Baila Mi Rumba

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"Baila Mi Rumba"
Single by José Luis Rodríguez "El Puma"
from the album Tengo Derecho a Ser Feliz
Released 1989
Format Airplay, Promo single
Recorded 1989
Genre Latin Dance
Length 6:31
Label CBS Discos
Writer(s) Isidore York, Rudy Pérez, V.M. Hernández
Producer(s) Emilio Estefan, Jr., Rudy Pérez
José Luis Rodríguez "El Puma" singles chronology
"Yo Quiero Ser tu Amor"
(1988)
"Baila Mi Rumba"
(1989)
"Tengo Derecho a Ser Feliz"
(1989)

"Baila Mi Rumba" ("Dance My Rumba") is a dance song written by Isidore York, Rudy Pérez and V. M. Hernández, produced by Perez and Emilio Estefan, Jr., and performed by Venezuelan singer José Luis Rodríguez "El Puma". It was released in 1989 as the lead single from his studio album Tengo Derecho a Ser Feliz, and became his second number-one single in the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart after "Y Tú También Llorarás" in 1987.[1][2] The success of the song led its parent album to its peak at number two in the Billboard Latin Pop Albums.[3]

"Baila Mi Rumba" is one of Rodríguez' signature songs and the recipient of a Grammy Award nomination for Best Latin Pop Performance, which it lost to José Feliciano's rendition of "Cielito Lindo".[4] Often included on greatest hits collections by the singer, most of the time on edited versions, as in The Best of Jose Luis Rodríguez: Ultimate Collection where it was shortened from its original length of 6:31 to 3:22.[5]

Chart performance[edit]

The song debuted in the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart at number 33 in the week of April 29, 1989, climbing to the top ten four weeks later.[6] "Baila Mi Rumba" peaked at number-one on July 15, 1989, on its twelfth week, holding this position for seven consecutive weeks,[7] replacing "La Incondicional" by Luis Miguel and being replaced by Ana Gabriel with "Simplemente Amigos". It ranked second in the Hot Latin Tracks Year-End Chart of 1989, spent 29 weeks within the Top 40 in United States, and has been covered by several performers including Beto y sus Canarios, Alfredo y sus Teclados and Tony Camargo.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "José Luis Rodríguez — Charts and awards". Allmusic. Macromedia Corporation. Retrieved 2009-08-25. 
  2. ^ "José Luis Rodríguez — Tengo Derecho a Ser Feliz — Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Macromedia Corporation. Retrieved 2009-08-25. 
  3. ^ "José Luis Rodríguez — Tengo Derecho a Ser Feliz — Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Macromedia Corporation. Retrieved 2009-08-25. 
  4. ^ "Grammy Awards of 1990". MetroLyrics.com. Retrieved 2009-08-25. 
  5. ^ "The Best of José Luis Rodríguez: Ultimate Collection — José Luis Rodríguez". Allmusic. Macromedia Corporation. Retrieved 2009-08-25. 
  6. ^ "Baila Mi Rumba — Week of May 20, 1989". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 1989-05-20. Retrieved 2009-08-25. 
  7. ^ "Baila Mi Rumba — Week of July 15, 1989". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 1989-05-27. Retrieved 2009-08-25. 
  8. ^ "Baila Mi Rumba — Performers". Allmusic. Macromedia Corporation. Retrieved 2009-08-25. [dead link]