45 Best Mariachi Songs of All Time (Popular Hits)

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Written By Will Fenton

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The word Mariachi means a group of people with varied backgrounds in Spanish, and that certainly applies to the many Mariachi bands out there today, some of which have become famous in their own right. 

When people think of Mariachi music, they likely think of songs like Cielito Lindo and La Bamba because these are played so frequently on the radio or at parties, but there are many other great mariachi songs which are covered below. 

Here’s our list of the best mariachi songs of all time.

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1. “Volver, Volver” by Vicente Fernández

This is one of the most famous mariachi songs ever.

It is an upbeat song that has a lot to do with love and how important it is to never forget those you have lost.

The title means to return in English, which reflects on the lyrics of this song.

He tells her that he will never stop thinking about her because he can’t forget her no matter what.

2. “La Llorona” by Ángela Aguilar

“La Llorona” is a mariachi love song, which tells the tale of a woman who has died and come back to life as a ghost. 

She cries day and night and a man hears her cries and decides to help her. 

Eventually, they end up falling in love with one another.

3. “La Bikina” by Luis Miguel

“La Bikina” is one of Luis Miguel’s first hits, and it remains to be one of his most popular songs. 

The song was written by Mexican singer-songwriter Rubén Fuentes. 

It is a romantic mariachi song with a modern pop twist. 

The lyrics describe a man who falls in love with an attractive woman he sees on the street, but she walks away before he gets her name.

4. “Acá Entre Nos (Aca Entre Nos)” by Vicente Fernández

This song is a classic and is widely considered one of the best Mariachi songs of all time. 

The upbeat tempo and lyrics make it an excellent choice for a party or wedding.

5. “La mano de Dios” by José Alfredo Jiménez

This song is often played at Mexican weddings and it’s about a man who loves her wife a lot for a long time and wants to see his wife. 

The mariachi song “La mano de Dios” talks about faith and love.

6. “Que Bonita es mi Tierra” by Luis Miguel

Mariachi is a form of Mexican folk music that usually features trumpets, guitars, and violins. 

One of the most famous mariachi songs is “Que Bonita es mi Tierra” by Luis Miguel. 

The song was released in 2017 and has been covered by many artists since then.

7. “México Lindo Y Querido” by Vicente Fernández

This mariachi song is one of the most famous because it is a classic and has been around for years. 

It is a cheerful, fast-paced song that everyone can dance to. 

The song title “México Lindo Y Querido”, translates to “Mexico Beautiful and Beloved” reflects how Mexicans feel about their country.

8. “Amor Eterno” by Juan Gabriel and Rocío Dúrcal

“Amor Eterno” is a song by two popular Mexican singers Juan Gabriel and Rocío Dúrca. 

It is one of the top mariachi songs and it is also known as one of the best mariachi love songs. 

This song was written by Juan Gabriel, a well-known Mexican singer. 

This song has been recorded in more than thirty different languages worldwide.

9. “Por Tu Maldito Amor” by Vicente Fernández

It’s a beautiful, heartfelt song that you’re sure to love if you like emotional mariachi songs.

If you’re looking for slow, romantic songs with traditional Mexican instruments then this song is for you.

10. “El Rey” by Vicente Fernández

The song “El Rey” by Vicente Fernández is one of the best mariachi songs on this list because it has a catchy beat and is an energetic love song. 

11. “Son de la Negra (El Son De La Negra)” by Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán

“Son de la Negra (El Son De La Negra)” by Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán was released in 1998, it’s an upbeat song that has been played in mariachi bands for decades. 

It is often used as an introduction to other songs or played at the end of concerts. 

This is one of the most famous and exciting mariachi songs on this list!

12. “Las Mañanitas” by Vicente Fernández

With a catchy chorus, this song will have you dancing and singing along in no time. 

It’s one of the most famous mariachi songs in all of Mexico which was released in 1988.

This song is also traditionally played at birthday celebrations and weddings. 

13. “Madrecita Querida” by Vicente Fernández

This song has beautiful lyrics and features a catchy tune. 

There is no better mariachi song on mother’s love than this!

14. “Mi padre” by Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán

This song is a tribute to fathers and is one of the most famous mariachi songs in Mexican history. 

The lyrics of “Mi padre” is to commemorate Father’s Day. 

It is a beautiful song that reminds us how important fathers are and how much we love them for who they are.

15. “Perdon Madrecita” by Vicente Fernández

“Perdon Madrecita” is a mariachi song written by Mexican singer and composer Vicente Fernández. 

The song was released in 1978 as part of his album Vicente Fernández

The song has been covered by various artists including Carlos Baute, La Mafia del Amor, Tito Nieves, José José and Pancho Barraza. 

“Perdon Madrecita” translates to “forgive me, mother”, in English.

16. “Camino de Guanajuato” by José Alfredo Jiménez

One of the most iconic mariachi song is “Camino de Guanajuato” by José Alfredo Jiménez. 

