I Could Fall in Love by Selena

November 24, 2023
David Sunnyside

Selena's emotional delivery of this song's lyrics is able to capture the deep sense of affection that the narrator feels for someone. She is torn between giving in to these feelings and keeping them hidden to avoid rejection.

The song's timeless beauty allows it to connect with listeners of different generations. Its exploration of raw emotions and vulnerability create a connection that transcends time, making it a classic for years to come.

Despite Selena's death on March 31, 1995, this song remains one of her most beloved and iconic recordings. It is a testament to her talent as an artist and ability to capture the hearts of millions.

Keith Thomas, the songwriter behind this classic Tejano love song, worked with Selena for two weeks at his Bennett House studios in Nashville. During that time, the singer recorded her first English-language single "I Could Fall in Love."

Selena was already a superstar in the world of Tejano music by the time she recorded this song. However, she was determined to release a crossover album that would reach a wider audience.

The collaboration between Selena and Thomas ran smoothly and the recording process went quickly. "She sang her butt off on that song," Thomas says. He remembers that they had to work quickly because at the time, promoters typically paid performers only if they played for three hours. In order to get the song done in time for Selena's performance that evening, they had to improvise a lot of words on the fly.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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