Oye Mi Canto (Hear My Voice)

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"Oye Mi Canto (Hear My Voice)"
Single by Gloria Estefan
from the album Cuts Both Ways
Released United KingdomSeptember 14, 1989
EuropeNovember 11, 1989
JapanMarch 1, 1990
United StatesApril 7, 1990
Format CD maxi single
Cassette Single
7-inch vinyl Single
12 inch vinyl Single
Recorded 1988
Genre Dance-pop
Label Epic
Writer(s) Gloria Estefan, Jorge Casas & Clay Ostwald
Gloria Estefan singles chronology
"Here We Are"
"Oye Mi Canto (Hear My Voice)"
"Cuts Both Ways"
Cuts Both Ways track listing
"Nothin' New"
"Oye Mi Canto (Hear My Voice)"
"Don't Wanna Lose You"

"Oye Mi Canto (Hear My Voice)" was the second single by Gloria Estefan from her first album as a solo artist "Cuts Both Ways", released in August 1989 in Europe and the rest of the world in 1990 as the fourth single from the album Cuts Both Ways.

Song History[edit]

The song exemplified some of Gloria's musical roots, much like in the style of her earlier music with Miami Sound Machine, and is much in the style of "Conga" and "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You".

Though the song was only a minor chart hit in the US, in Europe it increased Gloria's popularity. Furthermore, she obtained her first MTV Video Music Award for this song for the "International Viewer's Choice Awards" at the Ceremony in 1990.

The remixes of the song and short editions were created by: Pablo Flores, who would go on to remix many other Gloria recordings, as well as Keith Cohen and David Morales.

Formats and track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Oye mi Canto (Hear my Voice)".

U.S. 12" Vinyl single (4973169)

  1. "Oye Mi Canto (Hear My Voice)" (Def 12" Mix)
  2. "Oye Mi Canto (Hear My Voice)" (Def Dub Mix)
  3. "Oye Mi Canto (Hear My Voice)" (House Mix)
  4. "Oye Mi Canto (Hear My Voice)" (12" Pablo Mix)
  5. "Oye Mi Canto (Hear My Voice)" (Pablo Dub Mix)
  6. "Oye Mi Canto (Hear My Voice)" (Spanish Version)

UK Limited Edition Maxi-Single Cd(655287 5)

  1. "Oye Mi Canto (Hear My Voice)" (Edit)
  2. "Oye Mi Canto (Hear My Voice)" (Album Version)
  3. "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You"
  4. "Conga"

Chart performance[edit]

Though the song is a dance number it didn’t make it on the Dance charts, even in the Dance sales chart. Still, as well as achieving positive reviews, the song did well on the UK charts being a Top 20 hit, reaching #16, which was a notable achievement since her singles generally charted below the Top 20. In Ireland, it continued Gloria's fine performance in the Top 10, making it her 4th top-ten single from the album.


Chart (1990) Peak
German Singles Chart 28
Irish Singles Chart 7
Dutch Singles Chart 8
Sweden Singles Chart 14
UK Singles Chart 16
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 48
U.S. Billboard Hot Latin Tracks 10

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