LA QUINTA ESTACION, EL SOL NO REGRESA | The Beginning of a Unique Voice

(Part 1 of 2)

la quinta estacion el sol no regresa

How did a Spanish group from Madrid manage to become an absolute success in Mexico in the 2000s, selling millions of records in Spain and USA, with a piracy rate of 85%? The answer, everyday lyrics, and a prodigious voice.

La Quinta Estación

In this 1st Part, we tell you about the beginning of La Quinta Estación (The Fifth Station) and their outburst with El Sol No Regresa (The Sun Doesn’t Come Back)”. In the 2nd Part, Natalia Jimenez becomes a Mexican diva.

La Quinta Estacion FIRST ALBUM | Primera Toma (First Take)

| The album was released only in Mexico in 2001.

| Watchful of Natalia’s voice, the difference with the song “El Sol No Regresa(The Sun Doesn’t Come Back)”, is unbelievable. In this album it’s youthful, sweet, and high-pitched.

| They began to have some repercussion when the song “¿Donde Iran? (Where will they go?)”, was chosen for an extremely popular Mexican soap opera at the time, called, Calle 406 (406 Street).

| We’ve selected the song ‘Coma (Comma)‘. For us, the record’s best tune. Links to buy the song below:

La Quinta Estacion SECOND ALBUM | Flores de Alquiler (Rental Flowers)

| The album was released in Mexico and United States in 2004 (not in Spain yet).

| If i hadn’t told you that it is the same singer, would you have known? The 3 years that took them to get the record ready and Natalia’s voice, are the reason for their success. The singer’s voice says goodbye to the youthful treble and starts maturing while her beautiful Mexican accent brews.

| The record includes some of their best tunes like La Quinta Estacion, Algo Mas. Same as the video we brought for you, ‘Daria (I Would Give)’ (if you like it, you’ve got the links to buy it below). Yet, the song that we’ve selected as our Trembol is El Sol No Regresa (The Sun Doesn’t Come Back).

Did you know...?

The group is named ‘La Quinta Estacion (The 5th Station)’, because it was the distance, in metro stops, from some members of the initial group houses, to the band’s rehearsal place.

Despite being from Madrid (Spain), the reason why the band went to Mexico to record and release their first album, is that they were hired by the Mexican branch of SONY BMG music label.

Even though the official name of the band is written with letter: “La Quinta Estacion”, you’ll find it in many different ways like:

  • La 5ª Estacion
  • La 5ta Estacion
  • La 5a Estacion
  • La 5 Estacion

The Beginning of a unique voice | La Quinta Estacion El Sol No Regresa

Trembol | How did La Quinta Estacion achieve international success in the piracy era?

The group lasted from 2000 to 2010 (we tell you about the end in the 2nd part), the main piracy period. In Mexico there was an average of 85% of fake discs in the market. However, Mexico and the United States are a tremendous market for live concerts. La Quinta Estacion did not stop playing in their early years.

They had a great connection with people, due to their close lyrics, composed by Natalia Jimenez, their amazing vocalist, Angel Reyero (guitar) and Pablo Dominguez (guitar and bass).

 

Natalia, La Quinta Estacion lead singer told us about her life as an artist:

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.. De quinceañera, yo tocaba en el Metro, y hace poco estuve unos días en Madrid y bajé a tocar allí, para recordar. No me reconoció nadie y fue lo máximo, poder reconectar con aquella niña. Sentarme allí y recapacitar sobre todo lo que he pasado. Soy la misma persona, pero con muchísima más suerte. Tener la carrera que he tenido es la leche, una mezcla de suerte y de esfuerzo. He sacrificado muchas cosas: mi familia, mis amigos, mi país, ¡hasta el jamón serrano y los percebes!, pero estoy superagradecida con mi vida.
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.. As a fifteen-year-old, I played in the Metro, and recently I spent a few days in Madrid and went again to play there, just to remember. No one recognized me and it was the best, being able to reconnect with that girl. Sit there and reflect on everything I’ve been through.

I am the same person, but with much more luck. The career I’ve had is amazing, a mixt of luck and effort. I have sacrificed many things: my family, my friends, my country, even serrano ham and barnacles! but I am very grateful with my life.

You can’t miss ⭐️ The best part of El Sol No Regresa

1. The mariachi trumpets at the beginning anticipate the melancholy that the song talks about.

2.Hace días perdí en alguna cantina, la mitad de mi alma… (A few days ago, I lost in some canteen half of my soul…)”. Everyday lyric.

