Amor a la Mexicana

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Amor a la Mexicana
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Studio album by Thalía
Released July 1, 1997 (1997-07-01)
Recorded 1996–1997
Genre
Length 41:17 (standard)
Label EMI Latin
Producer Emilio Estefan, Jr. Kike Santander and Pablo Flores
Thalía chronology
Nandito Ako
(1997)
Amor a La Mexicana
(1997)
Arrasando
(2000)
Singles from Amor a la Mexicana
  1. "Amor a la Mexicana"
    Released: June 29, 1997
  2. "Por Amor"
    Released: October 7, 1997
  3. "Mujer Latina"
    Released: January 11, 1998
  4. "Noches sin luna"
    Released: January 21, 1998
  5. "Ponle remedio"
  6. "Es tu amor ("Ever After" soundtrack)"
  7. "De dónde soy"
    Released: August 23, 1998
  8. "Dicen por ahí"
  9. "Echa pa'lante ("Dance with Me" soundtrack)"
    Released: 1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Amor a la Mexicana (English: Mexican-style love) is the fifth studio album by Mexican singer Thalía.[2] The album has been regarded as one of the singer's best releases to date, especially for the album's first single "Amor a la Mexicana", which showcased the evolution of Thalía as a musician.[1]

The album had major success in Latin America, the U.S., Spain, France, Philippines and other European countries.

While it is assumed the song "Echa pa'lante" was included in the soundtrack of 1998 movie Dance with Me, starring Vanessa L. Williams and Puerto Rican pop star Chayanne, the version in the movie is completely different from the original song, even changing its message. The original song, in this album, was a political protest song against the ruling PRI in the 1997 Mexican parliamentary elections.

"Es tu amor" was released as the promotional single of the film "Ever After" in Latin America.

Promotion and Amor a la Mexicana Tour[edit]

Thalía visited many countries to promote her album. Some of the countries she toured were Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Italy, France, Philippines, Germany, Belgium, Ecuador, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, United Kingdom, El Salvador, Bolivia, Spain, Portugal, Indonesia, Lebanon, Finland, Austria and the United States. EMI invested 1.5 millions of dollars in the promotion of the album.[3]

Singles[edit]

  • Amor a la Mexicana
  • Por Amor: released as the second single of the album, the Por Amor video was released in two version directed by Gustavo Garzon the original album version and the "Primera Vez Remix" version, both were first aired in late 1997.
  • Mujer Latina: released as the third single. In Europe it was released as Vengo! Vengo! (Mujer Latina). It has two videos, and it was directed by Gustavo Garzon. Official remixes of the songs are: Zero Radio Mix (3:53); Euro Mix (3:11); Spirit Mix (3:38) and Zero Club Mix (6:23). Former Rugby player Kenny Logan performed a samba to Mujer Latina on the popular British TV series Strictly Come Dancing (series 5) in 2007.[4]
  • Noches Sin Luna: released as the fourth single of the album, in the Brazilian CD, a Portuguese version of the song was included as a bonus track.
  • Ponle Remedio: released in 1998 and presented in television programs and radios stations as advertisement.
  • Es Tu Amor: released as the sixth single, it was included in the soundtrack of the movie Ever After. Thalia presented the song live during concerts and performed in several events.
  • De Dónde Soy: The single was released only in Spain and Latin America. A Portuguese version of the song (De onde sou) was also released and was included in the Brazilian edition of the album.
  • Dicen Por Ahí: released at the same time of De dónde soy as a radio and physical single. The song was performed in Thalía's soap opera Rosalinda.
  • Echa Pa'lante: released as the last single of the album, it was included in the Dance with Me movie soundtrack, and was performed in Thalía's soap opera Rosalinda.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Por amor" Kike Santander 3:55
2. "Noches sin luna" Kike Santander,Migel Jose Velasquez 3:59
3. "Mujer Latina" Kike Santander 3:38
4. "Amor a la Mexicana" Mario Pupparo 4:25
5. "Rosas" Héctor Martínez, Mario Pupparo 4:36
6. "Echa pa'lante" Emilio Esfefan Jr., Javier Garza, Pablo Flores, Roberto Blades 3:52
7. "Ponle remedio" Roberto Blades 4:09
8. "Es tu amor" Kike Santander 4:38
9. "De dónde soy" Karla Aponte, Cesar Lemos 3:57
10. "Dicen por ahí" Aureo Baqueiro 3:57
Bonus tracks Brazilian Version
No. Title Writer(s) Length
11. "Menino lindo" (Menina linda) Luciano Sotelino 4:11
12. "De onde sou" (De Donde Soy) Carla Aponet, Cesar Lemos 3:56
13. "Noites Sem Lua" (Noches sin luna) Kike Santander,Migel Jose Velasquez 3:57
Bonus tracks European Edition
No. Title Writer(s) Length
11. "Amor a la Mexicana" (Cuca's Fiesta Edit Mix) Mario Pupparo 3:46
12. "Por amor" (Primera Vez Remix) Kike Santander 4:39
13. "Mujer Latina" (Remix España) Kike Santander 3:53
Por Amor (France Edition of Amor a La Mexicana)
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Amor a la Mexicana" (Cuca's Fiesta Edit Mix) Mario Pupparo 3:46
2. "Por amor" Kike Santander 3:56
3. "Piel Morena" (Hitmakers Radio Edit) Kike Santander 3:54
4. "Noches sin luna" Kike Santander,Migel Jose Velasquez 4:00
5. "Mujer Latina" Kike Santander 3:38
6. "Rosas" Héctor Martínez, Mario Pupparo 4:39
7. "Echa pa'lante" Emilio Esfefan Jr., Javier Garza, Pablo Flores, Roberto Blades 3:54
8. "Ponle remedio" Roberto Blades 4:09
9. "Es tu amor" Kike Santander 4:37
10. "De dónde soy" Karla Aponte, Cesar Lemos 3:58
11. "Dicen por ahí" Aureo Baqueiro 4:00
12. "Amor a la Mexicana" Mario Pupparo 4:26
USA Re-release edition (2005)
No. Title Writer(s) Length
11. "Amor a la Mexicana" (Emilio Mix) Mario Pupparo 3:59
12. "Por amor" (Primera Vez Remix) Kike Santander 4:39
13. "Mujer Latina" (Remix España) Kike Santander 3:53
14. "Amor a la Mexicana" (Cuca's Fiesta Mix) Mario Pupparo 6:44

