Written by Mexican songwriter in 1940, Consuelo Velazquez, “Besame Mucho” is the most recognized reordered Mexican song in the world. With its passionate lyrics, it embodies pure romance and love. Interestingly, the composer wrote this before she had ever been kissed herself. The literal English translation is “Kiss me, kiss me a lot, as I’m afraid of losing you after,” suggesting the kiss linger and the passion to never end.
Bradley first heard the recorded version by Elvis and later performed by Bocelli, who also finds inspiration from the work of Elvis Presley. Just as Elvis did in his performances, Bradley chooses to add an English translation to the bridge section and return to the Spanish language at the end.