When moving with the music to other countries like Italy or France, it proves to be difficult to find information. However, I had to look for another song to find information about this song. It’s a cover of a song, which was written in 1936. It was then known as Que nadie sepa mi sufrir, though it was no big success. Edith Piaf recorded it in French and not much later another version, called Amor de Mis Amores appeared. This version was recorded and released in 1988 by an artist called Paco, who had a small hit with the song. Enjoy
Paco- Amor De Mis Amores
A more recent summer song today. The song was made in 2001 and is the second single of the second album Manu Chao made. It’s a Spanish song, of which I do not understand a word, and in the chorus French is spoken. The music used in the song is the same in two other tracks of the album, which makes one fade into the other. This really brings up the summer feelings! Enjoy
Manu Chao- Me Gustas Tu
There’s a very nice game which I sometimes play: search for a songtext, put it in Google-translate and then translate it (in my case to Dutch) and then play it. Of course it sometimes sounds stupid, but it is difficult to find out which song it is! This one was very difficult to guess, and I didn’t succeed… but it gave another view on the song. It sounds so happy, but it isn’t…
It is a song about someone who was in love with someone else, but this other person was never really interested. It was all a lie, and that’s why he’s wearing a black shirt.
I hope that I understood it correctly, because Google-translate is not always reliable…
It sounds happy, but it isn’t:
Juanes- La Camisa Negra
(If you speak Spanish, maybe you can react if I understood it correctly???)
Mmm… do you remember the album by Madonna called True Blue? Yes? Really good, wasn’t it, huh?
It’s my personal favourite of her studio albums, and this song is one of my personal favourites by Madonna, too.
However, it could have been that not Madonna was here, but Michael Jackson. The song was firstly offered to him, but, according to Gaitsch, he refused taking the song for his Bad album.
Madonna got it after him, wrote the lyrics, and recorded it. The result? A very good Spanish summer sounding song which ended on number 6 in the Summer Song of the Day Top 20.
Not bad, is it?
Number 6: Madonna- La Isla Bonita