Colgando en tus manos

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"Colgando en Tus Manos"
Colgando En Tus Manos (single cover).jpg
Single by Carlos Baute featuring Marta Sánchez
from the album De Mi Puño y Letra
Released February 1, 2009 (2009-02-01)
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2008
Genre Bachata, Bolero
Length 4:00
Label Warner Music
Writer(s) Carlos Baute
Producer(s) Carlos Baute
Carlos Baute featuring Marta Sánchez singles chronology
"Te Regalo"
(2005)
"Colgando en Tus Manos"
(2009)
"Tú No Sabes Que Tanto"
(2009)

"Colgando en Tus Manos" is a Latin pop song written, produced and performed by Venezuelan pop singer-songwriter Carlos Baute and featuring Spanish singer Marta Sánchez released on February 1, 2009, as the first single off his seventh studio album, De Mi Puño y Letra (2008). The original version of the song (sang only by Baute) belonged to the official release of the album, and the official single version (including vocals from Sanchez) to the re-edition released six months after.

Considered as the breakthrough and now signature song of Baute, the song has become his most successful song ever, and also the most successful song for Marta Sánchez.

Release and chart performance[edit]

The original version of the song was never released. Instead, the second version, featuring Marta Sánchez, has been available for download through iTunes since November 2008. The song immediately received airplay, mainly in the country of Spain, where it began 2009 at #1 and stayed at the top for a total 29 weeks, setting the record for the most weeks at #1 in Spain. The song sold over 400,000 copies in Spain.

In the United States, the song began charting at the end of 2009, being the last Latin market in which the song charted. As of February 13, 2010 the song has performed very well, reaching number one on the Billboard Latin Pop Songs and #4 in the Billboard Top Latin Songs. Thanks to this, "Colgando en Tus Manos" is one of few Latin songs ever to chart in three different years, charting in 2008 mainly in Spain and Venezuela, in 2009 and 2010 in all other Latin markets, and in 2010 in the U.S.

Music video[edit]

The music video of "Colgando en Tus Manos" is a classic ambiented piece. Filmed in Bulgaria,[1] it shows Baute and Sanchez in various stages throughout the city walking, traveling on an old-model car, and even dancing on a theatre stage at the end. The video was universally acclaimed by critics and fans, naming it "the most impressive video of Carlos Baute".

On the internet, the video enjoyed a massive success on YouTube, where it is ranked as one of the most viewed Spanish-language music videos of all time, with more than 330 million views since its release on the website (as of April 2017).[2]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008/2009/2010) Peak
position
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[3] 1
US Hot Latin Songs[4] 4
US Latin Pop Songs[5] 1
US Tropical Songs[6] 17
US Heatseekers Songs[4] 23
Year End Chart (2009) Peak
position
Spain Top 50[7] 1
Spain Top 20 Radio[8] 2

In Spain, "Colgando en tus manos" was certified by Promusicae in 2011 as 10× Platinum, signifying sales of over 400,000 singles.[9]

Chart procession and succession[edit]

Preceded by
"Pieces of a Dream" by Anastacia
Spain Top 50 number-one single (first run)
January 4, 2009 – June 28, 2009
Succeeded by
"Moving" by Macaco
Preceded by
"Moving" by Macaco
Spain Top 50 number-one single (second run)
July 5, 2009 – July 12, 2009
Succeeded by
"Thriller" by Michael Jackson
Preceded by
"Thriller" by Michael Jackson
Spain Top 50 number-one single (third run)
July 19, 2009 – July 26, 2009
Succeeded by
"Hot" by Inna
Preceded by
"Se Me Va la Voz" by Alejandro Fernández
U.S Billboard Latin Pop Airplay number-one single
February 13, 2010 - February 20, 2010
Succeeded by
"Mientes" by Camila

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