3. The last chorus. By the time you get there, you will be singing loudly with Natalia. Music is so beautiful!

This is what it says | La Quinta Estacion El Sol No Regresa Lyrics and English Translation

Letra en Español

LYRICS LA QUINTA ESTACION | EL SOL NO REGRESA | SPANISH

Hace días perdí
En alguna cantina
La mitad de mi alma
Mas el quince de propina

No es que sea el alcohol
La mejor medicina
Pero ayuda a olvidar
Cuando no ves la salida

Hoy te intento contar
Que todo va bien
Aunque no te lo creas
Aunque a estas alturas
Un último esfuerzo
No valga la pena

Hoy los buenos recuerdos
Se caen por las escaleras
Y tras varios tequilas
Las nubes se van
Pero el sol no regresa

Sueños de habitación
Frente a un hotel de carretera
Y unas gotas de lluvia
Que guardo en esta maleta

Ruedan por el colchón
De mi cama ya desierta
Es la mejor solución
Para el dolor de cabeza

Hoy te intento contar
Que todo va bien
Aunque no te lo creas
Aunque a estas alturas
Un último esfuerzo
No valga la pena

Hoy los buenos recuerdos
Se caen por las escaleras
Y tras varios tequilas
Las nubes se van
Pero el sol no regresa

Hoy te intento contar
Que todo va bien
Aunque no te lo creas
Aunque a estas alturas
Un último esfuerzo
No valga la pena

Hoy los buenos recuerdos
Se caen por las escaleras
Y tras varios tequilas
Las nubes se van
Pero el sol no regresa

Y tras varios tequilas
Las nubes se van
Pero el sol no regresa

Y tras varios tequilas
Las nubes se van
Pero el sol no regresa

Letra en Inglés

LYRICS LA QUINTA ESTACION | EL SOL NO REGRESA | ENGLISH

Days ago I lost
In some canteen
Half of my soul
Plus a fifteen percent tip

It’s not like alcohol
Is the best medicine
But it helps to forget
When you don’t see the way out

Today I try to tell you
That everything is going well
Even if you don’t believe it
Although at this point
One last effort
Is not worth it

Good memories today
fall down the stairs
And after several tequilas
The clouds go away
But the sun doesn’t come back

Room dreams
In front of roadside hotel
And a few drops of rain
That I keep in this suitcase

Roll on the mattress
Of my already dessert bed
It’s the best solution
For the headache

Today I try to tell you
That everything is going well
Even if you don’t believe it
Although at this point
One last effort
Is not worth it

Good memories today
fall down the stairs
And after several tequilas
The clouds go away
But the sun doesn’t come back

Today I try to tell you
That everything is going well
Even if you don’t believe it
Although at this point
One last effort
Is not worth it

Good memories today
fall down the stairs
And after several tequilas
The clouds go away
But the sun doesn’t come back

And after several tequilas
The clouds go away
But the sun doesn’t come back

And after several tequilas
The clouds go away
But the sun doesn’t come back

How does Trembol write the lyrics, translation and meaning or story behind?

Translations in Trembol are handmade with a lot of care and love, because we want to explain you the real meaning of the song and the story behind it, with the author words and in different languages. For this reason, we do not use automatic translators, which translate word by word, without understanding the background of the lyrics. In Trembol we believe in emotions and spreading music, that is why we also translate manually all lyrics to English, like this tune from La Quinta Estacion El Sol No Regresa. Click on the box of the language you want to see, and it will open. If your screen is large enough (typically a PC) you will be able to view the two lyrics in parallel, the original and the Spanish translation at the same time. Cool, isn’t it!

Songwriters: Angel Reyero Pontes / Pablo Dominguez Vilarrubia | El Sol No Regresa lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC | Background Image: El Informador Digital / CC BY

❤  If you like the song as much as we do and you want to help Trembol you can buy it following Amazon or iTunes links below.

Technical Note about La Quinta Estacion El Sol No Regresa

  • The song is played in G Sharp (G#). The wonderful Intro (initial part of the song) with the mariachi trumpets, goes like this: G#, A#, D#, D#7, G#, A#, D#, G#/D#.
  • If you want to play it and your are a rookie, I recommend that you use half note less: G, A, D, D7, G, A, D, G/D (G chord 2nd inversion). You’ll find the rest of the song chords in this key (G) and other in Lacuerda.net.
  • Do you want to practice your musical ear? This song is perfect for it. Do like me: play the song without watching the video and write down those instruments that you identify. Then put on the video and you’ll see that when an instrument is played, a musician comes out playing it. Let’s see how many you get right wink
  • We also share with you the complete score for all instruments, thanks to Musescore, and if you prefer a Karaoke version, we recommend this fantastic website (in Spanish): Maria Jesus website.
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