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Los Rieleros del Norte Return to No. 1 on Regional Mexican Airplay Chart With ‘Cuentame’

The El Paso-based band are back at the summit for the first time in 14 years.

Los Rieleros del Norte return to the No. 1 spot for the first time in 14 years on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay chart (dated Sept. 24) with “Cuéntame.” It’s their first single released via Fonovisa after a nearly decade-long break from the label.

The song — released on July 29 — ascends 7-1 in its seventh week with 5.73 million in audience impressions, a 44% gain, earned in the U.S. in the week ending Sept. 18, according to Luminate. It’s the biggest jump to the top in 2022. Which other track has jumped at least 5 rankings this year? “JG,” the team-up by La Adictiva and Luis R. Conriquez, which climbed 6-1 (Sept. 10-dated list).


“Cuéntame” gives Los Rieleros their fifth No. 1 on Regional Mexican Airplay. It’s their first win in almost a decade and a half, after “A Punto de Llorar” ruled for one week in June 2008. In between, the El Paso, Texas-based band placed 17 tracks including four top 10s, among those the No. 3-peaking “El Columpio,” with Banda Los Sebastianes and La Maquina Norteña in 2021.

The band first landed at the summit on its fifth chart visit, over two decades ago, when “Te Quiero Mucho” reached No. 1 in 1999. Let’s look at their champs across the years:

Peak, Title, Weeks at No. 1

Oct. 30, 1999, “Te Quiero Mucho,” 10

Dec. 16, 2006, “Dime Quién Es,” 9

Sept. 15, 2007, “Un Juego,” 1

June 14, 2008, “A Punto De Llorar,” 1

Sept. 24, 2022, “Cuéntame”

Elsewhere, “Cuéntame” takes Los Rieleros to upper region on the all-genre Latin Airplay chart. It’s also the band’s fifth top 10 and first since 2008.