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These 21 Latino Songs Will Help You Through Your Breakup Faster Than ‘Thank U, Next’

Breakups suck. You probably feel like you’ll never get over it — but you can always sing the pain away. Sure, you can listen to Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next” on repeat, but why not connect to your pain on a more cultural level. There is just something about singing your heart out in Spanish that cleanses a Latino’s soul. A sweet Café Tacvba song here, a heart-wrenching Chente song there can really do the trick. These tunes can hit hard but soon, you’ll go from 😭 😭 😭  to 😂 😂 😂.

1. “Enamorado por Primera Vez” — Enrique Iglesias

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Porque tú eres solo para mí, una mirada y ya caí, enamorado por primera vez.”

You’ll remember your first love and realize it HAD to end. If you’re singing along to the video, you’ll also be distracted by Enrique’s mole.

2. “Acá Entre Nos” — Vicente Fernández

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Acá entre nos, siempre te voy a recordar/estoy odiando sin odiar porque respiro por la herida.”

If your heart wasn’t already broken into a million pieces, listening to this song will definitely shatter it. Just add some tequila to cleanse the wound.

3. “Todo se Derrumbó” — Emmanuel

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Todo se derrumbó, dentro de mí, dentro de mí.”

This song captures the moment you experience heartbreak: everything’s falling apart and you feel like your heart is struggling to keep pumping. Más tequila, please.

4. “Me Duele Amarte” — Reik

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Me duele amarte así, hasta morir, lanzándome a la nada viéndote partir.”

Loving your ex was the best feeling in the world, but now it just HURTS — almost as bad as listening to Justin Bieber’s songs — almost.

5. “El Triste” — José José

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Que triste todos dicen que soy, que siempre estoy hablando de ti. No saben que pensando en tu amor.”

Sing this one enough, and you’ll be so depressed that all your friends will start calling you El Triste. Get it out of your system before they stop hanging out with you.

6. “Mientes Tan Bien” — Sin Bandera

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Mientes tan bien, que me sabe a verdad todo lo que me das.”

You’ll realize that at one point they lied to you. And they did it well.

7. “El Me Mintió” — Amanda Miguel

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Él me mintió, él me dijo que me amaba y no era verdad.”

And their lies made you as angry as Amanda Miguel’s hair.

8. “La Farsante” — Juan Gabriel

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Ya verás traicionera lo vas a pagar muy caro, yo soy bueno a la buena y por la mala, soy muy malo.”

Only listen to this one if you’re in the second stage of grief: RAGE.

9. “Ahora Quien” — Marc Anthony

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Ahora quien, si no soy yo, me miro y lloro en el espejo y me siento estúpido, ilógico.”

Don’t listen to this one if you don’t want to imagine them with someone else. Don’t do it. OK, fine. Torture yourself.

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10. “Tu Cárcel” — Los Bukis

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Pero recuerda, nadie es perfecto y tú lo verás más de mil cosas mejores tendrás, pero un cariño sincero jamás.”

You know you’re not perfect, but they’ll never find someone like you. NEVER.

11. “Vuelve” — Ricky Martin

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Vuelve que sin ti la vida se me va.”

Listen to Ricky ONLY if there’s a chance they might come back.

12. “El Problema” — Ricardo Arjona

The line you’ll sing over and over: “El problema no es que juegues, el problema es que es conmigo.”

Every relationship has ups and downs, but if your relationship had as much drama as Arjona’s songs, the breakup was probably a good thing.

13. Corazón Partío — Alejandro Sanz

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Y quien me va a entregar sus emociones quién me va pedir que nunca la abandone.”

You miss everything about them, even their nonstop emotional chatter.

14. No Me Enseñaste — Thalía

The line you’ll sing over and over: “No me enseñaste como estar sin ti y que le digo yo a este corazón.”

It’s a tough, tough lesson, but one must learn to forget. If only it were as easy as forgetting Thalía’s songs.

15. Como Te Extraño Mi Amor — Café Tacvba

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Como te extraño mi amor, ¿Qué puedo hacer? Te extraño tanto que voy a enloquecer.”

