Sunday, February 27, 2011

Belinda's Shot Of Dopamina

As you may already know from my "honourable mentions" post, I'm currently putting the finishing touches to my extremely belated best singles of 2010 countdown. One song that features high on that list is Belinda's exquisite "Dopamina". I thought the Mexican diva's modern classic was released late last year but the video has just appeared on YouTube, so either I was hallucinating or it's getting a well deserved re-release. Either way I'm thrilled beautiful Belinda has pulled her finger out and filmed something to promote one of the best pop songs in recent memory. "Dopamina" was written by a pair of Swedes (Jörgen Ringqvist and Daniel Barkman) best known for crafting hits for Scandipop acts like Charlotte Perrelli, Magnus Carlsson and Pernilla Wahlgren. Which probably accounts for the song's atomic bomb of a chorus and decidely European sound. I love everything about this - from the quirky lyrics to the Eurovision ready production. And happily, the video does "Dopamina" justice. It's all a bit weird - Belinda rolls around on blue apples, sings into a skull and is stalked by a man with a crow's head - but I think that passes for normal in Mexico. She looks absolutely gorgeous and I love her crazy eyes! There isn't an average song - let alone a bad one - on the diva's stunning "Carpe Diem" album but this is its crowning glory and the perfect introduction to Mexico's princess of pop. Revel in the glory of "Dopamina" below.

4 comments:

bomitoni said...

belinda is AMAZING!!!! even though she still looks like a lion after her nosejob. too bad her personal life has overshadowed this release. it's one of the best pop albums of 2010. i hope they do an english version.

Mike said...

Can she sing in English? I'd love an English version - it could be a hit but she'd have to stop doing her crazy eyes in the video. It's kind of scary. And I love her nose! LOL

bomitoni said...

They did an English version of UTOPIA. Do you not have it?

Mike said...

No! But it will be mine!