The most famous tango singer of all times, Carlos Gardel, a true symbol of Buenos Aires City and Argentina, has been recently included in the Grammy Hall Of Fame. The song “El día que me quieras” (The day you love me) was chosen as musical patrimony of the humanity, along with other songs by music masters as Fran Sinatra, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, AC/DC and Elton John.
This tango was written by Carlos Gardel and his traditional co-composer Alfredo Le Pera. It talks about a girl and the joy and happiness she might bring the day she loves the man who’s singing the song. Experts consider it one of the masterpieces of tango because of its perfect mixture of romanticism and nostalgia. Many famous Latin artists have versioned the song: Luis Miguel, Jorge Negrete, Mercedes Sosa, José Carreras, Diego “El Cigala”' and Placido Domingo.
“The songs are chosen because of its outstanding cultural and historic relevance. We are proud to include it in our growing recordings catalog which compiles our social, cultural and musical history”, said the Grammy Academy. Along with Gardel’s tango, they added Frank Sinatra’s “Theme from New York, New York”, Billy Joel’s “Piano man” and the records “Band on the run” by Paul McCartney and the Wings and “Back in Black” by AC/DC, among others.
If you want to listen and read the translated lyrics of “El día que me quieras”, check this website.