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Calibre 50 Returns to Hot Latin Songs Chart Top 10 With Cover of Marco Antonio Solis’ ‘Si Te Pudiera Mentir’

The group's norteño version lifts 11-8.

Calibre 50 is back on the top 10 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart as “Si Te Pudiera Mentir” pushes 11-8 on the Jan. 8-dated survey. It’s the Sinaloans’ first visit to the upper tier since 2017.

“Si Te Pudiera Mentir” was originally recorded by the late Rocio Durcal for her eponymous 1990 set. While the project’s second single didn’t enter a Billboard chart, the Marco Antonio Solis-produced and composed effort contributed to Durcal’s chart account, peaking at No. 12 on Latin Pop Albums that same year. Solis later recorded his own take on the song for Trozos de Mi Alma, the 1999 set which earned him a first No. 1 debut on Top Latin Albums. The ballad concurrently became Solis’ sixth No. 1 hit on Hot Latin Songs, taking over atop the ranking for three weeks.

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Calibre 50 revived “Si Te Pudiera” in 2019, recording its norteño version for Simplemente Gracias, the No. 2 debut and peaking project on Regional Mexican Albums. The tune gained traction on TikTok in mid 2020, a few months following the release of its music video (February 2020) as fans extracted fragments of the song to create their own videos.

Regional Mexican radio became a strong supporter of the new version. It cracked the Regional Mexican Airplay chart with a No. 31 debut in January 2021, beginning its long climb up the chart. The song now holds strong at No. 3 for a third straight week in its 22-week run, capturing the greatest gainer award of the week.

“Si Te Pudiera” traces its Hot Latin Songs’ 11-8 ascent mainly to airplay activity. (The song had an 8% decline in streaming activity with 2.71 million clicks earned in the week ending Dec. 30, and a negligible number of downloads sold).

On radio, it rises 13-10 on Latin Airplay with a 17% gain in audience impressions, to 7 million, earned in the U.S. in the week ending Jan. 2, according to MRC Data. The lift concurrently grants the four-member ensemble its 24th top 10 on the all-genre survey, extending its record for the most top 10s among regional Mexican groups. Only one other regional Mexican act has more top 10s: Marco Antonio Solis with a total of 27 top 10s.

Back on Hot Latin Songs, “Si Te Pudiera” places Calibre 50 back in the top 10 after an absence of more than four years, as the group last scored a top 10 with the No. 7 high “Corrido de Juanito” (Oct. 21, 2017-dated tally).