camacho hablemos

camacho hablemosA couple weeks ago Billboard reported that Ariel Camacho‘s “Hablemos” had debuted at #44 on its Hot Latin chart. This is the same “Hablemos” whose yearning, lovey-dovey video dropped in March of 2014, almost a year before Camacho died; it now has 48 million views. This week the song moves up to #14 Hot Latin and #9 on the airplay chart, and it’s also the title track of a new Camacho album. Hablemos (DEL) contains some previously released songs and some apparently unreleased ones that I wanna call “unearthed,” or “liberated from the vaults,” or maybe “scraped from the studio dustbin.”

Not that Hablemos is a bad album. As Sierreño offshoots go, it’s better than the latest by Los Cuates, because Camacho’s guitar chops and his interplay with Omar Burgos’s tuba elevate his music to its own league. But aside from “Entre Pláticas Y Dudas,” a killer two-year-old corrido that’s this week’s Pick to Click, the whole thing feels a bit lethargic.

Not much else happening. Banda MS enters the Hot Latin chart, but not the airplay chart, at #15 with a lifeless ballad that’s less exciting than me doing the dishes, but that nevertheless garnered four million YouTube hits in a week. (Lesson learned: watch for my forthcoming YouTube series “Classic Sudz.”) Roberto Tapia’s “No Valoraste” is falling down the chart, even though Tapia just dropped its excellent parent album. (More on that album later.) And in the latest move in a career that’s begging for either a surprise intervention or a Very Special Episode, Recoditos gains airplay with their energetic cry for help “Pistearé.” Livers working overtime.

Not as overtime as King Romeo’s “Propuesta Indecente,” though, whose Van Winkleian slumber chart tenure extends to 121 increasingly indecent weeks.

These are the top 25 Hot Latin Songs and top 20 Regional Mexican Songs, courtesy Billboard, as published November 28.

1. “Ginza” – J Balvin
2. “El Perdón” – Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias
3. “Borro Cassette” – Maluma
4. “Propuesta Indecente” – Romeo Santos (121 WEEKS OLD)
5. “Después de Ti, ¿Quién?” – La Adictiva Banda (#1 RegMex)
6. “Sunset” – Farruko ft. Shaggy & Nicky Jam
7. “Te Metiste” – Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho
8. “La Gozadera” – Gente de Zona ft. Marc Anthony
9. “Piénsalo” – Banda MS (#5 RegMex)
10. “Cuál Adiós” – La Bandononona Clave Nueva de Max Peraza (#4 RegMex)

11. “El Vaivén” – Daddy Yankee
12. “Pongamonos de Acuerdo” – Julión Álvarez y Su Norteño Banda (#3 RegMex)
13. “Te Busco” – Cosculluela ft. Nicky Jam (or vice versa)
14. “Hablemos” – Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes Del Rancho (#9 RegMex)
15. “Solo Con Verte” – Banda MS
16. “El Mismo Sol” – Alvaro Soler ft. Jennifer Lopez
17. “Se Va Muriendo Mi Alma” – La Séptima Banda (#6 RegMex)
18. “Encantadora” – Yandel
19. “Choca” – Plan B
20. “¿Por Qué Me Ilusionaste?” – Remmy Valenzuela (#11 RegMex)

21. “Aunque Ahora Estes Con El” – Calibre 50 (#15 RegMex)
22. “Que Se Sienta El Deseo” – Wisin ft. Ricky Martin
23. “No Valoraste” – Roberto Tapia (#7 RegMex)
24. “La Mordidita” – Ricky Martin ft. Yotuel
25. “¿Y Qué Ha Sido de Ti?” – Chuy Lizarraga y Su Banda Tierra Sinaloense (#8 RegMex)

“No Quería Engañarte” – Victor Manuelle
“Hilito” – Romeo Santos

2. “Te Cambio El Domicilio” – Banda Carnaval
10. “Nada Más Por Eso” – Luis Coronel

12. “Por Si Estás Con El Pendiente” – Voz de Mando
13. “Para Qué Amarte” – La Maquinaria Norteña
14. “Pistearé” – Banda Los Recoditos
16. “La Gripa” – Calibre 50
17. “Debajo del Puente” – Los Huracanes del Norte
18. “Se Me Ve Lo Mexicano” – Arrolladora
19. “Nada Que Hacer” (aka “Chuy Verduras”) – Grupo H100
20. “Y Por Lo Pronto” – Alfredo Olivas

“Abrázame” – Pesado
“Un Desengaño” – Conjunto Primavera ft. Ricky Muñoz
“Te Acuerdas de Tu Amiga” – Adriel Favela
“Mi Vicio Mas Grande” – Banda El Recodo
“Confesion” – Arrolladora