Soy Como Quiero Ser

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Soy Como Quiero Ser
Studio album by Luis Miguel
Released July 15, 1987 (1987-07-15)
Recorded 1986–87
Genre Latin pop
Label Warner Music
Producer Juan Carlos Calderón
Luis Miguel chronology
Fiebre de amor
(1985)
Soy Como Quiero Ser
(1987)
Busca una mujer
(1988)
Singles from Soy Como Quiero Ser
  1. "Ahora Te Puedes Marchar"
    Released: 1987 (1987)
  2. "No Me Puedo Escapar de Ti"
    Released: 1987 (1987)
  3. "Cuando Calienta el Sol"
    Released: 1987 (1987)
  4. "Soy Como Quiero Ser"
    Released: 1987 (1987)
  5. "Yo Que No Vivo Sin Tí"
    Released: 1988 (1988)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Soy Como Quiero Ser is the first album recorded by Mexican singer Luis Miguel on Warner Music it was released on July 15, 1987. The album was subtitled "Luis Miguel '87: Soy Como Quiero Ser" and was the first of many collaborations with longtime producer Juan Carlos Calderón. The singers Laura Branigan and Rocío Banquells appear on two of the album's tracks. The majority of the songs included are covers from the 60's, 70's and 80's. It received a nomination for a Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Composer Time
1 Es Mejor Lamont Dozier/Eddie Holland/Brian Holland/Alejandro Monroy/Carlos Villa 3:48
2 Sin Hablar (Duet with Laura Branigan) Juan Carlos Calderón 4:27
3 Ahora Te Puedes Marchar Ivor Raymonde/Mike Hawker/Luis Gómez Escolar 3:13
4 Yo Que No Vivo Sin Tí Pino Donaggio/Vito Pallavicini/Luis Gómez Escolar 3:25
5 Eres Tú Juan Carlos Calderón 4:15
6 Sólo Tú (Only You) Andy Rande/Buck Ram/Carlos Toro 3:17
7 No Me Puedo Escapar de Tí (Duet with Rocío Banquells) Juan Carlos Calderón 3:20
8 Cuando Calienta el Sol Rafael Gastón Pérez/Carlos Rigual/Mario Rigual/Carlos Alberto Martinoli 4:00
9 Soy Como Quiero Ser Luis Rey 2:55
10 Perdóname Eric Carmen/Carlos Toro 3:23
11 Sunny Bobby Hebb/Luis Gómez Escolar 3:18

Portuguese version[edit]

A Portuguese version was released in 1988 and is referred to as Luis Miguel '88 instead of '87. It was only released as a vinyl LP.

Side A

  1. Es Mejor
  2. Sin Hablar
  3. Agora Você Pode Ir (Ahora Te Puedes Marchar)
  4. Eu Que Não Vivo Sem Você (Yo Que No Vivo Sin Ti)
  5. Era Você (Eres Tu)
  6. Solo Tu

Side B

  1. No Me Puedo Escapar de Ti
  2. Cuando Calienta El Sol
  3. Soy Como Quiero Ser
  4. Perdoname
  5. Sunny

Chart performance in United States[edit]

Year Chart Track Peak
1987 Billboard Hot Latin Tracks Ahora Te Puedes Marchar 1
1988 Billboard Hot Latin Tracks No Me Puedo Escapar de Tí (duet with Rocio Banquells) 14
Billboard Hot Latin Tracks Yo Que No Vivo Sin Tí 26
Billboard Hot Latin Tracks Soy Como Quiero Ser 36
Billboard Hot Latin Tracks Cuando Calienta El Sol 50

Sales and certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Argentina (CAPIF)[2] 3× Platinum 180,000x

xunspecified figures based on certification alone

Personnel[edit]

  • Producer: Juan Carlos Calderón
  • Executive Producer: Luis Rey
  • Arrangements on "Sin Hablar", "Cuando Calienta el Sol", "Sólo Tú" and "Yo Que No Vivo Sin Tí" by Juan Carlos Calderón
  • Arrangements on "No Me Puedo Escapar De Ti", "Ahora Te Puedes Marchar" and "Eres Tú" by K. C. Porter
  • Arrangements on "Es Mejor" and "Sunny" by: Randy Kerber
  • Arrangements on: "Perdóname" and "Soy Como Quiero Ser" by Erich Bulling.
  • Bass: Dennis Bellfield
  • Drums: Carlos Vega and Paul Leim
  • Guitars: Dan Huff and Paul Jackson Jr.
  • Keyboards: Randy Kerber, Juan Carlos Calderón and K. C. Porter
  • Percussions: Paulinho DaCosta
  • Piano: Randy Kerber
  • Saxo solos: Joel Peskin
  • Strings: Ezra Kilger
  • Metals on "Es Mejor": Jerry Hey, Mark Russo, Bill Richenbach and Gary Grant.
  • Metals on "Cuando Calienta El Sol": Burnette Dillon, Charles Davis, Jim sawyer and Joseph Johnson
  • Background vocals: Tony DeFranco, K. C. Porter, Isela Sotelo and Darlene Kolden-Hoven
  • Photography: Randee St. Nicholas

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