The Menudo group caused a stir throughout Latin America. Although its members were boys born in Puerto Rico, the band’s internationalization made it possible for “menorrhagia” to become a global phenomenon in the 1980s, when it had a greater euphoria among its millions of fans.
His musical successes marked an entire generation that sang and danced his songs with the same movements that boys showed on stage.
Although “Súbete a mi moto” is one of the most famous, which in a short time became an anthem almost at all discos and parties, “Claridad” was also a huge hit for the members who contrasted their songs. Clothes Metallic and cramped, their teenage voices.
This was the origin of Menudo’s “Claridad”
In the 1980s, countries such as Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil and the United States were the main markets that welcomed Menudo music, selling over 60 million records that were a discovery in those years.
Within those successes, many fans wondered about the true origin of the song “Claridad”, which was shown in all countries and even had a video clip. This was included in the album that can be considered the most successful Puerto Rican quintet called “Quiero Ser”.
Xavier, René, Ricky, Johnny and Miguel performed this song that had not a solo sound, but a group vocal, followed by a choreography that everyone loved.
The fact is that it is a cover of the Italian song Stella Stai, which translated into Spanish means “Star, you know”, written and performed by Turin singer Umberto Tozzi, and released in 1980.
But the mystery surrounding this song is that even the Italians themselves couldn’t decipher it, because its lyrics are so perplexing, even though the melody is just as infectious as the melody covered by Menudo.
Newspaper trade Tozzi’s own confession, revealed more than 30 years after the release of this song, published that “there is no real meaning,” as the singer told an Italian broadcaster named Luca Fiscardi, who was finally able to solve the mystery by meeting him. .
“It’s nice because I was finally able to put aside the idea that I was really stupid for not understanding the lyrics.”
But when you move on to the lyrics in Spanish, everything changes. In this language it was written by Oscar Gomez Diaz, Cuban producer Based in Spain and winner of 5 Grammy Awards.
It has the same rhythm, but the text has nothing to do with the Italian version. The song sung by Menudo is about a person hoping to overcome a love breakup.
The Italian artist was one of the invited talents at the famous Viña del Mar festival in 2004, and on the Chilean stage he performed the original “Stella stai”. Peruvian media reports that Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi was on the jury who heard the song and the song. Released again in Spanish for his 2011 album.
Two years ago, the topic crept into social networks, specifically on TikTok, when it became part of the #MenudoChallenge. It was the young mothers who worshiped boy bandThey made these videos their own, where they can appreciate how this beat gets their attention.
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