Gasolina

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"Gasolina"
Single by Daddy Yankee
from the album Barrio Fino
B-side "Machete"
Released November 1, 2004
Format 12" Single
CD Single
Recorded 2004
Genre Reggaetón
Length 3:15
Label El Cartel/UMG
Writer(s) Ramón Ayala
Eddie Ávila
Producer(s) Luny Tunes
Daddy Yankee singles chronology
"King Daddy"
(2004)
"Gasolina"
(2004)
"No Me Dejes Solo"
(2005)

"Gasolina" (English: "Gasoline"), is a reggaeton song written by Daddy Yankee and Eddie Ávila for Daddy Yankee's 2004 album Barrio Fino. It features Glory, who sings the line "dame más gasolina". The song was released as the album's lead single in late 2004 and became a hit, peaking inside the top ten on some of the charts it entered. "Gasolina" is the first reggaetón song to be nominated for the Latin Grammy Award for Record of the Year.

Background[edit]

"Gasolina" became a worldwide hit, letting Daddy Yankee gain popularity among Latino mainstream music fans as well, becoming a hit in Puerto Rico, the rest of Latin America, the Caribbean, United States, Canada, and Europe. "Gasolina" is one of the songs attributed with opening the door for reggaetón and creating a pathway for other stars including Tego Calderón and Ivy Queen. The song stayed true to reggaeton's musical stylings of synthesized beats yet had a catchy chorus.

Formats and track listings[edit]

Australian CD single[1]

  1. "Gasolina" - 3:15
  2. "Machete" - 3:04
  3. "Gasolina" (Remix) featuring N.O.R.E., Gemstar and Big Mato - 4:54
  4. "Gasolina" (Music Video) - 2:58
  5. "Papa Frita" (di'.'b version) by Victote and Usra

Belgium CD single[2]

  1. "Gasolina" (3:12)
  2. "Like You" (3:22)

UK 12-inch vinyl[3]

  • A1: "Gasolina"
  • A2: "Gasolina (Remix)" (Featuring Big Mato, Gem Star and N.O.R.E.)
  • B1: "Gasolina (Instrumental)"

Credits and personnel[edit]

  • Lead vocals: Daddy Yankee
  • Additional vocals: Glory
  • Producers: Luny Tunes
  • Lead vocals: Victote and Usra(Papa Frita version)

Chart positions[edit]

Chart Peak
Position
Australia (ARIA)[4] 12
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[5] 9
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[6] 44
Denmark (Tracklisten)[7] 2
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles)[8] 8
France (SNEP)[9] 12
Ireland (IRMA)[10] 5
Italy (FIMI)[11] 2
Germany (Media Control Charts)[12] 7
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[13] 16
Norway (VG-lista)[14] 4
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[15] 44
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[16] 5
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[17] 5
US Billboard Hot 100[18] 32
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[19] 10
US Hot Latin Songs (Billboard)[20] 17
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[21] 37

Uses in the media and live performances[edit]

Cover versions[edit]

Papa A.P. version[edit]

"Gasolina"
Single by Papa A.P.
from the album Assesina
B-side "La Noche"
Released April 25, 2005
Format CD single, CD maxi
12" maxi
Genre Reggaeton
Length 3:15
Label EMI Music
Writer(s) Ramón Ayala
Eddie Ávila
Producer(s) Monello
Papa A.P. singles chronology
"Gasolina"
(2005)
"Entre tu y yo (Entre toi et moi)"
(2005)

Salvadoran singer Papa A.P. released a cover version of Gasolina in Europe in 2005. It caused some controversy for being released there prior to Daddy Yankee's version,[citation needed] which had been released the previous year in the United States. It was the first single from his second album, Assesina.

Papa A.P. said that he initially refused to release the single before Daddy Yankee but was convinced to do so by his producers.[25][unreliable source?] He said about his version : "I do not regret that choice because even if it's not my title, everyone has very well accepted my version, even in the hood of New York". He claims his producers "came to an arrangement" with Daddy Yankee's producers.[citation needed] One week after the recording, his producer proposed shooting a music video, which was eventually shot in Tunisia.[26]

His first European hit,[27] the song reached the top ten in France, and also charted elsewhere around Europe.

