Abrázame Muy Fuerte (song)

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This article is about the Juan Gabriel song. For the Lourdes Robles' song, see Abrázame Fuerte.
"Abrázame Muy Fuerte"
Single by Juan Gabriel
from the album Abrázame Muy Fuerte
Released 2000
Format Promo single
Genre Pop
Length 4:02
Label BMG U.S. LatinAriola
Writer(s) Juan Gabriel
Producer(s) Bebu Silvetti
Juan Gabriel singles chronology
"Del Altar Hasta la Tumba"
(2000)
"Abrázame Muy Fuerte"
(2000)
"Inocente Pobre Amigo"
(2001)
Music sample

"Abrázame Muy Fuerte" (English: Hug Me Tightly) is a song written and performed by Mexican singer-songwriter Juan Gabriel. The song was produced and arranged by Bebu Silvetti and it was released as the second single from the album of the same title. The track became Gabriel's seventh number-one single in the Billboard Top Latin Songs chart.[1] The parent album became commercially successful, peaking at number two in the Top Latin Albums chart in the United States.[2] The singer also received a nomination for Best Latin Pop Album at the 44th Grammy Awards for this release.[3]

Gabriel received three Billboard Latin Music Awards for the song,[4] which was used as the main theme for the Mexican telenovela Abrázame Muy Fuerte, starring Victoria Ruffo, Aracely Arámbula and Fernando Colunga.[5] In 2010, Puerto Rican-American singer-songwriter Marc Anthony recorded a cover version of the song for his album Iconos.

Background[edit]

Juan Gabriel is the most successful Hispanic author, selling over 40 million copies and with more than 300 artists who have recorded one or more of his 900 compositions in a career spanning over 30 years,[6] wrote and performed in 2000 "Abrázame Muy Fuerte", which was included on his studio album of the same title.[2] On July 31, 2000 a telenovela, starring Victoria Ruffo, Aracely Arámbula, Fernando Colunga and Pablo Montero, titled Abrázame Muy Fuerte began broadcasting in Mexico.[7] Salvador Mejía, the producer, choose to use the song as its main theme.[5] The telenovela became very successful and ended winning eight TVyNovelas Awards in 2001, including Best Telenovela, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor.[8] Gabriel re-recorded the song with Italian singer Laura Pausini which was included on the 2015 album Los Dúo.[9]

Chart performance[edit]

The song debuted in the Billboard Top Latin Songs chart (formerly Hot Latin Tracks) at number 38 in the week of December 2, 2000, climbing to the top ten three weeks later,[10][11] peaking at number-one on January 27, 2001, holding this position for four weeks,[12] being replaced by MDO's "Te Quise Olvidar".[13] "Abrázame" returned to the top of the chart the following week.[14] The track was succeeded at number-one by "Sólo Quiero Amarte" performed by Ricky Martin five weeks later.[15] "Abrázame Muy Fuerte" spent nine non-consecutive weeks at the top spot of the chart,[16] and ended the year as the best performing Latin single of 2001.[17] For the song, Gabriel won two Billboard Latin Music Awards in 2002 for Hot Latin Track of the Year and Latin Pop Airplay Track of the Year; and also received the Songwriter of the Year award.[4] Bebu Silvetti earned the Producer of the Year award for his work on the track, which ranked 7th at the Hot Latin Songs 25th Anniversary chart.[4][18] "Abrázame Muy Fuerte" also was awarded for Pop Song of the Year at the 2002 Lo Nuestro Awards.[19]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
US Hot Latin Songs (Billboard)[20] 1
US Latin Pop Songs (Billboard)[21] 1
US Regional Mexican Airplay (Billboard)[22] 2
US Tropical Songs (Billboard)[23] 6

Marc Anthony version[edit]

"Abrázame Muy Fuerte"
Marc Anthony - Abrazame Muy Fuerte.jpg
Single by Marc Anthony
from the album Iconos
Released August 16, 2010
Format Airplay, promo single, digital download
Genre Latin
Length 4:34
Label Sony Music Latin
Writer(s) Juan Gabriel
Producer(s) Julio Reyes
Marc Anthony singles chronology
"Y Cómo Es Él"
(2010)
"Abrázame Muy Fuerte"
(2010)
"A Quien Quiero Mentirle"
(2010)

