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"La Isla Bonita"
Released February 10, 1987
Length 4:02
Writer(s) Madonna
Patrick Leonard
Bruce Gaitsch
Producer(s) Madonna
Patrick Leonard

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"La Isla Bonita" is a song by Madonna from her third studio album True Blue. The song features Alizée, and was released as the fifth and final single from the album on February 10, 1987.

Background

"La Isla Bonita" means "The Beautiful Island" in Spanish. In the song, Madonna sings about the beautiful island of San Pedro, where she longs to be. Songwriter and producer Patrick Leonard wrote this for Michael Jackson, but Jackson claimed he didn't like the title and turned down the song. Leonard then offered it to Madonna, who rewrote some of the lyrics in her style.

Composition

Cuban drums and Spanish guitar, maracas and harmonicas are used in the song.

Versions

  • Standard - 4:01
  • Remix - 3:58
  • Extended Remix - 5:20

Music Video

Music Video Information
Madonna_-_La_Isla_Bonita_(Official_Video) Released 10 February 1987
Length 4:01
Director Mary Lambert
Production Co None
Choreographer N/A
Filmed 27-29 January 1987
Location Los Angeles
VEVO views 15+ Million Views

Lyrics

Como puede ser verdad

Last night I dreamt of San Pedro
Just like I'd never gone, I knew the song
A young girl with eyes like the desert
It all seems like yesterday, not far away

Tropical the island breeze
All of nature, wild and free
This is where I long to be
La isla bonita
And when the samba played
The sun would set so high
Ring trough my ears and sting my eyes
Your Spanish lullaby

I fell in love with San Pedro
Warm wind carried on the sea, he called to me
Te diso te amo
I prayed that the days would last, they went so fast

Tropical the island breeze
All of nature, wild and free
This is where I long to be
La isla bonita
And when the samba played
The sun would set so high
Ring trough my ears and sting my eyes
Your Spanish lullaby

I want to be where the sun warms the sky
When it's time for siesta you can watch them go by
Beautiful faces, no cares in this world
Where girl loves a boy and a boy loves a girl

Last night I dreamt of San Pedro
It all seems like yesterday, not far away

Tropical the island breeze
All of nature, wild and free
This is where I long to be
La isla bonita
And when the samba played
The sun would set so high
Ring trough my ears and sting my eyes
Your Spanish lullaby

Tropical the island breeze
All of nature, wild and free
This is where I long to be
La isla bonita
And when the samba played
The sun would set so high
Ring trough my ears and sting my eyes
Your Spanish lullaby

Tropical the island breeze
All of nature, wild and free
This is where I long to be
La isla bonita
And when the samba played
The sun would set so high
Ring trough my ears and sting my eyes
Your Spanish lullaby

La la la la la la la

Te dijo te amo

La la la la la la la

El dijo que te ama

La isla bonita...


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