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20 Telenovela Theme Songs That’ll Instantly Transport You To Your Childhood

When you grow up watching telenovelas, all you need is the first few seconds of a familiar theme song to take you right back to the chisme of your childhood friends like Luz Clarita and Teresa. Here are some of the best!

1. “Maria la del Barrio” by Thalía

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? The theme song for Thalía’s final role in the “Trilogia de las Marias” is a salsa anthem for the young and humble Maria. It was an upbeat number from the telenovela that catapulted villain Soraya Montenegro into legendary meme status. ¡Maldita lisiada!

2. “Luz Clarita” by Daniela Luján

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Who can forget “Luz claritaaaaa”? The lyrics for this theme song revolved around sunshine, love and happiness — much like the telenovela about this adorable orphan.

3. “Esmeralda” by Javier Rodríguez

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Oh “Esmeralda,” thank you for creating the soundtrack to watching the eternal television hunk, Fernando Colunga. ? ?

4. “Soñadoras” by Sentidos Opuestos

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The techno beats! The huge-ass barrette clip in Aracely Arambula’s hair! The front-wedgie bikinis! Everything about the theme song from the “Soñadoras” telenovela screams ’90s – and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

5. “Agujetas De Color De Rosa” by Curvas Peligrosas

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If you were a Latina in the early ’90s, this was your JAM. The bubblegum pop lyrics were just as catchy and cheeky as the pink shoelaces on Iran Castillo’s figure skates.

6. “Esa Hembra Es Mala” by Gloria Trevi

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Teresa’s conniving ways lead multiple men to fall in love with her, made her the perfect muse for Gloria Trevi, whose song features the lyrics “esa hembra te miente, esa hembra es mala, trae veneno en los labios.” ? ?

7. “Carrusel” by Astrid Morales, Jessica Morales and the Cast of Children

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“La vida es un carrusel,” according to the sweet (yet kinda creepy) telenovela theme song for “Carrusel.”

8. “Te Quiero Tanto, Tanto” by OV7

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Ok, so if we casually ignore the fact that the relationship from “Mi Pequeña Traviesa” should never have happened in the first place (reality check: Michelle Veith’s character was in her teens when Héctor Soberón’s 30-ish character fell in love with her), the lyrics for this theme song are actually very sweet. Who wouldn’t want someone telling them they are falling in love with them more and more each day?

9. “Vuelve” by Ricky Martin

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“O vuelveeeee, que sin tu la vida se me va” just makes us want to bust out our cell phones (or lighters if you are old-school) and start waving them slowly from side to side. Lyrics like “he intentado encontrarte en otras personas, no es igual” and “nos separa un abismo” are what dream telenovela theme songs are made of.  #Classic

10. “Rebelde” by RBD

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Both “Rebelde” the telenovela and theme song launched the careers of one of Mexico’s most beloved pop groups, RBD. The song was the soundtrack for teen memories in the 2000s, cementing Dulce María, Anahí and Maite Perroni as the #squadgoals for lots of girls.

11. “Dos Mujeres, Un Camino” by Bronco

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Let’s take it waaay back to 1993, when Erik Estrada was cruising off his “CHiPs” motorcycle fame into telenovela stardom, canas and all. Although the song lyrics pretty much tell you everything you need about the telenovela’s plot, audiences could not get enough, making it one of Televisa’s most successful telenovelas in the past 20 years.

12. “Quinceañera” by Timbiriche

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Even if you have never watched a second of the telenovela “Quinceañera,” believe us, you WILL know the beginning notes of this telenovela theme classic. It has been used millions of times for real-life quince waltzes and grand entrances.

13. “Marimar” by Thalía

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Who else but Thalía would rise out from the sea like a Latina Aphrodite and wear leis in one of the most iconic openings of a telenovela? As soon as the queen of telenovelas starts dancing and squeals “Ay!” in the opening notes of the song you’re in for some DRAMA. Bring out the popcorn and get the marathon started!

14. “Coleccionista de Canciones” by Camila

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The opening song of the Mexican novela Las Dos Caras de Ana was our first introduction to the super GOAT Latina Camila.

15. “Amigas y Rivales” by Kabah

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Let’s be real well before Sisterhood of The Travelings pants gave you Lina and Carmen, Amigas y Rivales was doing it way better with Jimena and Laura. It was the ultimate Degrassi meets Marimar mash up.

16. “A Donde Va Nuestro Amor” by Playa Limbo

CREDIT:  Youtube / Manuella Mayer

Long live the crazy plotine that was Muchacha Italiana Viene A Casarse. Nothing like a desperate need to take care of your ailing sister to get you to hitch your father’s wealthy archenemy.

17. “La Descarada” by Reyli

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For all the drama and tears Ruby gave you, you will never forget the intensity of this song.

18. “Dónde Irán” by La Quinta Estación

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Clase 406 before Rebelde any day son.

19. “Rosa Salvaje” by Veronica Castro

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Shout out to abue and mama for getting you hooked on this theme song. Cristian Castro’s mom threw down the tunes in this novela.

20. “Rosalinda” by Thalia

CREDIT: Youtube / Gabriel Ezequiel

The Venezuelan remake of María Teresa had Thalia starring in one of the best novela plots of all time.

Which telenovela is your fave? Did we miss one? Tell us in the comments below!

Many Of Us Grew Up Watching Her On TV, Now Edith González Has Died After Battle With Cancer

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Many Of Us Grew Up Watching Her On TV, Now Edith González Has Died After Battle With Cancer

While fans hoped the rumors of her death that swirled on Thursday morning were false (it wouldn’t be the first time a fake death started trending on Twitter), beloved Mexican actress Edith González, who famously battled cancer, has died.

