YMMV / Selena

YMMV items for the singer:

  • Ear Worm: ALL. OF. HER. SONGS., seriously listen to "Como la flor" and it shows how good Selena is.
  • Face of the Band: Selena y Los Dinos was Selena... and those guys.
  • Sacred Cow: She is loved by the Latin community, and talking bad about her is pretty much a no no. Howard Stern received heavy backlash for mocking Selena's death.
  • Signature Song: "Bi Di Di Bom Bom", "Como la flor", "Dreaming of You", "Baila Esta Cumbia".
  • Tear Jerker: Most of her songs but "La Llamada", "I Could Fall in Love", and "No Me Queda Mas".
    • Most of Dreaming of You is depressing, considering it was her last work before her passing.
    • Her death, being murdered by someone she trusted and thought to be a friend. It was so much of one that the Mexican community was torn by her passing, and the tragics What Could Have Been had she lived.
    • Kumba King's tribute to Selena in their take on "Baila Esta Cumbia", which ends with a heartwarming message from A.B. to her deceased sister.
      • Add to the fact the video features the group and a drawn Selena singing with them.
    • "Siempre Hace Frio" is a beautifully sung song about heartbreak.
  • Tough Act to Follow: For Tejano musicians after her, it's hard for them to get a popular big break outside of Texas.
    • Averted with A.B. Quintanilla, Selena's brother who was able to start up his own career as a musician with Kumba Kings and later on Kumba All-Stars.
  • Vindicated by History: Although she was obscure among non-Hispanics at the time of her tragic death, her final album recieved widespread commercial and critical success. Today, Selena has become one of the most influential and successful Latin music singers of all time.
  • Yoko Oh No: Averted with Chris Perez, who's very much loved by the fans.

YMMV items from the film:

  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: "we don't need the dress"
  • Harsher in Hindsight: In the Japanese dub of the film, Selena is voiced by Rica Matsumoto, who previously voiced Rumi, the manager of the main protagonist Mima Kirigoe in Perfect Blue. Anyone who watched that movie would know Rumi impersonates Mima and she tries to kill her at the end of the film compared what happened with Selena in both this film and Real Life.
  • Memetic Mutation: "Anything for SALINAS."
  • Tear Jerker: Selena's death scene, made worse by "Dreaming of You" (the last song she sang) being played over her family and fans mourning. She was (and still is) a beloved Latina icon, and her death at 23 years old saddened many people.
  • Woolseyism: The Mexican Spanish dub gives to all the Mexicans or Americans with Mexican ancestry characters thick Mexican accents, as this is pretty normal when dealing with movies with Mexicans in the cast as a way to differentiating them from the rest of the non-Mexican cast.
  • WTH, Casting Agency?: Many Selena fans had a problem with the decision to have Jennifer Lopez, who is of Puerto Rican descent, playing the eponymous musician, who is of Mexican decent. It got to the point where people started protesting to have the film re-casted.