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20 years later: Latinos are still “Dreaming of You”, Selena Quintanilla

Selena Quintanilla is remembered by her fans all over the world.
Selena Quintanilla, the popular Mexican-American star, is still missed by fans 20 years after her passing.

“Dreaming of You” was Selena Quintanilla’s last studio production.

We’ve all said it, “I could fall in love” with the music of late Tejano singer and legendary Mexican-American star, Selena Quintanilla.

The Corpus Christi native was born with a talent that made for “captive heart[s].” Her music style was a fresh and unique take on traditional Latino music, more specifically within the genre of Tejano music, a genre in which she is hailed as the “Queen of Tejano”. First expected to fail because she was a Latina and a woman, audiences declared, “I’m getting used to you,” and so they did, buying 20 million copies of her albums made during the six years of her heightened fame.

Her overwhelming success has made some people declare her “God’s child” of music.

March 31st, 2015 marks the 20th anniversary of her tragic death with fans singing “dreaming of you” on repeat and saying how much they are “missing my baby”.  But no “Amor prohibodo” aquí, because Selena’s music is still widely played on the radio and in homes all across the country. She’s still celebrated as new generations of music lovers across the nation fall in love with her music  wherever they are and “wherever you are.”

So, in honor of Queen Selena, let’s “techno cumbia” to “el Toro relajo” and wonder why our love for her is “Como la Flor”.  Her fans affection and devotion towards Selena so long after her passing is something that’s seemingly relatable for “tu, solo tu”. But wipe those tears away and let’s “bidi bidi bom bom” throughout the “trending” list in remembrance of our beloved Selena Quintanilla.

Dreaming of You Track Listings

1. I Could Fall In Love
2. Captive Heart
3. I’m Getting Used To You
4. God’s Child (Baila Conmigo)
5. Dreaming Of You
6. Missing My Baby
7. Amor Prohibido
8. Wherever You Are (Done Quiera Que Estas)
9. Techno Cumbia
10. El Toro
11. Como La Flor
12. Tu Solo Tu
13. Bidi Bidi Bom Bom

Selena Quintanilla's 'Dreaming of You" is still played often on the radio.

This photo was part of a photo shoot for Selena’s “Dreaming of You” album. (Courtesy of Fan Pop.com)

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