Como Fui a Enamorarme de Ti

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"Como Fui a Enamorarme de Ti"
Single by Los Bukis
from the album Y Para Siempre
Released 1989
Format Airplay, promo single
Recorded 1989
Genre Latin
Length 4:38
Label Fonovisa
Writer(s) Marco Antonio Solís
Producer(s) Marco Antonio Solís
Los Bukis singles chronology
"A Donde Vayas"
(1989)
"Como Fui a Enamorarme de Ti"
(1989)
"Me Dió Coraje"
(1990)

"Como Fui a Enamorarme de Ti" ("How I Fell in Love With You") is a song written and produced Mexican singer-songwriter Marco Antonio Solís, and performed by him as the lead singer of Los Bukis. It was released as the second single from their album Y Para Siempre. This song became their second number-one single in the Billboard Top Latin Songs chart, after "Y Ahora Te Vas" one year prior.

The song lyrics were also used as the basis for the screenplay of the film of the same name released in 1991, and is widely recognized as one of the signature songs of the band, this track has been covered several times, including versions by Lucero, Yolanda del Río, Tito Nieves and Los Tri-O.[1]

Background[edit]

"Como Fui a Enamorarme de Ti" was released as the second single from Y Para Siempre, a studio album released by Los Bukis. The song lyrics, about an unrequited love, were also the basis for the script of the film of the same name, directed by Sergio Olhovich and released in Mexico on May 21, 1991.[2] The plot of the film was a love story between Marco Antonio Solís and a girl, played by Mexican actress Lourdes Munguía.[3]

The song has been also included on several compilation albums released by Los Bukis, including their two number-one albums 30 Inolvidables (2002) and Crónica de Dos Grandes (2004);[4] also has been covered by a handful of performers, including Banda Flamante, Yolanda del Río, Grupo Everest, El Grupo de Santa Clara, Lucero, La Nueva Luna, Estela Núñez, Oro Norteño, La Arrolladora Banda El Limón, Los Rieleros del Norte and Johhny Rivera.[1] The track also can be found in the Solís' greatest hits collection entitled La Historia Continúa, Vol. 2, which was the best-selling Latin album of 2005 in United States and received a Platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America in 2009.[5]

Chart performance[edit]

The original version of the song debuted on the Billboard Top Latin Songs chart (formerly Hot Latin Tracks) at number 35 on August 26, 1989 and climbed to the top ten nine weeks later.[6] It reached the top position of the chart on December 9, 1989 replacing "Fuiste un Trozo de Hielo en la Escarcha" by Puerto Rican singer Chayanne and being replaced two weeks later by Emmanuel's "La Chica de Humo".[7][8] "Como Fui a Enamorarme de Ti" returned to the top of the chart on January 13, 1990 for another three weeks, being succeeded by the song "La Cima del Cielo" performed by Ricardo Montaner.[9][10] The song spent 39 weeks within the Top 40 and became the sixth top ten single for the group in the chart, and the second number-one hit, after "Y Ahora Te Vas" (1989).[11]

Colombian group Los Tri-O, a project created by producer Johny Gutiérrez who held auditions to form a Latin ballads-oriented trio, also recorded a version of the track for their album Canciones del Alma: De Marco Antonio Solís.[12] This version peaked at number 33 in the Latin Songs chart in United States.[13] Puerto Rican performer Tito Nieves also released his own version of the song on his tribute album to Marco Antonio Solis, Canciones Clasicas de Marco Antonio Solis, and peaked at number 20 in the Billboard Latin Tropical Airplay chart.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Como Fui a Enamorarme de Ti  — Performers". Allmusic. Macromedia Corporation. Retrieved 2009-11-04. 
  2. ^ "Como fui a enamorarme de ti (1991)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2009-12-09. 
  3. ^ "La Historia de Los Bukis" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2009-12-09. 
  4. ^ "Los Bukis  — Charts and awards  — Billboard albums". Allmusic. Macromedia Corporation. Retrieved 2009-06-16. 
  5. ^ "Marco Antonio Solís  — Gold & Platinum". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2009-12-14. 
  6. ^ "Como Fui a Enamorarme de Ti  — Week of October 7, 1989". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 1989-10-28. Retrieved 2009-12-09. 
  7. ^ "Como Fui a Enamorarme de Ti  — Week of December 9, 1989". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 1989-12-09. Retrieved 2009-12-09. 
  8. ^ "La Chica de Humo  — Week of December 23, 1989". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 1989-12-09. Retrieved 2009-12-09. 
  9. ^ "Como Fui a Enamorarme de Ti  — Week of January 13, 1990". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 1990-01-13. Retrieved 2009-12-09. 
  10. ^ "La Cima del Cielo  — Week of February 03, 1990". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 1990-01-13. Retrieved 2009-12-09. 
  11. ^ "Los Bukis  — Charts and awards". Allmusic. Macromedia Corporation. Retrieved 2009-12-07. 
  12. ^ "Los Tri-O  — Biography". Allmusic. Macromedia Corporation. Retrieved 2009-12-14. 
  13. ^ "Canciones del Alma: De Marco Antonio Solís  — Los Tri-O". Allmusic. Macromedia Corporation. Retrieved 2009-12-14. 
  14. ^ "Tito Nieves  — Charts and awards". Allmusic. Macromedia Corporation. Retrieved 2009-12-14. 

Procession and succession[edit]

Preceded by
"Fuiste un Trozo de Hielo en la Escarcha" by Chayanne
U.S. Billboard Top Latin Songs number-one single
(first run)

December 9, 1989 - December 23, 1989
Succeeded by
"La Chica de Humo" by Emmanuel
Preceded by
"La Chica de Humo" by Emmanuel
U.S. Billboard Top Latin Songs number-one single
(second run)

January 31, 1990 - January 20, 1990
Succeeded by
"La Cima del Cielo" by Ricardo Montaner