Antonio Aguilar “El Corrido de Lamberto Quintero” (1984)

Label: (Musart)

Most loco lyric: "Su compañero le dijo 'Nos sigue una camioneta'/Lamberto sonriendo dijo, 'Pa’ qué son las metralletas?”'"

Translation: "His companion said to him, 'There’s a pick-up following us.'/Lamberto, smiling, said, 'What are machine guns for?'"

Written by Paulino Vargas, the greatest corrido composer of the modern era, and recorded by the movie star Antonio Aguilar, this story of a murder in the Sinaloan sierra was one of the biggest hits of the 1980s and may be the most famous narcocorrido of all time. It was also one of the first international banda hits and set the pattern for thousands of later songs.