Intocable Is Back in Command on Regional Mexican Airplay Chart With ‘Ojalá Estuvieras Aquí’

Intocable returns to No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay chart as its latest single, “Ojalá Estuvieras Aquí,” climbs 6-1 on the March 23-dated list.

“We are incredibly grateful to our fans for their support and to Billboard for recognizing our music once again,” Ricardo Muñoz, lead singer of Intocable, tells Billboard.

“Ojalá Estuvieras Aquí,” released on Good Music I, takes the Greatest Gainer award on Regional Mexican Airplay, a weekly honor for the song with the largest increase in audience impressions. The song leads thanks to a robust 67% gain in audience impressions, to 8 million, earned in the U.S. during the March 8-14 tracking week, according to Luminate.

“Ojalá” is the first single of the Texas group’s 16-track album, Modus Operandi, released Feb. 8. The song was written by Pablo Preciado (Matisse) and marks the return of the imprint sound of Intocable.

With the new No. 1, Intocable captures its 19th champ on Regional Mexican Airplay and ties with Banda MS de Sergio Lizarraga for the second-most rulers among all acts since the chart’s inception in 1994. The two acts trail only Calibre 50, who continues at the helm with 24 No. 1s on its chart account.

“Having our 19th song hit No. 1 is unbelievable,” Muñoz adds. “It’s a huge honor, and we feel lucky and humbled. ‘Ojalá Estuvieras Aquí’ is a song that holds a special place in our hearts, and we are thrilled to see it connect with audiences in such a meaningful way.”

As Intocable bags a new ruler, here’s a refreshed rundown of the artists with the most No. 1s on Regional Mexican Airplay:

  • 24, Calibre 50
  • 19, Banda MS de Sergio Lizarraga
  • 19, Intocable
  • 18, Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizarraga
  • 17, La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho
  • 16, Conjunto Primavera
  • 16, Los Tigres del Norte

As “Ojalá” takes Intocable to No. 1, it sends El Fantasma’s “El Exitoso” to No. 3, after one week in charge, with a 20% dip in impressions, to 6.65 million.

“Ojalá” dominates Regional Mexican Airplay a year and two months after Intocable last took over the Mexican radio ranking, when “Un Poquito Tuyo” advanced from the runner-up slot to lead the Jan. 14, 2023-dated list. In between, two songs reached a double No. 3 high: “No Se Vuelve a Repetir” (September 2023) and “Obsesión” (December 2023).

Further, “Ojalá” surges 21-2 on the overall Latin Airplay chart, the biggest ascension in 2024 thus far. It concurrently bests Intocable’s lasts three top 10s there and marks the group’s highest appearance since “Te Amo (Para Siempre)” landed at the summit, for one week in charge, in 2013.

The new No. 1 achievement on Regional Mexican Airplay lands as Intocable commemorates its 30-year career anniversary.

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