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jason Birchmeier. "Thalia Review: Amor a La Mexicana (Allmusic)". Allmusic. Retrieved February 28, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Thalia Official Website: Discography - Amor a La Mexicana". Allmusic. Retrieved February 28, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Thalía se lanza a la conquista del mercado francés". El Siglo de Torreón (in Spanish). May 9, 1998. Archived from the original on 23 May 2017. Retrieved February 9, 2016. 
  4. ^ Stuart Heritage (2007-11-01). "Strictly Come Dancing Betting Odds: Gabby Logan Out, Who's Next?". Hecklerspray.com. Retrieved 2012-10-04. 
  5. ^ "Greek Charts (Από 23/04/2000 έως 30/04/2000)". MAD TV (Greece). Archived from the original on 28 December 2007. Retrieved 2 February 2016. 
  6. ^ "Top 40 album DVD és válogatáslemez-lista – 2000. 9. hét" (in Hungarian). MAHASZ. Retrieved June 12, 2016.
  7. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  8. ^ "Thalia – Chart history" Billboard Top Latin Albums for Thalia. Retrieved June 12, 2016.
  9. ^ "Thalia – Chart history" Billboard Latin Pop Albums for Thalia. Retrieved June 12, 2016.
  10. ^ "Argentinian album certifications – Thalia – Amor a la Mexicana". Argentine Chamber of Phonograms and Videograms Producers. 
  11. ^ a b "Thalia con su disco "Arrasando" gana otro disco de platino". ZonaMusical. July 26, 2000. Retrieved February 28, 2013. 
  12. ^ a b "Thalia bloqueó tránsito en centro de Atenas". El Mercurio (in Spanish). Chile: Empresa El Mercurio S.A.P. 14 September 2000. Retrieved 24 November 2012. 
  13. ^ "Certificaciones – Thalia" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. 
  14. ^ a b c Teresa Aguilera (November 29, 1997). "Thalia- Latin America's Reigning Music Queen". Billboard Magazine. Retrieved January 21, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Solo Exitos 1959-2002 Ano A Ano: Certificados 1996-1999" (PDF). Solo Exitos 1959-2002 Ano A Ano. 
  16. ^ "American album certifications – Thalia – Amor a la Mexicana". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click Type, then select Latin, then click SEARCH

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