Track listings[edit]

CD single
  1. "Gasolina" (radio mix) – 3:13
  2. "Gasolina" (bikes club mix) – 4:45
  3. "La noche" – 3:30
CD maxi
  1. "Gasolina" (radio dy bikes) – 3:15
  2. "Gasolina" (club dy bikes) – 4:46
  3. "La noche" – 3:30
  4. "Gasolina" (video)
CD maxi - Finland
  1. "Gasolina" (radio mix bikes) – 3:14
  2. "Gasolina" (club mix bikes) – 4:45
12" maxi
  1. "Gasolina" – 3:13
  2. "Gasolina" (club mix) – 4:44
  3. "Gasolina" (bikes club mix) – 4:45
  4. "La Noche" – 3:30

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Date Sales certified Physical sales
France Silver[28] June 22, 2005 125,000 107,000[29]

Charts[edit]

Other versions and remixes[edit]

  • The song was remixed in late 2004 by DJ Buddha, featuring Pitbull and N.O.R.E., and was also a smash hit. Later, Lil Jon mixed his own vocals to the remix, which is featured on the Crunk Juice remix CD.
  • This song was also recorded by La Fabrica and released in Europe before the song's official release by Daddy Yankee. La Fabrica's version peaked at number 3 in Greece before the original "Gasolina" was released.[34]
  • The song was featured in Sivaji: The Boss

References[edit]

  1. ^ Daddy Yankee - Gasolina - Australian CD. Discogs. Retrieved on 21 February 2009
  2. ^ Daddy Yankee - Gasolina - Belgium CD Discogs. Retrieved on 21 February 2009
  3. ^ Daddy Yankee - Gasolina - UK 12". Discogs. Retrieved on 21 February 2009
  4. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Daddy Yankee – Gasolina". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  5. ^ "Daddy Yankee – Gasolina – Austriancharts.at" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  6. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 200602 into search.
  7. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Daddy Yankee – Gasolina". Tracklisten.
  8. ^ "Daddy Yankee Album & Song Chart History" European Hot 100 for Daddy Yankee.
  9. ^ "Lescharts.com – Daddy Yankee – Gasolina" (in French). Les classement single.
  10. ^ "Chart Track: Week 34, 2005". Irish Singles Chart.
  11. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Daddy Yankee – Gasolina". Top Digital Download.
  12. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  13. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Daddy Yankee – Gasolina" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  14. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Daddy Yankee – Gasolina". VG-lista.
  15. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Daddy Yankee – Gasolina". Singles Top 60.
  16. ^ "Daddy Yankee – Gasolina – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart.
  17. ^ "Daddy Yankee: Artist Chart History" UK Singles Chart.
  18. ^ "Daddy Yankee Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Daddy Yankee.
  19. ^ "Daddy Yankee Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Rap Songs for Daddy Yankee.
  20. ^ "Daddy Yankee Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Latin Songs for Daddy Yankee.
  21. ^ "Daddy Yankee Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Daddy Yankee.
  22. ^ a b Y sigue siendo el Daddy Univision. Retrieved April 7, 2008.
  23. ^ Daddy Yankee Biography AllMusic
  24. ^ Thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com (Retrieved August 28, 2008)
  25. ^ Papa A.P. biography and interview, Fun Radio Funradio.fr (Retrieved October 20, 2008)
  26. ^ Interview de PAPA A.P., Fun Lux, Kévin STILLEN, February 25, 2005 Funlux.be (Retrieved October 20, 2008)
  27. ^ Biographie de Papa A.P., Musique Ados Musique.ados.fr (Retrieved October 20, 2008)
  28. ^ French certifications Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved August 5, 2008)
  29. ^ Papa A.P.'s certifications and sales in France [1] (Retrieved August 5, 2008)
  30. ^ a b c d e Papa A.P. worldwide chart positions and trajectories Lescharts.com Retrieved July 11, 2008
  31. ^ Papa A.P. worldwide chart positions and trajectories Acharts.us Retrieved July 11, 2008
  32. ^ 2005 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved August 5, 2008)
  33. ^ 2005 French Singles Chart Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved August 5, 2008)
  34. ^ Will the Original Cangri Please Stand Up ReggaetOnline. (Retrieved October 23, 2008)

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