Mi tengo

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"Mi tengo"
Single by Laura Pausini
from the album Inedito
Released March 23 2012
Format Digital download
Recorded Oliveta Recording Studio, Castelbolognese (Ravenna)
Genre Pop, latin pop
Length 3:38
Label Atlantic Records
Writer(s) Laura Pausini, Niccolò Agliardi
Laura Pausini singles chronology
"Mi tengo"
"Le cose che non mi aspetto"

"Mi tengo" / "Me quedo" (I keep) is a song recorded by Italian singer Laura Pausini for her studio album Inedito. The song, produced by Paolo Carta, was written by Laura Pausini and Niccolò Agliardi, with the music being composed by Niccolò Agliardi, Matteo Bassi and Simone Bertolotti.

The song was also recorded in a Spanish-language version, titled "Me quedo", but was not released as a single from the Spanish-language version of the album, Inédito.

The song shows a very mature sense of love, a way to understand how many times the end of a story is the most correct path to take. The separation, while it hurts, leaves in the mind the signs of a past happiness. There are stories that end up without guilt or guilty, but only because it necessarily takes a different route.


On March 2012, Pausini confirmed that the song "Inedito" would not be released as a single due to Gianna Nannini, with whom Pausini shares the vocals, being on vacation and not promoting the song while on tour. Then Pausini asked which song would be the fourth single, with the options being "Troppo tempo" and "Le cose che non mi aspetto". The song was released on March 23 2012.


Much alike the previous videoclips from "Inedito", "Mi tengo" was directed by the same Gaetano Morbioli and recorded on March 2012.

The video takes place on a simple white background with Laura Pausini accompanied by the dancers, evocating images of the song. All of the people present on the clip are shown with their torso and back naked, including Pausini herself. In the end of the chorus, alluding to the song's lyrics, Pausini is shown with a paper flower on her hands.

It was presented for the first time on March 18 2012 at the Nelson Mandela Forum in Firenze, during the Inedito World Tour.

The videoclip was directed by Pausini's backing vocalist and artistic collaborator Gianluigi Fazio.


Digital Download:

  1. Mi tengo
  2. Me quedo