Experiencia Religiosa

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"Experiencia Religiosa"
Single by Enrique Iglesias
from the album Enrique Iglesias
Released February 4, 1996 (1996-02-04)
Format CD promo single
Recorded 1994-95
(Mexico City, Mexico)
Genre Latin pop
Length 5:32
Label Fonovisa
Writer(s) Chein García Alonso
Producer(s) Rafael Pérez Botija
Enrique Iglesias singles chronology
"Si Tú Te Vas"
"Experiencia Religiosa"
"Por Amarte"

"Experiencia Religiosa" (Eng.: Religious Experience) is the title of the second single released by Enrique Iglesias from his eponymous debut album. The song was awarded "Pop Song of the Year" at the Lo Nuestro Awards award, and the Music Video also was nominated for Video of the Year the previous year.[1][2] The track was written by Chein García Alonso, and became another successful release for Iglesias. The song includes a gospel arrangement on the choruses. An Italian version was also released on the Italian pressings of the album Enrique Iglesias. The track debuted in the United States Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart at number 33 on February 10, 1996,[3] while his previous single was at number 4 on the same chart. The track peaked at number 1,[4] for three weeks on April 20, 1996. The single spent twelve weeks in the top ten and also peaked at number 1 in Mexico for four weeks.


Chart (1996) Peak
Mexican Singles chart 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Latin Tracks[4] 1
U.S. Billboard Latin Pop Airplay[5] 2
U.S. Billboard Latin Regional Mexican Airplay[6] 2
U.S. Billboard Latin Tropical/Salsa Airplay[7] 15

Boyzone version[edit]

"Mystical Experience"
Single by Boyzone
from the album A Different Beat (US Version)
Released November 15, 1997
Format CD single
Recorded 1996
Genre Latin pop
Length 4:11
Label Sony BMG
Writer(s) Chein García Alonso
Producer(s) Ray Hedges
Boyzone singles chronology
"Isn't It a Wonder"
"Mystical Experience"
"Picture of You"

Irish boy band Boyzone did an English-language cover of the song, entitled "Mystical Experience". The track was released as the fourth and final single from their second studio album, A Different Beat, however only featured on the US version of the album. Subsequently, the single was only released in America. In the UK, a promotional disc was issued with their VHS Something Else, containing the song. It was the song's only official release in the UK. The video for the track featured on the VHS. The video features the group performing in a suburban wasteland. The group also did a version of the song in its native Spanish language, using the original Spanish title. This version was also included on the US version of A Different Beat and was included as the B-side to their previous single, Isn't It a Wonder.


'Something Else' promotional disc
  1. "Mystical Experience" - 4:11
  1. "Mystical Experience" - 4:11
  2. "Experiencia Religiosa" - 4:11
US CD2[8]
  1. "Mystical Experience" (SLI Dance Remix) - 4:11
  2. "Mystical Experience" (Spanglish Version SLI Dance Remix) - 4:11
  3. "Mystical Experience" (SLI Instrumental) - 4:11
  4. "Mystical Experience" - 4:11
  5. "Mystical Experience" (Spanglish Version) - 4:11
Cassette single
  1. "Mystical Experience" - 4:11
  2. "Experiencia Religiosa" - 4:11
  3. "Mystical Experience" (SLI Dance Remix) - 4:11


The single peaked at #94 on the Billboard Hot 100.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Lo Nuestro 1997 - Historia de Premio lo Nuestro". Univision. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  2. ^ "Univision Announces The Nominees For Spanish-Language Music's Highest Honors: Premio Lo Nuestro A La Musica Latina". PR Newswire. Free Online Library. March 27, 1996. Retrieved June 11, 2013. 
  3. ^ ""Hot Latin Tracks" on Billboard.com". Retrieved 1996-02-10.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)[dead link]
  4. ^ a b ""Hot Latin Tracks" on Billboard.com". Retrieved 1996-05-04.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)[dead link]
  5. ^ ""Latin Pop Airplay" on Billboard.com". Retrieved 1996-02-10.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)[dead link]
  6. ^ ""Latin Regional Mexican Airplay" on Billboard.com". Retrieved 1996-04-20.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)[dead link]
  7. ^ ""Latin Tropical/Salsa Airplay" on Billboard.com". Retrieved 1996-03-10.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)[dead link]
  8. ^ "Mystical Experience: Boyzone: Amazon.co.uk: Music". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 

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