Mocedades entered their anthem “Eres T” in the 1973 Eurovision Song Contest. The song finished in second place and didn’t win, but it went on to become such a worldwide smash that it reached the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, a significant achievement for a Spanish group. In an effort to bridge generational gaps, Mocedades is releasing a new rendition of their iconic song today with tenor Plácido Domingo. This is done 50 years after the song’s first release.
Written by Juan Carlos Calderón, “Eres T” sold one million copies in the United States alone, was translated into 70 languages (the English version was titled “Touch the Wind”), and enjoyed a successful run on the Billboard charts. It debuted on the Hot 100 at No. 90 the week of January 12, 1974, and remained there for 17 consecutive weeks before peaking at No. 9 on March 23.
Jacobo Calderón, Juan Carlos’ son, created the updated version of “Eres T,” giving it new life with the Bratislava Symphony Orchestra, Domingo, and a few contemporary additions while maintaining the integrity of the original.
All of this is a part of Mocedades’ extensive celebration of the release of their album Infinito Duets (Fonovisa/Universal), on which they revisit their greatest hits alongside artists like Gloria Trevi, David Bisbal, Morat, Il Divo, Lucero, Arthur Hanlon, Pedro Fernández, David Bisbal, Ana Torroja, and El Bebeto, among others.
The group intends to release Infinito Duets 2 with Marc Anthony as a guest after an Infinito Tour through Spain and Latin America. The album’s lead track is titled “Eres T.”
Izaskun Uranga Amezaga, the only original founding member and owner of the rights to use the name Mocedades globally (with 55 years of continuous band membership), and José Miguel González Robles, a singer, and manager who has taken on the task of modernizing the group, including with the Infinito Duets concept, were the subjects of an exclusive interview with Billboard Espaol.