Life could be so nice…

Controversy over Gerardo Ortiz‘s “Fuiste Mia” video continues this week, as it returns to YouTube in a version designed to make you and your computer blue. The video, you’ll recall, opens with a scene of Sr. Ortiz and the most beautiful girl in the world sharing a kiss in the shower, getting soft and wet 2gether. In the next scene, Ortiz catches her starting to work it with another man, asks the eternal question “Why you wanna treat me so bad?”, and shoots that dude in the head atop the bed, leaving him dead on it. The video ends with the beautiful ones on the outs, Ortiz shoving her into the trunk of his sporty little automatic, and, tick tick bang, blowing her up. Scandalous! This time, in a delirious attempt to make the video less dark, the action is obscured by a big “Gerardo Ortiz” logo that refuses to gett off the screen, but all these plot points remain plain as Morris Day.

Arguments for and against the video have gone round and round. Critics, seeing in this video a sign ‘o’ the times, have accused Ortiz of exploiting Mexico’s chaos and disorder, and treating glibly the country’s violence against women. In a press conference, Ortiz countered with the “baby I’m a star” defense — he’s only acting, the video is pure fiction, and it’s his job to push the envelope to the max. Cynics might note that the song itself is a standard “when you were mine” love song — it’s fine but not exactly jam of the year — and that this arbitrary video is a mismatch for the song’s style. As a publicity move, the video is an undisputed, if underwhelming, success: the new “Fuiste Mia” video has racked up 1.6 million views and last week hit #20 on the ladder of the Latin pop life, Billboard‘s Hot Latin chart. This week it drops to a new position at #30. (Ortiz’s other chart hit this week, “¿Por Qué Terminamos?”, peaked at 7.)

jesus ojedaElsewhere, Jesús Ojeda drops to #42 with his own video wet dream. Songwriter Jesús Sauceda — who assures me via emale that he is NOT Jesús Ojeda, 3121 online bios to the contrary — enters at #47 with Los Huracanes’ “Amarte Es Hermoso.” Los Titanes‘ previous Pick to Click “Rumbo a Maza” — remember? the one where they get caught speeding jesus saucedain their little red white Corvette but then talk their way out of the ticket and go free? — holds steady at #49. If you’re anxious for a new chart entry worthy of NorteñoBlog’s coveted Pick to Click status, we’re still waiting for someone to release it. Trust me, I feel for you.

(Adios, you sexy mf; te amo corazón.)

These are the top 50 Hot Latin Songs and top 20 Regional Mexican Songs, courtesy Billboard, as published April 30.

1. “Hasta El Amanecer” – Nicky Jam
2. “Ginza” – J Balvin (39 weeks!)
3. “Solo Con Verte” – Banda MS (#2 RegMex)
4. “Obsesionado” – Farruko
5. “Encantadora” – Yandel
6. “Borro Cassette” – Maluma (39 weeks!)
7. “Traidora” – Gente de Zona ft. Marc Anthony
8. “Préstamela a Mi” – Calibre 50 (#1 RegMex)
9. “Ya Te Perdí La Fe” – Arrolladora (#4 RegMex)
10. “¿Por Qué Terminamos?” – Gerardo Ortiz (#7 RegMex)

11. “Embriagame” – Zion & Lennox
12. “Broche de Oro” – La Trakalosa de Monterrey (#3 RegMex)
13. “DEL Negociante” – Los Plebes Del Rancho de Ariel Camacho
14. “Tomen Nota” – Adriel Favela ft. Los Del Arroyo (#5 RegMex)
15. “Andas En Mi Cabeza” – Chino & Nacho ft. Daddy Yankee
16. “Desde Esa Noche” – Thalía ft. Maluma
17. “Culpa Al Corazón” – Prince Royce
18. “Tan Fácil” – CNCO
19. “Hablemos” – Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes Del Rancho (#15 RegMex)
20. “Como Lo Hacia Yo” – Ken-Y & Nicky Jam

21. “Si No Es Contigo” – Banda El Recodo (#8 RegMex)
22. “Hasta Que Se Seque El Malecón” – Jacob Forever
23. “50 Sombras de Austin” – Arcangel & DJ Luian
24. “No Lo Hice Bien” – Los Plebes Del Rancho de Ariel Camacho
25. “Nadie Como Tú” – Banda Clave Nueva de Max Peraza (#9 RegMex)
26. “El Perdedor” – Maluma
27. “Que Caro Estoy Pagando” – Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho
28. “Cicatriiices” – Regulo Caro (#11 RegMex)
29. “Me Empezó A Valer” – La Séptima Banda (#6 RegMex)
30. “Fuiste Mia” – Gerardo Ortiz

31. “Una En Un Millon” – Alexis & Fido
32. “No Soy Una de Esas” – Jesse & Joy ft. Alejandro Sanz
33. “Vale la Pena” – Roberto Tapia (#10 RegMex)
34. “Corazón Acelerado” – Wisin
35. “Espero Con Ansias” – Remmy Valenzuela (#20 RegMex)
36. “Solo Yo” – Sofia Reyes & Prince Royce
37. “En Ésta No” – Sin Bandera
38. “Baby” – Jencarlos ft. Lennox
39. “La Ocasión” – DJ Luian & Mambo Kings Presentan: De La Ghetto Featuring Arcangel X Ozuna X Anuel
40. “El Error” – Reykon

41. “La Llamada de Mi Ex” – Chiquito Team Band
42. “Pero Sin Enamorarse” – Jesus Ojeda y Sus Parientes (#12 RegMex)
43. “Shalalala” – Tito “El Bambino”
44. “Not a Crime (No Es Ilegal)” – Play-N-Skillz x Daddy Yankee
45. “Ya Lo Supere” – Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho
46. “Yo Quisiera Entrar” – Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho
47. “Amarte Es Hermoso” – Los Huracanes del Norte (#16 RegMex)
48. “El Mentado” – Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho
49. “Rumbo A Maza” – Los Titanes de Durango
50. “Tu Ausencia” – Intocable (#17 RegMex)

“O Te Vas Tu O Me Voy Yo” – Hector Acosta “El Torito”
“Ganas de Ti” – Zion & Lennox
“Perdoname” – Ricky Martin
“Te Busco” – Cosculluela ft. Nicky Jam (or vice versa)


13. “Después de Ti, ¿Quién?” – La Adictiva Banda
14. “¿Por Qué Me Ilusionaste?” – Remmy Valenzuela
18. “Por Haber Sido Mia” – Noel Torres
19. “Qué Tiene Él” – La Maquinaria Norteña

“Quién Fue” – Larry Hernández
“Moneda Sin Valor” – Pesado
“El Americano” – Omar Ruiz
“Panchito El F1” – Los Tucanes de Tijuana