You don't know these secrets of your favorite songs.
Today, Generation Z (born between 1994 and 2010) represents 40% of the world's population and sadly they will never know what it was like to carry cassettes and a Walkman to listen to music.
In contrast, all of us who were fortunate enough to listen to excellent rolls on these amazing devices know that the world of music of the 80's and 90's was full of surprises, and that it will always be nice to look back in the trunk of memories.
This is why I will share with you a couple of secrets of these songs, which, despite their flaws, are still a couple of gems.
Fun Facts About Music From The 80's And 90's
1. The Rodeo Clown
Some believe that the Country genre only exists in Nashville, USA. That Mexican gentlemen ride a donkey and not a horse. But the truth is that there is a whole legacy in this genre. The one that best represents him is “Caballo Dorado”, a Mexican group from the 90's that drove all the girls crazy with the songs “Payaso del Rodeo” and “No Rompas Más”. Basically they are the songs that cannot be missing in any quinceañera!
If you are Mexican, surely you know how difficult it is to dance these rhythms wearing heels. The most curious thing about the second song is that many do not know that there is a cover made by nothing more and nothing less than by Miley Cyrus's father, Billy Cyrus. The song is called “Achy Breaky Heart” and let me tell you that the American people in the video dance just like us Latinos! Who'd say…
Another curious fact is that “Caballo Dorado” made it big even in Mexican soap operas! They came to score the Televisa telenovela "Passionate Rencor" in 1998, starring Natalia Esperón and the handsome actor Eduardo Santamarina.
They also covered Dolly Parton in Spanish. And if you wonder what happened to them ... well, in Mexico, artists go to the dark side and become political. Today, Eduardo Gameros, the singer of Caballo Dorado, is a candidate for deputy in Chihuahua. Sorry if I let you down a bit.
2. It will be that you don't love me
We all know that Luis Miguel, the Sun of Mexico, was full of secrets, great fraud and plagiarism. Not for nothing is he a billionaire and successful. But the truth is that we still love it.
One of the most notorious cases was that of "It will be that you do not love me." And it is that he took practically an entire song by Jackson 5 and did it as he wanted.
The original song is "Blame It On The Boogie." Just by listening to both songs you will feel how your heart breaks when you see how cheeky this handsome man was.
Not the worst! This 2017, Luis Miguel was sued for several million dollars. The plaintiff company, Star Productions, who represents Alejandro Fernández, assured that “Luismi” did not fulfill the contract of a tour that both singers would carry out.
We know how this story ends. Some artists remain untouchable. But boy, this little sun is the last straw.
3. The Noa Noa
Many Juan Gabriel lovers will deny it. But it is true that this artist lip-synched on some occasions using his famous impersonator Jaime Varela. And it is that the voice of both is so similar that they make your skin like goosebumps.
Varela worked for Juan Ga from 1994 to 1999 as his double. Now they say that he is the great legacy of the singer-songwriter, thanks to his beautiful way of singing. If you haven't seen it yet, you can't miss it.
4. I Shot The Sheriff
This song performed by Bob Marley was a hit all over the world. It was released in '73, but it remained quite famous throughout the '80s and' 90s. What you may not have known or paid attention to is that this song addresses a quite controversial topic for its time: abortion.
“Sheriff John Brown always hated me, for what, I don't know. Every time I plant a seed, he said kill it before it grow. "
“Mayor John Brown always hated me, so I don't know. Whenever I planted a seed, he told me kill it before it grows ”.
Esther Anderson, who created the original version, made the statement that she wrote this song with birth control pills in mind.
5. Nothing Compares To You
For those moments of extreme Bridget Jones-style loneliness, all of us girls love the song from “Nothing Compares To You,” which is typically known to Irish singer Sinéad O'Connor, who made it famous in 1990.
However, this beautiful roll was written by a man, the most bizarre artist of all, Prince.
The singer Prince had so many tricks up his sleeve that it is not surprising to come across these kinds of secrets. For example, it was not until after his death that people learned that he belonged to Jehovah's Witnesses.
Even so, despite its remarkable insanity, if you listen to both versions of this song, Prince's takes Sinéad's to the streets. I invite you to listen to it.
6. Dying Slow
If you are a Timbiriche fan like me, you will have sung this song a thousand times in the shower. But let me tell you that this success is not attributed to this wonderful group, but to ABBA in 1982.
Personally, I prefer ABBA's version, called “Slowly” because it is a little more beautiful and feminine, it lets the feelings flow more than the funny version of Timbiriche.
Later, Belinda also covered the song that, let's face it, it hurts our souls to hear because of how bad it is. It sounds like a funeral song, literally.
There is no doubt that some of us would prefer to go back to the past and avoid the music that today does not even reach the heels of the music of the eighties and nineties. Don't you think
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