You still miss them, but it’s OK, Café Tacvba makes EVERYTHING all better.

16. “Me Va Extrañar” — Ricardo Montaner

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Me va a extrañar, y sentirá, que no habrá vida después de mí, que no se puede vivir así.”

This song will make you realize that there’s part of your ex that misses you, too.

17. “Por un Segundo” — Aventura

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Y ahora por un segundo me ahogo en los mares de la realidad, por un segundo acepto mi derrota, te perdí de verdad.”

At some point they’ll find someone else and you’ll have to accept it.

18. “Vestida de Blanco” — Roció Durcal

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Yo voy a casarme, vestida de blanco, va a dolerte tanto, te arrepentirás.”

Because you’ll find someone else, too. Someone BETTER.

19. “Olvídame y Pega la Vuelta” — Pimpinela

The line you’ll sing over and over: “¡Vete! Olvida que existo, que me conociste, y no te sorprendas. Olvídate todo que tú para eso tienes experiencia.”

And you’ll be SO over it. Even if they want to get back together, they can’t, because you’re SO over it.

20. “Mi Historia Entre Tus Dedos” — Gianluca Grignani

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Hay una cosa que yo no te he dicho aún, que mis problemas, ¿sabés qué? se llaman: ‘tú.”

Even years after a breakup, this one can be a tearjerker. But if you realize enough time has passed and you’re ready to dance, you can listen to this version.

21. “Detras de Mi Ventana” — Yuri

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Detrás de mi ventana, veo pasar el destino disfrazado de asesino.”

You know what? Be glad it ended and you didn’t marry the jerk.

Whitney Houston’s Estate Released Images Of Her Hologram And Basically It’s As Scary As Seeing La Llorona

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Whitney Houston’s Estate Released Images Of Her Hologram And Basically It’s As Scary As Seeing La Llorona

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Last year when the world learned that the estate of the later singer Whitney Houston planned to send her hologram on your, there was a mass of objections and outcries. Now that a sneak peek of the tour has been released, fans have dug in their heels.

“An Evening With Whitney : The Whitney Houston Hologram Tour” will begin on February 25 in the UK.

While Houston’s death occurred eight years ago, her estate has decided to bring her back to life for fans by giving her a new tour experience. According to The New York Post, “‘An Evening With Whitney’ was designed with Whitney’s image in mind, Pat Houston, the singer’s former manager and head of the Whitney Houston estate, said. Whitney planned on giving a more intimate, unplugged-esque tour before she died. And while that never took place when she was alive, the production team behind the hologram has ensured her vision will happen posthumously.”

“We had a discussion about her doing ‘Whitney Unplugged’ or some type of ‘Evening with Whitney,’ and that was really her idea,” Pat Houston said according to the Post. “It’s a dream that was realized by her. So that’s the production. This isn’t something that we’re just putting together. This is something that she wanted to do, and I get very emotional watching this because it is so close to what she wanted. The only thing missing was her, physically.”

Whitney fans have taken to Twitter to voice their horror over the hologram which, in all honesty, is alarming to see at first.

Literally so many fans have been left speechless.

And so many of u shave too many questions.

In A World Where Everything Is Catered To White People, Selena Quintanilla Has Long Been The Splash Of Color My Latina Soul Needed

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In A World Where Everything Is Catered To White People, Selena Quintanilla Has Long Been The Splash Of Color My Latina Soul Needed

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Long before shops the likes of Urban Outfitters and Forever 21 began to bank on her image to sell $54 shirts to non-Latinx hipsters, Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was an icon and legend for young Latinas living across the globe. Ask a Latina and no doubt she has some sort of connection the Tejano singer whether its coordinating sons to “Baila Esta Cumbia” with her primas or playing her VHS biopic on repeat until the tape ran thin. The queen of Latinx music will always be an influential personality in Latino culture in the United States. Her music and the tragic circumstances of her death made her a pop culture phenomenon that escaped the niche Hispanic market. After her death, Hollywood studios furiously vied for the rights to adapt her incredible rags-to-riches story to the big screen. Selena is a fundamental Latino icon even 23 years after her death in 1995, at the tender age of 23.

