WATCH: Natanael Cano Covers This Rocío Dúrcal Classic

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Natanael Cano is putting his own spin on a classic música mexicana track. Last night (May 15), the Mexican superstar released a cover of “Ya Te Olvidé” by Rocío Dúrcal.  

Cano is most known for being a pioneer of corridos tumbados. Before Peso Pluma made the genre global last year, Cano and his label Rancho Humilde pushed the movement forward. Back in 2019, Cano scored one of the first hits in corridos tumbados with “Soy El Diablo.” Later that year, Bad Bunny jumped on a remix of that song, which put a lot more eyes on the genre. Since then, Cano has collaborated with colleagues in tumbados like Junior H, Peso Pluma, Fuerza Regida, and Gabito Ballesteros.

Now Cano is tipping his hat to one of the música mexicana acts that came before him. In a surprise move, he released his cover of “Ya Te Olvidé,” a classic written by Marco Antonio Solís and later popularized by Dúrcal and Yuridia. Cano puts a corridos tumbados twist on the breakup anthem while honoring and maintaining the song’s balada essence. He digs deep to capture the emotion of “Ya Te Olvidé” with a heartfelt performance. Considering that Gen-Z makes up the bulk of corridos tumbados listeners, it’s great that Cano is introducing his audience to Los Bukis and a timeless classic like this one.

Cano’s fans are raving online about his cover of Los Bukis. On X (formerly known as Twitter), one person wrote in Spanish, “Ya Te Olvidé is a beautiful song that Nata singing it makes it more precious.” Another person wrote, “Ya Te Olvidé hits more with Nata’s voice.” 


The “Ya Te Olvidé” music video features footage from one of Cano’s palenque shows. Last month, he collaborated with Belinda on her corrido coquette, “300 Noches.” As part of his Tumbado Tour 2024, Cano has already sold out concerts at the Foro Sol in Mexico City and the Estadio Mobil Super in Monterrey. 

Watch the music video for “Ya Te Olvidé” below.