About this song Edit
"Bidi Bidi Bom Bom", widely known as Selena's signature song, was an unplanned song. After its first draft by Selena, the unfinished song was performed on her Entre A Mi Mundo Tour during 1992 to 1993. Selena had wanted to see her fans' reaction before completing it. Despite the positive reaction of fans, the song was not recorded at that time. It was modified to a roots reggae style to become accessible for Hispanics who were not acquainted with her music. It won the award for 'Most Performed Song of the Year' at the 1996 Broadcast Music Incorporated Latin Awards. At the 1994 Tejano Music Awards, "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom" won 'Song of the Year', while at the 2010 ceremony, it won 'Best 1990s Song'. "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom" and the music video were given mixed to positive reviews.
Bidi Bidi Bom Bom had extensive airplay in the United States, peaking at number-one on Billboard Hot Latin Tracks, the second consecutive number-one single from Amor Prohibido. The single failed to impact any music chart, globally. Music critics from Portugal, Ireland, Spain, Cuba, and Ecuador complained about its lack of chart success in their countries. Selena had promoted the song during three world concerts including, the Entre A Mi Mundo Tour (1992-93), Selena Live! Tour (1993-94), and the Amor Prohibido Tour (1994-95). The accompanied music video was released on May 10, 1994 on the major Spanish-language television channels. The song has been covered by many artists, with the most notable example being by Alejandra Guzmán, who both recorded and sang in homage to Selena during the Selena ¡VIVE! tribute concert, which was held on April 7, 2005.
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