Journey to the past: Thalia’s “First Single”s (Part 2)

We continue our journey of Thalia’s “first single”s, click here if you haven’t seen the first part of this post!

In 2002, Thalia was releasing her second self-titled album and its first single was the smashing hit “Tu y Yo“, written by Estefano and Julio Reyes. The electric song is an invitation to cease the moment, to feel the love and let things follow their course without worrying about anything else .

The music video, filmed in The Bronx, is one of Thalia’s coolest and most badass ones, her aggressive, yet playful attitude mixes perfectly with the beats of the song. Also, did I forget to mention the awesome bike she rides and the electric guitar she plays? She even performs the song using two microphones!

In case you haven’t noticed until now, I prefer the actual live performances to the TV shows appearances where playback was dominant, so despite there’s a Billboard performance of Tu y Yo, I’d like to share this one instead:

A year later, Thalia released her first album in English, also self-titled😀 and its first single, “I want you” feat. Fat Joe is Thalia’s first (and only, so far) song that made it to Billboard’s Hot 100. The song was written by Thalia and a team of people, namely Brenda Russell, Fat Joe, Corey Rooney, Davy Deluge and Gregory Bruno.

In the music video, also shot in The Bronx, Thalia catches men’s eyes as she walks down the street, chills in the park and at a basketball game and gets some flowers from an adorable kid, among other things, and everyone’s having a great time.

Thalia and Fat Joe performed the song live on Good Morning America:

The first single from Thalia’s next album, El Sexto Sentido, was “Amar Sin Ser Amada“, written by Estefano and Jose Luis Pagan. The song is dedicated to all the women who’ve loved without being loved back, encouraging them to move on and learn from the experience.

Any music video in which Thalia wears a leather jacket is an epic video and Amar Sin Ser Amada doesn’t disappoint. Thalia’s firm and unforgiving attitude, the scenes that reflect the lyrics and her performance, along with the background shots are some of the elements that make this video great. Also, notice the snippets of lyrics on the screen, Thalia was doing lyric videos back when they weren’t even a thing😀

Here’s a live performance of the song in Spain, back in 2005:

Thalia’s 10th studio album and the last one released with EMI Music was Lunada, “Ten Paciencia“, written by Descemer Bueno, Magilee Alvarez and Cynthia Salazar being the first single. Fun fact that I just found out about: the single was chosen by fans through a poll on Univision.com.

For someone whose first language isn’t Spanish, at a first glance this song may seem to be about the well-known phrase: “Good things come to those who wait.” but if you pay more attention to the lyrics, there’s a whooooole different story there. And you know how in MeatLoaf’s song “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)” most people wonder what “that” is supposed to be? The same applies to Thalia’s “eso no, eso no, eso no te lo voy dar” hahaha and that’s all I’m gonna say about that😀

The music video (in which fans also had the opportunity to participate) is a colorful one, showing a beach party under the moonlight (= a lunada).

Here’s Thalia’s performance of the song at Premios Juventud in 2009:

We’re getting closer to the present with Habitame Siempre and “Manias“, released in 2012 (I still can’t believe it was two years ago). I’ve written so many times about this song here on my blog that I don’t think there’s anything new I could say about it, so… feel free to check out my previous posts!😀

At the beginning of this year, Thalia surprised everyone with her first children’s album, Viva Kids Vol. 1 (which got a Latin Grammy nomination!), its first single being “Vamos a Jugar“, a cheerful song with a country vibe. Watch out, AALM European Remix, there’s a new choreography in town!😛

Aaaaaand that’s about all, we’ve reached the beautiful “Por Lo Que Reste De Vida“, the first single from Thalia’s upcoming studio album, Amore Mio – the 13th one of her career. The music video is one of the best Thalia’s released so far and looking back at “Un Pacto Entre Los Dos“, it’s almost hard to believe that it’s the same artist. Thalia has done it all and somehow she still manages to come up with new things and surprise us every time, which makes me even more excited about the future!

Special mentions: I obviously can’t leave out the first singles from Thalia’s live albums, namely “Equivocada” (Primera Fila, 2009), which is the highlight of Thalia’s growth as an artist and “La Apuesta” feat. Erik Rubin (Viva Tour En Vivo, 2013), one of her best duets.

Thanks for reading, I hope you’ve enjoyed this Journey to the past!

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