Posts Tagged ‘video’

Gael Garcia Bernal’s “Quiero Que Me Quieras”, Los Odio and Juan Son (Rudo Y Cursi Soundtrack)

June 24, 2009
Juan Son & Gael Garcia Bernal as "Toto Verduzco"

Juan Son as "himself" & Gael Garcia Bernal as "Tato Verduzco"

Oh, heck while we’ve featured Juana Molina‘s theme to film, Rudo Y Cursi, why not feature actor Gael Garcia Bernal‘s campy take on Cheap Trick‘s “I Want You To Want Me”? Bernal’s Latino hipster cumbia-norteño version is genius. Sure, Bernal can’t sing, but I swear I hear a little bit of Juan Gabriel. It’s not the first time Bernal has sung before, he dueted with Devendra Bernhart on the soundtrack to Michel Gondry’s The Science of Sleep. On “Queireo Que Me Quieras” Bernal is actually in character as Tato Verduzco, the talented soccer player who truly wants to be a music star. Below is the wonderful video featured in the film as well as the original Cheap Trick version. The Rudo Y Cursi soundtrack does boast an interesting English version of Cheap Trick’s tune by Los Odio and Juan Son (also below). Oh, enjoy.

Gael Garcia Bernal (as Tato Verduzco) “Queiro Que Me Quieras” (VIDEO)

Cheap Trick’s “I Want You To Want Me” (VIDEO)

Los Odio and Juan Son “I Want You To Want Me” (VIDEO)

Jason Mraz + Ximena Sariñana, “Lucky” (Spanish Version/Music Video)

June 24, 2009
Ximena Sariñana and Jason Mraz?

Ximena Sariñana and Jason Mraz?

Our amigos at Club Fonograma reports a new video with quite an unlikely pair-up. American singer-songwriter, Jason Mraz and Mexican it-girl, Ximena Sariñana duet on a Spanish version of Mraz’s single, “Lucky.” Club Fonograma deem it a “bore.” We couldn’t agree more, but I’ll add the word “safe.” Even still, it’s good to see Mraz trying to sing in Spanish but better yet, more exposure for Ximena. So below is the music video for the Mraz/Sariãna duet.

Jason Mraz featuring Ximena Sariñana “Lucky” (VIDEO)

Song of the Day: Javiera Mena’s “Yo No Te Pido La Luna”

June 23, 2009
Javiera Mena

Javiera Mena

Chilean pop singer Javiera Mena has been recording and performing music since 2001, first as indie pop duo, Prissa, and then as a collaborator with friend and Chilean singer-songwriter, Gepe. Mena cites Brazilian chantuese Xúxa and Mexico’s pop icon Daniela Romo as influences, yet it’s her fascination with an AM monophonic sound she grew up listening to as a child that guides her acoustic-synth driven pop from her 2006 debut, Esquemas Juveniles (Virgin Argentina). “Yo No Te Pido La Luna” is a tune off of that record and a cover of Daniela Romo’s 1984 pop hit which was a #1 hit in Chile and once again became a hit for Mena a few years ago. Mena is currently recording a follow up to Esquemas Juveniles in Mexico, Argentina, and Chile and due out later this year.


Javiera Mena “Yo No Te Pido La Luna” (MP3)

Javiera Mena “Yo No Te Pido La Luna” (Video)

Daniela Romo “Yo No Te Pido La Luna” (Original tune/video)

Throwback Thursday: Soda Stereo’s “Sobredosis De TV”

June 18, 2009
Soda Stereo

Soda Stereo

Soda Stereo is Argentina’s most successful and one of Latin America’s most influential bands. Soda Stereo was formed in 1982 by lead guitarist and vocalist, Gustavo Cerati, drummer, Charly Alberti, and bassist, Zeta Bosio. Soda Stereo blend New Wave, rock, and pop with a stylish image similar to their English contemporaries Television, the Talking Heads, and The Police. From 1984-1995, Soda Stereo released seven records including two of their most important releases, 1986’s Signos and then 1990’s Cancion Animal. “Sobredosis De TV” (“Television Overdose”), this week’s Throwback Thursday selection, is one of the band’s most recognized songs. It’s a perfect introduction to this iconic band.

Soda Stereo – “Sobredosis De TV” (MP3)

Soda Stereo – “Sobredosis De TV” (Live in Vivo en Viña, 1987)