Abriendo Puertas (song)

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"Abriendo Puertas"
Single by Gloria Estefan
from the album Abriendo Puertas
Released September 19, 1995 (1995-09-19)
(see Release history)
Format CD Single
CD Maxi Single
12" Vinyl Single
Recorded 1994-95
Genre Latin Pop
Length 03:52
Label Epic
Writer(s) Kike Santander
Gloria Estefan singles chronology
"Cherchez La Femme"
"Abriendo Puertas"
"Más Allá"
Alternative cover
Alternate Single Cover

"Abriendo Puertas" (Opening Doors) is the first single released by Gloria Estefan on her second Spanish album, Abriendo Puertas.

Song history[edit]

"Abriendo Puertas" peaked at the top of the charts in Spain, Colombia and the U.S. Hot Latin Tracks. The song was also a number three hit on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. The massive hit was the work of Colombian songwriter and producer Kike Santander. Santander combines traditional Colombian vallenato with Gloria's traditional salsa music to give the song a very tropical and joyful rhythm. The song was awarded "Tropical Song of the Year" at the 1996 Premio Lo Nuestro awards.[1]

Release history[edit]

Region Date
United States September 19, 1995 (1995-09-19)
World October 16, 1995 (1995-10-16)


Chart (1995) Peak
Colombia Top 40 Singles Chart 1
Switzerland Top 100 Singles Chart 76
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play 3
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 41
U.S. Billboard Hot Latin Tracks 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Latin Tropical/Salsa Airplay 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Latin Regional Mexican Airplay 6

Official versions[edit]

Original versions

  1. Album Version or Radio Edit — 3:52
  2. Extended Album Version - 6:39


  1. Teri's Twirlin' Vocal Mix - 8:13
  2. Teri's Twirlin' Vocal Mix Edit - 4:12
  3. Teri's Gettin' Hard Dub - 5:05
  4. D's Classic Club Mix — 7:29
  5. D's Classic Club Mix — 4:25
  6. D's Underground Dub - 6:11
  7. Spanish Fly Club Mix - 6:13
  8. Rum and Coke Dub - 6:42
  9. Africuba Mix - 8:50
  10. Afridub-a Mix - 5:56
Preceded by
"Si Nos Dejan" by Luis Miguel
U.S. Billboard Hot Latin Tracks number-one single
October 21, 1995
Succeeded by
"Si Tú Te Vas" by Enrique Iglesias
Preceded by
Se Me Sigue Olvidando by Marc Anthony
Si Una Vez by Manny Manuel
U.S. Billboard Latin Tropical Airplay number-one single
October 21, 1995 - November 4, 1995
November 18, 1995 - November 25, 1995
Succeeded by
Si Una Vez by Manny Manuel
Si Tu Supieras by Giro


  1. ^ "Lo Nuestro 1996 - Historia de Premio lo Nuestro". Univision. 2001-11-13. Retrieved 2011-10-14. 

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