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Selena Y Los Dinos Songs Ranked from Best to Bestest

This past Saturday we celebrated the 23rd anniversary of Selena’s untimely death and to celebrate her life and legacy we decided to create a list of what we consider to be the best 20 Selena Y Los Dinos Songs… but if you think we missed something don’t forget to let us know in the comment section below.

20. Ámame.

Credit: Ámame. EMI Latin.

“Ámame” is the 4th single from her 4th studio album, Entre a Mi Mundo. The song peaked at #27 on Billboard US Hot Latin Songs in 1993.

19. Besitos.

Credit: Selena. EMI Latin.

“Besitos” was one of track no. 4 in Selena’s self-titled 1989 debut album. She recorded this album when she was only 17 and peaked at #7 on U.S Billboard Regional Mexican Albums by 1990.

18. Ya Ves.

Credit: Ven Conmigo. EMI.

“Ya Ves” is the 1st track on her second studio album, Ven Conmigo. The album came out in 1990, the same year she won as Female Vocalist of the Year at the Tejano Music Awards.

17. Missing My Baby.

Credit: Entre a Mi Mundo. EMI Latin.

“Missing My Baby” is considered to be a contemporary R&B ballad, which peaked at #22 on US Billboard Rhythmic Top 40. The song was later covered by R&B group, Full Force and even helped them won gold and platinum discs.

16. No Debes Jugar.

Credit: No Debes Jugar. EMI Latin.

“No Debes Jugar” is the lead single from her 1st life album, Live!. The song peaked at #3 on the US Billboard Hot Latin Songs and earn two nominations for Best Song of the Year in 1994 by Tejano Music Awards and Premios Lo Nuestro.

15. Donde Quiera Que Estés.

Credit: Donde Quiera Que Estés. EMI Latin.

“Donde Quiera Que Estés” was a collaboration with Barrio Boyz for their 2nd studio album. The song reached #1 on the US Billboard Hot Latin Songs for 6 weeks and later became the 6th most performed Latin song of 1994.

14. Fotos Y Recuerdos.

Credit: Amor Prohibido. EMI Latin.

“Fotos Y Recuerdos” is a single from her 4th studio album, Amor Prohibido. The song is a cover version of the 1983 song by the Pretenders, “Back on the Chain Gang”, many agree that Selena’s cover outshines the original. It reached #20 on the US Billboard Hot Latin Songs of All-Time and was even included as #47 on the “50 Best Songs of the Nineties“ by Rolling Stones Magazine.

13. La Llamada.

Credit: Selena Live. EMI Latin.

“La Llamada” is Selena’s 2nd single from her album Live!. The song peaked at #5 on the Hot Latin Songs in 1993 and then #10 on the Regional Mexican Digital Songs in 2011.

12. Si Una Vez.

Credit: Amor Prohibido. EMI Latin.

“Si Una Vez” is included on the album Amor Prohibido. The song won Single of the Year at the BMI Pop Awards and was covered by many artists like Alicia Villarreal and salsa singer Manny Manuel, whose cover later became Billboard’s 14th Most Successful US Tropical Song.

11. El Chico del Apartamento 512.

Credit: Amor Prohibido. EMI Latin.

“El Chico del Apartamento 512” was recorded for the Amor Prohibido album. This one is considered one of Selena’s Most Memorable songs and even reached #1 on Billboards Regional Mexican Digital Songs in 2011.

10. No Me Queda Más.

Credit: Amor Prohibido. EMI Latin.

“No Me Queda Más” is the 3rd single for Amor Prohibido. The song is a mariachi-pop mix that that was later covered by Pepe Aguilar. It reached #1 on the Billboard US Regional Mexican Airplay and also became Billboard’s Most Successful Latin Song in 1995. The song has been praised by many and has even been called the Spanish counterpart of The Beatle’s single “Yesterday” in terms of fan popularity.

9. Tú Sólo Tú.

Credit: Dreaming of You. EMI Latin.

“Tú Sólo Tú” is the 2nd single of Selena’s last album, Dreaming of You and it’s a cover from Pedro Infante. The song became the 1st single in Spanish released after her death. It was #1 on the Billboard US Hot Latin Songs for 10 weeks, making it her longest run at number 1 and making her the 2nd performer ever to have 2 singles in the 1st two spots of the Billboard Hot Latin Songs Chart.

8. Techno Cumbia.

Credit: Amor Prohibido. EMI Latin.

“Techno Cumbia” is track no. 7 on Amor Prohibido. Critics believe that the song predates the Latin Urban Genre that became popular in the 2000s and led the way to a new style of music. The song peaked at #4 in both Billboard US Hot Latin SOngs and Regional Mexican Airplay. Today the Techno Cumbia is an all-time classic.

7. La Carcacha.

Credit: Entre a Mi Mundo. EMI Latin.

“La Carcacha” is the 2nd single on the Entre a Mi Mundo album. The single fell short on the charts after “Como la Flor” but it gained popularity after Selena’s death.

6. Baila Esta Cumbia.

Credit: Ven Conmigo. EMI.

“Baila Esta Cumbia” is the 2nd single for Ven Conmigo. The song peaked at #21 on the Billboard US Latin Pop Digital Songs is and is one of her most popular songs. In 2005 the Kumbia Kings made a cover who also entered the charts.

5. I Could Fall in Love.

Credit: Dreaming of You. EMI Latin.

“I Could Fall in Love” is the 1st single for Dreaming of You. It’s a Pop and R&B ballad that won her The Tejano Music Award for the Tejano Crossover Song of the Year. Many critics compared her to Celine Dion. The song gained international success as it peaked at #17 on the Billboard US Top 40 mainstream, reached Top 10 on the singles charts in Canada and New Zealand, was one of the most performed songs in 1995, became the most played song in Miami, Boston, Kansas City and 2nd most played in Los Angeles.

