El Rey (song)

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Albert Flores

"El Rey" (English: "The King") is a 1971 song by José Alfredo Jiménez. It is one of his best known songs and a Latin Grammy Hall of Fame Award recipient. The song is about "a macho guy convinced his rough-and-tumble life doesn't preclude him from remaining the king among his peers".

A chart published by Record World credited "El Rey" as reaching number one in Mexico in 1974, a year after Jiménez's death.

The song has been recorded by several artists including Vicente Fernández whose version peaked at number 40 on the Hot Latin Songs chart.

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