The Jennifer Lopez Series

By: Gabriela Yareliz It was too much fun looking at the J.Lo songs that marked my childhood and tween years. I am proud of this self-made Puerto Rican powerhouse. Below are the posts of the songs we looked at from Lopez’s career. They are all here, for easy reading and tabs. “No Me Ames”: UnafraidContinue reading “The Jennifer Lopez Series”

Raw and Real

By: Gabriela Yareliz Part I: I Almost Loved You Okay, so we are back for our last post in the Beyoncé series, looking at a mélange of songs by Beyoncé, starting with “Best Thing I Never Had.” A song that made it to #16 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart according to Wiki. There isContinue reading “Raw and Real”

A Ray Of Sun

By: Gabriela Yareliz Mature love. Beyoncé’s “Halo” is not about first love, in fact, the protagonist of the video sings, “I swore I’d never fall again, but this don’t even feel like falling.” We see a woman whose walls have come down (we all have those walls). I love when Beyoncé sings, “I found aContinue reading “A Ray Of Sun”

You Must Not Know ‘Bout Me

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today, we are heading into Beyoncé’s B’day album– “Irreplaceable.” It’s a favorite that would always come on the radio when I was driving in my Drivers Ed class; a class which thoroughly traumatized me. This was the song I parallel parked to for the first time. Memories. “Irreplaceable” remains one of myContinue reading “You Must Not Know ‘Bout Me”

Necessary Rage

“Forgiveness to me is not me forgiving you. I don’t have any godly power. Forgiveness is a gift that I give myself because if I would live in hatred today, I would still be a prisoner, and we are the prisoners of our own mind. The concentration camp is in your own mind, and theContinue reading “Necessary Rage”

The Gwen Stefani Series

By: Gabriela Yareliz I am so overwhelmed with gratitude to everyone who followed and loved our Gwen Stefani/No Doubt music series where we looked at lyrics and life together. As requested, I am putting all the post links in one spot for easy finding and reading. Keep the tabs open; keep your hearts open. xxContinue reading “The Gwen Stefani Series”

Types of Breakups

By: Gabriela Yareliz I’ve noticed there are breakups that are for the best. We almost sigh in relief as witnesses, with the involved parties. But then, there are breakups that change the course of life and time as we know it. There are ruptures that leave a rip in the universe. Harmony ceases and theContinue reading “Types of Breakups”

Wanna Say It Now, Wanna Make It Clear

By: Gabriela Yareliz We’ve made it to the end of our journey with our music leading up to Valentine’s Day. We are ending with a song that Gwen Stefani is featured on, but it’s not her song. We are ending with Blake Shelton’s “Nobody But You.” This song gives me all the feels. Every.Single.Time. WhatContinue reading “Wanna Say It Now, Wanna Make It Clear”

I Don’t Know Why I Cry

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today, we are looking at the last sad ballad (the last songs we will look at are happier– Happy Gwen). If our previous post was on “Early Winter,” we’ll call this one the late winter ballad. After the demise of her 13-year marriage to Gavin Rossdale due to his apparently multiple infidelities,Continue reading “I Don’t Know Why I Cry”