A Dios le Pido

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"A Dios le Pido"
Single by Juanes
from the album Un Día Normal
Released June 6, 2002
April/May 2006
Format CD single (2002/2006)
Maxi single (2006)
Recorded 2002
Genre Alternative rock
Latin rock
Length 3:25
Label Surco (2002)
Universal (2006)
Writer(s) Juanes
Producer(s) Juanes, Gustavo Santaolalla
Juanes singles chronology
2001
"Nada"
2002
"A Dios le Pido"
2002
"Es Por Ti"

2005/2006
"La Camisa Negra"

2006
"A Dios le Pido"

2006
"Volverte a Ver"

"A Dios le Pido" (English: I ask God) is the lead single from the Spanish studio album Un Día Normal by the Latin music singer and songwriter Juanes, released in 2002 in Spain and Latin America. In 2006, the song was re-released in some countries in Europe, right after the success of "La Camisa Negra", which charted in almost every European country in the top five. It reached number 1 in twelve countries on three different continents. "A Dios le Pido" spent 47 consecutive weeks on the "Hot Latin Tracks" Billboard.

This track won the Latin Grammy Award for Best Rock Song at the Latin Grammy Awards of 2002, the second year in a row for the singer.

The song is an anthem asking God to bless and protect the singer's family, future children, and close friends. It quickly became a hymn for peace through all of Latin America, particularly because of the line "a Dios le pido que mi pueblo no derrame tanta sangre y se levante mi gente" ("I ask God: may my country not shed so much blood and may my people rise up").

Track listings[edit]

Digital download (Surco/September 1, 2003)

  1. "A Dios le Pido" - 3:27
  2. "A Dios le Pido" [Acoustic Version] - 3:30
  3. "Fijate bien" [Original Version] - 4:50
  4. "Nada" [Acoustic Version] - 3:55

Mexican CD single (Universal/2002)

  1. "A Dios le Pido" [Original Version] - 3:26
  2. "A Dios le Pido" [Acoustic Version] - 3:28

EU CD single (Surco/September 8, 2003)

  1. "A Dios le Pido" [Original Version] - 3:26
  2. "A Dios le Pido" [Acoustic Version] - 3:28

EU CD single (Universal/April 7, 2006)

  1. "A Dios le Pido" [Album Version] - 3:25
  2. "A Dios le Pido" [Full Phatt Remix] - 3:40

French CD single (Universal/April 3, 2006)

  1. "A Dios le Pido" - 3:25
  2. "La Camisa Negra" - 3:34

EU maxi single (Universal/April 7, 2006)

  1. "A Dios le Pido" [Album Version] - 3:25
  2. "A Dios le Pido" [Full Phatt Remix] - 3:40
  3. "Un Día Normal" [Album Version] - 3:53

Charts[edit]

Chart (2002–05) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[1] 19
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[2] 9
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[3] 14
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles)[4] 41
France (SNEP)[5] 12
Germany (Media Control Charts)[6] 31
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[7] 15
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[8] 16
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[9] 7
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[10] 1
US Hot Latin Songs (Billboard)[11] 2
US Tropical Songs (Billboard) 1
Preceded by
"Yo Puedo Hacer" by Ricardo Montaner
U.S. Billboard Latin Pop Songs number-one single
24 August 2002
Succeeded by
"Mentiroso" by Enrique Iglesias

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