If you want to please the one you love, try one of these lush, romantic albums. I can guarantee you that soft hearts will melt after listening to any one of these albums. If you're not a fan of lyrical ballads, it'll have all that much more meaning when you give the gift of Latin music for lovers.
Alejandro Fernandez is a Latin crooner who knows his way around a love song. Here's an album that contains 16 classics sung by a master.
Mexican crooner Luis Miguel made his fortune singing romantic ballads; he recorded Romance in 1991, Segundo Romance in 1994 and Romances in 1997. Between these 3 albums he's interpreted just about every classic bolero and famous ballad in the current musical repetoire.
But why pick just one? 1998's Todos Los Romances is packaged with all 3 albums giving you 37 tracks of candle-lit, dreamy music.
However, if you're interested in downloading, you'll need to get them one at a time.
Romance Listen /Download /Purchase
Segundo Romance Listen /Download /Purchase
Romances Listen /Download /Purchase
There are many boleros and ballads in Mexico but the king of romantic music is the ranchera and the king of seriously sentimental romantic ranchera is Pepe Aguilar. His 2007 album Enamorado has 15 tracks of his trademark rancheras - along with a couple versions that are more Mexican pop.
Los Temerarios combine traditional ranchera with more modern instrumentation to create what some have called 'bubblegum ranchera'. Sweeping ballads are the signature sound of Los Temerarios and this is the group that provided the romantic soundtrack to a lot of people's lives.
For a blast from the past, Trios Los Panchos were very popular on radio and TV in the 50s and 60s, performing in the 'variety show' days of television with Eydie Gorme. Whenever I think of a classic bolero from those days, the version sung by Los Panchos is always the one I reach for. Here's an album with 17 songs that thrilled the romantic world in their day. Lush voices, great harmonies and sentiment we seldom allow ourselves in the 21st century.
Gloria Estefan has an amazing voice and the ability to adjust it to deliver both a hot tropical conga or a lush ballad. On this album, Estefan selected 13 songs from her previous Spanish language albums, added guest artists Jose Feliciano, Alejandro Fernandez and Jon Secada and wrapped it up as a perfect playlist for a romantic evening together.
Normally when you think of El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, you think they only play salsa. But that's not really true as they also sing tropical ballads to break up the pace. In 1967 the Puerto Rican group released an album of their romantic ballads which was remastered January 2009.