♫ I’m Getting Used To You ♫

Last month I made a promise … and I broke it.  I rarely give promises, unless I am 99% certain that I can keep them.  And I could have kept this one … even made a note to do so … but, I forgot.  I could make some excuses, but instead I will simply say “I’m sorry” and try to make up for my perfidy.

Yesterday, April 16th, would have been the 48th birthday of Tejano singer, Selena (just for the record, that is pronounced Say-Lay-Nah).  Sadly, on 31 March 1995, Selena was brutally murdered by Yolanda Saldívar, a woman Selena had long considered a friend.  I won’t share the details here, but if you’re interested, Wikipedia has a fairly comprehensive summation of the events leading up to the murder.  For today, though, even though I am a day late, let’s focus on her life and her music, shall we?

Selena Quintanilla-Pérez  was her full name, though she went by simply ‘Selena’.  She was a singer, songwriter, spokesperson, model, actress, and fashion designer. Called the Queen of Tejano music, her contributions to music and fashion made her one of the most celebrated Mexican-American entertainers of the late 20th century.

Billboard magazine named her the top-selling Latin artist of the 1990s decade, while her posthumous collaboration with MAC cosmetics became the best-selling celebrity collection in cosmetics history. Media outlets called her the “Tejano Madonna” for her clothing choices. She also ranks among the most influential Latin artists of all time and is credited for catapulting a music genre into the mainstream market.

Tonight, in honour of what would have marked her 48th birthday, I play for you I’m Getting Used To You.  Though left to my own devices I might have selected one of her Spanish pieces, our friend Ellen, the person to whom I owe apologies for a promise broken, rather indicated that she likes this one, and it is a beautiful song … sung by a beautiful woman.

I’m Getting Used to You
Selena

Wasn’t like me to fall in love
That’s just the way that I was
But now when I feel you holding me
Something inside just tells me you’ve gotten to
This heart of mine
And now I know it’s true ’cause darling I’m
Darlin’ I’m starting to find

I’m getting used to you
Ooh and I’m loving every single thing about you
I’m getting used to you
And I could never get used to living without you

Didn’t think that a love could mean that much
But you sure changed my mind with your touch
Never knew that my heart could need you so
Now I know that these arms can’t let you go
No they wouldn’t even try
‘Cause I’m sure that you’re the one that I
Oh one that I need in my life

I’m getting used to you
Ooh and I’m loving every single thing about you
I’m getting used to you
And I could never get used to living without you

Ohh [Repeat x3]

You’ve gotten to this heart of mine
And I know its true ’cause darlin’ I
Oh darlin’ I’m starting to find
You’re the one I need in my life

I’m getting used to you
Ooh and I’m loving every single thing about you
I’m getting used to you
And I could never get used to living without you
Ain’t no living without loving you

Songwriters: Diane Eve Warren
I’m Getting Used to You lyrics © Realsongs

6 thoughts on “♫ I’m Getting Used To You ♫

  1. Judging by the minimal response to this music post, I am forced to consider one of two causes : 1) The majority of your followers were also raised on the ‘when you can’t say something nice’ principle and chose silence. 2) Your music post followers have deserted you…except we three! Logic has me leaning to the first, as it is hopefully not the second. I must say that I am somewhat surprised that more of your followers do not appreciate Selena’s talent and beautiful voice. Be that as may be…I am delighted! When I read the title my first thought was that while it isn’t my favorite song, even though written by the gifted Diane Warren, it is a good (if not the best) one. Therefore, I was doubly delighted upon listening to the song that is one of my most favorites along with “I Could Fall in Love”. I am pleased that you indulged my whimsy and apologize for the apparent lack of blog “hits” this has caused…”no good deed goes unpunished”. Selena and I are grateful! Thank-you!

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    • Sometimes there’s just no rhyme nor reason. I’ve played songs that I was sure would go over big, and they were, at best, ‘meh’. And the reverse is also true. I’m not worried ’bout it … I don’t write this blog or do my music posts for fame & fortune, but for my own pleasure. Some days I hit it just right, other days I flop. And I rarely get a lot of comments on the music posts anyway, unless they are one of those like John Lennon’s “Imagine”, that everybody can relate to. I’m glad you enjoyed it anyway!

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