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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.