¡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. I was actually not even looking for it — the video just popped up in my see-also list in YouTube while I was enjoying one of the aforementioned tunes to get me through the monotony of my workday. “Un Año Sin Lluvia” is also released in English (“A Year Without Rain”), which I’ve linked to below, along with the Spanish version. Please have a listen and see whether you’re as enthralled as I am…
(English version: https://youtu.be/M8uPvX2te0I)
I found that absolutely gorgeous in every way. I enjoy the language, of course, and the music., too. But I also liked the classic car, the desert scenes, the rain scenes (especially), and, naturally, Ms. Gomez’s wardrobe and makeup. ¡Qué hermosa!
There’s a little “easter egg” in the chorus for you, if you listen carefully. (And if you’re as interested as I am about learning the language.) Hint: the title of the song mentions rain (lluvia) as a noun. But see whether you can pick up what she sings in the actual lyrics of the song.
If you enjoyed it as much as I do, and would like a copy of the MP3 for your mobile device or home computer, please visit the link below, as it helps me pay for the blog without costing you extra. (Amazon’s so cool that way!) Well, that’s it for this week.
¡Hasta luego, amigas!