Puros Trankazos

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Puros Trankazos
Compilation album by Various Artists
Released July 16, 2011
Genre Banda, Regional Mexican
Length 38:08
Label Fonovisa
Various Artists chronology
Puros Trankazos
(2011)
Más Trankazos
(2011)

Puros Trankazos (Huge Hits) is a compilation album released by Fonovisa Records on July 16, 2011. The album includes tracks recorded by several artist from the Regional Mexican genre, such as Julian Álvarez y su Norteño Banda, Voz de Mando, Vagón Chicano, Enigma Norteño, Larry Hernandez, Los Horóscopos de Durango, Chuy Lizárraga and his Banda Tierra Sinaloense, Violento, Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga, El Chapo, Fidel Rueda and Alfredo Olivas.

Upon release, the album peaked at number-one in the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart for three non-consecutive weeks. Puros Trankazos also peaked at the top of the Regional Mexican Albums chart. The first track, "Olvídame", performed by Julión Álvarez y su Norteño Banda and available exclusively to this release, reached the top five of the Latin Songs chart in the United States. A second volume to the album was released in November 2011 titled Mas Trankazos.

Background and repertoire[edit]

Puros Trankazos (Huge Hits)[1] was released by Fonovisa Records on July 16, 2011 in the United States.[2] The compilation album includes three tracks not available on other albums, such as "Olvídame", performed by Julión Álvarez y su Norteño Banda, the underground hit "La Hummer y el Camaro" by Voz de Mando, and "Como la Gelatina" written by Espinoza Paz and performed by Vagón Chicano.[1] Another song written by Espinoza Paz, "Dónde Estás Presumida" by Chuy Lizárraga and his Banda Tierra Sinaloense is included. The track reached the top 10 on the Billboard Latin Songs chart.[3] Larry Hernandez, Voz de Mando and Violento, are new acts that perform narcocorridos (songs that tell the stories of drug dealers and their exploits).[4] Hernández performs "El Ardido", a ballad of lost love, which peaked at number 3 in the Regional Mexican Airplay chart.[5][6] "Gracias a Dios" by Violento peaked at number four in the Latin Songs chart and at two in the Regional Mexican chart.[7] "No Me Dejes con Las Ganas" by Los Horóscopos de Durango, named their departure from the duranguense style and their incursion to banda, became a top ten single for the band.[8] Fidel Rueda performs "Me Encantaría", a song that became a number-two hit on the Latin Charts in the United States, kept from the top by Maná's "Lluvia al Corazón".[9] "Increíble" by Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga and "No Me Digas" by El Chapo also charted in the United States.[10][11] The last track on the album is "Las Vacaciones del Jefe" by Alfredo Olivas, a song about not killing people lately and taking a vacation, which was written by Olivas.[12]

Reception and commercial performance[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]

The week of its release, Puros Trankazos debuted at number two on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart, behind Prince Royce's debut album.[2] Four weeks later, the album reached the top of the chart, where it spent three non-consecutive weeks.[1][13]

On the Regional Mexican Albums chart it was at the top during seven consecutive weeks.[14] The sales of the album were aided by success of the single "Olvídame" by Julión Álvarez y Su Norteño Banda, a banda-ballad, that became a number-one hit in the Regional Mexican Songs chart and reached number three in the Latin Songs chart.[15]

Charts[edit]

Track listing[edit]

This tracklisting adapted from the album liner notes.[18]

Standard
No. Title Writer(s) Performer(s) Length
1. "Olvídame"   Carlos Guadalupe Durán Julión Álvarez y Su Norteño Banda 4:03
2. "La Hummer y el Camaro"   Daniel Niebla Voz de Mando 3:31
3. "Como la Gelatina"   Espinoza Paz Vagón Chicano 2:44
4. "Aunque Sea en Silencio (Cuatro Paredes)"   Ernesto Barajas Enigma Norteño 3:14
5. "El Ardido"   Geovani Cabrera Inzunza Larry Hernandez 2:45
6. "No Me Dejes Con Las Ganas"   Horacio Palencia Los Horóscopos de Durango 3:38
7. "Dónde Estás Presumida"   Espinoza Paz Chuy Lizarraga y su Banda Tierra Sinaloense 3:34
8. "Gracias a Dios"   Jesús González Violento 2:50
9. "Increíble"   Gerardo Ortíz Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga 2:48
10. "No Me Digas"   Ariel Barreras El Chapo 2:28
11. "Me Encantaría"   Benny Camacho Fidel Rueda 3:07
12. "Las Vacaciones del Jefe"   Alfredo Olivas Olivas 3:28

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Puros Trankazos por tercera semana consecutiva dando trankazos en el #1 de ventas en la lista de Hot Latin de la revista Billboard". Universal Music Latin Entertainment. September 7, 2011. Retrieved January 8, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Jeffries, David. "Puros Trankazos — Various Artists — Overview". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved September 20, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Chuy Lizarraga y Su Banda Tierra Sinaloense". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 12, 2013. 
  4. ^ Cobo, Leila (August 25, 2011). "Billboard Mexican Music Awards Finalists Announced!". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 22, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Larry Hernández – Chart History". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 20, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Larry Hernández lanza 'El Ardido'". Terra Networks (in Spanish). Telefónica. February 8, 2011. Retrieved September 20, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Violento – Chart History". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 12, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Estrenan video 'No me dejes con las ganas'" (in Spanish). Grupo Editorial Noroeste. September 11, 2011. Retrieved September 20, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Latin Songs – Week of April 30, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. April 30, 2011. Retrieved February 12, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Increible – Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga". Billboard. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved September 20, 2011. 
  11. ^ "No Me Digas – El Chapo". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 20, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Alfredo Olivas lanza hoy su album debut para Fonovisa Records "El Patroncito"" (in Spanish). Universal Music. January 21, 2011. Retrieved September 20, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Latin Albums – Week of September 3, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. September 3, 2011. Retrieved February 12, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Latin Albums – Week of September 3, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. September 17, 2011. Retrieved February 12, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Olvidame – Julión Alvarez y Su Norteño Banda" (in Spanish). Poder Grupero. March 8, 2011. Retrieved September 20, 2011. 
  16. ^ "2011 Year End Charts – Latin Albums – 21–30". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 12, 2013. 
  17. ^ "2011 Year End Charts – Regional Mexican Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 12, 2013. 
  18. ^ Puros Trankazos (CD liner notes). Fonovisa. 2011.