I was going to post this blog yesterday to make this a throwback Thursday blog but I am just going to post it today. I am doing a Regional Mexican throwback, where I am going to share some of my favorite old songs of various artists. Not only am I going to share old songs but the more recent songs that they have put out. It is going to be throwback songs vs New songs and at the end you will decide which is better, the old or the new.
1. Remmy Valenzuela
Te Olvidaré vs Caricias Clandestinas
2. Banda Los Recoditos
La Escuelita vs Al Rescate
Juan Gabriel, Mexican singer-songwriter dies at the age of 66 on Sunday August 28,2016 in Santa Monica, California due to a heart attack. This is so sad seeing another music icon go, leaving us very sad but will always be remembered by his songs/music. I decided to make this special blog about him to tell you about my reaction to his death and the many moments I remember him by.
Growing up in a Mexican household you all know that your mom always watching novelas and you always end up watching them with her. I always remember the theme song of the novela Abrázame Muy Fuerte, which I would sing along to it like many others. If you don't remember this theme song you might remember these other novelas like Te Sigo Amando, Mariana de la Noche, Inocente de ti, Leonela,muriendo de amor, and Maria Emilia,querida. If you do not remember the I will post all the theme songs below so you can hear them.
I think one of the moments I will not forget was watching the Latin Grammy Awards in 2009. When Juan Gabriel stole the show at the end, in which he was invited to sing one or two songs and got a special award. At the end he gave a mini concert lasting about half an hour making the award show run a bit late.It was worth watching and will always be one of my favorite moments that I will remember.I will also have the videos from the Latin Grammy Awards that night and see if you guys remember watching it or not.
I was shocked like many people to find out that he was dead and felt that one more music icon was gone. It is just so sad to hear about this but he will never be forgotten and this songs will be a legacy that will live on and on. Juan Gabriel you will always live in our hearts and will keep hearing your music.
Roberto Tapia just premiered his new video for his song "Vale La Pena", which I thought was something new he was bringing to the table. Sadly I had already heard this song sung by Los Rodriguez De Sinaloa years ago. But both versions are completely different Los Rodriguez De Sinaloa did more of a norteño style while Roberto Tapia did a banda version of the song. I thought both versions were great but I can't decide which one I like better. I will have both versions of the song down below, so you can tell me which one you liked better. This Sunday Roberto Tapia will be performing one of his songs on Nuestra Belleza Latina VIP. He will be one of the musical guests on that show and I have a feeling that he is going to sing this song. So don't forget to watch NBL VIP this Sunday on Univision. Comment and share Roberto Tapia's new video, which I think will be very popular among his fans.
A couple weeks ago I saw this video on tv and I fell in love with this song. Banda El Recodo is coming back with hits like these that make people want to fall in love. For me they had been putting out songs that were ok in my opinion but never really convinced me but I think they are coming back strong with songs like these. I also loved the video because it is very different compared to many of the regional mexican videos which are sexual. I was happy to see a normal model who is still very pretty but does not look fake and provocative. I think more women can relate because this video reflects how hard they work in their jobs and some times they do not have time to spend with their loved ones. I wish more bands would follow their example and make videos like these that are not all about sex.Banda El Recodo keep up the good work and best wishes for this new year.So please click above to see this video and comment below if you like it or not.
I totally enjoyed this new song about Joaquín Guzmán Loera better known as "El Chapo" Guzmán. This song/corrido talks about Joaquín Guzmán's grand escape from a high-security prison in Almoloya, Mexico.It is said that this famous drug lord would have escaped this prison through a tunnel built just for him. It is also said that he had a specially modified motorcycle in this tunnel.This is the version that Mexico's government announced after his escape on July 11,2015. This has not been his first time escaping a prison as he did this before which happened in 2001. Calibre 50 has not been afraid to sing corridos which sometimes have delicate subjects or information. I think they are one of those groups that are not afraid and they give the people what they want to hear which are corridos. Most people like me don't think that corridos are bad or start violence but they tell stories or touchy news events that have happened. With this corrido I am not sure if this is true and I think that most people like me doubt this version. I still question myself whether "El Chapo" really escaped through a tunnel or walked out the prison's front door? Tell me your opinions or what you think below about this subject.
I do not only write about famous artists on my blogs but I search for new talents that people would like to know about. So I decided to write about Cheli Madrid, who is a fantastic singer, which I enjoy hearing and watching her videos over and over again. I found out about her on Instagram because people were sharing a short preview of her new video up on Youtube and I fell in love with her voice. This encounter lead me to her Youtube channel where I saw her other videos. In this video she is singing "Por Este Amor" sung originally by Banda MS which is one of my favorite songs. I would totally recommend that you should click on the video above and hear her sing. If you want to hear or know more about her you should subscribe to her Youtube Channel. I wish she had a cd out because I would buy it but I have no doubt that this will soon happen. Best wishes to Cheli Madrid and we will be waiting for more new videos.
You guys don't know how much I hear this song right now. Banda MS is one of those bands you love because they keep coming out with romantic songs like these. This video looks like part 2 of "Mi Razón De Ser" which was also one of their biggest hits. I have no doubt that this song will reach number 1 and will be one of those songs that you can dedicate to your other half. But can we just talk about the person who wrote his fantastic song, Horacio Palencia. He is one of the best songwriters and has wrote a number of hits that you love like "Mi Razón De Ser", "De ti exclusivo", "Mi niña mimada", "Ya Es Muy Tarde" and "Mi Segunda Vida" which are only just a few songs out of so many that he has. If you have not heard this new song I don't know where you have been but feel free to hear it on this page. Comment and tell me what you think about this song and my best wishes for Banda MS with this new song/video.
Ariana Grande's new song is not my favorite song she has gotten out. Lyric wise it was ok and thought it could be better. But I have to say that the song is very catchy and some people say that it sounds like her other song "Problem". I really liked the music video for this song, I thought it had a modern touch to it. I also thought that Ariana had very cute outfits in this video. What I miss about Ariana is her old hair color, I do not know why but I do not like her with this new hair color. I know Ariana will keep surprising us more with new looks and different videos like this. She is one of those artist you need to look out for because they just keep putting out hits.
Selena Gomez's new single "Same Old Love" off of her album Revival is one of the best songs she has gotten out. The video was just perfect and totally went with the song. I think most people can relate to this song if they have gone through a tough relationship with someone. Personally I think that "Good For You" was not her best but I think this song is better and has become one of my favorites right now. I would recommend you hear this song if you have not heard it and I think you will be surprised and like the song. Selena will also star in a new netflix show called "13 Reasons Why". This show will be very dark and it also talks about a serious matter which is suicide. This show will be based on the book "13 Reasons Why" by Jay Asher.They have not announced a release date for this new show but we hope it will be soon.
Becky G's latest single "Break a Sweat" is one of those very catchy, make you want to dance songs. I would of loved more rapping from Becky G in this song like she has been doing with the rest of her hits. But she keeps surprising us with something different and fresh each time she puts out a new single. The singer of "Shower" has also shown her talent but now in acting as you have seen her in the popular series "Empire" in which she played Valentina Galindo. This 18-year-old Mexican-American pop singer does not stop here and is also suiting up as the Yellow Ranger in the new Power Rangers flim.I did not expect this from Becky G but we all wish her the best luck in her upcoming projects.