Amores como el Nuestro (‘Loves’ like Our One)- Jerry Rivera

jerry rivera cuenta conmigo
Amores como el Nuestro
is one of Latin America’s most emblematic love songs in Salsa. It is the second latino song to make an appearance in my music library project. The first was Marcela Gandara & Zaira Johnson’s Adorandote.

In 2017, Amores como el Nuestro (Loves’ like Our One) celebrated 25 years since it was launched. It was released in 1992 on Jerry Rivera’s third and most successful album Cuenta Conmigo (Stand By Me). It is considered as one of his most important albums and positioned as one of the best sellers of salsa history. When I came to Colombia back in 2009 Puerto Rican Jerry Rivera was one of the first Latin music artists who I took an immediate liking to. To this day Jerry’s music runs amok on Colombian airwaves I feel quite nostalgic towards Amores como el Nuestro because it is one of the first songs I can remember hearing after I arrived in Colombia.

What stood out for me was the trumpet heralding this kind of ‘eternal love’ which as the lyrics suggests is becoming less common. It expresses a sublime, tender, and sincere love  a couple has for one another, but it’s put under scrutiny or cast aside by the frenetic pace of change, superficiality and sterileness of modern living and consumerism.

My project will feature quite a few Jerry Rivera tracks so I will not exhaust this first post with too much information about Jerry and his music.
So without further or do, please enjoy….Amores como el Nuestro (Loves’ like Our One).

“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.”- Michel Legrand

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9 comments on “Amores como el Nuestro (‘Loves’ like Our One)- Jerry Rivera
  1. badfinger20 says:

    What I like about it is the percussion… instant likable.

    • Thanks Bad. Yes Salsa music typically has good percussion music. I was wondering whether to include it on the project, but for nostalgic reasons I went with it.

      • badfinger20 says:

        It’s all about what you like and what inspires you…even if it was polka lol.

        I respect Salsa because of the musicianship involved.

      • Polka lol There are many better songs from Jerry but this song gets major airplay as a salsa emblem and for reasons I mentioned I felt compelled to include it.

      • badfinger20 says:

        I worked with someone from Colombia for two or three years. He missed it…he took me to a Colombian type restaurant…great food and music.

      • As you would be well aware Latino music revolves around mostly great rhythm, percussion and beat. They have always been traditional in honoring the genres which follows this distinctive synergy. In my estimation songngwriting creativity has never been their strong suit because of this drive to recreate that popular sound and rhythm. Kids since they exit the mother’s womb are born to dance. Their hips do things that defy the imagination. It would also explain why Latin footballers are possessed with this innate ability to dance with the ball.

      • badfinger20 says:

        That makes sense…never thought of it that way.
        Yes the music is not about the lyrics it’s about the overall product or sound. It’s a sound that is lively and for the lack of a better word…wide.

      • It’s a sound to make people feel lively and happy but repetitively. I’ve never understood that drive and compulsion to do that, but there it is. They love it. It’s what they have grown up with. Nostalgia regarding music tastes is a big deal.

      • badfinger20 says:

        I can relate somewhat. It’s like comfort food.

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