Sei solo tu

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"Sei solo tu"
Single by Nek feat. Laura Pausini
from the album Le cose da difendere
B-side "En el tren"
Released 10 May 2002
Format CD single
Genre Pop
Length 3:18
Label Don't Worry
Writer(s) Nek, Cheope
Producer(s) Nek, Dado Parisini, Alfredo Cerruti
Nek chronology
"La vita è"
(2000)
"Sei solo tu"
(2002)
"Parliamo al singolare"
(2002)
Laura Pausini chronology
"Una storia che vale"
(2002)
"Sei solo tu"
(2002)
"Surrender"
(2002)
Music video
"Sei solo tu" on YouTube

"Sei solo tu" is a song written by Cheope and Nek and recorded by Italian singers Nek and Laura Pausini for Nek's seventh studio album, Le cose da difendere. The song was released on 10 May 2002 as the album's lead single.[1]

The Hispanis version of the album, Las cosas que defenderé, also includes a Spanish-language version of the song, titled "Tan sólo tú"[2] and released as a single in Spain, South America and in the United States.

A solo version of the song was also included by Nek in his compilation albums The Best of Nek: L'anno zero and Greatest Hits 1992–2010: E da qui.

Composition[edit]

During an interview released to Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, Nek described the song as "a clear love declaration between a boy and a girl, told with very simple words and music".[3]

Track listing[edit]

CD single – "Sei solo tu"[4]
  1. "Sei solo tu" (feat. Laura Pausini) – 3:18
  2. "Sei solo tu" (Instrumental version) – 3:19
  3. "En el tren" – 3:56
CD single – "Tan sólo tú"
  1. "Tan sólo tú" (Album version)
  2. "Tan sólo tú" (Radio edito)
  3. "Tan sólo tú" (Extended Club Mix)

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
France (SNEP)[6] 55
Italy (FIMI)[7] 3
Italy Airplay (Music Control)[8] 1
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[9] 46
US Hot Latin Songs (Billboard)[10] 36
US Latin Pop Songs (Billboard)[11] 17
US Latin Tropical (Billboard)[12] 30

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format
Italy[13] 26 April 2002 Airplay
10 May 2002 CD single

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nuovo album e singolo per Nek". Rockol.it. 24 April 2002. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Sarah Benedetta Viola (16 December 2008). "Per Laura Pausini da oggi disponibili i biglietti del nuovo tour: vogliamo analizzare la sua biografia?" (in Italian). Musicalnews.com. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Mario Luzzatto Fegiz (23 May 2002). "Torna Nek e stavolta Laura c'è". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). p. 38. 
  4. ^ "Nek – Sei Solo Tu". Discogs. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Le cose da difendere (Media notes). Nek. 2002. 
  6. ^ "Lescharts.com – Nek – Sei solo tu" (in French). Les classement single.
  7. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Nek – Sei solo tu". Top Digital Download.
  8. ^ "Music Control: posizioni quasi immutate, Nek rimane intesta". Rockol.it. 2 June 2002. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  9. ^ "Nek feat. Laura Pausini – Sei solo tu – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart.
  10. ^ "Nek Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Latin Songs for Nek.
  11. ^ "Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Latin Pop Songs for Nek.
  12. ^ "Chart Search Results - Latin Tropical/Salsa Airplay 2002-09-07". Billboard.biz. Archived from the original on 15 August 2012. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  13. ^ "Musica: Nek, in radio il nuovo singolo Sei solo tu" (in Italian). Adnkronos. 24 April 2002. Retrieved 15 August 2012.