A Boy Like That

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"A Boy Like That"
Song by Selena
from the album Songs From West Side Story
ReleasedApril 2, 1996
LabelEMI Latin
Songwriter(s)Leonard Bernstein
Stephen Sondheim
Producer(s)Abraham Quintanilla Jr
Selena singles chronology
"God's Child"
"A Boy Like That"
"Last Dance/The Hustle/On The Radio"

"A Boy Like That" is a popular Broadway song. "A Boy Like That" (originally "A Boy Like That/I Have A Love") was written by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim for the musical play, The West Side Story (1957). The song was performed by Chita Rivera (Anita) and Carol Lawrence (Maria). In the 1960 movie version the roles were played by Rita Moreno and Natalie Wood, but the songs were dubbed by Betty Wand and Marni Nixon (as both Anita and Maria).

Covers[change | change source]

Selena's version[change | change source]

In 1995, after attending the Grammy Awards, Selena was asked to participate in the AIDS Project Los Angeles[source?]. She accepted because she had loved to do charity work and give back to her community, for which she was famous for being "down-to-Earth". Selena recorded the song as a rhythm and blues, funk song. It was released after Selena was murdered for the various artists album in 1997.

Track listing[change | change source]

  • A Boy Like That (Original Full Version), 5:51
  • A Boy Like That (Radio Edit 1), 4:06
  • A Boy Like That (Radio Edit 2), 4:06
  • A Boy Like That (Original Edit), 3:28
  • A Boy Like That (Extended Remix), 8:14
  • A Boy Like That (Guitar Mix), 4:54
  • A Boy Like That (Dub Mix), 8:40
  • A Boy Like That (Tribal Mix), 7:13