Experiencia Religiosa

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"Experiencia Religiosa"
Experiencia Religiosa (single cover).jpg
Single by Enrique Iglesias
from the album Enrique Iglesias
Released11 December 1995 (1995-12-11)
Songwriter(s)Chein García Alonso
Producer(s)Rafael Pérez-Botija
Enrique Iglesias singles chronology
"Si Tú Te Vas"
"Experiencia Religiosa"
"Por Amarte"

"Experiencia Religiosa" (English: Religious Experience) is the title of the second single released by Spanish singer-songwriter Enrique Iglesias from his eponymous debut studio album Enrique Iglesias (1995), It was released by Fonovisa on 11 December 1995 (see 1995 in music). 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, produced by Rafael Pérez-Botija 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 10 February 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 20 April 1996. The single spent five weeks in Billboard's top 20 Mexican Regional Songs, peaking at number 2.[5]


Chart (1996) Peak
Billboard Regional Mexican Songs[5] 2
U.S. Billboard Hot Latin Tracks[4] 1
U.S. Billboard Latin Pop Airplay[6] 2
U.S. Billboard Latin Regional Mexican Airplay[7] 2
U.S. Billboard Latin Tropical/Salsa Airplay[8] 15

Boyzone version[edit]

"Mystical Experience"
Single by Boyzone
from the album A Different Beat (US Version)
Released3 November 1997 (1997-11-03)
GenreLatin pop
LabelSony BMG
Songwriter(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 (1996), 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, which features cameo from Enrique Iglesias himself. 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.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

'Something Else' promotional disc
  1. "Mystical Experience" – 4:11
  1. "Mystical Experience" – 4:11
  2. "Experiencia Religiosa" – 4:11
US CD2[9]
  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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Lo Nuestro 1997 – Historia de Premio lo Nuestro". Univision. Archived from the original on 5 August 2011. Retrieved 15 February 2012.
  2. ^ "Univision Announces The Nominees For Spanish-Language Music's Highest Honors: Premio Lo Nuestro A La Musica Latina". PR Newswire. Free Online Library. 27 March 1996. Retrieved 11 June 2013.
  3. ^ ""Hot Latin Tracks" on Billboard.com". 10 February 1996.[dead link]
  4. ^ a b ""Hot Latin Tracks" on Billboard.com". 4 May 1996.[dead link]
  5. ^ a b "Regional Mexican Songs". Billboard. 18 May 1996. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  6. ^ ""Latin Pop Airplay" on Billboard.com". 10 February 1996.[dead link]
  7. ^ ""Latin Regional Mexican Airplay" on Billboard.com". 20 April 1996.[dead link]
  8. ^ ""Latin Tropical/Salsa Airplay" on Billboard.com". 10 March 1996. Archived from the original on 9 April 2008.
  9. ^ "Mystical Experience: Boyzone: Amazon.co.uk: Music". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 15 February 2012.

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