Me Voy (Julieta Venegas song)

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"Me voy"
Single by Julieta Venegas
from the album Limón y Sal
Released Mar 27, 2006
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded Mondomix, (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:08
Label Sony International
Writer(s) Julieta Venegas
Producer(s) Cachorro López
Julieta Venegas singles chronology
"Oleada"
(2005)
"Me voy"
(2006)
"Limón y sal"
(2006)
Music video
"Me Voy" on YouTube

"Me Voy" (English: "I'm Leaving") is a song by the Mexican singer-songwriter Julieta Venegas and is the first single from her fourth studio album, Limón y Sal. It was released in Mexico on March 27, 2006. The song was written by Julieta Venegas herself. The music video was directed by Picky Tallarico. Thus far, it is the most successful song of the singer. It was released in Europe in 2007 and appears in the top positions in Italy and Switzerland. The song is nominated for a Latin Grammy Awards of 2006 in Record of the Year and the video for Best Short Form Music Video.

Song information[edit]

Written by Julieta Venegas and produced by Cachorro López, "Me Voy" is a Ranchera/Pop farewell song between two lovers.

Chart performance[edit]

The song reached the top of the US Billboard Latin Pop Airplay, also appears in the Hot Latin Tracks on #9. In Mexico the song spent place for twelve consecutive weeks on number-one, is certified as a gold record for sales in Mexico high as ringtone.[1] On February 18, 2007, the song reached number 12 position in the Schweizer Hitparade.[2] In Spain Me Voy was for 26 weeks on the radio reaching the top position. Venegas in Italy is positioned at number 3 of the radio[3] and iTunes digital downloads is the number two position.[4] In several Latin American countries is positioned at number-one.

Music video[edit]

The video was directed by Picky Tallarico.

The video begins with Julieta Venegas in a room where she is singing to a man but he is sleeping. She packs her things and flies off in a hot air balloon. She lands in a desert where she builds herself a home amongst the animals. She grows tired of her life there, and she flies away again and lands at the South Pole. She tries to live as a fisher woman with an igloo house, but once again tires of her life. Her last attempt at a happy home lands her in a forest, but she presumably doesn't like this place either. The video ends with her flying off into the sunset in her hot air balloon.

Track listing[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2006–07) Peak
position
Italy (FIMI)[10] 3
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[11] 1
Switzerland (Media Control AG)[12] 12
US Latin Songs (Billboard)[13] 9
US Latin Pop Songs (Billboard)[14] 1

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Date
Mexico Gold[15] 2006

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format
Mexico[16] March 28, 2006 Digital download
Switzerland[17] May 19, 2006
Italy[18]
Germany[19] September 10, 2006 CD single
Switzerland[20] May 4, 2007

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Title Result
2006
Record of The Year Nominated
Year Title Result
2006
Song of The Year Nominated
Video of The Year Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.amprofon.com.mx/certificaciones.php?artista=Julieta+Venegas&titulo=Me+Voy&disquera=&certificacion=todas&anio=todos&categoria=todas&Submitted=Buscar&item=menuCert&contenido=buscar
  2. ^ http://hitparade.ch/showitem.asp?interpret=Julieta+Venegas&titel=Lim%F3n+y+sal&cat=a
  3. ^ http://www.lamusicahoy.com/%E2%80%9Climon-y-sal%E2%80%9D-del-ultimo-disco-de-julieta-venegas/
  4. ^ http://www.caracol.com.co/noticias/julieta-venegas-lanzo-limon-y-sal-en-italia/20060730/nota/314677.aspx
  5. ^ "Me Voy – Single". iTunes. Retrieved 2006-06-06. 
  6. ^ "Me Voy - CD Single". Discogs. Retrieved 2006-06-06. 
  7. ^ "Me Voy – CD Single". Amazon.de. Retrieved 2006-09-20. 
  8. ^ "Me Voy – Single". iTunes. Retrieved 2007-04-05. 
  9. ^ "Me Voy + 4 Bonus Track CD Single". Amazon.de. Retrieved 2006-09-20. 
  10. ^ "italianchart - Me Voy Julieta Venegas". Lamusica (in Italian). Retrieved 2006-09-09. 
  11. ^ "Me Voy Número Unos En España". Los Número 1 (in Spanish). Prometheus Global Media. 2006. Retrieved 2006-07-15. 
  12. ^ "Julieta Venegas - Me Voy - swisschart.com". Swiss Single Chart (in German). Retrieved 2007-03-08. 
  13. ^ "Me Voy Julieta Venegas Latin Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2006. Retrieved 2006-07-15. 
  14. ^ "Me Voy Julieta Venegas Latin Pop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2006. Retrieved 2006-07-22. 
  15. ^ http://www.amprofon.com.mx/certificaciones.php?artista=Julieta+Venegas&titulo=Me+Voy&disquera=&certificacion=todas&anio=todos&categoria=todas&Submitted=Buscar&item=menuCert&contenido=buscar
  16. ^ http://itunes.apple.com/mx/album/me-voy-single/id155717582
  17. ^ http://itunes.apple.com/ch/album/me-voy-single/id161330432
  18. ^ http://itunes.apple.com/it/album/me-voy-single/id161330432
  19. ^ http://www.amazon.de/Me-Voy-Julieta-Venegas/dp/B000HWXTKY/ref=sr_1_22?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1329644555&sr=1-22
  20. ^ http://itunes.apple.com/ch/album/me-voy-single/id215931139

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