|Single by Gloria Estefan|
|from the album 90 Millas|
|Released||November 2, 2007
(see release history)
|Format||Digital download, promotional single|
|Recorded||2006; Miami, United States
(Crescent Moon Studios)
|Genre||Latin Pop, Salsa|
|Gloria Estefan singles chronology|
"Me Odio" (I Hate Myself) is a song recorded by Cuban-American singer Gloria Estefan for her fourth Spanish-language and eleventh studio album, 90 Millas. The song was written by Gloria Estefan and her husband, Emilio Estefan Jr. and Gaitanes (Alberto y Ricardo Gaitan), while production was credited to Estefan Jr. and Gaitanes. The single was released by SonyBMG on November 2, 2007 digitally worldwide as the second and first promotional-only single from 90 Millas.
As its predecessor, the song is a danzón that mixes a powerful guitar and trumpet intro with a salsa background driven by a piano through all the song. The lyrics make reference to a person "who hates itself for being so in love with someone", but some music critics suggested it may no refer to a person specifically, but to a place. Gloria confirmed on her documentary, 90 Millas, that is one of her favorite songs from the album.
Although a music video was filmed and the song received remix treatment, including a duet featuring rapper Fat Joe, the song couldn't match the success of "No Llores", and was only released to promote the album only at the US on Spanish-language radio-stations.
The single was not commercially available but only through digital download through music retailers, however a promotional single was issued to be promoted at Hispanic radio-stations at the United States on November 2, 2007. This promotional single included two different remixes from the song to fit different formats.
One of the remixes done was completely in salsa, as she likes to turn most of her songs, and also a hip-hop remix was done, featuring American rapper Fat Joe, most likely to fit Urban and Latin Rhythm radio-stations.
This single was released only to the United States and was the only country where the song charted, peaking at number thirty-seven on the "Hot Latin Songs" charts, and not being able to reach a higher position than this. Due its remixes the song was able to chart in other formats, peaking at number twenty on the Billboard "Hot Latin Tropical/Salsa Airplay" chart and twenty-one at the Billboard "Latin Regional Mexican Airplay" chart. Not so far, the song also entered doing well at the Radio & Records Tropical National Airplay chart, peaking at number twenty.
A music video was filmed for the song, this one was taken from a special free concert she gave at Plaza de Toros Las Ventas in Madrid, Spain to promote the album as part of her "promotional tour" around the world. The video features Gloria singing to the public with different stills from the concert that night, it became the second music video from this album, where she wears the Panama hat while singing the song.
Formats and track listings
These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Me Odio".
- US Promotional Single
- "Me Odio" – 3:15
- "Me Odio" (Salsa Remix) – 2:58
- "Me Odio" (Featuring Fat Joe) [Hip-Hop Remix] – 3:17
Credits and personnel
Credits adapted from the liner notes of the 90 Millas CD and "Me Odio" Promotional CD single.
|US Billboard Hot Latin Songs||37|
|US Billboard Hot Latin Tropical/Salsa Airplay||20|
|US Billboard Latin Regional Mexican Airplay||21|
|US Radio & Records National Tropical Airplay||20|
- Album version — 3:15
- Salsa remix — 2:58
- Hip-Hop remix — 3:17 (Featuring Fat Joe)
|United States||November 2, 2007||Promotional Single||Burgundy Records, SonyBMG|
- Lyrics with English translation
- Gloria Estefan Discography Database
- Gloria Estefan MySpace
- Gloria Estefan Mexico
- Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics