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Single by Selena
from the album Siempre Selena & Dulce Amor
Released March 9, 1996
Format CD Promo single
Recorded September 1989
Genre Latin
Label EMI
Writer(s) Juan Gabriel

AB Quintanilla III

Mexico Single
Selena singles chronology
"No Quiero Saber"
"A Boy Like That"

"Costumbres" is the third and final single released from the Siempre Selena album.

Song information[edit]

Originally, it was written by Mexican singer-songwriter, Juan Gabriel and first performed by Spanish singer Rocio Durcal for her 1980 album Canta a Juan Gabriel. The original version of "Costumbres" was recorded for Selena's hit album Dulce Amor in 1988 and was later included on Siempre Selena in a remix version. The track was released as a single in late 1996.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1996) [1] Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Latin Tracks 15
U.S. Billboard Latin Regional Mexican Airplay 13

La India version[edit]

Single by La India
from the album Sobre el Fuego
Released 1998
Genre Salsa
Length 5:51
Label RMM
Writer(s) Juan Gabriel
Producer(s) Isidro Infante
La India singles chronology
"I Love the Nightlife"

La India covered the song on her album, Sobre el Fuego as her third single from the album. La India's cover became a success, reaching on the Top Ten Hot Latin Tracks peaking on #8.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1998) [2] Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Latin Tracks 8
U.S. Billboard Latin Tropical/Salsa Airplay 4


  1. ^ Sandra Brennan. "Selena | Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-07-09. 
  2. ^ "India | Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-07-09. 

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