El Triste

José José

About El Triste

"El Triste" ("The Sad One") is a song written by Mexican composer Roberto Cantoral. It was performed for the first time on March 15, 1970, at the "Latin Song Festival II" (predecessor of the OTI Festival) by the Mexican singer José José. (El Triste on YouTube) El Triste was included on his third studio album.


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Que triste fue decirnos adiós
Cuando nos adorábamos más
Hasta la golondrina emigró
Presagiando el final

Que triste luce todo sin ti
Los mares de las playas se van
Se tiñen los colores de gris
Hoy todo es soledad

No se si vuelva a verte después
No se que de mi vida será
Sin el lucero azul de tú ser
Que no me alumbra ya

Hoy quiero saborear mi dolor
No pido compasión ni piedad
La historia de este amor se escribió
Para la eternidad

El triste todos dicen que soy
Que siempre estoy hablando de ti
No saben que pensando en tú amor
En tú amor he podido ayudarme a vivir
He podido ayudar a vivir

Hoy quiero saborear mi dolor
No pido compasión ni piedad
La historia de este amor se escribió
Para la eternidad

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José José

José José (born José Rómulo Sosa Ortiz on February 17, 1948) is a Mexican singer. more »

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Written by: Roberto Cantoral Garcia

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10 facts about this song

"El Triste" was composed by Mexican songwriter, Roberto Cantoral. Roberto was a highly respected figure in the Latin American music industry and his composition "El Triste" is considered one of his greatest works.
First Performance
"El Triste" was first performed by José José, one of Mexico's most popular performers, at the II Festival de la Canción Latina (II Latin Song Festival) in 1970. Despite the song's enormous popularity, it did not win the competition.
José José's emotional performance of the "El Triste" ignited public outrage when it did not win the song festival. Many fans and critics believed that it should have won due to its originality and the powerful performance.
Career Launch
"El Triste" is often recognized as the song that skyrocketed José José's career. After his performance at the festival, José José gained widespread recognition and evolved into a music legend in Mexico.
Song Reception
Despite not having won the contest, "El Triste" became a hit in Mexico and throughout Latin America following its debut. To date, it is one of José José’s most famous and loved songs.
After José José's death in 2019, his fans around the world remembered him by playing his songs, and "El Triste" was one of the most listened to. The song is often considered a tribute to José José’s musical legacy.
Cover Versions
"El Triste" has been covered by many artists, including Cristian Castro and Marc Anthony. These covers demonstrate the enduring popularity of the song.
Song Theme
As suggested by its title, which translates to 'The Sad One', "El Triste" is a melancholic ballad with lyrics that speak of sadness and heartbreak.
"El Triste" is a title track from José José's third studio album, which was released in 1970. The album underscored his status as one of the greatest romantic singers in Latin music.
Enduring Popularity
Over fifty years since its release, "El Triste" is still widely played and sung, demonstrating its enduring popularity in Latin American music.

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