#TBT: 7 Latino Songs We Grew Up Listening To


Every week, in what we call #TBT, we take a look at the people, places, and things that stood out in Latino history. This edition is all about the songs we grew up listening to at family parties; Saturday mornings cleaning the house; and on record players, tape players, CD players, iPods, and online.

“Besame Mucho,” Consuelo Velasquez, Several Artists

I was surprised and super proud, to learn that the super popular, very covered (Trio Los Panchos, Luis Miguel, Nat King Cole, The Beatles, Placido Domingo, Andrea Bocelli, etc.) hit “Besame Mucho,” was penned by a teenage girl. Mexicana Consuelo Velasquez wrote the song in 1940, although she had yet to be kissed.




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