Don't Wanna Lose You

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"Don't Wanna Lose You"
Single by Gloria Estefan
from the album Cuts Both Ways
Released June 21, 1989 (1989-06-21)
(see Release history)
Format CD Single
CD maxi single
Cassette Single
7-inch single
12-inch single
Genre Pop
Length 4:12
Label Epic
Writer(s) Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan singles chronology
"1-2-3"
(1988)
"Don't Wanna Lose You"
(1989)
"Get on Your Feet"
(1989)
Cuts Both Ways track listing
"Oye Mi Canto (Hear My Voice)"
(6)
"Don't Wanna Lose You"
(7)
"Get on Your Feet"
(8)
Greatest Hits track listing
"Get on Your Feet"
(10)
""Don't Wanna Lose You""
(11)
"Coming Out of The Dark"
(12)

"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.

Song nominations[edit]

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.[1] It also received an American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Single but lost to Milli Vanilli's "Girl I'm Gonna Miss You."

International versions[edit]

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 successful than the English original, which ended being the fourth more heard song in Brazilian radio in 1989.[2]

Formats and track listings[edit]

UK Maxi-CD single (655054 2 (The Ballads))

  1. "Don't Wanna Lose You" (Album Version)
  2. "Anything for You"
  3. "Can't Stay Away From You"
  4. "Words Get in the Way"

U.S. cassette single (34T 68959)) and 7" single (34-68959)

  1. "Don't Wanna lose You" (Album Version)
  2. "Si Voy a Perderte"

Release history[edit]

Region Date
United States June 21, 1989 (1989-06-21)
Japan July 12, 1989 (1989-07-12)
Europe July 13, 1989 (1989-07-13)
United Kingdom

Charts[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
position
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

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification
U.S. Gold

Covers[edit]

It was covered by Glee's Amber Riley in "The Spanish Teacher" episode using some of the lyrics from the Spanish version of the song.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Hangin' Tough" by New Kids on the Block
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
September 16, 1989
Succeeded by
"Girl I'm Gonna Miss You" by Milli Vanilli
Preceded by
"Simplemente Amigos" by Ana Gabriel
Billboard Hot Latin Tracks number one single
September 16, 1989 - October 14, 1989
Succeeded by
"Fría Como el Viento" by Luis Miguel