Nobody Wants to Be Lonely

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"Nobody Wants to Be Lonely"
Single by Ricky Martin and Christina Aguilera
from the album Sound Loaded
Released February 3, 2001
Format CD single, Cassette
Recorded June 2000 (album version)
December 6, 2000 (duet w/Aguilera)[1]
Genre R&B, Latin pop
Length 5:05 (album version)
3:59 (radio edit)
4:11 (duet version)
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Desmond Child, Victoria Shaw, Gary Burr
Producer(s) Walter Afanasieff
Ricky Martin chronology
"She Bangs"
(2000)
"Nobody Wants to Be Lonely"
(2001)
"Loaded"
(2001)
Christina Aguilera chronology
"Pero Me Acuerdo de Ti"
(2000)
"Nobody Wants to Be Lonely"
(2001)
"Falsas Esperanzas"
(2001)

"Nobody Wants to Be Lonely" is the second single from Ricky Martin's second English album, Sound Loaded, released on January 9, 2001. Ricky Martin also recorded this single in Spanish entitled "Sólo Quiero Amarte". Another version of the song was recorded as a duet with Christina Aguilera. The single is most known for being a leader in showing that high profile singles could still do relatively well without major commercial releases (which helped usher in the social norm of current singles in the US).

This duet version was later included on three of Martin's compilations: The Best of Ricky Martin, 17 and 17: Greatest Hits, and the international version of Aguilera's greatest hits album, Keeps Gettin' Better: A Decade of Hits.

Music video[edit]

The single's music video, directed by Wayne Isham[2] prior to Christmas in late December 2000, aired on January 15, 2001. Two versions of the video exist: English-language duet version and Spanish-language solo version with cameo appearance by Christina Aguilera.

Chart performance[edit]

"Nobody Wants to Be Lonely" is one of the first major single releases to not have a commercial CD single in the United States. Although songs had been allowed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 without single releases since late 1998, (and one song, Aaliyah's "Try Again" had actually hit number one, followed by "Lady Marmalade", which featured Aguilera) most major single releases by major artists still released singles at the time, especially high profile songs such as this. With this single being toted as one of the most high profile duets that year, the music community was then understandably shocked when it was announced that no CD or CD maxi-single would be released for the song.

"Nobody Wants to Be Lonely" peaked at number thirteen on the US Billboard Hot 100, thanks to its top ten peak on the Hot 100 Airplay.[3] The Spanish-language version of the song, entitled "Solo Quiero Amarte", reached number one on the Hot Latin Songs (for four weeks), Latin Pop Songs (seven weeks) and Tropical Songs (two weeks).

The single became a top ten hit in most countries, peaking at number one in New Zealand (for two weeks), number four in the United Kingdom and number six in Australia, among others. It was also certified Gold in Australia, Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland.

Awards[edit]

The song was nominated at the 44th Grammy Awards in the category of Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals, but lost out to "Lady Marmalade" by Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mýa and Pink. "Nobody Wants to Be Lonely" won an ALMA Award for the Outstanding Music Video.

Formats and track listings[edit]

Australian CD maxi-single

  1. "Nobody Wants to Be Lonely" (with Christina Aguilera) – 4:11
  2. "Solo Quiero Amarte" (Radio Edit) – 3:59
  3. "Solo Quiero Amarte" (Robbie Rivera's Smooth Mix) – 7:37
  4. "She Bangs" (Obadam's Spanglish Radio Edit) – 3:59

European CD single

  1. "Nobody Wants to Be Lonely" (Duet Radio Edit) – 4:11
  2. "Solo Quiero Amarte" (Radio Edit) – 3:59

European CD maxi-single #1

  1. "Nobody Wants to Be Lonely" (with Christina Aguilera) – 4:11
  2. "Solo Quiero Amarte" (Radio Edit) – 3:59
  3. "Nobody Wants to Be Lonely" – 5:04
  4. "She Bangs" (Obadam's Afro-Bang Mix Spanish) – 7:28

European CD maxi-single #2

  1. "Nobody Wants to Be Lonely" (Duet Radio Edit) – 4:11
  2. "Solo Quiero Amarte" (Radio Edit) – 3:59
  3. "Solo Quiero Amarte" (Robbie Rivera's Smooth Mix) – 7:37
  4. "Solo Quiero Amarte" (Video) – 4:07

Japanese CD maxi-single

  1. "Loaded" – 3:53
  2. "Nobody Wants to Be Lonely" (Duet Radio Edit) – 4:11
  3. "Solo Quiero Amarte" (Radio Edit) – 3:59

UK CD maxi-single

  1. "Nobody Wants to Be Lonely" (with Christina Aguilera) – 4:11
  2. "Solo Quiero Amarte" (Radio Edit) – 3:59
  3. "Private Emotion – 4:01

UK Cassette single

  1. "Nobody Wants to Be Lonely" (with Christina Aguilera) - 4:11
  2. "Sólo Quiero Amarte" (Radio Edit) - 3:59

Unknown CD Single

  1. "Nobody Wants to Be Lonely" (Boris & Beck Radio Club Edit) (with Christina Aguilera) – 4:17
  1. "Nobody Wants to Be Lonely" (Boris & Beck Extended Edit) (with Christina Aguilera) – 5:42

Charts and certifications[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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