Si Piensas, Si Quieres

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"Si Piensas, Si Quieres"
Single by Roberto Carlos and Rocío Dúrcal
from the album Roberto Carlos 1992
Released 1991
Format Promo single
Genre Latin pop
Length 3:53
Label Sony Discos
Writer(s) Alejandro Vezanni, Roberto Livi
Producer(s) Roberto Livi
Roberto Carlos singles chronology
"Mujer"
(1991)
"Si Piensas, Si Quieres"
(1991)
"Adónde Andarás Paloma"
(1992)
Rocío Dúrcal singles chronology
"A Que Me Quedo Contigo"
(1991)
"Si Piensas, Si Quieres"
(1991)
"Fue un Placer Conocerte"
(1992)

"Si Piensas, Si Quieres" ("If You Think, If You Want") is a Latin pop song by Brazilian recording artist Roberto Carlos from his studio Roberto Carlos 1992 (1991). The track was written by Alejandro Vezanni and Roberto Livi, produced by Livi and features vocals by Spanish performer Rocío Dúrcal. It was released as the album's lead single in Latin America and the United States.

The song, about a couple that splits and want to get back together, peaked atop the Billboard '​s Latin Songs chart, becoming the third number-one song in the chart for both performers and has been included on several compilation albums. "Si Piensas, Si Quieres" earned a nomination for Latin Pop Song of the Year at the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Awards of 1993.

Background and release[edit]

Brazilian singer-songwriter Roberto Carlos recorded his eponymous album released in 1992 and produced by Roberto Livi.[1] The album is the follow up to the self-titled album by Carlos that was awarded the Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Performance in 1989.[2] Carlos was joined by Spanish singer-songwriter Rocío Dúrcal on the recording of "Si Piensas, Si Quieres", a song about a couple that splits and want to get back together.[3] Upon release in late 1991, the song became a success peaking at the top of the Billboard '​s Latin Songs chart (formerly Hot Latin Tracks), becoming the third number-one single for Carlos in the chart following "Si El Amor Se Va" ("If Love Goes Away") (1988) and "Abre las Ventanas al Amor" ("Open the Windows for Love") (1990),[4] and also the third for Dúrcal after "La Guirnalda" ("The Garland") (1986) and "Como Tu Mujer" ("As Your Woman") (1989).[5]

"Si Piensas, Si Quieres" has been included on several compilation albums released by Carlos and Dúrcal. Following Dúrcal's passing in 2006 the track was added to Una Estrella en el Cielo, a collection of duets recorded by Dúrcal with Juan Gabriel, Julio Iglesias and Joaquín Sabina among others.[6] Also on the albums Amor Eterno: Los Éxitos (2006), Duetos (2009) and Eternamente (2012), released by Dúrcal, the song can be found.[7][8][9] Carlos included the track on Pájaro Hérido: Linea Azul, Vol. 10 (2003) and Antología: Todos los Grandes Éxitos (2006).[10][11]

Chart performance[edit]

"Si Piensas, Si Quieres" was released as the lead single from Roberto Carlos 1992. The track debuted in the Billboard Latin Songs chart at number 35 in the week of December 7, 1991 climbing to the top ten two weeks later.[12][13] "Si Piensas, Si Quieres" peaked at number-one on February 29, 1992,[14] replacing "Inolvidable" by Mexican performer Luis Miguel and being succeeded by "Nada Se Compara Contigo" by Salvadoran singer-songwriter Álvaro Torres, one week later.[15] "Si Piensas, Si Quieres" ended 1992 as the seventh best performing Latin single of the year in the United States and was nominated for Latin Pop Song of the Year at the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Awards of 1993.[16][17] In November 1999, "Si Piensas, Si Quieres" was labeled as one of the "hottest tracks" for Sony Discos in a list including the most successful songs released by the label since the launching of the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart in 1986.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Roberto Carlos (Super Heroe) – Roberto Carlos". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved May 11, 2012. 
  2. ^ Bolaños, Miguel (March 23, 2000). "Un famoso del Brasil: Roberto Carlos". Esta Semana (in Spanish). El Nuevo Diario. Retrieved May 7, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Letra de Si Piensas... Si Quieres... (Con Roberto Carlos) - Rocio Durcal" (in Spanish). Coveralia. Retrieved May 9, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Roberto Carlos — Chart History". Billboard. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved May 7, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Rocío Dúrcal — Chart History". Billboard. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved May 7, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Una estrella en el cielo, homenaje de artistas a Rocío Dúrcal". Milenio (in Spanish). Grupo Milenio. December 25, 2010. Retrieved May 7, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Amor Eterno – Rocío Dúrcal". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved May 11, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Duetos – Rocío Dúrcal". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved May 11, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Eternamente – Rocío Dúrcal". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved May 11, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Pájaro Hérido: Linea Azul, Vol. 10 – Roberto Carlos". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved May 11, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Antologia: Todos los Grandes Exitos – Roberto Carlos". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved May 11, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Si Piensas, Si Quieres — Week of December 7, 1991". Billboard. Rovi Corporation. December 7, 1991. Retrieved May 7, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Si Piensas, Si Quieres — Week of December 21, 1991". Billboard. Rovi Corporation. December 21, 1991. Retrieved May 7, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Si Piensas, Si Quieres — Week of February 29, 1992". Billboard. Rovi Corporation. February 29, 1992. Retrieved May 7, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Nada Se Compara Contigo — Week of March 7, 1992". Billboard. Rovi Corporation. March 7, 1992. Retrieved May 7, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Topping The Charts Year By Year". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc.) 110 (48): LMQ3. November 28, 1998. Retrieved May 9, 2012. 
  17. ^ Lannert, John (May 22, 1993). "Billboard Latin Meet Celebrates Prospering Genre". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc.) 105 (21): 71. Retrieved May 9, 2012. 
  18. ^ Mayfield, Geoff (November 20, 1999). "Charting Sony Discos' Success". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc.) 111 (47): 74. Retrieved May 9, 2012.