Brazen Babe Reviews have this awesome meme called Tuesday Jams where you share a song that you currently love and can't get out of your head (Or in my case, off "repeat" on my iPod). Everyone's welcome to join in, the more the merrier! Be sure to leave your link on their blog post so that others can stop by and see your selection!
So, the one other thing I love just as much as reading? Listening to music! Though the majority of my music is modern country or movie scores, I do listen to a little bit of everything and am always on the look out for more music to add to my collection (You should see my iTunes library, it's HUGE). That's why Tuesday Jams has just become one of my new favorite memes!
Can't get out of my head song(s) this week are: Selena's songs
Whether you're Latin or not, singer Selena Quintanilla's tragic murder at the age of 23 was unforgettable. Just as she was about to make her English music debut, her life was taken by the president of her fan club. To most of mainstream America, she was a Latina who's biographical movie made Jennifer Lopez into a superstar, but to her fans, she was just "Selena." I was in Elementary school when Selena was killed TWENTY years ago today. I didn't know who she was at the time but when they played Amor Prohibido (Forbidden Love) in the newscast, I was able to put a face to the song that would play all the time in my grandparent's house. I remember the sadness that this beautiful, vibrant woman with the huge smile and laugh would never make new music.
Ask any fan of hers from back in the day and they'll remember her music fondly, and their love for her is still as strong today as it was when she was that shy young woman singing in restaurants and fairs. Spanish magazines always include a remembrance story in their March issues. Her husband and guitarist in her band even wrote a beautiful, heartbreaking book about his life with her (He still grieves for her today).
So today, I hit play on my collection of her music, and remember Selena.
And her two insanely popular English singles that she never had the chance to film videos for