Next time someone asks you at a party why you tear up listening to the late great Selena, be sure to serve them with these facts:

1. She brought Tejano music to mainstream America and proved women are capable of anything.

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Before Selena Mexican-American music was considered an eccentricity and was definitely not played in non-Hispanic clubs and radio stations.  Speaking about the experience of being a Latinx signer, Selena once said “Tejano music was hard for us because I was a girl. My dad had a lot of problems while trying to set up shows for us or presentations because there are a lot of men who don’t think that women can get the attention of the public. But . . . wrong!” No doubt the Texas-born singer changed these harsh attitude during her life and after her untimely death.

2. She valued family

Selena might have gained worldwide notoriety in her own right, but long before she was just Selena she had a career as part of the Quintanilla family group Selena y Los Dinos, where her two older siblings also made pompas shake. Like the rest of us, familia was always important to Selena and she never forgot her origins and the role that her family had in her success. Speaking about the struggles she was grateful for enduring with her family, Selena said “We went through a hard time, and we had to turn to music as a means to putting food on the table. And we’ve been doing it ever since. No regrets either.”

3. She was proud of her heritage

Singing in Spanish when you’re not fluent can be a pretty challenging act in itself if you want to break into the mainstream, and Selena was unapologetic about her efforts to do so. “I feel very proud to be Mexican,” Selena once said in an interview about her culture. “I didn’t have the opportunity to learn Spanish when I was a girl, but . . . it’s never too late to get in touch with your roots.” Many singers and actors of Latino origin change their names for a more English-sounding or a more neutral one. But not our Selena. She didn’t look for a fancy name and good on her: Selena is such a powerful, defining name that shines on any billboard.

4. She knew that not all women are straight-sized and many have curves

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, they say, but it has long been dictated by mass media which has, in so many cases, severely distorted our perceptions of women’s bodies. Selena was proud of her curves. Eso mija, eres una fregona.  “I’m very real, very sincere, and honest, and that’s how I’ll always be,” the star once said in an interview. 

5. She had a unique style

Amidst the customary images and selling points of whitewashed media and the current political turmoils of today, it can be hard for a Latina to feel confident in her identity. Selena did so with aplomb. Her wardrobe choices were interesting and daring in equal measure, which is probably one of the reasons behind her success as a pop culture brand.  She was criticized by more conservative audiences for “revealing too much”. We say al carajo con sus juicios.  Still, the Tejano singer stayed strong her opinions about her self, saying once, “Always believe that the impossible is always possible.”

6. Because she showed that Latinas can be captains of their fate as well as the fiercest activists.

“What I don’t like are arrogant people. We’re all equal. I don’t like it when a person assumes to be better,” Quintanilla once stated in an interview.  Her posthumous campaign with cosmetics giant MAC demonstrated that Latino women in particular and women of color, in general, could and should carry campaigns. She was beautiful and the world needed to see that.

7. She was active in her community “All I need to do is try and do the best that I can do”

As a minority, solidarity is key for the Latino community in the United States, particularly today. Selena embodied community values and never forgot her fellow Mexican-Americans. Certainly an example we should all follow. She grew up in Texas, where migratory patterns and backwards thinking about race make various segments of the Hispanic population feel vulnerable. Power to the people!

8. She urged children to stay en la escuela (don’t drop out, escuincles!)

“Music is not a very stable business. You know it comes and it goes, and so does money. But your education stays with you for the rest of your life.” Selena knew how important education is for minorities in the United States, and that hard work and academic development are the only way for the community to strive. She constantly visited schools and urged young chamacos not to drop out. Respect.

9. Because she was an independent self-made woman “If you have a dream, don’t let anybody take it away”

She was young but life taught her that all you have is yourself. We can’t believe she was just 23 when she died. Truly wise beyond her years.

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