El Cariño Es Como Una Flor

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"El Cariño Es Como Una Flor"
Single by Rudy La Scala
from the album Cuando Yo Amo
Released 1990 (1990)
Format Airplay, promo single
Recorded Audio Uno, Caracas, Venezuela[1]
Genre Latin
Length 4:19
Label Sonotone
Writer(s) Rudy La Scala
Producer(s) Rudy La Scala
Rudy La Scala singles chronology
"Mi Vida Eres Tú"
(1985)
"El Cariño Es Como Una Flor"
(1990)
"Por Que Tu Eres La Reina"
(1990)

"El Cariño Es Como Una Flor" ("Love is Like a Flower") is a song written, produced and performed by Venezuelan singer-songwriter Rudy La Scala. It was released as the lead single from Scala's fourth studio album Cuando Yo Amo in 1990, and became his first number-one single in the Billboard Top Latin Songs chart[2] while the aforementioned album peaked at number four in the Latin Pop Albums chart.[3] The song became one of his better-known compositions after the success of the theme song from the soap opera Cristal, "Mi Vida Eres Tú", which broke sales records.[4]

The song debuted on the Billboard Top Latin Songs chart (formerly Hot Latin Tracks) at number 35 on April 14, 1990 and rose to the top ten two weeks later.[5][6] It reached the top position of the chart on June 23, 1990, replacing Mexican singer-songwriter Ana Gabriel's "Quién Como Tú" and being succeeded by "Tengo Todo Excepto a Tí" by Luis Miguel four weeks later.[7][8] The same week the song peak atop the Hot Latin Tracks chart, "Tesoro Mío" performed by Guillermo Dávila and Kiara and written by La Scala, also reached its peak at number three.[7][9] At the end of 1990, "El Cariño Es Como Una Flor" ranked as the best performing Latin single of the year.[10] The song spent 25 weeks within the Top 40 and became the first top ten single for the singer in the chart, and first number-one hit.[2] "El Carino Es Como Una Flor" was nominated for Pop Song of the Year at the Lo Nuestro Awards and has been covered by several performers including Grupo Sonni, José Antonio Santana, Jossie Esteban y la Patrulla 15, Vinicio Quezada and Oscar Sánchez..[11][12] In 2013, Dominican singer Alex Matos covered the song in salsa for his album El Salsero de Ahora.[13] A bachata version was also recorded by Matos in a duet with Andy Andy which was released as a single.[14] The bachata version peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Tropical Songs chart.[15]

Credits and personnel[edit]

This information adapted from Cuando Yo Amo liner notes.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rudy La Scala Cuando Yo Amo (Liner Notes) Sonotone (1990)
  2. ^ a b "Rudy LaScala — Charts & Awards". Allmusic. Macromedia Corporation. Retrieved 2010-08-04. 
  3. ^ "Rudy LaScala — Cuando Yo Amo — Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Macromedia Corporation. Retrieved 2010-07-23. 
  4. ^ "Biografía de Rudy La Escala" (in Spanish). musica.com. Retrieved 2010-07-23. 
  5. ^ "El Cariño Es Como Una Flor — April 14, 1990". Billboard. 1990-04-14. Retrieved 2010-07-07. 
  6. ^ "El Cariño Es Como Una Flor — April 28, 1990". Billboard. 1990-04-14. Retrieved 2010-07-07. 
  7. ^ a b "El Cariño Es Como Una Flor — June 23, 1990". Billboard. 1990-06-23. Retrieved 2010-07-23. 
  8. ^ "Tengo Todo Excepto a Tí — July 21, 1990". Billboard. 1990-07-21. Retrieved 2010-07-23. 
  9. ^ "Rudy LaScala — Songs — Songs Composed By (page 2)". Allmusic. Macromedia Corporation. Retrieved 2010-07-23. 
  10. ^ "Topping The Charts Year By Year". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc.) 110 (48): LMQ3. 1998-11-28. Retrieved 2010-08-03. 
  11. ^ Lannert, John (May 24, 1991). "Hispanic Music Industry Salutes Its Best Wednesday". Sun-Sentinel (Tribune Company). Retrieved August 16, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Rudy LaScala — Songs — Songs Composed By (page 1)". Allmusic. Macromedia Corporation. Retrieved 2010-07-23. 
  13. ^ "Alex Matos - El Salsero de la Ahora". Allmusic. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 23, 2013. 
  14. ^ "El Cariño Es Como Una Flor". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2013-06-23. 
  15. ^ "Alex Matos: Chart history - Latin Tropical Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2013-06-23.