Eres Tu

Album: Greatest Hits (1974)
Charted: 9

Songfacts®:

  • Sung completely in Spanish, this song had the sheer melodic power to transcend language barriers and strike gold in the US, attaining top-ten chart status in 1974. Juan Carlos Calderon is credited with writing the song.
  • Mocedades, which originated in Bilbao, Spain in the late 1960s, wasoriginally known as Voces y Guitarras (Voices and Guitars).
  • The song has been recorded by countless others, including Charo, the flamboyant, Spanish-born Flamenco guitarist, singer, dancer, comedian and actress who is well-known by her trademark phrase "Cuchi-Cuchi!"

Comments: 21

  • Glen Liberty from BoiseWhen this song came to the USA in 1974 we talked about it a lot in our French class. With its huge success and catchy melody, we wondered if we were studying the right language! Boise has one of the largest Basque communities in the world outside of the region itself, so it was very interesting to learn that this group originated from that region of Spain. They were and are a gift to the world.
  • Lili from Philadelphia I love this song haven’t heard in ages, and I’m 57 now. WLS in Chicago where I grew up played it all the time, and I remember hearing on the radio that we played at night in me and my sisters bedroom.
  • Carolyn from Colorado Springs, Colorado I first heard this song in 1974 shortly before graduating from high school. I loved it immediately; beautiful and so different than all the hard rock that was abundant at that time. I'd like to find an authentic translation, though I know a literal translation probably won't do it justice.
  • Pmcgover from Grand Rapids, MiThis was my favorite song 45 years ago as a hearing impaired young boy - I could not discern the title or words and didn't hear it much after the mid-70s. It sounded like "It is true" but had no luck finding this song. Just today and 2 Chochlear implants later, I happened to hear Dana Winner sing this on YouTube in concert and got the lyrics and title, "Eres tú". So nice to hear this sweet version from the 70's - Eres Tu by Mocedades!!!
  • Roger from Green Bay, WiI was about 14 when I heard this song in Spanish. I was about 21 years old when I bought a record with the Spanish version and the English verson. I was about 50 when I downloaded both versons. I also have the lyrics in both versons. I enjoy this song alot.
  • Jorges from Oaxaca, MexicoJuan Carslo Calderon is one of the most succesfull writters in the history, gave songs (later HIT SONGS) to Luis Miguel and José José, icons and legends in México and some other countries.
  • Terry from Va.beach, Vabest i can remember wasnt the english version on the b side?
  • Larry from Madison, WiComo in english mean how not just
  • Archelay from Bitola, MacedoniaThe author of orkestration of this song is e big music knowman.The Mocedades also.So these two subjects had composed a really great music who enter deep in a very human soul.Thank to them.
  • Jeff from Newark, OhI was just 13 when i heard this song brings back alot of memories great song.
  • Alexander from Ciudad Ojeda, -This song represented Spain in the 1972 Eurovision Song Contest and placed 2nd., behind Luxembourg, by a 4-point different (Spain scored 125 points).
  • Roland from Gurnee, IlIt is a great song despite being associated with the movie "Tommy Boy."
  • Donnie from Decatur, AlI have nothing but good memories of this song.
    I saw Mocededas in person in 1975.
    They were great!
  • Azzedine from Algiers, Algeriait was like 33 years when i heard this song for the first time.I spoke at that time some spanish so I understood somewhat the words.It was one of the best songs I have ever heard
  • Larry from Sacramento, CaTo the gentlemen posting from AR. The "Touch the Wind" lyrics are from a version that Eydie Gorme sang in english. Same tune, I believe, but totally different words. I, too, remember this tune with fondness from years ago. I loved it without knowing the words. Since I discovered the words, I love it even more.
  • Matthew from East Brunswick, NjTOMMY BOY!
  • Mark from Lancaster, OhEydie Gorme (1/2 x Steve Lawrence and...) sang this on an album of that title in both English and Spanish and made them both work.
  • Dianne from Ft. Bening, GaI just posted the lyrics to this song, along with a translation in parentheses. If you think about the words and what they mean, you'll see what a beautiful song this is. Read each line and see the mental image it brings you. The poetry is deceptively simple but just lovely.
  • Howard from St. Louis Park, MnI remember hearing this song a lot on the radio in my teens. It was one of the few Spanish language singles to crack the Top 40. I still own the 45 on the Tara label.
  • Ron from Bentonville, ArI took one year of junior high Spanish, enough to know that "eres tu" means "you are" or possibly "you are you". How did that turn into "Touch the Wind"?
  • Kyle from Arlington, OhThis was sung by David Spade and Chris Farley in the movie "Tommy Boy" on their road trip.
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