Maná‘s Revolución de Amor was exactly that: an album that conquered and revolutionized with a resounding message of love. Released Aug. 20, 2002, the seminal album — packed with poignant lyrics and songs now turned rock en español anthems — celebrates its 20th anniversary.
Revolución de Amor — then Maná’s first studio album in five years — debuted and peaked atop the Latin Pop Albums chart in Sept. 7, 2002, and stayed at No. 1 on the list for four weeks. On Top Latin Albums, the 12-track set debuted at No. 1 in the same chart week.
The album, “ambitious in musical scope and lyrical depth” (as Billboard‘s Leila Cobo wrote in 2002 when it was released), houses some of the iconic group’s most memorable songs to date, including “Mariposa Traicionera” and “Eres Mi Religión.” The former peaked at No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs (chart dated July 5, 2003), earning Maná their first No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs. Meanwhile, “Eres Mi Religion” peaked at No. 17 on Hot Latin Songs in January 2003 and scored Maná their 10th top 10 on Latin Pop Airplay, where it peaked at No. 10.
The set, released via Warner Music México, also includes other fan favorites such as the powerful “Justicia, Tierra y Libertad,” which opens the revolutionary album with a call to justice, land and liberty, and the melodic “Ángel de Amor.”
In a tour diary vlog back in 2002, Maná’s members — Fher Olvera, Alex González, Sergio Vallín and Juan Calleros — described Revolución de Amor as “a calling … what the world needs right now is love and that’s why we’re calling for this revolution of love,” says González and “a way to express what we want to say,” offers Calleros. “It takes from different perspectives of what love is,” adds Vallín. “We talk about love, heartbreak, dreams, ideals and social justice issues,” expresses Olvera.
In honor of the album’s 20th anniversary, Billboard‘s Latin editors have ranked all 12 tracks on the set. See which one takes the No. 1 spot on our list below.