El Día Que Me Quieras (song)

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El día que me quieras

El día que me quieras (English: The day that you love me) is a tango with music by Carlos Gardel and lyrics by Alfredo Le Pera. Originally featured in the 1935 film of the same name, it became a heavily recorded tango standard, even by artists outside of the realm of tango. It has subsequently been covered by various artists such as Luis Miguel and Roberto Carlos. The song was inducted into the Latin Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001.[1]

Luis Miguel version[edit]

"El día que me quieras"
Single by Luis Miguel
from the album Segundo Romance
Released 1994
Format Promo single
Recorded 1994
Genre Latin
Length 3:58
Label WEA
Songwriter(s) Carlos Gardel, Alfredo Le Pedra
Producer(s) Juan Carlos Calderón
Luis Miguel singles chronology
"Tú y Yo"
"El día que me quieras"
"La Media Vuelta"
"Tú y Yo"
"El Día Que Me Quieras"
"La Media Vuelta"

Mexican singer Luis Miguel recorded a cover version of the song, his Grammy Award-winning album Segundo Romance, in 1994. This single peaked at number-one in the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart in 1994, one of the two songs along with La Media Vuelta from the album to do so.[2]

Chart (1994) Peak
US Billboard Hot Latin Tracks 1
US Billboard Latin Pop Airplay 1

Gloria Estefan version[edit]

"El día que me quieras"
Single by Gloria Estefan
from the album The Standards
Released 2013
Format Promo single
Recorded 2013
Genre Traditional pop
Label Sony Masterworks
Songwriter(s) Carlos Gardel, Alfredo Le Pedra, Gloria Estefan

Gloria Estefan has written and recorded the first-ever English translation of the song ("The Day You Say You Love Me") for her 2013 album The Standards. “It was the wedding song that Emilio and I danced to!” she relates. “I wanted to record it. It was never done in English, and I wanted it to be as close to the author's version as possible and I was so inspired. Before we started doing the record, I wrote the translation. It’s always nice when you can write a standard!”[3] Some editions of Estefan's album also include a cover with the original Spanish lyrics.


  1. ^ "Latin GRAMMY Hall Of Fame". Latin Grammy Award. Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. 2001. Retrieved August 19, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Luis Miguel - Charts & Awards". Allmusic. Macromedia Corporation. Retrieved 2010-06-24. 
  3. ^ "Gloria Estefan - The Standards". Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
Preceded by
"Pero Que Necesidad" by Juan Gabriel
U.S. Billboard Hot Latin Tracks number-one single
(Luis Miguel version)

September 24, 1994 - October 15, 1994
Succeeded by
"Bidi Bidi Bom Bom" by Selena