Selena videography

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Selena video discography
Releases
Music videos 22
Video albums 12

Selena had released 22 music videos and 12 video/live albums during her career. Her first music video was "Buenos amigos", which is a duet with Salvadoran singer Alvaro Torres. It was released in the summer of 1991 and featured an orchestra performing behind Selena and Torres. Selena's first music video as a solo artist, "La carcacha", was released four months after "Buenos amigos". In the video, Selena dances in front of a chroma key (which shows a busy highway) and videos of people walking down the streets. "La llamada" was released in the spring of 1993, it featured Selena and a couple of people dancing the cumbia dance in a beach house in Malibu, California. "Donde quiera que estés" was filmed in New York City and was released in December 1993. The video featured Selena and the Barrio Boyzz' dancing in the styles of hip hop.

"Amor prohibido" was released on Valentine's Day in 1994 and was filmed in Joshua Tree national park in Joshua Tree, California. "bidi bidi bom bom" was filmed at the Santa Monica pier, while "No me queda más" was filmed at the San Antonio, Texas' Amtrak station, becoming Selena's final music video to be released while she was alive. "No debes jugar" was released in July 1995 by Telemundo and featured live performances of Selena singing the song in their television show Padrisimo. "Fotos y recuerdos", which was also released by Telemundo in July, featured home videos of Selena. In August 1995, "I Could Fall in Love" was released, it featured videos and pictures of Selena. The music video for "Dreaming of You" featured an actress playing the role as a lonely and depressed girl packing her clothes to runaway with her boyfriend. Before the girl leaves, the video shows her mother (who is tired of cleaning) heading to the back of the house and looking at the sky at night, while her husband is sleeping. The video's message is telling viewers that they should be with their loved ones because life is too short.[1]

"Techno Cumbia" featured unreleased scenes of the "Bidi bidi bom bom" music video and a group of dancers who danced along with the music. "Tú sólo tú", being released in September 1995, featured videos and pictures of Selena. Mariachi Sol de México were featured in the video, they also were the backup singers in the song. "I'm Getting Used to You", which became the final music video to be released from Dreaming of You, featured "Selena wannabe's" auditioning for the role of "Selena", while the other scene featured two young adults who are in love. "Siempre hace frio" was released to promote the remix album Siempre Selena. Jennifer Lopez is featured in the video as "Selena", though her entire body was covered with charoma key. "No quiero saber" (remix version) was released in December 1996 and featured Selena performing the song in various concerts.

"Viviras Selena", which is a tribute song, was released in March 1997. The video was filmed in Q-Productions recording studio where Tejano singers such as: Pete Astudillo, Bobby Pulido, Emilio Navaria, Jennifer Peña, Graciela Beltran and the Barrio Boyzz' recording the song live. "A Boy Like That" was released in the summer of 1997 and was directed by Kenny Ortega. The video featured backup dancers wearing shirts that are covered in radioluminescence paint. "Missing My Baby" was a promotional video that was filmed and created by VH1 producers. The video was promoting the box-set Anthology (1998) and was released in the fall of 1998. "Disco Medley" music video featured Selena's performance of the song at the Houston Astrodome on February 26, 1995. In 2001, Los Tres Reyes released their duet-version of "No me queda más", Selena was only featured in two scenes of the music video. During Selena's tenth death anniversary her brother's band Kumbia Kings released a remix video of "Baila esta cumbia" in March 2005.

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Album Director
1991 "Buenos amigos" (duet with Álvaro Torres) Nada Se Compara Contigo
1992 "La carcacha" Entre a mi mundo Cecilia Miniucchi[1]
1993 "La llamada" Live! Cecilia Miniucchi[1]
1994 "Donde quiera que estés" Donde quiera que estés Laurice Bell[1]
"Amor prohibido" Amor prohibido Cecilia Miniucchi[1]
"Bidi bidi bom bom" Cecilia Miniucchi[2]
"No me queda más" Sean Davered[3]

Posthumous music videos[edit]

Year Song Album Director
1995 "No debes jugar" Live!
"Fotos y recuerdos" Amor prohibido
"I Could Fall in Love" Dreaming of You
"Dreaming of You"
"Tú sólo tú"
"Techno Cumbia"
"I'm Getting Used To You"
1996 "Siempre hace frio" (featuring Jennifer Lopez)[4] Siempre Selena
"No quiero saber"
1997 "A Boy Like That" Songs of the West Side Story Kenny Ortega[5]
"Viviras Selena" Selena soundtrack Abraham Quintanilla, Jr.[6]
"Disco Medley"
1998 "Missing My Baby" (Anthology remix) Anthology
2005 "Baila Esta Cumbia (remix)" Duetos

Video/Live albums[edit]

Year Title Sales and certifications
1993 Live!
  • United States: Gold (standard) (500,000 copies)[7]
2000 All My Hits: The Videos[8]
2001 Live! The Last Concert
  • United States: Platinum (Latin type) (100,000 copies)[9]
2002 Ones
  • United States: Gold (standard) (500,000 copies)[7]
2003 Greatest Hits[10]
2005 Unforgettable: The Live Album[11]
Selena ¡VIVE![12]
Selena Remembered[13]
2006 Dos Historias[14]
2007 Through the Years/A traves de los años
  • United States: Gold (standard) (500,000 copies)[7]
2009 A Night To Remember[15]
2010 Performances[15]
Performances Live[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e John Lanner, Cecilia Miniucchi and Edward James Olmos (April 1, 1997 and June 20, 2005). "Selena Remembered". 127 minutes in. Q-Productions. "Her Life... Her Music... Her Dream"
  2. ^ Fitzpatrick, Eileen (7 October 1995). BB93 "EMI Latin's 1st Vid Venture Remembers Selena". Billboard 107 (40): 118. Retrieved 21 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Sean Roberts, Diego Aguilar, Eli Gonzales, Chris Hale, Ignacio Larraga, Luis Munoz (1994). "Behind The Scenes of "No me queda más"". 30 minutes in. Summit Productions Inc.. Univision.
  4. ^ "Selena music videos". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 21 January 2012. 
  5. ^ Nathan, Amy (2008). Meet the dancers : from ballet, Broadway, and beyond (1st ed.). Henry Holt. p. 231. ISBN 0-8050-8071-6. 
  6. ^ "Selena The Movie". Saludos Hispanos. 1997. Retrieved 21 January 2012. 
  7. ^ a b c RIAA certification searchable database - "Selena". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 28 January 2008
  8. ^ "Selena - All My Hits on Video (2000)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved 29 November 2011. 
  9. ^ RIAA certification searchable database - "Selena - Live The Last Concert". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 29 November 2011
  10. ^ "Greatest Hits (Bonus DVD)". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 21 January 2012. 
  11. ^ "Unforgettable: The Live Album". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 21 January 2012. 
  12. ^ "Selena ¡Vive! (CD/DVD)". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 21 January 2012. 
  13. ^ "Remembered (Video/DVD)". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 21 January 2012. 
  14. ^ "Dos Historias (CD/DVD)". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 21 January 2012. 
  15. ^ a b c "Tejano Music Headquarters". Retrieved 29 November 2011. 

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