Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Today's Video: Llámame

This week we're going to take a brief look at songs that became popular in their original languages but for different reasons were then recorded in other languages.

"Call Me" became a mega-hit for Blondie and it would eventually become the biggest selling single for the New Wave band.  The song would reach #1 in the U.S. and Britain but that apparently wasn't enough for the group's record executives looking to expand Blondie's success into Latin America.  Thus, "Llámame" was reportedly recorded to be released in Mexico and several South American countries.  That never came to fruition, however, and "Llámame" would eventually be included in a 1993 rarities compilation.  (That album, Blonde and Beyond, also included a French version of "Sunday Girl"). 

Does Blondie lead singer Debbie Harry sound better in English or Spanish? Judge for yourself:

Video Source - YouTube via user ali69tigrek

Online Source - Wikipedia   

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