Mañana, Mañana

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"Mañana"
Single by Cristian Castro
from the album El Camino del Alma
Released 1994
Format Promo single
Recorded 1994
Genre Latin pop
Length 4:22
Label Melody, Fonovisa
Writer(s) Juan Gabriel
Producer(s) Alejandro Zepeda
Cristian Castro singles chronology
"Por Amor a Ti"
(1994)
"Mañana"
(1994)
"Con Tu Amor"
(1994)
Music sample
A 24 second sample of Cristian Castro's cover Juan Gabriel's "Mañana, Mañana". Castro had approached Gabriel requesting permission to cover the song.

"Mañana, Mañana" (English: "Tomorrow, Tomorrow") is a song written by Mexican singer-songwriter Juan Gabriel. It was first performed by Gabriel and Estela Nuñez on Gabriel's album, Ella in (1980). The song describes the departure of a lost love who will never return. In 1994, Mexican singer Cristian Castro covered the song on his album El Camino del Alma as "Mañana", where it was released as the lead single from the album by Fonovisa. Castro's cover peaked at number-two on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart and became the first number-one single on the Billboard Latin Pop Songs chart. A year later, the song received an American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers award for Pop/Contemporary Song.

Background and lyrics[edit]

"Mañana, Mañana" was written and performed by Mexican singer-songwriter Juan Gabriel for his album Ella (1980).[1] The recording features fellow Mexican singer Estela Núñez. Lyrically, it tells of the departure of a love who leaves tomorrow and will never come back again.[2] In 1994, Mexican recording artist Cristian Castro covered the song on his third studio album, El Camino del Alma, under the title "Mañana".[3] According to Gabriel, Castro had approached him to request recording the song for the album during Gabriel's hiatus from singing.[4] Castro's version of the song was produced by Alejandro Zepeda and was released as the lead single from the album by Fonovisa.[5] The music video for the song draws inspirations from the film, Dracula.[6] In 2013, Castro re-recorded the song for his live album En Primera Fila: Día 1.[7]

Reception[edit]

"Mañana" debuted at number 26 on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart on the week of August 27, 1994.[8] The song climbed to the top ten on the week of September 10, 1994 and peaked at number two nine weeks later with the number-one spot being held by Selena's song "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom".[9][10] It ended 1994 as the sixteenth best-performing Latin song of the year.[11] On the Billboard Latin Pop Songs chart, the song holds the distinction of being the first number-one song on the chart.[12] It was succeeded by Luis Miguel's cover of "El Día Que Me Quieras" the following week.[13] The song reached number three on the ballad hit parade chart in Mexico City.[14] In 1995, "Mañana" was nominated "Pop Song of the Year" at the 1995 Lo Nuestro Awards,[15] but lost to "Pero Que Necesidad" by Juan Gabriel.[16] In the same year, Gabriel earned the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers award for Pop/Contemporary Song for "Mañana".[17]

Charts[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ella - Juan Gabriel". Musictory. Retrieved 2012-12-30. 
  2. ^ "Letra de Mañana - Cristian Castro" (in Spanish). Coveralia. Retrieved 2012-12-30. 
  3. ^ "El Camino del Alma — Cristian Castro: Credits". AllMusic. 
  4. ^ Lannert, John (1999-10-02). "Juan Gabriel: The Billboard Interview". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media) 111 (40): 68. Retrieved 2012-12-30. 
  5. ^ "El Camino del Alma — Cristian Castro: Overview". AllMusic. 
  6. ^ "Nunca Voy a Olvidarte... los Exitos (DVD) — Cristian Castro: Overview". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-09-16. 
  7. ^ "Cristian Castro lanza "Mañana, mañana" de su Primera Fila" (in Spanish). Grupo Milenio. 2013-03-19. Retrieved 2013-04-11. 
  8. ^ "Mañana — Week of August 27, 1994". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1994-08-27. 
  9. ^ "Mañana — Week of September 10, 1994". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1994-09-10. 
  10. ^ "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom — Week of November 12, 1994". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc.) 106 (46): 37. 1994-11-12. 
  11. ^ a b "The Year in Music 1994". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc.) 106 (52): YE–82. 1994-12-24. 
  12. ^ "Latin Pop Songs — Week of October 8, 1994". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1994-10-08. 
  13. ^ "Latin Pop Songs — Week of October 15, 1994". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1994-10-08. 
  14. ^ "El elepé de Vilo". El Siglo de Torreón (in Spanish). 1992-09-12. p. 48. 
  15. ^ Burr, Ramiro (1995-05-07). "Tejano artists in line for national honors". San Antonio Express-News (Hearst Corporation). (subscription required (help)). 
  16. ^ "Lo Nuestro 1995 – Historia". Univision (in Spanish). Univision Communications. 1995. Retrieved 2013-09-26. 
  17. ^ "The Third Annual El Premio ASCAP". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media) 107 (38): 16. 1995-09-23. Retrieved 2013-01-27. 
  18. ^ "Cristian Castro Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Latin Songs for Cristian Castro. Retrieved 2012-12-30.
  19. ^ "Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Latin Pop Songs for Cristian Castro. Retrieved 2012-12-30.