Casa de Mi Padre (song)

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"Casa de Mi Padre"
Promotional single by Christina Aguilera from the album Casa de Mi Padre: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Released March 19, 2012 (2012-03-19)
Format Digital download
Genre Latin pop
Length 2:52
Label Lakeshore Records
Writer Andrew Steele and Patrick C. Pérez

"Casa de Mi Padre" (English: "House of My Father") is a Spanish song recorded by American singer Christina Aguilera, written by Andrew Steele and Patrick C. Pérez for the soundtrack for the 2012 American comedy film, Casa de Mi Padre. The song received positive reviews from critics and audiences alike.

Background[edit]

On April 29, 2011, two previously unreleased songs by Christina Aguilera were leaked onto the Web: the first was "Nasty", recorded together with Cee Lo Green from the Burlesque: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2010), and the other, "Casa de Mi Padre", then known under the abbreviated title of "La Casa". Both songs are provided on the site Livestream.com. At the end of June, it was confirmed that the composition was created for the comedy film Casa de Mi Padre, directed by Matt Piedmont.[citation needed] The song plays during the opening credits of the film. The camera captures only a vocalist's singing mouth, which is a reference to musical The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975).

"Casa de Mi Padre" is a Latin pop ballad, sung in both English and Spanish, recorded at Capitol Studios in Hollywood. Aguilera, who has Ecuadorian roots, had in 2000 already released an album of music in the style of Latin pop, the album Mi Reflejo. The song has been used specifically for the orchestra mariachi. According to Jeff Benjamin, editor of Billboard, "production includes the dramatic sounds of a guitar, thundering trumpet and backing gospel, all mixed style flamenco".[1]

The single was made available on Amazon.com 6 March 2012.[2]

"The scene was to be the film's opening in the style of the James Bond series. Wondering who would be contracted to measure out bondowskich tracks, those of Shirley Bassey, of Nancy Sinatra. Christina totally fit, thanks to her voice. (...) "--Andrew Steele, Casa de mi padre screenwriter, speaking about the origins of the title track.

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
  1. "Casa de Mi Padre" – 2:52

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Casa de Mi Padre album liner notes.[5]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Indonesia Top Digital Songs[6] 3

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United States March 19, 2012 Digital download Lakeshore Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ Benjamin, Jeff (2012-03-07). "Christina Aguilera Returns to Roots on Latin Soundtrack Song: Listen." Billboard. Accessed 2012-03-26
  2. ^ "Casa De Mi Padre: Christina Aguilera: Amazon.com: MP3 Download". Amazon.com. Accessed 2012-03-26
  3. ^ Dana Nielsen. "Dana Nielsen - Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-04-22. 
  4. ^ "Casa De Mi Padre Soundtrack CD Album". Cduniverse.com. 2012-03-26. Retrieved 2013-04-22. 
  5. ^ Casa de Mi Padre (CD liner notes). Various Artists. Lakeshore Records. 2012. 
  6. ^ Indonesian Top Digital Songs Chart. LIMA. 2012-03-23. access 2012-03-26]

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