A Boy Like That
"A Boy Like That" is a song from the 1957 Broadway musical West Side Story, with music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. In the musical, the song is paired with "I Have a Love" and is sung by the characters Anita and Maria. For the original Broadway cast recording, the song was performed by Chita Rivera (Anita) and Carol Lawrence (Maria). In the 1960 film version the roles were played by Rita Moreno and Natalie Wood, but the songs were dubbed by Betty Wand and Marni Nixon (as both Anita and Maria). However, the repeat of the two stanzas, sung by Anita, along with Maria's counterpoint of her defense, was omitted because of the complexity of the song, as well as to avoid the repetition, which would have slowed down the pace of the film.
|"A Boy Like That"|
|Single by Selena|
|from the album Selena|
|Released||April 2, 1996|
|Format||CD, Promo single|
|Recorded||March 2, 1995|
|Producer(s)||Abraham Quintanilla Jr|
|Selena singles chronology|
In 1995 Selena recorded "A Boy Like That" for the various-artists compilation album The Songs of West Side Story, which was a benefit for AIDS Project Los Angeles. After Selena's death, RCA Victor released a remix album with four versions of "A Boy Like That", all remixed by Tony Moran. The song was also included on the soundtrack album Selena. David Pack produced the track and Sheila E. performed percussion. Additional vocals were provided by Michelle Weeks, Godwin, and Nikki Richards.
- A Boy Like That (Radio Edit 1) 4:06
- A Boy Like That (Radio Edit 2) 4:06
- A Boy Like That (Original Edit) 3:28
- A Boy Like That (Extended Remix) 8:14
- A Boy Like That (Guitar Mix) 4:54
- A Boy Like That (Dub Mix) 8:40
- A Boy Like That (Tribal Mix) 7:13
- A Boy Like That (Original Full Version) 5:51
- Jennifer (2006-09-11). "The Songs Of West Side Story - Various Artists - CD - Reviews & Prices @ Yahoo! Shopping". Shopping.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2012-01-17.