Selena - Ones (2002)

Reason for Listening:
#83 on the Billboard 200 (Week of 20201219).
Last Week: 173 | Peak: 83 | Weeks on Chart: 10

Released 20021001.
20 songs. 74:01. Ones (2002)
First listen.

4: "I Could Fall In Love"; "Dreaming of You";
3: "Baila Esta Cumbia"; "Como La Flor"; "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom";
2: "No Quiero Saber" (2000 Mix); "Simpre Hace Frio";
1: "La Carcacha"; "No Debes Jugar" (Remastered); "La Llamada" (Remastered); "Amor Prohibido"; "Tu Solo Tu";
0: "Buenos Amigos" (with Alvaro Torres); "No Me Queda Mas"; "Fotos Y Recuerdos"; "El Chico Del Apartamento 512"; "Techno Cumbia"; "Si Una Vez"; "Donde Quiera Que Estes" (ft. Barrio Boyzz); "Con Tanto Amor" (Medley - Amor Prohibido / Si Una Vez / Como La Flor);

Prior to listening to this album, I was mostly familiar with the movie and whichever hits have frequently played on the radio. Although I don't listen to Latin music in my free time, I heard and enjoyed a good amount of it in the past while social dancing (e.g., salsa). As a result, I like the mix of hits and other tracks that appeared on this album, but I wouldn't necessarily be increasing my exposure to the broadly associated genres. I take that back, I will consider listening to more music by Selena. Overall, the hits make it a strong album, but my unfamiliarity with the genre limits my appreciate of the album to a 4.6.

It's really a tough choice to pick a favorite between "I Could Fall in Love" and "Dreaming of You." I think ultimately I lean towards "Dreaming of You."

Overall Rating: 4.6/5
Favorite Song: "Dreaming of You"
Second Favorite Song: "I Could Fall in Love"

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