Danna Paola – Agridulce

¡Otra miércoles, otra canción!  Esta semana, tenemos Danna Paola’s “Agridulce” (“Bittersweet”).

¡Esta es una de mis canciones favoritas!  So, why am I just now sharing it?  Well, my only source for Danna’s videos used to be her “Vevo” channel on YouTube, where she boasts a total of… wait for it… 4 (four, cuatro) videos!  They’re all fantastic, mind you, but what a small sampling of this chica’s work!

Today I got curious and just started cruising YouTube for her other songs.   Read More

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Jenny and the Mexicats – Tanto Tiempo

¡Otra miércoles, otra canción!  Esta semana, tenemos Jenny and the Mexicats’ “Tanto Tiempo” (“So Long”)

Jenny’s back!

¡Qué chévere, amigas!  This song is upbeat, it’s happy, it’s lovely.  It’s hilarious!  Jenny and her boys dance among lyrics and musical notes flying about the screen, while telling a story of having waited for someone for so long, and finally encountering them at a party, where they danced, evidently.

Now, there really isn’t much more to the story than that, folks.  If you’re looking for anything more thick-plotted, I’ll try my best to find you something soon.  But isn’t that a fantastic feeling, though: after waiting tanto tiempo to see someone you love — be it a family member, una novia/novio, or even a good friend — and finally encountering them? Read More

Jesse & Joy – Mi Tesoro

¡Otra miércoles, otra canción!  Esta semana, tenemos Jesse & Joy’s “Mi Tesoro”.

Hangin’ with las Hermanas Huertas

Here’s another sweet love song from one of my favorite couple of hermanas (the other being HA-ASH, of course).  It’s fun to listen to, fun to watch, and fun to learn with, inasmuch as the lyrics flash across a window full of psychedelic colors and shapes.  (Sorry, all you old-timers — no bouncing ball to follow here.)

The tune is upbeat, and Joy’s beautiful voice takes it over the top.   Read More

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Selena Gomez – Un Año Sin Lluvia

¡Otra semana, otra canción — “Un Año Sin Lluvia”, de Selena Gomez!

Selena Gomez, whose initial claim to fame was, as I understand it, a role as one of the annoying little tag-alongs of the purple dinosaur whom those of us without kids hated to see dancing across the TV screen.  But I won’t hold it against her, at least so long as she keeps cranking out hits like this one.

As far back as 2011 or so, I can recall seeing and hearing some of her music videos and being wowed by her vocals.  I have to admit that I was never all that enthralled with the lyrics to songs like “Love You Like a Love Song” and “Hit the Lights”.  (Some were all right; others I found downright silly.)  But, I did (still do) enjoy the music, and pretty much everything else about them.

What I didn’t know is that Señorita Gomez had recorded anything in Spanish.   Read More

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Lu – Duele

¡Otra semana, otra canción!  Amigas, esto es “Duele”, de Lu.

Más de Paty (y amigas)

This is yet another post I had sitting in my drafts folder for some reason, but hadn’t gotten around to sharing.  (Before long, I’m going to end up running out of those and have to start scouting again!)  I know that I’ve been sharing a lot of Paty Cantú lately.

There are several good reasons, one of which I will share:  I have received a few of her CDs recently for birthdays, etc., and I’m absolutely taken with her voice!  Bear with me.  I’ll eventually give you a bit more variety. Read More

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Sin Bandera – Que Lloro

¡Otra semana, otra vídeo de música:  Sin Bandera’s “Que Lloro”!

At long last…

I don’t know why this was still sitting around in my drafts drawer.  Since September of last year!  It’s a lovely song.  Sad — “y no te vuelvas si no quieres que lloro por ti, que lloro sin ti” — but beautiful, all the same.

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Paty Cantú – Ojalá

Buenos días, amigas.  Otra semana, otra canción…  ¡”Ojalá”, de Paty Cantú!

Canción de la semana

We’ve been sharing a lot of songs from Ms. Cantú recently (well, within the past several posts, at least), and I honestly don’t see any reason to stop.  Esta chica is one phenomenal talent, and I love that I can pick up on her lyrics well enough to understand many of them.  (I have a harder time comprehending what Elton John’s singing, and he’s supposedly recording in English.)

This is another of her sad-but-beautiful ballads from her Corazón Bipolar album (originally).  I love the way her voice builds from a sweet, tender almost-whisper at the beginning to…  Well, just listen and try to describe it as she begins the coroRead More

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Jesse & Joy – Me Soltaste

¡Otra miércoles, otra canción!  Esta semana, tenemos “Me Soltaste”, de Jesse y Joy.

This past weekend, Latino Pop stars Jesse & Joy took Best Latin Pop Album with their 2015 work, Un Besito Más.  This sister-and-brother duo has had my attention since I first began this journey, over a year ago, and has remained one of my favorites.  At least a couple of their songs always end up in my mix CDs.  In fact, their touching ballad, Llegaste Tú, is one I can (and do) listen to every day — sometimes several times per day — without growing tired of it.

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Jesse y Joy – Dueles

Hola, amigas.  ¡Otra miércoles, otra canción!  Esta semana, tememos Jesse y Joy con “Dueles”.

I’ve had this canción in my library for over a year now and amazed that I haven’t shared it already.  It’s about hurting, so I find it doubly amazing, because I’ve been doing a lot of that since about this time last year!  (Not for the same reasons as are put forth in this song, but hurting nevertheless.)   Read More

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HA-ASH – Estés Donde Estés

Hola amigas.  Otra semana, otra vídeo — “Estés Donde Estés” (wherever you are).

This is a song I first encountered about a year back, when I first discovered Ha-Ash.  It is the 2nd track on their latest album, Primera Fila — Hecho Realidad.  But it debuted 11 years before as the sisters’ second single in 2003, and as the 4th track from their 1st album, Ha-Ash, released the same year.

I am a sucker for melancholy mixed with a driving rhythm, and this number has that in spades, right from the start:

Recuerdo tus besos…
Y en la distancia puedo oír tu voz…
Diciendo que esto no eran una adiós

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Paty Cantú – Quiero Tenerte

¡Otra miércoles, otra canción!  Esta semana, tememos para ti Paty Cantú (otra vez) representando “Quiero Tenerte” (con Erik Rubin).

Yes, it’s a repeat — another Cantú love ballad, and even another duet!  But, hey, it’s my birthday this week, and, for all I know, I’m the only one reading this blog.  I shall, then, as Brain Pickings’ lovely, thought-provoking Maria Popova advised in her interview with Tim Ferriss a couple of years back, write to please myself and hope that a few of you amigas find it useful, too!

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