Supporters of the late Tejano superstar were divided in their reception to a new digitally animated music video featuring the singer performing ‘Salta la Ranita.’
Thirty-five years after its initial release, Selena Quintanilla’s upbeat track about a little frog getting married finally has a music video – and it’s animated. Selena Quintanilla’s estate released the music video Friday afternoon for “Salta la Ranita,” which translates to “the little frog jumps,” featuring an animated version of the Queen of Tejano. The video accompanies the latest remix of the song featured on the singer’s latest posthumous album “Moonchild Mixes.”
Selena first recorded the track, written by Víctor H. Garza, when she was only 15-years-old and it was originally featured in the fifth LP record by Mexican-American Tejano pop band Selena y Los Dinos called “And The Winner Is” released in 1987. The song was modernized and remixed for the 13-track “Moonchild Mixes” which released on Aug. 26, nearly three decades after Selena was tragically shot and killed by her fan club president on March 31, 1995. Like most of the songs on the album, the track was digitally altered to make the Grammy Award-winning superstar sound exactly as she did before her death.