Friday, April 11, 2008

Solo quiero conversar, solo quiero conocerte

Apropos of nothing: Reik's "Qué vida la mía." Yes, I've featured it before, but it was a long time ago (the song itself is a 2005 single). If you've ever wanted to get a taste of Mexican teen-pop, this is about as good as it gets--well, for my tastes, anyway (and that's not to imply there aren't loads of other teen-pop type Mexican songs I love). Reik's a three person Mexican boy band; yes, they wield acoustic guitars, as you'll hear in this strummy upbeat pop song, but "Que vida la mia" couldn't be more pure boy band joy if it tried. Adorable, hopelessly catchy, and with playful rhymes and rapidfire lyrics that just beg to sung along with even as your tongue trips over the Spanish words, it's a song that never fails to bring a smile to my face.

(Just skip past the first 35 seconds of the video).

Make more songs like this boys and fewer ballads--yes, you sing anguish well, but the ratio's hopelessly out of balance at the moment.

(Oddly, I've never noticed that there's one instrumental part that bears a little similarity to Maroon 5's "This Love" until now.)


rafiki.the.druid said...
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Poster Girl said...

Yeah, that was so long ago! It's hard to believe I've been writing for that long (though it's not that long compared to other bloggers). You're exactly right about the song's effect--it's just SO much fun. Going to Spain?! That should be fantastic! Good luck tracking down great pop CDs :D