Thalía – Todavía Te Quiero (Official Video) ft. De La Ghetto

Ladies and gentlemen, PULGOSO IS BACK!!!

Thalia surprised us this morning with the release of the music video for her latest single, Todavía Te Quiero ft. De La Ghetto! The music video is an animated one (how cool is that?!) and it’s absolutely adorable and hilarious!

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We see Thalia working on something that turns out to be a time travel device, while Pulgoso is happily watching her, only to snatch the device as soon as it appears to be done – probably thinking that it was supposed to be a toy for him.

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in case you still have doubts about the dog being Pulgoso, look at his food bowl in the background 😀

Pulgoso accidentally activates the device and disappears only God knows where and in what time period, setting in motion a series of adventures and funny moments as Thalia embarks on a journey to find him.

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This music video will definitely brighten up your day as you’ll follow Thalia through different eras, fighting robots like a badass or getting chased by a dinosaur.

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Finally, with De La Ghetto’s help, Thalia and Pulgoso are reunited, reminding us that the love we share with our pets is as powerful as any other type of love ❤️ and everything goes back to normal. Well… almost 😀

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There are some Easter eggs in the video too, like Thalia’s scandalous faucet bra – which appears twice – or a reference to her missing ribs. I also have to share some of the moments that cracked me up, because they’re just brilliant:

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What can I say, I am already obsessed with this music video, it goes perfectly with the song, I love the message and the fact that’s it’s so creative and unexpected! Thalia has done it again! Also kudos to everyone who worked on the animation!

Below you can find some screencaps, let me know if you’ve found any more Easter eggs and feel free to share your thoughts on the video in the comment section!

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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!

Journey to the past: Thalia’s “First Single”s (Part 1)

As Thalia is about to release her 13th studio album, I thought it would be interesting to take a look back at her previous ones and see how her music evolved throughout the years by looking at the first singles released from each album.

Thalia’s career as a solo artist began with her self-titled album released in 1990 by Fonovisa Records. The first single was “Un Pacto Entre Los Dos“, a pop-rock song written by Thalia and Alfredo Diaz Ordaz.

The lyrics are like a guide to what one should do to a lover: “abduct him, tie him up, hit him, enjoy his pain, bite him, hurt him, punish him, share his passion, grab him, tear him up, whip him, the heart suffers, calm yourself, touch him, pamper him, a love song” everything being consensual, as it’s “a pact between us”.

It’s no wonder that the song was criticized and labeled as sadomasochistic. Thalia addressed this in her book – Growing Stronger, saying:

Back then, singing about secretions in lyrics such as “Your saliva intoxicates me; come here and sweat with me” and, even worse, sadomasochistic themes such as the ones described in “Un Pacto Entre los Dos” sparked a huge controversy. And add that to my determination to revive the “flower power” trend, which was the symbol of youthful independence that came out of the sixties. The truth is that my entire being longed to break from anything traditional; I wanted to express myself in my own way, and to find my own voice. It is also possible that somehow, unconsciously, I wanted to break the invisible chains that my mother had locked me in out of love, as did the career where I had left my childhood and part of my adolescence that yearned and screamed for its freedom.

(I guess Fifty Shades of Grey should feature this song on its soundtrack 😀 )

The music video is presented as a dream that Thalia is having, in which she gets off a badass plane in the middle of nowhere, in an area populated by a tribe of cannibals that hunt her down and eventually capture her. In between, we have scenes with some strongly colored, hypnotizing backgrounds, in which Thalia wears different flowery outfits.

Thalia performed the song on various popular TV shows, the most viewed one on Youtube being from Siempre en Domingo:

Next we have Mundo de Cristal, released a year later by the same record label. The first single was “Sudor“, written this time by Alfredo Diaz Ordaz alone. The lyrics describe some situations in which sweat is the protagonist 😀 like a hot day with no air conditioning, a passionate night… on the dance floor 😛 and in the life of people like artists, sportsmen, winners and losers, who all have to work hard and sweat to reach triumph.

The song never had an official music video, but this performance,  in which Thalia revealed her sexiness aaand most of her body on a yacht, is the closest thing to one:

As with “Un Pacto Entre Los Dos”, the song was presented in various shows, Thalia’s outfits also having different flower elements.

Thalia’s third album, Love, was released in 1992 and its first single, “Sangre“, is one of the most iconic songs in her career and Latin music in general. The song is a love ballad that Thalia wrote and dedicated to Diaz Ordaz, whom she had been in a relationship with and who unfortunately passed away soon after that. As Thalia shares in Growing Stronger, they were “kindred spirits” and even after they ended things, their connection “was so deep that we continued to attract each other like a couple of magnets. Even though in my soul I wanted nothing other than to be with him for the rest of my life, in my mind I knew it was simply impossible.” The lyrics of the song focus on remembering the good things of a relationship that ended and reflect Thalia’s words from the book, showing that even though two people can’t be together they’ll always love and long for each other.

The music video comes in two versions, you can watch the first one here, but I personally prefer the second one:

Thalia looks smoking hot in that… dress inspired by the cover of the album and she’s playing with fire 😀

When it comes to live performances, here’s one you should not miss, from Thalia’s 1997 concert in Manila:

We continue with En Extasis, Thalia’s first album released with EMI Music, in 1995. The first single, “Piel Morena“, written by Kike Santander, had an incredible international success. In Growing Stronger, Thalia recalls how she was introduced to the song and gave life to it:

As we looked at all the awards and recognitions, Emilio walked in and greeted us. “I have a song that I want you to sing. It was for Gloria, but I don’t know why the song screams ‘Thalia’ every time I hear the lyrics.” He flashed me that ample smile, and on his sound system, which took up an entire wall from floor to ceiling, with speakers of every size and the most sophisticated sound equipment that I had ever seen, he played the first chords of the song. I could feel all the hairs on my body stand up, from my feet to my head… It was “Piel Morena”. […] Half an hour later the man whom we were waiting for arrived. I reviewed the song two or three times, he corrected a few of my notes, and there, before everyone’s stunned eyes, “Piel Morena” was born, and became one of my most successful worldwide hits.

The lyrics are a declaration of love and passion to someone who stirs up those emotions through everything he is and does. The music video, mostly in black and white, is one of Thalia’s most epic ones, as she shows off a series of spectacular and innovative bras 😀

Here’s a live performance of the song from 1996 in Peru:

In 1997, Thalia released one of the best albums of her career, “Amor a la Mexicana”. The first single, having the same title, was written by Mario Pupparo and will always be Thalia’s most popular song, you can’t say “Thalia” and not think of “Amor a la Mexicana” and you can’t say “Amor a la Mexicana” without thinking of Thalia.

The lyrics and the music video don’t need any commentary, they both scream Mexico, love, passion… ehm, is it getting hot in here? 😛

The video for the European remix is always a must-see, that choreography is priceless!

When it comes to performances, Thalia clearly knew how to put on a grandiose show:

Arrasando, Thalia’s sixth studio album was released in 2000, with “Entre el mar y una estrella“, written by Marco Flores, as its first single. The song brought Thalia her first no.1 on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart.

The lyrics express the pain of losing someone and missing them, as well as a promise of forever lasting love.

In the music video, we see Thalia looking more beautiful and peaceful than ever, on a set composed of stars and water, or feeding the moon some magic golden stardust (if you’ve ever wondered what the secret of her youth and beauty is, now you have the answer 😛 )

Here’s a terrific live performance of the song on Otro Rollo:

Well, we’ve gone through the first half of our journey, if you want to continue, click here for the second part of this post!

 

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