In 1989, Lucero (or Lucerito, as known at the time) released her sixth album, Cuentame (Tell Me) with extreme success. Lucerito was riding the coattails of her first Discos Melody album. This second album would secure her place as one of the record label’s top stars.
Cuentame was released in the summer of ’89 and the single of the same name became an anthem for the season. Its such a fun pop song that you can’t help but sing and bounce along with the beats. The album was produced by Miguel Blasco and Jose Ramon Flores, with Flores writing most of the tracks. Blasco and Flores were the dynamic duo when it came to ’80s music. It was a guaranteed hit with these two on your side.
Lucero’s vocals are just so magically in “Corazon A La Deriva”, you can’t help but fall head over heels for her.
With this album, Lucero’s popularity soared higher than ever. And this album was the perfect way for Mexico to see how much she had grown. The album had five singles, two of which were upbeat pop tracks. While “Cuentame” was the perfect summer song, the shining track was the fifth single, “Caso Perdida” (Lost Case). If you don’t love that song then you are on crack. It might be one of Lucerito’s best hits of all time.
The album has great songs, both in pop songs and ballads. “Corazon A La Deriva” (Drifting Heart) is a beautiful ballad that helped me develop a short-term crush on the celebrity at the time. Her vocals are just so magically in this song, you can’t help but fall head over heels for her.
With the release of this album, Lucero starred in a movie. Deliciosa Sinvergüenza (Delicious Scoundrel) came out around the same time. Music from this album was coordinated with the movie. A lot of singers did this for extra promotion of the music.
A side note for this album, it is the last album to carry the name “Lucerito” as the star was growing up and she wanted to shed her childhood persona. When Discos Melody (Universal Music Group since the two combined forces) released the album digital in 2006. When they did, the cover art was changed slightly with her name. It now reads as Lucero instead of Lucerito. Keep your originals, my friends. Be a purist and respect the name at the time.
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