Day 21: Jeanette – Porque Te Vas

Probably the hugest hit for half-Belgian/half-Spanish/English-born/American-raised singer Janette Anne Dimech – aka Jeanette. Initially recorded in 1974 while living in Spain, Porque Te Vas (because you are leaving) became a global sensation when the song was used in Carlos Saura’s 1976 acclaimed Spanish film Cría Cuervos.

This song used to annoy the hell out of me – I first heard it as a cover song in 2002-3 by the US/Mexican indie group Los Super Elegantes (remember them, anyone?). Usually dead pan, bratty sounding females singing in Spanish would make me cringe. But I’m actually liking this song right now – what’s the world coming to? Anyway, Porque Te Vas would go on to be covered by many others bands and even attained cult status in Russia in 1979 – so at least I’m not the only person thats liking this song. Please Enjoy!

1. Jeanette: Porque Te Vas

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1 Response to “Day 21: Jeanette – Porque Te Vas”


  1. 1 pablo February 22, 2012 at 12:34 am

    Check number two:

    http://unadocenade.com/una-docena-de-versiones-de-canciones-de-los-80/

    It’s a cover of another famous song by Jeanette.

    And two more links:

    For your information, Jeanette started as a singer on a pop band called Picnic. Here’s a spine-thrilling song from them. Once you here it, nothing will be the same:

    Pablo


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