Originally written by Roberto Cantoral, “El Reloj” is a beautiful, simple Spanish song that has been sung by countless performers. A quick iTunes search will reveal the most popular version to be that of Luis Miguel, but my personal favorite is one done by the lovely Linda Ronstadt–yes, Linda Ronstadt! (Did you know that she sings in Spanish?–she does! Quite beautifully!)
I love using this song at the beginning of Spanish 1 because it is SO easy to understand, SO repetitive, and SO beautiful! Click here to download the lyrics sheet for the Linda Ronstadt version. If you are unsuccessful finding her version online, shoot me an email, and I’ll help you out!