Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Cinco Canciones I Love

I listen to a lot of music, and some of my favorite songs are Spanish and Portuguese language songs.  Check out the videos of the five songs (cinco canciones) I like best, all of which are sung in Spanish.

Quisiera Ser
Alejandro Sanz
I don't know when I discovered this song, but I've loved it since my first listen.  My favorite part is when he pronounces "silencio" the Castilian Spanish way, with the "th" sound, so it sounds like "silenthio", how they do it in northern and central Spain.

Luis Miguel
I discovered Luis Miguel in the early nineties when I was working for the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson, AZ. He was staying at the hotel and I was given tickets to his concert that night. I had no idea who he was, but I went anyway and the concert was fantastic. This song is from the album the year of that concert and it's still one of my favorites.

No Me Ames

Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez
I happen to think Marc Anthony is skinny-creepy, but I really like this song. And Jennifer Lopez can make anyone look good.  When she's on the screen, who cares about the other person?

Mi Tierra
Gloria Estefan
This song just makes me wiggle my hips, even when I'm sitting. And because I know almost all of the words, I feel so cool singing it, like I actually know what the hell I'm saying.

Oye Como Va
Tito Puente
Most people know this tune done by Carlos Santana, and his version is just fine, but I happen to love the sound of the original.

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2012: The Path To Christopher Street
2011: It Was A Dark And Stormy Night
2010: More “Holy Crap!” Than “Oh Dear”
2009: Eddie So Hot He’s Cookin’ Like Guy Fieri Friday
2008: Maybe She Should Hold Off On The Pet Ownership
2007: It Must Be A Sign
2006: Keeping Time With His Ticker
2005: Yo! Yo! Yo!

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