Sunday Night Sound Bite: Selena featuring David Byrne: "God's Child (Baila Conmigo)"

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Since 1995, April 16 has been observed as Selena Day in the Lone Star State—an observance George W. Bush (then governor of Texas) established in the wake of the passing of the Queen of Tejano. With what would've been the native Texan's 43rd birthday coming up on Wednesday (which Hi-Tones will celebrate with a bring-your-own-vinyl tribute), I'm sure I'm not the only one revisiting personal favorites from the Selena catalog. Offering a unique contrast to playful classics like "El Chico del Apartamento 512” and "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom," Selena's "God's Child (Baila Conmigo)"—a bilingual duet with David Byrne that predates his first St. Vincent collaboration by 15 years—shows a slightly mysterious side of the icon and inevitably makes one wonder what would've come next. Below, a video montage for the song, created by Selena fan and YouTube user gs2011.


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