Anything for You (Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine song)

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"Anything for You"
U.S. vinyl single
Single by Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine
from the album Let It Loose
A-side "Anything for You" (English version)
B-side "Anything for You" (English/Spanish version)
Released 1988
Format CD single, cassette single
Recorded 1987
Genre Pop
Length 4:02 (Album Version)
3:43 (7" edit)
Label Epic
Writer(s) Gloria Estefan
Producer(s) Emilio Estefan
Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine singles chronology
"Can't Stay Away from You"
"Anything for You"
Let It Loose track listing
"Anything for You"
Greatest Hits track listing
"1-2-3 (remix)"
"Anything for You"
"Here We Are"

"Anything for You" is a popular song and ballad written by Gloria Estefan and sung by Estefan and Miami Sound Machine. The song appeared on their 1987 album, Let It Loose. "Anything for You" became a number-one song in the United States summer of 1988; it was the band's (and Gloria's) first number-one and also saw a European first-release during the same period but failed to have the same impact there as the re-release in December 1988. It did top the Billboard magazine Hot 100 chart on May 14, 1988, and remained there for two weeks. Due to the success of the re-release of this signature song and the previous re-release in October 1988 from the single, "Can't Stay Away from You," outside North America the album Let It Loose saw a re-release named after the single: "Anything For You"[1] The song also spent three weeks at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart that same year. It also peaked at #3 on the Hot Latin Tracks on June 25, 1988. The A-side of the single contained a longer fade than the version on the album. The B-side of the single was a Spanglish version of the song, with Estefan alternating the verses and chorus between English and Spanish.

In the UK, "Anything for You" was Gloria's breakthrough hit. After the disappointing UK chart placings of previous singles, "Anything for You" was released in July 1988 and entered at #87. However, the song started a steady twelve week climb and finally reached a peak of #10 by September 1988. This gave Gloria the chance to release the uptempo follow up "1-2-3" just six weeks after and finally gave her two consecutive top ten hits. The success of Anything For You finally proved that Gloria was able to have UK hits and so followed the re-releases of "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You" and "Can't Stay Away From You" which reached the top 20 and top 10 respectively.

The song also appeared on the compilation album Exitos de Gloria Estefan, sung completely in Spanish and retitled "No Te Olvidaré (I Won't Forget You)." The song was re-released in its original form in The Essential Gloria Estefan and in a slightly extended version in Gloria Estefan Greatest Hits (the 7" single version).

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1988) Position
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 13
Brazil 18

Cover versions[edit]


  1. ^ Bronson, Fred (1992). The Billboard Book of Number One Hits - revised & enlarged. New York: Billboard Books. p. 698. ISBN 0-8230-8298-9. 
  2. ^ "End Of Year Chart - Top 100 Singles of 1988". Retrieved August 19, 2012. 

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Preceded by
"Where Do Broken Hearts Go" by Whitney Houston
Billboard Adult Contemporary (chart) number-one single
April 23, 1988 (3 weeks)
Succeeded by
"I Don't Want to Live Without You" by Foreigner
Preceded by
"Wishing Well" by Terence Trent D'Arby
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
May 8, 1988 - May 21, 1988
Succeeded by
"One More Try" by George Michael