De Mí Enamórate

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"De Mí Enamórate"
Single by Daniela Romo
from the album Mujer de todos, Mujer de nadie
Released 1986
Format Airplay, Promo single
Recorded 1986
Genre Latin
Length 3:30
Label EMI
Writer(s) Juan Gabriel
Producer(s) Gian Pietro Felisatti, Miguel Blasco (executive producer)
Daniela Romo singles chronology
"Prometes"
(1986)
"De Mí Enamórate"
(1986)
"Veneno Para Dos"
(1987)

"De Mí Enamórate" ("Fall in Love with Me") is a ballad written by Mexican singer-songwriter Juan Gabriel, produced by Gian Pietro Felisatti and performed by Mexican singer Daniela Romo. It was released as the first single from her fourth studio album Mujer de todos, Mujer de nadie in late 1986. This song was featured as the main theme for the Mexican telenovela El Camino Secreto, starred by Romo and Salvador Pineda. This single became the first to spent 14 consecutive weeks at number one in the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart, a record that was later tied by Mexican singer Ana Gabriel and later surpassed by fellow Mexican performer Yuri when her single "Qué Te Pasa" achieved sixteen weeks at the top.

"De Mí Enamórate" is also recognized as Romo's signature song and has been performed by several singers, including Sergio George, Manoella Torres and Tito Nieves.

Song history[edit]

18 second sample of "De Mí Enamórate" which was used as the main title for El Camino Secreto.

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"De Mí Enamórate" was produced by musician Gian Pietro Felisatti and written by Mexican singer-songwriter Juan Gabriel, who also wrote "Abuso", included on Romo's previous album Dueña de Mi Corazón.[1] The song was featured as the main theme for the soap opera titled El Camino Secreto, starred by Romo and Mexican actor Salvador Pineda, which began airing on September 2, 1986.[2] This telenovela broke rating records in México during its broadcast on Televisa and this main theme was also a success, leading its parent album Mujer de todos, Mujer de nadie to its peak at number two in the Billboard Latin Pop Albums, a platinum certification in México and approximate sales of two million and a half units in Latin America.[3][4][5]

Romo performed this song on every live performance since then, including her appearances on the Mexican 'Festival Acapulco' in 1991, 1993 and 1997 and her promotional tours. She also recorded a new version of the song on her studio album Ave Fénix released in 2001.[6] On the 2008 recap for the '100 Greatest Songs of the 80's in Spanish' by VH1 Latin America "De Mí Enamórate" ranked at number 74.[7]

Chart performance[edit]

The song debuted on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart at number 39 on October 25, 1986 and climbed to the top ten three weeks later.[8][9] It reached the top position of the chart on December 20, replacing "¿Y Quién Puede Ser?" by Mexican singer José José and being replaced fourteen weeks later by Emmanuel's "Es Mi Mujer".[10][11] "De Mí Enamórate" was the third song written by Juan Gabriel that peaked at number one in 1986 on the Hot Latin Tracks chart, following "La Guirnalda" by Rocío Dúrcal and "Yo No Sé Qué Me Pasó", performed by Gabriel.[12][13]

Only four female singers have achieved the same number of weeks (or more) at number one on the Hot Latin Tracks history: Ana Gabriel (14 weeks with "Ay Amor" in 1988), Yuri (16 weeks with "Qué Te Pasa" in 1988) and Shakira (25 weeks with "La Tortura" in 2005).[14] "De Mí Enamórate" ranked 10th at the Hot Latin Songs 25th Anniversary chart.[15]

Personnel[edit]

This information adopted from the album Mujer de todos, Mujer de nadie liner notes:[16]

Cover versions[edit]

"De Mí Enamórate" has been recorded by several performers, including Tito Nieves who released it as a single from his album Déjame Vivir in 1991, peaking at number 19 in the Hot Latin Tracks.[17] José A. Estévez Jr. of Allmusic named this version a 'highlight' of the album.[18] The writer of the song Juan Gabriel, Myriam, Chon Arauza, Patricia Manterola, Sol Morena, Sergio George and Manoella Torres also recorded their own version of the track.[19] On the 2008 Juan Gabriel Tribute album Amo al Divo de Júarez, Delux recorded a rock version of the song.[20]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Abuso - Daniela Romo". Allmusic. Macromedia Corporation. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  2. ^ "Semblanza - Daniela Romo (danielaromo.com.ar)" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2009-04-10. 
  3. ^ "Latin Pop Albums – Mujer de Todos, Mujer de Nadie". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. January 24, 1987. Retrieved October 4, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Galardón, reconocimientos, premios, estatuillas" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2009-04-10. 
  5. ^ AMPROFON. "Los 100 Discos Más Vendidos de la Década de los 80s". Retrieved 2009-04-14. 
  6. ^ "Ave Fénix". Allmusic. Macromedia Corporation. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  7. ^ "Las 100 Canciones Más Grandiosas de los 80's en Espanol". Taringa!. Interactive Advertising Bureau. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  8. ^ "De Mí Enamórate - Week of October 25, 1986". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. October 25, 1986. Retrieved October 4, 2011. 
  9. ^ "De Mí Enamórate - Week of November 15, 1986". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. November 15, 1986. Retrieved October 4, 2011. 
  10. ^ "De Mí Enamórate - Week of December 20, 1986". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. December 20, 1986. Retrieved October 4, 2011. 
  11. ^ "De Mí Enamórate - Week of March 28, 1987". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. March 28, 1987. Retrieved October 4, 2011. 
  12. ^ "La Guirnalda - Week of September 6, 1986". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. September 6, 1986. Retrieved October 4, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Yo Nó Sé Qué Me Pasó - Week of September 13, 1986". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. September 13, 1986. Retrieved October 4, 2011. 
  14. ^ Brito, Joel (2008-07-31). "Flex invencible en Billboard Hot Latin Songs". Billboard en Español. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2009-04-10. 
  15. ^ Trust, Gary (October 4, 2011). "Hot Latin Songs Top 25 – The Biggest Hits of the Last 25 Years". Billboard. Macromedia Corporation. Retrieved October 4, 2011. 
  16. ^ "Mujer de todos, Mujer de Nadie - liner notes". Retrieved 2009-04-10. 
  17. ^ "De Mí Enamórate - Tito Nieves". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. September 28, 1991. Retrieved October 4, 2011. 
  18. ^ Estévez Jr., José. "Déjame Vivir - Album review". Allmusic. Macromedia Corporation. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  19. ^ "De Mí Enamórate - Performers". Allmusic. Macromedia Corporation. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  20. ^ "Amo al Divo de Juárez". Gandhi S.A. de C.V. Retrieved 2009-04-09.