Wrapped (Gloria Estefan song)

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"Wrapped"
Single by Gloria Estefan
from the album Unwrapped
Released August 15, 2003 (2003-08-15)
(see Release history)
Format CD Single
CD maxi single
Digital Download
Recorded 2002
Genre Pop
Length 03:27
Label Epic
Gloria Estefan singles chronology
"Y-Tu-Conga"
(2002)
"Wrapped/Hoy"
(2003)
"I Wish You"
(2003)

"Wrapped" is a song written by the Peruvian singer and songwriter Gian Marco and sung by Gloria Estefan, released as the first single from her tenth studio album Unwrapped. The single returned the commercial success to Gloria, having charted in various countries.

Song history[edit]

"Wrapped" ("Hoy" in Spanish) became a major hit for Gloria and signified her return to prominence in the charts, as the song was successful in both its English and Spanish versions. This single is Gloria's highest charting song in Switzerland, reaching the Top 3 and certified Gold for its strong sales. Gloria also debuted in Belgium within the Ultratip Top 10.

The video, which is the same as the Spanish version of the song, "Hoy", was filmed in Peru in the legendary city Machu Picchu.

This single became the first single Gloria released as a Digital Download, and the Spanish version topped the Downloads charts in Spain. The single was not released commercially in the United States, but the single was available as a single to download at the iTunes music store.

This single become in one of the most successful Spanish singles ever released on her entire career, being a complete success on the charts, especially in Latin America. The song was a chart-topper on the United States Hot Latin Tracks for four non-consecutive weeks; it also topped the charts on another five countries all of them from Latin America. It remains as one of the most successful singles ever for Gloria in Argentina in which it was at the number one spot for five weeks. [1].

"Hoy" and the lyrics for this song were written by Gian Marco Zignago, a Peruvian song writer and singer.

Due the success of the song in the Spanish version, the song was added to the setlist in a Salsa remix for the Estefan's 2004 Live & Re-Wrapped Tour, aside the original version in English. Both songs were included on the setlist. "Hoy" was a winner of an International Latin Billboard Music Awards for "Top Pop Airplay Track-Female of the Year" and was also nominated for a "Top Tropical Airplay Track of the Year".

Formats and track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Wrapped".

Europe CD maxi single (674283 2)

  1. "Wrapped" (Album Version)
  2. "Wrapped" (Pablo Flores Remix)
  3. "Hoy" (Salsa Mix)
  4. "Wrapped" (Tracy Young Remix)
  5. "Wrapped" (Music Video)

Europe CD maxi single (674283 5)

  1. "Wrapped" (Album Version)
  2. "Wrapped" (Pablo Flores Remix)
  3. "Hoy" (Spanish Album Version)
  4. "Wrapped" (Tracy Young Remix)
  5. "Wrapped" (Music Video)

Release history[edit]

Region Date
United States August 15, 2003 (2003-08-15)
Europe September 8, 2003 (2003-09-08)

Charts[edit]

"Unwrapped"

Chart (2003) Peak
position
Belgium Ultratip Singles Chart 4
Germany Singles Chart 65
Switzerland Singles Chart 3
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles 10
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart 23
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Top Radio Panel 20
U.S. Billboard Top Adult Radio Chart 86

"Hoy"

Chart (2003/2004) Peak
position
Eurochart Hot 100 Singles 42
Italian Singles Chart 21
Romanian Top 100[1] 11
Spain Singles Chart 3
Spain Top Downloads Singles 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Latin Tracks 1
U.S. Billboard Tropical Airplay 1

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Sales
Switzerland Gold 16,000

Official versions[edit]

Original versions

  1. Album version — 3:27

Remixes

  1. Pablo Flores Full Remix
  2. Pablo Flores Remix — 3:56
  3. Tracy Young "In Yours Arms" Mix
  4. Tracy Young Club Mix
  5. Tracy Young Remix — 3:47

Cover versions[edit]

  • Israeli Singer Roni Dalumi released a cover of this song as her first single under the title "Ten" ('Give'). Her version was released in March 2010 and became her first hit single.
  • Singer Gian Marco Zignago Peruvian musician covered the song in his album Desde dentro. Gian Marco is the co-writer of the English version with Gloria Estefan.
  • Singer Raquel Olmedo also a Cuban / Mexican actress covered the song in her album Con el alma en cueros, released in 2009.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Romanian Top 100 Singles Airplay Chart - Top of the Year 2004

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