“La Bamba” is indefinable in English, being a play on words in Spanish. Originating some 300 years ago in Mexico, it was given its current incarnation by Ritchie Valens in 1958.
This version by Los Lobos in 1989 is a better reproduction.
broken video? try this
A star-studded cast hiding behind the animation here, from the film Shrek. It seems impossible to sing this without energy. La Vida Loca, composed by Desmond Child and Draco Rosa and released by Ricky Martin in 1999, is Spanish for “The Crazy Life” and hopefully we are living it skilfully.
Broken video? – try this.
The original version by Ricky Martin is worth a listen for energy and quality.