Don't Wanna Lose You
|"Don't Wanna Lose You"|
|Single by Gloria Estefan|
|from the album Cuts Both Ways|
|Released||June 21, 1989
(see Release history)
CD maxi single
|Gloria Estefan singles chronology|
"Don't Wanna Lose You" is a song written and recorded by Gloria Estefan. It was released in 1989 as the first single from the album Cuts Both Ways and reached number one in the U.S., where it became her second number-one single on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. The single was certified Gold.
The song earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance but lost against Bonnie Raitt's "Nick of Time." Her live performance of the song at the 1990 Grammy Awards was released on the 1994 album Grammy's Greatest Moments Volume I. It also received an American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Single but lost to Milli Vanilli's "Girl I'm Gonna Miss You."
Estefan also recorded "Si Voy a Perderte," which is the Spanish version of this song, (translated as "If I Am Going to Lose You.") "Si Voy a Perderte," also included on Cuts Both Ways, hit number one on Billboard's Hot Latin Tracks chart.
"Se tenho que te perder", (also translated as "If I've Got to Lose You") is the Portuguese version of this song, and was released as a single in Brazil, and as a bonus track on international editions of Estefan's Into the Light album. The Portuguese version was less sucessful than the English original, which ended being the fourth more heard song in Brazilian radio in 1989.
Formats and track listings
UK Maxi-CD single (655054 2 (The Ballads))
- "Don't Wanna Lose You" (Album Version)
- "Anything for You"
- "Can't Stay Away From You"
- "Words Get in the Way"
U.S. cassette single (34T 68959)) and 7" single (34-68959)
- "Don't Wanna lose You" (Album Version)
- "Si Voy a Perderte"
|United States||June 21, 1989|
|Japan||July 12, 1989|
|Europe||July 13, 1989|
|Dutch Singles Chart||3|
|German Singles Chart||41|
|Irish Singles Chart||6|
|Swedish Singles Chart||13|
|UK Singles Chart||6|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||1|
|U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary||2|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Latin Tracks||1|
- "Grammy's Greatest Moments, Volume 1: Various Artists". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-11-21.
- Music video on YouTube
- Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
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|Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
September 16, 1989
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|Billboard Hot Latin Tracks number one single
September 16, 1989 - October 14, 1989
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