Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me (album)

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Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me
Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me.jpg
Studio album by Gloria Estefan
Released October 1994
(see Release history)
Recorded Crescent Moon Studios, Miami
Genre Dance, pop
Length 44:46 (U.S. Version)
47:36 (Worldwide Version)
Label Epic
Gloria Estefan chronology
Christmas Through Your Eyes
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me
Abriendo Puertas
Singles from Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me
  1. "Turn The Beat Around"
    Released: September/October 1994
  2. "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me"
    Released: November 1994 (only Europe & Australia)
  3. "Everlasting Love"
    Released: February/March 1995
  4. "It's Too Late"
    Released: June 1995
  5. "Cherchez La Femme"
    Released: June 1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly (B)[2]

Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me is the fifth studio solo album released by American singer Gloria Estefan, but is the 17th overall, released in 1994 with sales of 5 million copies worldwide.

Album history[edit]

The album features cover versions of songs which had a special meaning to Estefan, including songs from classic artists such as Carole King, Elton John, Neil Sedaka, The Moments, Vicki Sue Robinson, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Classics IV, among others.

Track listing[edit]

U.S., Canadian & Argentina (1st Release) Track Listing
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me"   Harry Noble, Jr. 3:21
2. "How Can I Be Sure"   Felix Cavaliere, Edward Brigati, Jr. 3:15
3. "Everlasting Love"   Buzz Cason, Mac Gayden 4:01
4. "Traces"   Buddy Buie, Emory Gordy, Jr., J. R. Cobb 3:22
5. "Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying" (Also Includes "Trois Gymnopédies" A Variation on a Theme By Erik Satie) Fred Marsden, Gerard Marsden, Les Chadwick, Les Maguire 4:21
6. "You've Made Me So Very Happy"   Berry Gordy, Jr., Frank Wilson, Brenda Holloway, Patrice Holloway 4:44
7. "Turn the Beat Around"   Peter Jackson, Gerald Jackson 3:52
8. "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do"   Neil Sedaka, Howard Greenfield 3:13
9. "Love on a Two-Way Street"   Sylvia Robinson, Burt Keyes 4:12
10. "Cherchez La Femme"   August Darnell, Stony Browder, Jr. 4:58
11. "It's Too Late"   Carole King, Toni Stern 3:57
12. "Goodnight My Love"   George Motola, John Marascalco 2:52
International Track Listing
No. Title Writer(s) Length
13. "Don't Let The Sun Go Down on Me" (International Bonus Track) Elton John, Bernie Taupin 6:12
Australian Track Listing
No. Title Writer(s) Length
13. "Don't Let The Sun Go Down on Me" (International Bonus Track) Elton John, Bernie Taupin 6:12
14. "Everlasting Love (Alternate Mix)" (Australian Bonus Track) Buzz Cason, Mac Gayden 3:47

Release history[edit]

Region Date
Europe October 17, 1994 (1994-10-17)
Canada October 18, 1994 (1994-10-18)
United States
Australia & New Zealand November 1, 1994 (1994-11-01)
Austria October 14, 1994 (1994-10-14)
Asia November 1, 1994 (1994-11-01)
France October 18, 1994 (1994-10-18)
Germany October 14, 1994 (1994-10-14)
Latin America November 1, 1994 (1994-11-01)
Poland October 21, 1994 (1994-10-21)
Spain October 19, 1994 (1994-10-19)
Switzerland October 17, 1994 (1994-10-17)
Japan November 3, 1994 (1994-11-03)

Charts and certifications[edit]


Year Award Show Award
1995 Billboard Music Award Billboard Music Video of the Year for "Everlasting Love"


  1. ^ Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me (album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  3. ^ http://australian-charts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Gloria+Estefan&titel=Hold+Me%2C+Thrill+Me%2C+Kiss+Me&cat=a.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "Item Display – RPM – Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-02-21. 
  5. ^ http://dutchcharts.nl/showitem.asp?interpret=Gloria+Estefan&titel=Hold+Me%2C+Thrill+Me%2C+Kiss+Me&cat=a.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ http://www.officialcharts.de/album.asp?artist=Gloria+Estefan&title=Hold+Me%2C+Thrill+Me%2C+Kiss+Me&cat=a&country=de.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ http://charts.org.nz/showitem.asp?interpret=Gloria+Estefan&titel=Hold+Me%2C+Thrill+Me%2C+Kiss+Me&cat=a.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ http://hitparade.ch/album/Gloria-Estefan/Hold-Me,-Thrill-Me,-Kiss-Me-1960.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/artist/_/gloria%20estefan/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ "Gloria Estefan – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Gloria Estefan. Retrieved June 2, 2012.
  11. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Gloria Estefan – Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me". Music Canada. 
  12. ^ "British album certifications – Gloria Estefan – Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Platinum in the field By Award. Click Search
  13. ^ "American album certifications – Estefan, Gloria – Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH

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