4. Dreaming of You.

Credit: Dreaming of You. EMI Latin.

“Dreaming of You” is the lead single of Selena’s last album. It reached the Top 10 singles of 1995 and earned comparison to songs recorded by other pop artists like Madonna and Paula Abdul. The single earned a spot on international charts around the world and reached #22 on the Billboard Hot 100. It earned a place in the book “The 7500 Most Important Songs of the Rock Era”.

3. Como la Flor.

Credit: Entre a Mi Mundo. EMI Latin.

“Como la Flor” is the 1st single on the Entre a Mi Mundo album. The song is credited by many to be her signature song and the reason why her career took off in Mexico. The single peaked at #6 on the Billboard US Top Latin Song charts and #11 on the Latin Streaming Song charts.

2. Amor Prohibido.

Credit: Amor Prohibido. EMI Latin.

“Amor Prohibido” is the 1st single from her 4th studio album. It is considered to be her most successful single by many critics. The song reached the top of the Billboard US Hot Latin Song charts for 9 weeks and became the most successful Latin single of 1994. It also earned several awards, including Song of the Year on the Billboard Latin Music Awards and was the 1st song in Spanish to won a Broadcast Music Award in pop.

1. Bidi Bidi Bom Bom.

Credit: Amor Prohibido. EMI Latin.

“Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” is the 2nd single of Amor Proibido. The song topped the Billboard US Hot Latin Songs chart for 4 weeks and became the most played song in 1996. Some consider that Selena’s performance of the song in Houston’s Astrodome is one the biggest highlights of her car
eer. The single has been covered by many artists both in the US and Latin America, including Jennifer Lopez and Selena Gomez.

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Dimelo Flow Talks Career Beginnings, Working With Sech, Daddy Yankee and Representing Panamá at The Global Music Stage

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Dimelo Flow Talks Career Beginnings, Working With Sech, Daddy Yankee and Representing Panamá at The Global Music Stage

Welcome to Spotlight, where we do a deep dive in the careers of artists, producers, songwriters and more people making an impact in the Latin music industry.

Dimelo Flow, the Panamanian producer behind hits like “Relación Remix” and “Otro Trago“, talked to us about how he started off as a basketball prospect turned club DJ, and how his love for music led him to become a producer. Now he’s not only working with the biggest names in Reggaeton like Daddy Yankee, J Balvin, and Bad Bunny, but has his sights on making global records and putting Panamá on the map.

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During our Spotlight interview, Dimelo also talked to us about his creative process, knowing exactly how to craft the perfect remix and where to locate each artist to create the perfect synergy on a track.

Dimelo also touched on reinventing his sound and collaborating with fellow Panamian artist Sech for his upcoming album ‘42.’

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The Avengers project cemented Dimelo Flow, Sech, Dalex, Justin Quiles, Feid and Lenny Tavarez as a force in reggaeton and took their careers to new heights. Dimelo said that they are already working on a follow-up to The Academy.

He talked to us about sliding into Tyga’s DM’s and now he wants to produce for mainstream artists, naming his dream collabs to work with Post Malone, Drake, and Travis Scott.

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Chris Pérez and Joe Ojeda Have Mini Los Dinos Reunion With Empowering Corrido “Nuestra Tierra”

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Chris Pérez and Joe Ojeda Have Mini Los Dinos Reunion With Empowering Corrido “Nuestra Tierra”

Chris Pérez, the widower of Selena, is back with his first taste of new music in over a decade. The Mexican-American musician regroups with his old Los Dinos bandmate Joe Ojeda for the new single “Nuestra Tierra.” The song also features Victoria La Mala and Yorch.

“Nuestra Tierra” is a song that reflects on the Mexican immigrant experience.

Chris Pérez’s last musical project was with Kumbia All-Starz. They teamed up for the song “La Vida De Un Genio” in 2010. He returns to the music scene in “Nuestra Tierra.” The corrido reflects on the life of a Mexican immigrant moving to the US in search of the American Dream.

“I love this song because it truly reflects the times that we’re living in as immigrants in this country,” Victoria La Mala said in a statement. “We come here looking for a better life, but we sacrifice and leave so much behind. It was so incredible to have the opportunity to work with people that I’ve admired and looked up to for years like Chris and Joe. Yorch is also super talented and like me and so many people, moved to this country looking to follow our dreams and search for more opportunities.”

“Nuestra Tierra” is filled with Mexican talent like Victoria La Mala and Yorch.

Pérez played the guitar on the empowering “Nuestra Tierra” while Ojeda and Roberto “Bobbo” Gómez handled the production duties. Victoria La Mala and Yorch trade verses about the struggle Mexican immigrants face while trying to find a better life in the U.S.

“Bobbo, Joe, and myself came up with the chord structure, the arrangement basically,” Pérez said. “Jorge Eduardo [Yorch] and Victoria were doing their thing, scribbling away like crazy on their notepads. I wasn’t quite sure what they were coming up with but the second I heard them singing their part, well, it was like magic. And to be a part of something like that is a rarity these days, so I am truly proud of the song.”

The song also marks a reunion between two old Los Dinos bandmates.

“Nuestra Tierra” also marks a mini-reunion between two of Selena’s Los Dino band members, Chris Pérez and Ojeda. The two say this song was created “on the fly” during downtime in the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The song’s power and message moved us all,” Ojeda said. “This song really focuses on us, los Mexicanos, los Paisanos, especially La Raza that is still living ‘on the other side’ and simply wanting a better life for their families. And isn’t that what we all want? My hope for this song is that it resonates with a lot of people and that everyone understands its message.”

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