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The 15 best Selena songs ever!

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Selena Quintanilla’s career was short, but very fruitful. Just tune in to radio stations, digital platforms or ask practically anyone if they love her music, the answer will surely be yes! Without a doubt, Selena’s legacy has endured thanks to her great talent and charisma, as well as her amazing songs that today are still the anthem of her life: We present you 15 of the best Selena songs ever!

Como la flor

Como la flor is perhaps one of the biggest hits of Selena’s career. This song is on the singer’s third album, which was released in 1992. At its peak, Como la flor reached the top 10 of the most popular songs on the Billboard Latin chart and more than 540,000 copies of this single have been sold.

Dreaming of you is a beautiful song

The 15 best Selena songs ever!

Dreaming of you will always occupy an important place as one of the best Selena songs, as it was one of the last singles she released before being murdered at the hands of Yolanda Saldívar. This song was published in 1995 and its success was such that the singer sold more than 25,000 copies in the first week of its release. Today, the song continues to enjoy great popularity and has been adapted into different languages, such as Portuguese and Filipino.

El chico del apartmento 512 establishes itself as one of the best Selena songs

AB Quintanilla and Ricky Vela joined their talents to compose this hit by Selena, which tells the story of a woman who falls in love with her neighbor. It can be found on the album Fotos y recuerdos, released in January 1995. El chico del apartmento 512 has been listed as one of the artist’s most memorable songs, in addition to reaching number 1 on the Latin Billboard chart.

No me queda más

The 15 best Selena songs ever!

This song, authored by Ricky Vela, is part of Selena’s fourth studio album, entitled Amor prohibido, which was released in October 1994 to a great response from the public. No Me Queda Más, whose English version is titled There’s Nothing Left of Me, won the award for video of the year at the Latin Billboard Awards and enjoys the distinction of being in the top 10 of the best Texas songs of all times.

Amor prohibido provokes images of Selena

Amor prohibido murmuran en las calles, porque somos de distintas sociedades. Who hasn’t heard this great Selena hit? Surely you know it! The song was released in April 1994, and since then it has not stopped playing on the radio. This iconic Selena song received the award for best single of the year at the Tejano Music Awards. The tune has also been the subject of multiple covers by artists of international stature such as Thalía and Jennifer Lopez.

Techno cumbia

A young woman listening to a song with her cell phone

Once again, AB Quintanilla, along with Pete Astudillo, achieved success as a composer and producer, with Techno cumbia in 1995, a posthumous hit that was released in August 1995. Just a few months after Selena’s death, the Quintanilla family released an album that was extremely popular with the public, so Techno Cumbia reached number one on the charts in record time.

Bidi Bidi Bom Bom is an indisputable success for Selena

Bidi Bidi Bom Bom is, without a doubt, the Selena hit that is most associated with her. Although few know that this song has a more important sentimental meaning than others, since Selena composed it in collaboration with Pete Astudillo. Bidi Bidi Bom Bom has also been recognized for its contributions to Tejano music, which is why it currently ranks number 54 on the list of the best Tejano songs of all time!

Si una vez

A woman dancing to a song

Si una vez dije que te amaba… hoy me arrepiento. Those are the heartbreaking lyrics that AB Quintanilla and Pete Astudillo wrote to conquer the hearts of Selena’s fans. This song differs from other Selena songs thanks to the fact that they turned to a genre that the singer had not previously explored: mariachi. In just 2:50 minutes, the singer managed to win the hearts of thousands of fans with a unique melody.

Baila esta cumbia

Selena’s second studio album was released in 1990, and it includes hits like Baila esta cumbia, a song that has become the anthem of Tex-Mex and that will go down in history as one of the most singer’s most successful songs. Baila esta cumbia was written by AB Quintanilla and Pete Astudillo, and is classified within the genre of Mexican cumbia. It became one of the best hits of the time and different versions have been released in the last two decades.

Fotos y recuerdos


Ricky Vela and Chrissie Hynde are the authors behind the success of Fotos y recuerdos, a single released in January 1995 as part of the fourth studio album by singer Selena. This song made history, being the first posthumous song by Selena to occupy the highest position on a popular chart, when it rose to the top of the Billboard Hot Latin songs ranking.

Dame tu amor is a great song

Abraham Quintanilla Jr is the author behind Dame tu amor, a song originally recorded in 1986. It’s a ranchera tune that Selena performed when she was just 13 years old. Such is Selena’s legacy, it didn’t matter that 20 years had passed for the song to rank #31 on the Billboard Hot Ringtones chart in 2006, a feat few singers can accomplish posthumously.

La llamada


It was in 1993 when Selena released the song La Llamada, a Tejano composition by AB Quintanilla and Pete Astudillo. This song can be found on the album Live! La llamada was the second single. The song received positive reviews from critics and managed to place in the top 5 of the Hot Latin Tracks ranking in 1993.

Cien años

Cien años is one of the most recognized songs in Mexican music, and has been recorded by a large number of renowned artists, including the tex-mex singer Selena. This cover is on the album Preciosa by Selena y los Dinos, which was recorded in 1988. Since then, the performance has been featured on several of the singer’s posthumous albums.

Donde quiera que estés


On January 22, 1994, Selena collaborated with the successful youth group Barrio Boyzz, with the song Donde quiera que estés, included on the record of the same name. For six consecutive weeks, Donde quiera que estés ranked # 1 on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart, which led Barrio Boyzz and Selena to tour several cities in the United States.


Ámame is another of the songs which Selena co-wrote with her brother AB Quintanilla and the composer Ricky Vela, two of the main people responsible for her musical hits. The song was the last single from the album Entre a mi Mundo, released on January 29, 1993 under the EMI label, which for many years was the performer’s record company.

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