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Tu, Solo Tu (You, Only You)

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Tu, Solo Tu (You, Only You)

Tú Sólo Tú is a song composed by Felipe Valdés Leal (1899 – 1988) for Pedro Infante in 1949. Pedro Infante (1917 – 1957), is one of the most famous actors and singers of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema and is an idol of the Latinamerican people. He died on 15 April 1957, in Mérida, Yucatán, in a plane crash during a flight en route to Mexico City.

Tu Solo Tu

"Tú sólo tú" was recorded by American artist Selena for her fifth studio album Dreaming of You released posthumously on July 18, 1995, by EMI Records and EMI Latin.

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Felipe Valdés Leal

 

Selena was named the "top Latin artist of the '90s" and "Best selling Latin artist of the decade" by Billboard for her fourteen top-ten singles in the Top Latin Songs chart, including seven number-one hits. Selena released her first album, Selena y Los Dinos, at the age of twelve. She won Female Vocalist of the Year at the 1987 Tejano Music Awards and landed a recording contract with EMI a few years later. Her fame grew throughout the early 1990s, especially in Spanish-speaking countries, and she had begun recording in English as well.

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Selena

 

Selena was murdered on March 31, 1995, 16 days before her 24th birthday by Yolanda Saldívar, the former president of her fan club.

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Pedro Infante

 

That summer, Selena's album Dreaming of You debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200, making her the first Hispanic singer to accomplish this feat. The lead promotional singles "I Could Fall in Love" peaked at number eight on the US Hot 100 Airplay while "Tú Sólo Tú" debuted and spent 11 weeks at number one on the Hot Latin Tracks chart and nine weeks at number one on the Regional Mexican Songs chart.

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Dreaming of You, album, cover

 

"Tú Sólo Tú" is a mariachi ballad with ranchera influences. According to the lyrics, the female protagonist tells her lover how much she is in pain for loving him. The lyrics "Sólo tu sombra fatal, sombra del mal, me sigue por dondequiera, con obstinación" ("only you're shadow follows me, a shadow of evil everywhere persistently") are directed to the male accomplice. Critics praised both Infante and Selena's version for its lyrical content and its musical arrangements, while other artists version received a mixed response.

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Tu Solo Tu

 

Selena became the first and only artist to place the recording number one and to have it chart on Billboard magazine. Furthermore, Selena's version is the most widely known cover and according to critics is one of the best interpreters of the song. Selena's version of "Tú Sólo Tú" received a Song of the Year award at the 1996 Tejano Music Awards, and was awarded several other awards from Furia Musical Awards, Billboard Latin Music Awards and the Lo Nuestro Awards.

Since Selena's death, many other artists have made tribute covers such as Ana Gabriel who covered the song during the Selena ¡VIVE! tribute concert held on 9 April 2005.

 

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Selena

 

Tu, Solo Tu

 


Mira como ando mi amor 
Por tu querer 
Borracha y apasionada 
Nomas por tu amor 

Mira como ando mi bien 
Muy dada a la borracha 
Y a la perdicion 

Tu, solo tu 
Has llenado de luto mi vida 
Abriendo una herida 
En mi corazon 

Tu, solo tu 
Eres causa de todo mi llanto 
De mi desencanto 
Y desesperacion 

Solo tu sombra fatal 
Sombra del mal 
Me sigue por dondequiera 
Con obstinacion 

Y por quererte olvidar 
Me tiro a la borracha 
Y a la perdicion 
Tu, solo tu

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Ana Gabriel sings Tu Solo Tu

 

You Only You (sing365.com)


Look how I'm going around, woman
Because of your love
Drunk and impassioned
Only for your love.

Look how I'm going around, my love
Given to drinking
And utter ruin.

You... only you
Have filled my life with sorrow
Opening a wound in my heart
You... you only you
Are the cause of all my weeping
Of my disillusionment and desperation.

Only your fatal shadow
Shadow of evil
Stubbornly follows me
Wherever I go
And by trying to forget my love for you
I throw myself into drunkenness
And utter ruin.

 

 

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