Ballroom Dance > Favorite Bolero Songs & Videos

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by Meagan, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. Meagan

    Meagan Active Member

    Forgive me if there is already a thread on this somewhere (I'm exceedingly bad at the search function)

    Just wondering what everyone's favorite bolero songs are :p And if you have them, any of your favorite bolero videos, competition or showdance. Thanks!!
  2. TangoRocks

    TangoRocks Member

    Recent fave Boleros

    Luna - Alessandro Safino
    Triunfamos - Trio Los Panchos
    Quizás, quizás, quizás - Various versions
    Historia de un Amor - Various versions
    Cenizas - José Feliciano

    off the top of my head, without heading to the CD rack...
  3. suburbaknght

    suburbaknght Well-Known Member

    "Why" by Annie Lennox
    "You Don't Love Me Anymore" by Weird Al Yankovic
    Many different versions of "Besame Mucho"
  4. kckc

    kckc Active Member

  5. Joe

    Joe Well-Known Member

    Feliciano "Cuando Pienso En Ti." Show to this song by Bob Powers and Julia Gorchakova circa 1993.

    Or perhaps Ana Gabriel "Eres Todo En Mi," from the Dance With Me movie.
  6. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member

    Celia Cruz:
    Aunque Me Cuesta la Vida
    Cuando Tu Me Querias

    If you can find Roberto Yanes, he does some AWESOME boleros, among my faves:
    La Puerta

    My favorite Besame Mucho is the performance by Carmen McRae and Cal Tjader, slow, juicy, and great for maximum linger on that rise and fall

    among newer artists, Gloria Estefan sings a mean Con Los Anos Que Me Quedan

    oooh, i love that bolero beat: tum chikatumtum chika chika tum chikatumtum chika chika... <runs to ipod and puts on bolero playlist>
  7. Iolane

    Iolane New Member

    Two songs that I love for Bolero that aren't traditional are:

    P.S. (I'm Still Not Over You) by Rihanna; and

    The World Is Not Enough by Garbage
  8. Meagan

    Meagan Active Member

    Thanks for all the suggestions guys!! :D
  9. Meagan

    Meagan Active Member

    Sadly this showdance is pre-youtube era or any videos I have lying around :( I'll keep an eye out for it though, thanks!
  10. old dog

    old dog Member

    These may not be "authentic" bolero music in their original incarnations, but we like these renditions for dancing bolero. They just work well and we like the sound and styles. The first three are instrumental; the others vocals.

    "Eleni" Tol & Tol (CD: Holland's Glorie: Tol & Tol) ~100 bpm

    "Bali Ha'i" The Peres Blanca Band (CD: Strictly Dancing: Rhumba) ~104 bpm

    "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" [unknown artist] (CD: The Sound of Panflute?) ~96 bpm

    "Yesterday" Camboy Estevez ~84 bpm

    "You've Got A Friend" [unknown artist] (CD: 'Ballroom Dancing Vol 2') ~100 bpm
  11. Terpsichorean Clod

    Terpsichorean Clod Moderator

  12. Meagan

    Meagan Active Member

    I don't think I've ever seen a bolero wedding dance before!

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