Playlist: Top 20 Underrated Selena Songs

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The Queen of Tejano Music‘s discography is impressive and vast for such a young star gone too soon. But when we think of Selena, we think of her beloved top hits like “Como La Flor,” “Baila Esta Cumbia,” and “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom,” along with quite a few others. We can’t help but belt these songs out and keep them on repeat because they’re our faves and we’ll always keep them close to our hearts — I know I do. However, Selena Y Los Dinos were super talented and not only were their major hits f*cking great, their not-so hits were equally as enjoyable and good, like you can’t go wrong with listening to a whole Selena album. Here I’ve curated what I think are some of her best and underrated songs. I’m bringing it way back to her first albums with old school Tejano music and cumbias, a few of her English songs (one that has that Paula Abdul 80s/90s swag) and some of her mariachi songs.

Top 20 Underrated Selena Songs

Missing My Baby – Selena
Que Creias – Selena Y Los Dinos
Ya Ves – Selena
Ven Conmigo – Selena
Enamorada De Ti – Selena
No Quiero Saber – Selena
La Llamada – Selena Y Los Dinos
God’s Child (Baila Conmigo) – Selena
I’m Getting Used to You – Selena
No Debes Jugar – Selena Y Los Dinos
Besitos – Selena Y Los Dinos
Quiero Ser – Selena Y Los Dinos
My Love – Selena Y Los Dinos
Ya No – Selena
Cobarde – Selena
Tus Desprecios – Selena
El Toro Relajo – Selena
Costumbres – Selena
La Tracalera – Selena
Siempre Hace Frio – Selena

Yvonne S. Marquez is a lesbian journalist and former Autostraddle senior editor living in Dallas, TX. She writes about social justice, politics, activism and other things dear to her queer Latina heart. Yvonne was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley. Follow her on Instagram or Twitter. Read more of her work at yvonnesmarquez.com.

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11 Comments

  1. Gracias, Yvonne! “La Llamada” is perhaps my favorite song of hers, and I DO belt it out, but I don’t know the others on your list as well. I’ll definitely check them out.

  2. So many of Selena’s songs were the shit. I think a lot of artists today were influenced by her. Selena Gomez was even named after her.

    And that biopic is still the greatest thing Jennifer Lopez has ever done, btw. I have such a hard time not hating the actress who played her killer even though I know it was just a part. Every time I see her in something I’m like “There goes that bitch that killed Selena”.

  3. Added to bucket list duet Baila Conmigo with someone.
    I’ve already got a complicated strange thing with Selena numerically and cross-culturally, but that song brings some sort of brujería to the table.
    That song is witchcraft, my kind of witchcraft.

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