Que No Se Rompa la Noche

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"Que No Se Rompa la Noche"
Single by Julio Iglesias
from the album Un Hombre Solo
Released 1987
Format Airplay, Promo single
Recorded 1987
Genre Latin
Length 4:26
Label Sony
Writer(s) Manuel Alejandro, Ana Magdalena
Producer(s) Manuel Alejandro
Julio Iglesias singles chronology
"Lo Mejor de Tu Vida"
(1987)
"Que No Se Rompa la Noche"
(1987)
"Todo el Amor Que Te Hace Falta"
(1988)

"Que No Se Rompa la Noche" ("May the Night Have No End") is a ballad written and produced by Spanish singer-songwriter Manuel Alejandro, co-written by Ana Magdalena, and performed by Spanish singer Julio Iglesias. It was released as the second single from his studio album Un Hombre Solo in 1987. This song became his second number one hit in the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart, after his previous single "Lo Mejor de Tu Vida".

"Que No Se Rompa la Noche" has been covered by several singers, including Tamara, Pandora, Ray Conniff, Vikki Carr and Raulin Rosendo.

Background[edit]

"Que No Se Rompa la Noche" was released as the second single from Iglesias' Un Hombre Solo and became his second number-one hit in the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks, and his last on this chart as a solo artist,[1] until "Torero", his duet with José Luis Rodríguez "El Puma" in 1992.[2] This ballad, written by Manuel Alejandro and Ana Magdalena, is a love plea, and Iglesias is asking to his lover to stay all night with him, and he will drive her wild, because he has dreams, caresses and kisses in store.

Chart performance[edit]

The song debuted on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart at number 14 on August 29, 1987 and climbed to the top of the chart twelve weeks later.[3][4] It spent two weeks at number-one, replacing "Ahora Te Puedes Marchar" by Luis Miguel and being replaced by "Y Tú También Llorarás" by José Luis Rodríguez "El Puma". "Que No Se Rompa la Noche" spent 29 weeks on the chart and ranked at number 16 in the Hot Latin Tracks Year-End Chart of 1988.

Chart (1987) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot Latin Tracks 1

Personnel[edit]

This information adopted from Allmusic.[5]

  • Manuel Alejandro - producer, piano
  • Assa Drori - concertina
  • Rafael Ferro - keyboards
  • Michael Fisher - percussion
  • Humberto Gatica - engineer, mixer
  • Julio Iglesias - vocals
  • Randy Kerber - keyboards
  • Abraham Laboriel - bass
  • Michael Landau - guitar
  • Michael Lang - keyboards
  • Gayle Levant - harp
  • Fernando López - guitar
  • Greg Mathieson - keyboards
  • Rafael Padilla - percussion
  • Carlos Vega - drums
  • Pepe Sanchez - drums

Cover versions[edit]

"Que No Se Rompa la Noche" has been recorded by several performers, including Vikki Carr on her Grammy-nominated album Emociones (a tribute album to Manuel Alejandro and Brazilian singer-songwriter Roberto Carlos); Spanish singer Tamara also did a version of this song, and included it on her album Lo Mejor de Tu Vida which was produced by Max Pierre.[6] Tamara's album peaked at number 8 in the Spanish Album chart.[7] Pandora, Raulin Rosendo, Rafael Ferro, Esteban Mariano, Orquesta Noche Sabrosa and Ray Conniff also recorded their own version of the track.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Julio Iglesias - Charts and Awards". Allmusic. Macromedia Corporation. Retrieved 2009-05-12. 
  2. ^ "Torero - Week of June 13, 1992". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 1987-11-14. Retrieved 2009-05-12. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Que No Se Rompa la Noche - Week of August 29, 1987". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 1987-08-29. Retrieved 2009-05-04. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Que No Se Rompa la Noche - Week of November 14, 1987". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 1987-11-14. Retrieved 2009-05-04. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Un Hombre Solo - Credits". Allmusic. Macromedia Corporation. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  6. ^ Iglesias, Gustavo (2005-11-02). "Tamara versiona el cancionero de Julio Iglesias en 'Lo mejor de tu vida'". Los40. Prisacom. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  7. ^ "Tamara - Lo Mejor de Tu vida". aCharts.us. 2005-11-21. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  8. ^ "Que No Se Rompa la Noche - Performers". Allmusic. Macromedia Corporation. Retrieved 2009-05-04. [dead link]

Procession and succession[edit]

Preceded by
"Ahora Te Puedes Marchar" by Luis Miguel
U.S. Billboard Hot Latin Tracks number-one single
November 14, 1987 – November 21, 1987
Succeeded by
"Y Tú También Llorarás" by José Luis Rodríguez "El Puma"