It was written by José Alfredo Jiménez and has been recorded by many other artists. 

The lyrics are about a man and his love for his hometown. To this man, his home town is better than the rest of the world.

17. “Si Nos Dejan” by José Alfredo Jiménez

This song is among José Alfredo Jiménez’s most famous songs and it is often considered to be a love song. 

It’s a beautiful song that makes you feel like you’re in love with your significant other all over again.

“Si Nos Dejan” translates to “if they let” us in english.

18. “Cielito Lindo” by Pedro Infante

“Cielito Lindo” is an upbeat mariachi song and is among one the most famous songs in Mexico. 

This song was first recorded in 1939, and then it quickly became a classic that all generations love. 

“Cielito Lindo” by Pedro Infante has lyrics about how beautiful a young girl is and how no man can resist her beauty.

19. “La Martina” by Antonio Aguilar

One of the most famous mariachi songs is “La Martina” by Antonio Aguilar. 

The song is popular among mariachi performers and listeners alike and can be found on many top ten lists

20. “Hermoso Cariño (Hermoso Carino)” by Vicente Fernández

The song’s lyrics are about a man who is in love with a woman, and he refers to her as my beautiful love. 

The song also features strong brass instruments and a string accompaniment, which helps make it sound like an upbeat tune.

21. “La Media Vuelta” by Luis Miguel

This famous mariachi song embodies what a traditional mariachi song sounds like. 

The lyrics are also extremely catchy and have been translated into English, which makes it even more popular amongst people who speak both languages. 

It’s a slow-paced love song that is perfect for dancing or singing along with friends.

22. “Sabor A Mí” by Luis Miguel

This song has been covered by many other artists, but Luis Miguel’s original is still one of the best.

It was a worldwide hit in 1997 and it’s hard to believe it was released over 25 years ago. 

The song features slow music and a faster tempo than most mariachi songs.

23. “Siempre en Mi Mente” by Juan Gabriel

Juan Gabriel’s “Siempre en Mi Mente” is a mariachi love song. 

In this song, Juan Gabriel sings about a woman who has hurt him and how he can’t stop thinking about her because she still occupies his mind.

24. “Historia de un Amor” by Luis Miguel

A classic mariachi song, “Historia de un Amor” by Luis Miguel from his Album Segundo Romance is one of the best-selling Latin albums in history. 

The song was written about a man who misses his lover and tells her how much he loves her.

25. “El Sinaloense” by Juan Gabriel

The amazing song “El Sinaloense” by Juan Gabriel was released in 1998 featuring Banda El Recodo. 

Juan Gabriel is considered one of the most famous singers in Mexico.

26. “Mujeres divinas” by Vicente Fernández

This song is known as one of Vicente Fernández’s best mariachi songs. 

This famous Mexican singer has recorded over 100 albums and has sold over 80 million records worldwide, making him one of the most successful singers in Latin America. 

His music style is often classified as ranchera and norteña.

27. “Los Mandados” by Vicente Fernández

The song is one of Fernández’s more upbeat pieces and features a beautiful string arrangement with guitars and trumpets that add to its charm.

28. “Golondrinas (Las Golondrinas)” by Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán

This song, which means swallows in English, is about someone watching as a flock of swallows fly away for warmer climates. 

It’s a classic mariachi love song that speaks to wanderlust and dreaming big.

29. “La Malagueña” by Miguel Aceves Mejía

This song is about a woman from Malaga, Spain who loved to dance. 

It also talks about how beautiful she is, as the lyrics say “Y decirte niña Hermosa” which translates to “And tell you beautiful girl”, in English.

It’s one of the more upbeat songs on this list and is perfect for dancing.

30. “Jarabe Tapatio (Jarabe tapatío)” by Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán

“Jarabe Tapatio (Jarabe tapatío)” is a well-known, cheerful mariachi song that has become something of an anthem for mariachis. 

It was released in 1987 by Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán. 

The song’s lyrics speak to an old Mexican tradition where the Jarabe dancers would compete against each other on behalf of their communities.

31. “Ay, Jalisco No Te Rajes! (Ay Jalisco No Te Rajes)” by Jorge Negrete

This up-tempo song is very popular and was one of the first to be sung by a mariachi group. 

It’s an example of a happy mariachi song with lyrics about Jalisco, Mexico’s cowboy state. 

The song has been covered many times over, but this version was released in 1944 and was composed by Juan Quezada Alonzo.

32. “Popurrí Boleros” by Mariachi los Camperos

This song is a must for any list of mariachi songs. 

It’s a mixture of boleros from various singers and composers, but it has a distinctly Mexican flair. 

The lyrics are about lost love, so it can make you emotional if you’re in the mood.

33. “El Mariachi Loco” by Mariachi Nacional De Mexico

“El Mariachi Loco” by Mariachi Nacional De Mexico is a classic mariachi song with lyrics that speak to a carefree person and the wild things he does. 

