Ranking The 15 Greatest Selena Songs Ever

Counting down the iconic singer’s most impactful and memorable singles.

15. “Tú, Sólo Tú” — 1995

English title: “You, Only You”
Peak Billboard position: No. 1 on the Hot Latin Tracks.

The second single released from her posthumously released album, Dreaming of You; the song is a beautiful cover of the classic Pedro Infante track.

“Tú, Sólo Tú”:

14. “No Debes Jugar” — 1993

English title: “You Shouldn’t Play Around”
Peak Billboard position: No. 3 on the Hot Latin Tracks.

This song is a great example of Selena’s signature sound: the merging of Cumbia and Tejano music.

“No Debes Jugar”:

13. “Donde Quiera Que Estés” — 1994

English title: “Wherever You May Be”
Peak Billboard position: No. 1 on the Hot Latin Tracks and No. 1 on Latin Hot Airplay.

This track — which is the lead single from the Barrio’s Boyzz second album,Dondequiera Que Estes — is a perfect example of Selena’s versatility as an artist. She effortlessly steps away, vocally, from her signature Tex-Mex sound and perfectly works her vocals into an early ‘90s pop-R&B sound.

“Donde Quiera Que Estes” with the Barrio Boyzz:

12. “Techno Cumbia” — 1995

Peak Billboard position: No. 1 on the Hot Latin Tracks and No. 13 on Latin Hot Airplay.

Originally released in 1994 as the seventh single off the album, Amor Prohibido, the song was remixed and re-released again in 1995 as a B-side to her posthumous single “Dreaming of You,” where it became an even bigger hit.

The song is probably best remembered by most Latinos who grew-up in the ‘90s, as a staple at every wedding, quinceañera, and family get-together.

“Techno Cumbia”:

11. “Amame” — 1993

English title: “Love Me”
Peak Billboard position: No. 17 on the Hot Latin Tracks

Released as the final track from her 1992 album, Entre a Mi Mundo, this underrated single is a huge departure from her signature sound and is instead heavily influenced by early ‘90s pop and house music.

“Amame”:

10. “El Chico del Apartamento 512” — 1994

English title: “The Guy in Apartment 512”
Peak Billboard position: Did not chart.

This dancy, catchy song was the sixth single released from Amor Prohibido, and also the final single to be released while Selena was alive. It was actually released on March 30, 1995, one day before she was murdered. Her untimely death stalled the song from getting proper airplay and promotion.

“El Chico del Apartamento 512”:

9. “Como La Flor” — 1992

English title: “Like a Flower”
Peak Billboard position: No. 6 on the Hot Latin Tracks.

The second single released from her album Entre a Mi Mundo. The song shows off something that is sometimes overlooked about Selena: her ability to bring an emotional vulnerability to her singing.

“Como La Flor”:

8. “Siempre Hace Frio” — 1996

English title: “It’s Always Cold”
Peak Billboard position: No. 2 on the Hot Latin Tracks.

Originally intended to be included on the soundtrack for the 1995 film Don Juan DeMarco (a film in which she had a small role as mariachi singer), the song is a beautifully written and timeless sounding mariachi ballad.

“Siempre Hace Frio”:

7. “Dreaming of You” — 1995

Peak Billboard position: No. 22 on the Hot 100.

This ethereal ballad was the second crossover single released from Selena’s posthumous album of the same name. It’s also her biggest English-language hit.

“Dreaming of You”:

6. “Fotos y Recuerdos” — 1995

English title: “Photos and Memories”
Peak Billboard position: No. 1 on the Hot Latin Tracks.

The fourth single released from Amor Prohibido, the song — which is one her biggest and best known — is an upbeat and dancy track that, of course, for many, was instantly recognizable since it heavily sampled the Pretenders’ classic “Back on the Chain Gang.”

“Fotos y Recuerdos”:

5. “I Could Fall in Love” — 1995

Peak Billboard position: No. 2 on the Hot Latin Tracks, No. 1 on Latin Pop, and No. 8 on the Hot 100 Airplay.

The song was Selena’s debut English crossover single, and, because of it, has also become her signature song. This melancholy ballad is another great example of Selena’s ability bring an emotional vulnerability to her songs.

“I Could Fall in Love”:

4. “Si Una Vez — 1994

English title: “If I Once”
Peak Billboard position: No. 18 on the Hot Latin Tracks.

The fifth single released from Amor Prohibido is an empowering ass-kicker of a song about kicking your man to the curb and letting him know that he is nothing but a HUGE MISTAKE.

“Si Una Vez”:

3. “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” — 1994

English title: N/A — the words have no meaning in Spanish.
Peak Billboard position: No. 1 on the Hot Latin Tracks and No. 11 on Latin Pop Songs.

This whimsical track was the second single released from Amor Prohibido, and it owes its catchy dance beat to a fusion of Cumbia, Latin pop, and Caribbean reggae.

“Bidi Bidi Bom Bom”:

2. “Amor Prohibido” — 1994

English title: “Forbidden Love”
Peak Billboard position: No. 1 on the Hot Latin Tracks.

The first single off the album of the same name is an awesome ode to star-crossed lovers everywhere.

“Amor Prohibido”:

1. “No Me Queda Más” — 1994

English title: “I Have Nothing Left”
Peak Billboard position: No. 1 on the Hot Latin Tracks and No. 13 on the Latin Pop Airplay.

This is the perfect Selena song: an epic and haunting balled that isn’t just beautifully written, but also downright heartbreaking. Selena’s warm, but heartrending vocals perfectly bring to life this tragic love song of a disillusioned woman who must wish her ex-lover — who renounces their love — and his new lover happiness, as her heartaches out for him.

“No Me Queda Más”:

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