Angela Aguilar comes from a family of entertainers. After all, her father is the singer Pepe Aguilar, whose parents were a pair of singer-actors Antonio Aguilar and Flor Silvestre. She rose to prominence in the late 2010s. Much of this can be explained by her debut album as a solo artist, Primero Soy Mexicana, coming out in 2018. Since then, Aguilar has continued recording and releasing music.
Here is our opinion of the ten best Angela Aguilar songs released so far:
10. “La Tequilera”
“La Tequilera” is a song from Primero Soy Mexicana. The title refers to someone knowledgeable about tequila. However, it seems safe to say that the song’s narrator doesn’t see this as a good thing. Regardless, “La Tequilera” is an excellent example of Aguilar’s skill as a singer, even towards the start of her career as a solo artist.
9. “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom”
Selena was one of the most famous Mexican-American entertainers of the 20th century. Specifically, she’s known for Tejano music, so much so that her nicknames included the Tejano Madonna and the Queen of Tejano Music. Sadly, Selena was murdered, though her influence on modern music lives on. For instance, this is Aguilar’s cover of one of her signature songs. The choice is no coincidence. “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” is a popular way for people to express their respect for the singer.
8. “Fruta Prohibida”
“Fruta Prohibida” is the product of a team-up between Aguilar and her brother, Leonardo Aguilar. Interested individuals should have no problem guessing what the song is about because the idea of forbidden fruit is common knowledge everywhere the Abrahamic religions hold sway. The lyrics talk about how the narrator feels a sudden passion for someone after not seeing them in a long time. This puts the narrator in a very awkward position because this person is already in a relationship with someone else.
7. “Como la Flor”
“Como la Flor” is another song about the not-so-happy side of love. The difference is that its narrator has already been in a relationship with the person they love. Unfortunately, that relationship seems to have run its course because that person has found someone else. The narrator isn’t interested in fighting to keep a hold of them but instead chooses to bow out. Flower metaphors abound throughout this song, which makes sense considering this song’s name. Moreover, they’re fitting descriptors for relationships that have run their course because flowers are beautiful things that wither.
6. “Paloma Negra”
Doves tend to be seen in a positive light. They have a strong association with peace. On top of that, they have connotations of love, purity, and innocence. However, people should know that these things are true for white doves. The latter’s black counterparts are seen in a more ominous light, associated with everything from death to misfortune. Unsurprisingly, “Paloma Negra” depicts an extraordinarily ugly breakup. The narrator is more than hurt by the experience. They’re downright unsure of what they want to do because they’re caught between uncertainties. Aguilar managed to sell these emotions well.
5. “En Realidad”
“En Realidad” is about a relationship still coming into being. It touches upon the complexities when someone feels they want a friendship to become something more. Luckily, the narrator’s thoughts seem to be reciprocated, meaning there’s reason to think things will turn out well. That positivity is pleasant when listeners are in the right mood.
4. “Ahi Donde Me Ven”
Mexicana Enamorada followed Primero Soy Mexicana. “Ahi Donde Me Ven” had the critical task of introducing everyone to the second album by being its title track. In that, it succeeded magnificently. It’s no exaggeration to say that “Ahi Donde Me Ven” is one of the finest examples of Aguilar’s ability to perform livelier music skillfully.
3. “Tu Sangre en Mi Cuerpo”
Aguilar has a close relationship with her father and the rest of her family. This song’s name translates to “Your Blood in My Body.” It’s named thus because it’s a duet in which a child and a parent express their gratitude for one another. Fittingly, Aguilar performed the part of the child, while her father performed the part of the parent.
2. “Cielo Rojo”
“Cielo Rojo” is a song of longing. Like many love songs, it makes memorable use of celestial imagery. In particular, there’s the idea of a red sky. The latter can stand for many things. After all, red is versatile, meaning it can express many things. Here, it’s a symbol of abnormality and roiling emotions, which work well with the sense of longing running throughout the song. Indeed, the red sky is contrasted with a blue counterpart in the lyrics, symbolizing how things should be as a reminder of normality.
1. “La Llorona”
“La Llorona” refers to the Crying Woman. She’s a ghost who haunts the world because she drowned her children after discovering her husband cheated on her. There’s much speculation about how La Llorona is connected to mother figures in Mexican culture, both those that trace their roots to pre-Columbian Mesoamerica and those that trace their roots to Western Europe. Whatever the case, it’s clear that she has a complicated position, as shown by how she’s sometimes said to be La Malinche. For those unfamiliar, that woman would be Hernan Cortes’s consort, who played a critical role in the Spanish Conquest of Mexico by facilitating the man’s interactions with Mesoamerican polities hostile to the Aztec Empire. In any case, this song is Aguilar’s version of an older Mexican folk song based on the legend. Her performance of the song at the Latin Grammy Awards in 2019 was one of the events that propelled her to prominence in the late 2010s.
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