The chorus is one of everyone’s favourite parts: “Ay ay ay, el mariachi loco! Ay ay ay, que viva el mariachi loco!” 

It’s an anthem for people who don’t take life too seriously.

34. “Triste Recuerdo” by Antonio Aguilar

One of Antonio Aguilar’s earliest mariachi songs, “Triste Recuerdo” has been recorded by many artists in different genres and languages. 

The song was so well-loved that it was even used as a theme for a Mexican telenovela titled María Isabel.

It tells the story of a man who is still haunted by memories from his past.

35. “México Lindo y Querido” by Jorge Negrete

This song is one of the hit mariachi songs, and it’s easy to see why. 

The lyrics tell a story of a man who longs to go back to his homeland, so he can be with those he loves. 

It speaks to those who have left their country and how they feel about their home town.

36. “La fiesta del mariachi” by Luis Miguel

Luis Miguel is a Mexican singer and icon who has been entertaining audiences for decades. 

“La fiesta del mariachi” is one of his most popular and well-known songs

The festive tune tells the story of a group of mariachi musicians who are hired to play at a party. 

They get the party started and everyone has a great time dancing and singing along.

37. “Mátalas” by Alejandro Fernández

“Mátalas” is one of the most popular mariachi songs of all time, and is often played on Mexican celebrations days. 

It is a reminder of the sacrifices made by those who fought for Mexico’s independence, and serves as an inspiration for others to keep fighting for what they believe in.

38. “La Charreada” by Linda Ronstadt

“La Charreada”, also known as the Mexican rodeo, is a traditional Mexican sport that dates back to the 18th century. 

It is a competitive event that involves horseback riding, roping, and other cowboy skills. 

Linda Ronstadt’s “La Charreada” is a lively tune that celebrates this unique tradition. 

The song features traditional mariachi instruments and Ronstadt’s powerful vocals.

39. “Canción del mariachi” by Antonio Banderas and Los Lobos

“Canción del mariachi” by Antonio Banderas and Los Lobos is one of the finest mariachi songs of all time. 

The song is about a Mariachi band that plays in the streets of Mexico City. 

The song is very cheerful and has a lot of energy. It is one of the most popular mariachi songs and is often played on special occasions.

40. “Qué creías (¿Qué creías?)” Song by Selena

“Qué creías (¿Qué creías?)” is a song by Mexican-American singer Selena. 

It was released as a single from her album, Entre a Mi Mundo (1992). 

The song peaked at number eight on the Billboard Latin Songs chart.

41. “Los Laureles” by Linda Ronstadt

“Los Laureles” is a classic mariachi song written by Mexican composer Chucho Monge. 

The song is about a young woman named Los Laureles who is in love with a man she can’t have. 

Linda Ronstadt’s version of the song is haunting and beautiful, with her emotive voice conveying the anguish and yearning of the protagonist. 

The lyrics are simple but powerful, and the melody is both catchy and memorable.

42. “Toloache” by Flor de Toloache

If you’re a fan of mariachi music, then you’ll definitely want to check out “Toloache” by Flor de Toloache. 

This catchy tune is sure to get your feet tapping and your hips swaying. 

The song is uplifting and lively, making it perfect for dancing. 

And, of course, the stunning vocals of the Flor de Toloache ladies are sure to leave you wanting more. 

So go ahead and add this one to your playlist.

43. “Te Vas Angel Mio” by Cornelio Reyna

This song is great for anyone who loves mariachi music or who has ever been in love. 

The lyrics tell the story of a man who is in love with a woman who is about to leave him. 

The song is sung from the perspective of the man, and it is clear that he is heartbroken by her decision to leave. 

The lyrics are beautiful and sad, and the melody is catchy and memorable.

44. “Por Qué Me Haces Llorar” by Juan Gabriel

Juan Gabriel’s “Por Qué Me Haces Llorar” is a heart-wrenching ballad that will leave you in tears. 

The lyrics tell the story of a man who is struggling to understand why his lover has left him. 

The song is filled with emotion and will resonate with anyone who has ever been in love.

45. “Como Quien Pierde Una Estrella” by Alejandro Fernández

“Como Quien Pierde Una Estrella” by Alejandro Fernández is a beautiful ballad that tells the story of a man who has lost the love of his life. 

The lyrics are incredibly moving, and the song will leave you feeling heartbroken and hopeful all at the same time.

Best Mariachi Songs – Final Thoughts

We hope you enjoyed our roundup of the best mariachi songs of all time. 

From classic hits to modern anthems, there’s a little something for everyone on this list. 

Whether you’re looking to get your groove on or just want to enjoy some great music, these mariachi tunes are sure to please. 

So crank up the volume and let loose – it’s time to celebrate with some of the best mariachi songs around!

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