Angelito (Don Omar song)

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"Angelito"
Angelito (Cover).jpg
Single by Don Omar
from the album King of Kings
ReleasedMay 2, 2006
FormatDigital download, CD single
GenreReggaeton
Length4:45
LabelMachete Music
Songwriter(s)William Landron & Luis Pizzaro
Producer(s)Eliel
Don Omar singles chronology
"Bandoleros"
(2005)
"Angelito"
(2006)
"Conteo"
(2006)

"Angelito" ("Little Angel") is the first single by Don Omar taken from his album King of Kings. It reached number one on the Billboard Latin Rhythm Airplay, Hot Latin Tracks and Latin Tropical Airplay charts. It appeared in the US chart, peaking at number 93 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Meaning of the song[edit]

"Angelito" is one of the most thematic songs in the history of Reggaetón, like "Shorty" (by Randy), "Down" (by Rakim & Ken-Y) and "Todo Tiene Final" (by Arcángel). The meaning of the song is that the "angelito" is a girl who contracted AIDS for a revenge and has sex with a stranger, who is death. At the end of the song, the girl finally dies. And has a baby who is a younger DON OMAR so he remembers this when he is older.

That's why the song says: "Amaneció bajo las alas de la muerte, aquellos brazos de hombre que la aprietan fuerte, todavía le late el alma, el corazón no lo siente" [...] "Dos extraños jugando a quererse, en lo oscuro el amor no puede verse, es que tengas la vida de frente es morir o detente" [...] "Esta es la feliz historia de dos enamorados, de dos soñadores, de dos amantes, que permitieron que tan solo un minuto de su vida decidiera el resto de la misma, irónico el momento en el que el amor se convierte en muerte".

Music video[edit]

The music video was filmed in Rome, featuring many of the city's historic landmarks directed by David Impelluso. It has been viewed more than 27 million times on the popular video website YouTube.[1]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
Position
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 93
US Hot Latin Songs (Billboard)[3] 1
US Billboard Latin Tropical Airplay[4] 1
US Venezuela Top Latino (Record Report)[5] 4

Sales and certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[6] Gold 500,000+^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Don Omar Angelito Official Music Video YouTube. Accessed March 31, 2008.
  2. ^ "Don Omar Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  3. ^ "Don Omar Chart History (Hot Latin Songs)". Billboard.
  4. ^ Don Omar > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles Allmusic.com
  5. ^ "Top Latino" (in Spanish). Record Report. 2006-08-14. Archived from the original on 2006-08-14.
  6. ^ "American single certifications – Don Omar – Angelito". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 

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