Corazón Partío

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"Corazón Partío"
Corazon partio .JPEG
Single by Alejandro Sanz
from the album Más
Released 1997
Recorded 1997
Genre Latin pop
Length 5:46
Label WEA Latina
Writer(s) Alejandro Sanz
Alejandro Sanz singles chronology
"Y, ¿Si Fuera Ella?"
(1997)
"Corazón Partío"
(1997)
"Amiga Mía"
(1998)

"Corazón Partío" (English: "Broken heart") is a song written and performed by Spanish singer Alejandro Sanz from his 1997 album Más. Released as a single, the flamenco-influenced upbeat song was his international breakthrough[1][2] and entered several Billboard charts in the United States, including Hot Latin Tracks and Hot Dance Singles Sales.[3] A remix of the song, released in 1998, reached number one in Spain.[4]

Reception[edit]

Allmusic writer Jason Birchmeier called "Corazón Partío" a "key hit single [...] that transcended his core female audience," adding that it was "a hit so big it changed the course of Sanz's career."[1] The song was honored with wins at the Premios Ondas[5] and BMI Latin Awards.[6] The song is a staple of Sanz's live shows, with Sanz noting that "I can't stop playing that or they will throw rocks at me".[7] A live version of the song is included on Sanz's 2001 MTV Unplugged album.[8] The song also received a nomination for Pop Song of the Year at the 1999 Lo Nuestro Awards.[9]

Other versions[edit]

Julio Iglesias recorded a cover version of "Corazón Partío" on his 2000 album Noche de Cuatro Lunas.[10] Manny Manuel covered the song in merengue in his 1998 album, Es Mi Tiempo.[11] Clave Norteña performed a Regional Mexican version which peaked at #15 on the Billboard Regional Mexican Songs chart.[12]

Portuguese jazz singer Maria João covered the track on her 2002 Undercovers album.[13] American pianist Arthur Hanlon included his rendition of the song on his 2003 album 11 Numeros Unos.[14] Brazilian singer Ivete Sangalo performed the song with Sanz on her 2007 live CD/DVD Multishow ao Vivo: Ivete no Maracanã.[15]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1997-1998) Peak
position
Spanish Singles Chart[4] 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Singles Sales[3] 41
U.S. Billboard Hot Latin Tracks[3] 3
U.S. Billboard Latin Pop Airplay[3] 3
U.S. Billboard Latin Tropical/Salsa Airplay[3] 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Birchmeier, Jason. "Alejandro Sanz - Biography". Allmusic (Macrovision Corporation). Retrieved 2009-12-08. 
  2. ^ Cobo, Leila (2001-02-17). "Spaniard Sanz a Unique Grammy Pick". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 113 (7): 11. Retrieved 2009-12-08. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Alejandro Sanz - Charts & Awards - Billboard Singles". Allmusic (Macrovision Corporation). Retrieved 2009-12-08. 
  4. ^ a b "Hits of the World". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 110 (26): 65. 1998-06-27. Retrieved 2009-12-08. 
  5. ^ Llewellyn, Howell (1998-11-28). "Newsline". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 110 (48): 41. Retrieved 2009-12-08. 
  6. ^ "Five Songwriters Win Top Honors at BMI Latin Awards". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 112 (20): 155. 2000-05-13. Retrieved 2009-12-08. 
  7. ^ Tarradell, Mario (2004-05-07). "Spanish Artist Consistently Pushes the Envelope of Latin Pop". The Dallas Morning News A. H. Belo. 
  8. ^ "MTV Unplugged - Overview". Allmusic (Macrovision Corporation). Retrieved 2009-12-08. 
  9. ^ "¿Quiénes se llevarán esta noche el Premio Lo Nuestro "99?". Panamá América (in Spanish). Grupo Epasa. May 6, 1999. Archived from the original on June 15, 2013. Retrieved June 15, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Noche de Cuatro Lunas - Overview". Allmusic (Macrovision Corporation). Retrieved 2009-12-08. 
  11. ^ "Es Mi Tiempo - Overview". Allmusic (Macrovision Corporation). Retrieved 2011-07-07. 
  12. ^ "Clave Norteña - Album & Song Chart History: Regional Mexican Songs". Billboard. Promethue Global Media. 
  13. ^ "Undercovers - Overview". Allmusic (Macrovision Corporation). Retrieved 2009-12-08. 
  14. ^ "11 Numeros Unos - Overview". Allmusic (Macrovision Corporation). Retrieved 2009-12-08. 
  15. ^ "Ivete Sangalo ao Vivo No Maracanã - Overview". Allmusic (Macrovision Corporation). Retrieved 2009-12-08. 

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