“In life there are loves that cannot be forgotten.”
This is the first line of an old love song (almost considered
a solemn hymn for lovers) by a very popular Puerto Rican singer and bandleader named
Tito Rodriguez. The lyrics are in Spanish but
even if you did not know what he was saying you
felt the emotion coming through. My parents
danced to this song in our kitchen, of all places.
I found it so silly when I first saw them gazing into each other’s eyes and
singing along with the Puerto Rican crooner of all time. He was our
version of Frank Sinatra.
He is known by many fans as “El Inolvidable” (The Unforgettable)
He died a few years after my dad did. My mother played his music all day that day.
I grew to love the songs and memorized many of the ballads. Today by chance one of
There is nothing like an old love song
those songs was playing on a local Spanish language radio station.
The images that flashed back into by brain and heart
brought a smile to my face and tears to my eyes. I imagined them dancing
in paradise now and close by was that old record player where they played the vinyl LPs.
And there is no doubt in my mind that Tito is serenading them.
There is nothing like an old love song to warm the heart.
Tito: thanks for the memories.
Please tell me about some love songs that bring back these kinds of memories.