Fuiste un Trozo de Hielo en la Escarcha

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"Fuiste un Trozo de Hielo en la Escarcha"
Single by Chayanne
from the album Chayanne
Released 1989
Format Airplay, Promo single
Recorded 1988
Genre Latin
Length 4:40
Label CBS Discos
Writer(s) J. M. Cano[1]
Producer(s) Ronnie Foster[1]
Chayanne singles chronology
"Este Ritmo Se Baila Así"
(1989)
"Fuiste un Trozo de Hielo en la Escarcha"
(1989)
"Fantasías"
(1989)

"Fuiste un Trozo de Hielo en la Escarcha" ("You Were a Piece of Ice in the Frost") is a ballad written by J. M. Cano, produced by Ronnie Foster and performed by Puerto Rican singer Chayanne. It was released as the third single from the Grammy nominated studio album Chayanne and became the first number-one single for the singer in the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart in late 1989 and the first number-one singer by a Puerto Rican musician.[2][3]

Song history[edit]

27 second sample from Chayanne's ballad "Fuiste un Hielo en la Escharcha".

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The lyrics for "Fuiste un Trozo de Hielo en la Escarcha" deal with the end of a romantic relationship, and the singer tells the story of a girl who leaves him with a cruel farewell to her departure. As the song progresses he acknowledges the good things about the relationship and his surprise that it is finished. The author of the song, J. M. Cano, member of the successful Spanish trio Mecano, also wrote "Tiempo de Vals", the title song of Chayanne's following album.[3][4] Regarding the composition and message of the song, the singer said: "When the song is about something I have not lived, I try to do it like a movie. And I try to get into character, and suffer and feel the song, I can relate to some, but for others I like to get be inside other lives. And I try to interpret it. That's where you try to live it or feel it. And that is where my interpretation is."[3] The song was covered in 2004 by Puerto Rican salsa orchestra N'Klabe, and included it on their album Salsa Contra Viento y Marea.[5]

Chart performance[edit]

The song debuted in the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart at number 16 in the week of October 7, 1989, climbing to the top ten the following week.[6] "Fuiste un Trozo de Hielo en la Escarcha" peaked at number-one on November 4, 1989, on its fifth week, holding this position for one week,[7] replacing "Fría Como el Viento" by Luis Miguel. One week later the song reached the top spot again, being succeeded three weeks later by Los Bukis with "Cómo Fuí a Enamorarme de Tí".[8]

Music video[edit]

A music video of the music was recorded in 1988. It was included in Grandes Éxitos DVD.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Chayanne (1988) — Chayanne". Allmusic. Macromedia Corporation. Retrieved 2009-10-05. 
  2. ^ "Chayanne — Charts & Awards". Allmusic. Macromedia Corporation. Retrieved 2009-10-13. 
  3. ^ a b c "Desde Siempre — Chayanne" (in Spanish). LaHiguera.net. 2005-03-28. Retrieved 2009-10-05. 
  4. ^ "Chayanne — Biografía". EsMas.com (in Spanish). Comercio Mas, S.A. de C.V. Retrieved 2009-10-14. 
  5. ^ "N'Klabe — Salsa contra Viento y Mareas". Allmusic. Macromedia Corporation. Retrieved 2009-10-05. 
  6. ^ "Fuiste un Trozo de Hielo en la Escarcha — Week of October 7, 1989". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 1989-09-23. Retrieved 2009-10-14. 
  7. ^ "Fuiste un Trozo de Hielo en la Escarcha — Week of November 4, 1989". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 1989-11-04. Retrieved 2009-10-14. 
  8. ^ "Fuiste un Trozo de Hielo en la Escarcha — Week of December 09, 1989". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 1989-12-09. Retrieved 2009-10-14. 
Preceded by
"Fría Como el Viento" by Luis Miguel
U.S. Billboard Hot Latin Tracks number-one single
(first run)

November 4, 1989
Succeeded by
"Fría Como el Viento" by Luis Miguel
U.S. Billboard Hot Latin Tracks number-one single
(second run)

November 18, 1989 - December 2, 1989
Succeeded by
"Cómo Fuí a Enamorarme de Tí" by Los Bukis