Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Song of the Day: 'Estoy Aqui' by Shakira

A friend sent me a YouTube link that purported to reveal that Shakira had a song that sounded exactly like the Pretenders' least good hit, "I'll Stand by You." Imagine my surprise, though, when I clicked through and it turned out to be one of my favorite songs from the Colombia's singer's breakthrough album, "Pies Descalzos," which was in heavy rotation when I was dating a guy from Bogota in the 1990s! 

P.S.  These days the only time I think of Shakira is when I'm sweating her hot soccer-playing hubby, who spends way too much time trying to ruin tennis!

I wouldn't say they're identical, but there's a definite similarity between the opening lines of:

Oh, why you look so sad, the tears are in your eyes
Come on and come to me now

Ya se que no vendrás
Todo lo que fue
El tiempo lo dejo atrás

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