Si Tú Me Besas

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"Si Tú Me Besas"
Single by Victor Manuelle
from the album Busco un Pueblo
Released October 8, 2011
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2011
Genre Salsa
Length 4:20
Label Sony Music Latin
Writer(s) Oscar "Oscarcito" Hernández
Victor Manuelle singles chronology
"Daría Mi Vida Por Ella"
(2010)
"Si Tú Me Besas"
(2011)
"Ella Lo Que Quiere Es Salsa"
(2012)

"Si Tú Me Besas" (English: "If You Kiss Me") is a song by Puerto Rican-American recording artist Victor Manuelle. It was composed by Venezuelan singer-songwriter Oscar "Oscarcito" Hernández and released on October 9, 2011 as the lead single from his thirteenth studio album Busco un Pueblo and . The song is a salsa recording which combines the sounds of bomba and reggeaton urban music. A ballad version of the song was also recorded which is included on the deluxe edition of the album.

The song became his second number-one single in the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart, his first on the Billboard Latin Pop Songs chart, and his twentieth on the Billboard Tropical Songs. It received a positive reception from critics who praised the lyrics and music in the recording. A music video for the song was filmed in Puerto Rico which was directed by Israel Lugo and Cesar Gonzalez of the Rojo Chiringa productions. Victor Manuelle performed the song at the 13th Annual Latin Grammy Awards.

Background and composition[edit]

25 second sample of "Si Tú Me Besas". The song combines the sounds of bomba and reggaeton .

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"Si Tú Me Besas" was written by the Venezuelan composer Oscar "Oscarcito" Hernández. Victor Manuelle describes that the song makes the perfect combination of keeping up with the "new times, and the tastes of youth in our generation, without losing the essence of our traditional rhythms".[1] The song blends the beat of "la bomba" with "sounds and the rhythmic foundation of reggaeton, which gives the salsa a different touch."[2]

Release and chart performance[edit]

The song was released on October 9, 2011 by Sony Music Latin.[3] A ballad version of the song was released on the deluxe edition of the album.[4] "Si Tú Me Besas" debuted in the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart at number 40 in the week of November 12, 2012, climbing to the top ten eighteen weeks later.[5][6] The song peaked atop the chart for the week of February 18, 2012 becoming his second number-one song on the chart,[7] replacing "Me Gustas Tanto" by Paulina Rubio and was succeeded by "Lovumba", by Daddy Yankee a week later.[8]

On the Billboard Latin Pop Songs chart, the song debuted at number 38 for the week of November 5, 2011.[9] The song reached number-one on the week of February 4, 2012, replacing "El Verdadero Amor Perdona" by Maná, becoming his first number-one single on the chart, and was succeeded by "Lovumba" by Daddy Yankee.[10] On the Billboard Tropical Songs chart, the song debuted at number 14 on the week of November 5, 2011.[11] It reached number-one single on the week of February 11, 2012 replacing "Las Cosas Pequeñas" by Prince Royce and was succeeded by "Mi Santa" by Romeo Santos two weeks later.[12][13] It became his 20th number-one single on the chart, tying Manuelle and Marc Anthony for having the most number-one singles in the Tropical Songs.[14]

Critical reception[edit]

On the review for the album, David Jeffries of Allmusic referred to the song as a "spicy backbeat/soaring melody" and that it lays "the groundwork for the possible future category of salsa power ballad".[15] Juan Mesa of About.com wrote that the song "presents a letter full details about the desire to become a couple".[16] Hector Aviles of Latino Music Café listed "Si Tú Me Besas" as one of the songs in the album to have "excellente quality" in the song lyrics and as a "great romantic song".[17] The track was nominated for Tropical Song of the Year at the Premio Lo Nuestro 2013.[18]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Si Tú Me Besas" was filmed at various locations in the metropolitan area of Puerto Rico and was released on December 7, 2011. It was directed by Israel Lugo and Cesar Gonzalez of the Rojo Chiringa productions.[19] In the video there is the issue of a kiss through the eyes of a young man who one morning on his way to work realizes that the world is kissing and that the act is totally contagious if one looks around.[19]

Charts[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Si Tu Me Besas" es nuevo sencillo de Victor Manuelle". Sony Music Venezuela. 2012-09-05. Retrieved 2012-09-05. 
  2. ^ "El salsero Victor Manuelle lanza un nuevo disco". Houston Chronicle (in Spanish). Hearst Corporation. 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-09-05. 
  3. ^ "Si Tú Me Besas - Single by Victor Manuelle". iTunes. 2011-10-09. 
  4. ^ "Busco un Pueblo Deluxe Edition - Victor Manuelle: Overview". Allmusic. Rovi. Retrieved 2012-09-05. 
  5. ^ "Si Tú Me Besas — Week of November 12, 2012". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2012-11-12. 
  6. ^ "Si Tu Me Besas — Week of February 11, 2012". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2012-02-11. 
  7. ^ "Si Tu Me Besas — Week of September 5, 2012". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2012-09-05. 
  8. ^ "Lovumba — Week of February 25, 2012". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2012-02-25. 
  9. ^ "Si Tu Me Besas — Week of November 5, 2012". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2012-11-05. 
  10. ^ "Si Tu Me Besas — Week of February 11, 2012". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2012-02-11. 
  11. ^ "Si Tu Me Besas — Week of November 5, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2011-11-05. 
  12. ^ "Si Tu Me Besas — Week of February 18, 2012". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2012-02-18. 
  13. ^ "Mi Santa — Week of February 25, 2012". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2012-02-25. 
  14. ^ Lambert, Molly (2012-02-07). "This Week's Charts: The Billboard Tropical Top Ten and Victor Manuelle's Reign of Terror". Grantland.com. ESPN. 
  15. ^ Jeffries, David. "Busco un Pueblo - Victor Manuelle: Overview". Allmusic. Rovi. Retrieved 2012-09-04. 
  16. ^ Mesa, Juan. "Victor Manuelle - busco un pueblo". About.com (in Spanish). New York Times Company. Retrieved 2012-09-05. 
  17. ^ Aviles, Hector (2012-05-25). "Victor Manuelle "Busco Un Pueblo" CD Review". Retrieved 2012-09-05. 
  18. ^ "List of Nominees - Premio Lo Nuestro Latin Music Award 2013" (PDF). Univision (in Spanish) (Univision Communications). 2013. Retrieved April 16, 2014. 
  19. ^ a b "Víctor Manuelle estrena hoy vídeo de su nuevo sencillo "Si tu me besas"" (in Spanish). Primera Hora. 2011-12-07. Retrieved 2012-09-05. 
  20. ^ "Victor Manuelle Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Latin Songs for Victor Manuelle.
  21. ^ "Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Latin Pop Songs for Victor Manuelle.
  22. ^ "Latin Tropical Airplay: 2012-01-21". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2012-09-04. Retrieved 2012-09-04. 
  23. ^ "Top 100". Record Report (in Spanish). R.R. Digital C.A. 2012-12-01. Archived from the original on 2012-12-21. 
  24. ^ "Latin Songs: December 31, 2012 - Billboard Chart Archive". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2013-05-07. 
  25. ^ "Latin Pop Songs: December 31, 2012 - Billboard Chart Archive". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2013-05-07. 
  26. ^ "Tropical Songs: December 31, 2012 - Billboard Chart Archive". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2013-05-07.