¡Volaré! The Very Best of the Gipsy Kings

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Volaré! The Very Best of the Gipsy Kings is a compilation album by the French Rumba Catalana band Gipsy Kings, which was released in 1999 in Europe, Japan and Mexico. The US version released in 2000 is identical with the omission of "Hitmix '99 (Radio Edit)" which appear as track #20 on the first CD1 of the other versions.

"Pida Me La" previously only appeared on the European compilation album Greatest Hits. Also, "Sin Ella", "La Dona" and "Quiero Saber" are slightly different remastered versions of their Live album.

Completely unreleased before is "Oh Èh Oh Èh". Also "I've Got No Strings" from the 1991 Music Video segment of Disney's project Simply Mad About The Mouse.

It and the album "Rubáiyát: Elektra's 40th Anniversary" are the only albums featuring their Spanish remix of "Hotel California".

Track listing[edit]

CD 1
1."Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu)"3:39
3."Djobi Djoba"3:25
4."Bem, Bem, Maria"3:04
5."Baila Me"3:45
6."Pida Me La"3:11
8."Sin Ella" (Live)4:35
9."Vamos A Bailar"4:55
10."A Ti A Ti"3:45
11."La Rumba De Nicolas"3:56
12."No Viviré"4:07
13."Alegria" (Instrumental & Live)2:53
14."La Dona" (Live)4:37
16."A Tu Vera"3:11
17."Ami Wa Wa [Solo Por Ti]"3:59
18."Oh Èh Oh Èh" (Live)3:20
19."A Mi Manera"3:52
20."Hitmix '99 [Radio Edit]"3:53
CD 2
1."Tu Quieres Volver"3:13
2."Un Amor"3:38
3."Escucha Me"4:37
4."Habla Me"4:05
5."No Volvere"3:51
6."Caminando Por La Calle"4:18
8."Este Mundo"4:09
9."Ternuras" (Instrumental)3:26
10."Quiero Saber" (Live)4:39
11."Inspiration" (Instrumental)3:42
12."El Camino"5:04
13."Trista Pena"4:31
14."Viento Del Arena"5:28
15."Passion" (Instrumental)3:02
16."Mi Corazon"4:30
17."I've Got No Strings"3:16
18."Hotel California (Spanish Mix)"5:46


Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[2] Gold 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[3] Silver 60,000^
United States (RIAA)[5] N/A 245,000[4]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Omnibus Press. ISBN 9780857125958. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Gipsy Kings – ¡Volaré! The Very Best of the Gipsy Kings". Music Canada.
  3. ^ "British album certifications – Gipsy Kings – ¡Volaré! The Very Best of the Gipsy Kings". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type ¡Volaré! The Very Best of the Gipsy Kings in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  4. ^ "World's greatest". Billboard. 16 June 2007. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  5. ^ "American album certifications – Gipsy kings – Volare". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 

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