayed in the end. We can all drink to that.
8. “Cuando Sale La Luna” (1954)
Why you should listen to it: This song, for lack of a better word, is sexy. It’s about when a man thinks about his S.O. at night, underneath a full moon and a sky full of stars. It’s beautiful poetry that conveys the physical act of love without mentioning it once. So goddamn sexy.
9. “História de Amor” (1956)
Why you should listen to it: Heartbreak is a bitch. You often wonder how someone who made you so happy, could also make you feel unbearable pain. This song touches on the reality of a heartbreak, and captures those dark thoughts we have, where we think that life cannot go on without love.
10. “Bésame Mucho” (1951)
Why you should listen to it: If you ever want to steal someone’s heart, sing them this song. Infante sings this classic song in English, and his charm and elegance shine through beautifully. This song will make people fall in love…even if it’s only for a night.
11. “Tu Enamorado” (1956)
Why you should listen to it: Everyone has that one person who’s rejected them time and time again. That one person, who no matter how hard you try to get them to like you, just doesn’t. This song is about one man’s final attempt to win their crush over, by serenading them outside their balcony accompanied by mariachis. We’ve all been there.
12. “Luna de Octubre” (1954)
Why you should listen to it: Everybody remembers the first time they fell in love with someone. This song reflects back on that special night in October, when two souls found each other, and for a moment, the world stopped and everything was alright. In relationships, sometimes things break apart, but one can never forget about that beautiful moment when love first strikes your heart like a lightning bolt.
13. “Dos Tipos De Cuidado” (w/ Jorge Negrete) (1953)
Why you should listen to it: Before there were rap battles, men settled their differences with song and coplas, or poetic smackdowns. In this song, you have two friends who become enemies over the love of the same woman. This back and forth singing battle is performed by Infante and fellow Mexican legend Jorget Negrete. No matter who loses in the end, we all win.
Pour yourself a shot and let the feels take over:
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