Rumba song called "Tell me why": who sings it?

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by Twilight_Elena, Jun 6, 2005.

  1. Twilight_Elena

    Twilight_Elena Well-Known Member

    Hah. Yet another song search. I'm stuck. There's this rumba (ballroom rumba, for the salseros out there!) song called "Tell Me Why", but I don't know the artist. Lyrics go "please just tell me whyyyyy..." and so on. And yes, I've googled. :lol: Thousands of songs come up. Most common lyrics ever, it seems.

    Twilight Elena
  2. LilSammie89

    LilSammie89 New Member

    The first song that comes into my head with those lyrics is a Backstreet Boys song lol "Tell me whyyyy... blah blah... I want it thaaaat way" I guess that could be made into a Rumba :lol:
  3. Twilight_Elena

    Twilight_Elena Well-Known Member

    :lol: :lol: Nope, not that one. I think it's sung by a woman, but I'm not 100% sure.
    Drat. Here we go again on a wild goose chase. :roll:

    Twilight Elena
  4. wooh

    wooh Well-Known Member

    Annie Lennox?
  5. Medira

    Medira New Member

    That's the one I was initially thinking of too...

    Does any of this look/sound familiar?

    Why - Annie Lennox (from the Album "Diva", 1992)

    How many times do I have to try to tell you
    That I'm sorry for the things I've done
    But when I start to try to tell you
    That's when you have to tell me
    Hey, this kind of trouble's only just begun
    I tell myself too many times
    Why don't you ever learn to keep your big mouth shut
    That's why it hurts so bad to hear the words
    That keep on falling from your mouth
    Falling from your mouth
    Falling from your mouth
    Tell me...
    Why
    Why
    I may be mad
    I may be blind
    I may be viciously unkind
    But I can still read what you're thinking
    And I've heard it said too many times
    That you'd be better off
    Besides...
    Why can't you see this boat is sinking
    Let's go down to the water's edge
    And we can cast away those doubts
    Some things are better left unsaid

    But they still turn me inside out
    Turning inside out turning inside out
    Tell me...
    Why
    Tell me...
    Why
    This is the book I never read
    These are the words I never said
    This is the path I'll never tread
    These are the dreams I'll dream instead
    This is the joy that's seldom spread
    These are the tears...
    The tears we shed
    This is the fear
    This is the dread
    These are the contents of my head
    And these are the years that we have spent
    And this is what they represent
    And this is how I feel
    Do you know how I feel?
    'Cause I don't think you know how I feel
    I don't think you know what I feel
    I don't think you know what I feel
    You don't know what I feel
  6. Could it be bachata? You can definitely dance ballroom rumba to that. Could it be Aventura's "Tell Me Why"? (There is more than one mix.)
  7. Twilight_Elena

    Twilight_Elena Well-Known Member

    :lol: HothouseSalsero, I can recognise a bachata easily, not to mention the distinct sound of Aventura. Cuando Volveras is a beautiful song, but nope, it's not that one.
    Medira, I love this song but it's not that one, unfortunately. The chorus starts with "tell me whyyyy" and ends with "Please just tell me whyyyyy". :roll: Best description I can give.

    Twilight Elena
  8. DancingJools

    DancingJools Member

    I know the song you have in mind. The original, I think, was in French. I think the singer's name is Giselle Cole (for the English version - don't know about the French).
    The problem is that I am away from home. I actually have that song on my home computer, and if no one confirms this, I can probably check for sure on the weekend.
  9. Frodo

    Frodo New Member

    I have a rumba song that fits that description on the Album "Latin Dance 2" -25 bpm - length 3:51.

    It is listed as "Kudin/Shulze/Crichlow" - I think the first part is the artist.

    There is a 30s preview at:-
    https://secure.ballroomdancers.com/Music/info_song.asp?Song=103710
  10. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Heavens to Betsy. I never thought you'd get even one guess, much less multiples.

    DF rocks. :rocker: 8)
  11. G809

    G809 New Member

    I have a song on my rumba CD which I absolutely LOVE and it goes like this:

    Oh, tell me why
    Why can't you be here by my side?
    Tell me why
    Someone to hold on to through the night
    Please just tell me why

    (etc.)

    I think this is probably the one you're talking about and it is "Kudin/Shulze/Crichlow" but there are lots of remixes of different sorts if you google (for example, Jessica Folker).

    I think it's a really great song!!!
  12. Twilight_Elena

    Twilight_Elena Well-Known Member

    :shock: :shock: :shock: I can't believe it! That's the one on the preview! :D :D
    I still can't believe it... thank you so much, guys! :D :D :D
    Erhm. So what's the title of the song again?

    Twilight Elena
  13. DancingJools

    DancingJools Member

    Yep. That's the one. Giselle Cole (or it could be Folker!!) is the original artist, I think, and the one on the dance cd is a cover.

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