Cuts Both Ways (song)

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"Cuts Both Ways"
Single by Gloria Estefan
from the album Cuts Both Ways
Released May 17, 1990 (1990-05-17)
(see Release history)
Format CD maxi single, Cassette Single, 7-inch vinyl Single, 12 inch Vinyl Single
Recorded 1988
Genre Pop
Label Epic
Writer(s) Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan singles chronology
"Oye mi Canto (Hear my Voice)"
"Cuts Both Ways"
Cuts Both Ways track listing
"Your Love Is Bad for Me"
"Cuts Both Ways"
"Oye Mi Canto (Hear My Voice) (Spanish Version)"

"Cuts Both Ways" is a single by Gloria Estefan. It was released in 1990 worldwide as the fifth and final single of the album Cuts Both Ways.

Song history[edit]

This was the final single released from the album Cuts Both Ways. It had moderate success on the U.S., becoming a number one hit on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, but reaching only at number 44 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.[1] "Cuts Both Ways", even with its success, was not included on the U.S. release of the Gloria Estefan Greatest Hits album, but was included in The Essential Gloria Estefan and iTunes Originals: Gloria Estefan .

Formats and track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Cuts Both Ways".

UK Maxi-Single CD (The Ballads Vol. II 655982 2)

  1. "Cuts Both Ways" (Album Version)
  2. "Here we Are"
  3. "You've Made a Fool of Me"
  4. "I Want to You So Bad"

Release history[edit]

Region Date
United States May 17, 1990 (1990-05-17)
Europe July 17, 1990 (1990-07-17)
Japan July 21, 1990 (1990-07-21)

Chart performance[edit]

The single reached the top 40 in Australia. While topping the Billboard Adult Contemporary Charts in the United States, it failed to make much impact on the regular charts or on the UK charts.


Chart (1990) Peak
Australia Singles Chart 38
Irish Singles Chart 22
UK Singles Chart 49
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 44
U.S. Adult Contemporary Chart 1


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 87. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"When I'm Back on My Feet Again" by Michael Bolton
Billboard Adult Contemporary (chart) number-one single
July 28, 1990
Succeeded by
"Vision of Love" by Mariah Carey