Puerto Rican-American singer-songwriter Marc Anthony recorded a cover version of the song for his album Iconos in 2010.[24] Anthony bought six hundred records to listen and select the songs that would be included on the album, the first of other cover albums that he will be releasing under this concept. Anthony recorded "Abrázame Muy Fuerte", "Ya lo Sé Que Tu Te Vas" and "Te Lo Pido por Favor", written by Juan Gabriel, since the songs were "related to his taste in music and who he was."[25] "Abrázame Muy Fuerte" was chosen by the fans of the artist as the second single from the album, after a survey through his official website.[26] This is also the second single by Marc Anthony to cover a song by Juan Gabriel since his recorded version of "Hasta Que Te Conocí" on his album Otra Nota in 1993.[27]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
US Hot Latin Songs (Billboard)[28] 21
US Latin Pop Songs (Billboard)[29] 4

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "Abrázame Muy Fuerte — Charts & Awards — Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2010-08-25. 
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  5. ^ a b "Abrázame Muy Fuerte". Telemetro. Corporación Medcom Panamá, S.A. Retrieved 2010-08-25. 
  6. ^ "Niegan permiso a Juan Gabriel" (in Spanish). El Siglo de Torreon. 2002-11-07. Retrieved 2010-07-30. 
  7. ^ "Embrace Me Tightly (2000)". The Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2010-07-30. 
  8. ^ "Lista de Ganadores I — Premios TVyNovelas". Univision. Univision Communications, Inc. Retrieved 2010-07-30. 
  9. ^ "Laura Pausini y Juan Gabriel juntos en dueto". Trome.pe (in Spanish). 14 January 2015. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  10. ^ "Abrázame Muy Fuerte — Week of December 2, 2000". Billboard. 2000-12-02. Archived from the original on 25 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-25. 
  11. ^ "Abrázame Muy Fuerte — Week of December 23, 2000". Billboard. 2000-12-23. Archived from the original on 25 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-25. 
  12. ^ "Abrázame Muy Fuerte — Week of January 27, 2001". Billboard. 2001-01-27. Archived from the original on 25 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-25. 
  13. ^ "Te Quise Olvidar — Week of February 17, 2001". Billboard. 2001-02-17. Archived from the original on 25 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-25. 
  14. ^ "Abrázame Muy Fuerte — Week of February 24, 2001". Billboard. 2001-02-24. Archived from the original on 25 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-25. 
  15. ^ "Sólo Quiero Amarte (Nobody Wants To be Lonely) — Week of April 7, 2001". Billboard. 2001-04-07. Archived from the original on 25 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-25. 
  16. ^ Mayfield, Geoff (2001-06-01). "Top Songwriters: Plenty of New Faces & Repeat Contenders". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 113 (24): 68. Retrieved 2010-08-25. 
  17. ^ "The Year in Music 2001: Hot Latin Tracks". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 113 (52): YE-59. 2001-12-29. Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  18. ^ Trust, Gary (October 4, 2011). "Hot Latin Songs Top 25 – The Biggest Hits of the Last 25 Years". Billboard. Macromedia Corporation. Retrieved October 4, 2011. 
  19. ^ "Premios Lo Nuestro a la Musica Latina: Lo que fue Lo Nuestro en 2002". Univision. Univision Communications Inc. 2002. Retrieved August 14, 2013. 
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  24. ^ "Iconos — Overview". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2010-08-25. 
  25. ^ González-Andino, Heriberto (2010-05-25). "Marc Anthony presenta su nuevo album". La Opinión (in Spanish). Impremedia Digital. Retrieved 2010-08-25. 
  26. ^ "Marc Anthony lanza hoy su nuevo sencillo titulado "Abrázame muy fuerte"" (in Spanish). Mi Desahogo. 2010-08-02. Retrieved 2011-01-13. 
  27. ^ "Otra Nota — Marc Anthony". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2010-08-26. 
  28. ^ "Marc Anthony – Chart history" Billboard Hot Latin Songs for Marc Anthony. Retrieved 2010-09-17.
  29. ^ "Marc Anthony – Chart history" Billboard Latin Pop Songs for Marc Anthony. Retrieved 2010-09-17.