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Top 5 Selena Songs

Ashley Velez |
March 30, 2014 | 3:29 p.m. PDT

Staff Reporter

Selena became the first Tejano musician to ever win a Grammy. (HD Wallpapers Area)
Selena became the first Tejano musician to ever win a Grammy. (HD Wallpapers Area)
Long before Selena Gomez entered the music scene, the only Selena that the world knew was the beautiful and iconic Selena Quintanilla-Perez.

By the young age of 23, the Tejano music queen topped Latin music charts and was a driving force in the introduction of Latin music to the American mainstream. Selena was often compared to Madonna and was very well known for her exciting costumes and performances.

The Grammy Award-winner was shot and killed by her Fan Club President, Yolanda Saldivar, on March 31, 1995. 19 years later, we celebrate her life by counting down Selena’s five most memorable songs. 

5) "Como La Flor"- "Entre Mi Mundo"-1992

Selena’s talented brother, A.B. Quintanilla, wrote this sad song about a love that turned sour. Nothing lasts forever and like a flower, the romance that once blossomed has withered away. The song is somber but the catchy beat will still make listeners move their hips.  

4) "Amor Prohibido"- "Amor Prohibido"-1994

As shown in the Selena biopic, this song is a true testament to the forbidden love that she experienced with her husband, Chris Perez. Chris was Selena’s guitarist and her father did not make it a secret that he disapproved of their relationship. Selena and Chris eloped just as her English language career took off and her father later accepted Chris into the family. A true Romeo and Juliet story, Amor Prohibo is an upbeat love song that proves that love conquers all. 

3) "Dreaming of You"- "Dreaming Of You"- 1995

If you have seen the Selena biopic, chances are that this song will make you cry every single time. The song appears during the scene where the beloved singer, played by Jennifer Lopez, is pronounced dead. If you can fight back the tears, you’ll realize that this melody is one of the most innocent and most beautiful love songs, maybe ever. The song peaked at #22 on Billboard’s Hot 100 list. The album, Dreaming Of You, was released just after her death and became the first Tejano album to top the Billboard Top 200 List

2) "I Could Fall In Love"- "Dreaming Of You"- 1995

The 90’s were a wonderful decade for love songs and this song is a perfect example of why that holds true.  Selena lends her vulnerability to this slow ballad about the fear of rejection when falling in love. The ballad starts off in English and trails into a sensual song break in Spanish. I Could Fall In Love displays Selena’s talented vocals and helped introduce the singer to the American mainstream.

1)"Bidi Bidi Bom Bom"- "Amor Prohibido"- 1994

This cumbia-reggae mix is one of Selena’s most feel good songs. Anyone who has ever had a crush can relate to the feeling of your heart going “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” when the object of your affections walks by. Selena co-wrote this song, which won “Song Of The Year” at the 1995 Tejano Music Awards. This fun song is one of Selena’s most memorable contributions to the Latin music world.  

Not only was Selena a phenomenal woman and singer, but her versatility and extravagant performances also set her apart from every artist at the time. Take a look at her incredible "Disco-Medley" performance during her final concert, where she commemorates artists who influenced her career. 

 

All hail the queen.  

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