Mexican journalist Mara Patricia Castañeda confirmed the news about the telenovela star’s death at the age of 54.

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Mara Patricia gave a few details about Edith’s tragic loss, revealing in a telephone interview with Televisa morning show ‘HOY’ that the star had passed away in the early hours of Thursday morning at the Ángeles Interlomas hospital in Mexico City. She said that actress Leticia Calderón, one of Edith’s closest friends, was the person who confirmed the information first hand and asked that Mara be the one to break the devastating news.

No cause of death has yet been confirmed, but it is speculated that it is related to ovarian cancer with which she was diagnosed in 2016.

The National Association of Actors, to which many of the actress’ friends belong, would like her to lie in state at the Jorge Negrete Theater located in the Mexican capital.

In 2017, Edith graced the cover of HOLA! Mexico to say “I am not a warrior, I am a lover of life.”

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She took to the cover with her husband Lorenzo Lazo and said she was living, not fighting, as she faced her illness.

Following her cancer diagnosis, Gonzalez confirmed that she underwent various surgeries to have her lymph nodes, ovaries and uterus removed. In a 2019 interview on “Un Nuevo Dia,” Gonzalez said that her father, who suffered from cancer, had been her inspiration. Gonzalez said in the interview, “I said to myself: if my father can, I can.”

Her devasting death comes after a long and illustrious career in Mexican television.

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Gonzalez was born in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, in the northern part of Mexico on December 10, 1964. Gonzalez’s father, Efrain, was an accountant, her mother was a stay-at-home mom.

Gonzalez first got the acting bug in childhood when she was cast in “El Rey los Gorilas” in 1976 at the age of 10, according to an online bio.

During her storied career, Gonzalez was seen on the Televisa, Telemundo and TV Azteca networks. During her time with Azteca, which began in 2010, Gonzalez was seen in the telenovela, “Cielo Rojo,” and the reality show, “The Academy.” Gonzalez prior reality TV experience saw her appear as a judge on the show, “Dancing for a Dream.”

But she’s perhaps best known for her roles in “Corazón Salvaje”, which is known as one of the most memorable and sucessful telenovelas of all time. She also had leading roles in “Nunca te olvidaré”, “Salomé”, and “Doña Bárbara.”

News of Salomé’s death was met with emotional reactions all across Mexico.

Even the hosts of Mexico’s “Programa Hoy”, were feeling extremely emotional as they confirmed the news on this morning’s program.

The outpouring of grief has been huge, especially with Latinos in Mexico and the US.

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She was a very visible woman in the homes of millions of Mexicans and Latinos in the US. Losing someone who you grew up with, even if only on the TV, has left many mourners in shock.

Many remembered her for her roles which portrayed her as a strong, powerful woman.

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From “Corazón Salvaje” to “Salomé” and “Doña Bárbara,” Edith González was known to take on roles that let her shine as the powerful, strong woman she was in real life.

Others took to Twitter to share their memories of the actress and how important she was to their families.

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Like for real though, how many of us would spend afternoons with our families watching her on the TV?! She was iconic.

Many noted how they grew up watching Edith Gonzalez with their abuelas, tias, and mamis.

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“Salomé” had to be my abuela’s favorite TV show ever.

For some, her telenovelas were many people’s introduction to the genre.

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“Corazón Salvaje” remains to this day one of the most successful and memorable telenovelas in history. So it makes sense that many people knew her first from this iconic role.

Her death has been mourned by people all around the world.

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Apparently, telenovelas know no borders as one user tweeted how she knew Edith from watching “Nunca te olvidaré” across the world in Indonesia.

Descansa en paz, Edith González!

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Translation: I am still in shock. Edith González was one of those women that inspired many with her struggle, her talent, and her beauty – always with a smile. I will admire her always. I send a so much love and strength to her daughter, husband, and family. Fly high beautiful!

Pick Your PokéSquad And We Will Match You With The Novela Villain You Are Clearly Meant To Be

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Pick Your PokéSquad And We Will Match You With The Novela Villain You Are Clearly Meant To Be

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Pokémon has a special place in the hearts of millions around the world. Even the most evil of people can’t help but love the little pocket monsters they grew up with. We can only assume that that goes for the novela villains that have haunted our dreams since we first saw them on tv. If you’ve ever wondered what novela villain you are meant to be, this quiz will use Pokémon to show you.

Pick Your PokéSquad And We Will Match You With The Novela Villain You Are Clearly Meant To Be
Teresa

Just like you, your Pokémon have to keep up appearances. We aren't talking about just looking beautiful, but also being a tough opponent for whoever crosses your path. Obviously, you have some strong Teresa vibes and your Pokémon picks prove it.
Catalina Creel

You are all about the hidden strengths and surprises. That's why you picked the Pokémon that have so much more to them than you first see. Sure, they are all pretty powerful when trained right but their evolutions and continued strength proves that you are Catalina Creel.
Soraya Montenegro

Sweet, innocent, and full of venom. There is something so terrifying about someone, or somePokémon, who possess all three in equal parts. You and your PokéSquad are part of that impressively terrifying team. Congrats, Soraya. You know your Pokémon.
Olimpia Mercouri

You keep things classic and kind in most situations. At least, that's what you want them to think. In a matter of seconds, you can turn on those around you and make them all regret crossing you. We won't be messing with you or your fierce PokéSquad.

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