Limbo (Daddy Yankee song)

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"Limbo"
Single by Daddy Yankee
from the album Prestige
Released October 27, 2012
February 19, 2013 (Remix)
April 1, 2013 (Spanglish Version)
Format Digital download
Genre Latin pop, urban, zumba
Length 3:44
Label El Cartel, Sony Music
Writer(s) Ramon Ayala, Elizier Palacios, Giancarlos Rivera, Jonathan Rivera, Francisco Saldaña
Producer(s) Luny, MadMusick
Daddy Yankee singles chronology
"Pasarela"
(2012)
"Limbo"
(2012)
"Self Made"
(2013)
Music video
"Limbo" on YouTube

"Limbo" is a song by Puerto Rican reggaeton recording artist Daddy Yankee from his sixth studio album Prestige (2012). It was produced by MadMusick, the duo of Giancarlos Rivera and Jonathan Rivera, in partnership with Luny Tunes. The music video features ZumbaUnderground dancers Stephanie Hartgraves and Megan Phillips, Oceanside Ca. It was composed by Ramon Ayala, Elizier Palacios, Giancarlos Rivera, Jonathan Rivera, Francisco Saldaña and released as the fourth single from the album, following the commercial successes of "Ven Conmigo", "Lovumba" and "Pasarela". An official remix with Puerto Rican-duo Wisin & Yandel as well as a Spanglish version of the song were also later released. The song appears in dance games Just Dance 2014 and Zumba Fitness: World Party.

Composition[edit]

"Limbo" was written specially for Zumba Fitness demonstrating "the dance fitness' company's now-towering presence in the Latin music industry."[1] It was composed by Ramon Ayala, Elizier Palacios, Giancarlos Rivera, Jonathan Rivera and Francisco Saldaña.[2] According to Yankee, he wanted "Limbo to invite the imagination, ignite creativity, to step away from the norm and bring something completely different."[3]

Release and chart performance[edit]

The official remix with Puerto Rican-duo Wisin & Yandel was released on February 19, 2013.[4] A Spanglish version was also released on April 1, 2013.[5] The song peaked at number one on the US Billboard Latin Songs and Billboard Latin Pop Songs chart, currently spending thirteen weeks at number one on the latter.[6] It also reached the number three spot on the Billboard Tropical Songs chart. Internationally, The song also reached number three in Colombia, number 183 in France, number 33 in Switzerland, and number 19 and eight on Venezuela's Top 100 and Top Latino charts respectively. In Italy, "Limbo" was certified platinum by the Federation of the Italian Music Industry, denoting sales exceeding 30,000 units.[7] Daddy Yankee performed "Limbo" as the opening of the 2013 Latin Billboard Awards surrounded by "performers pounding skyscraper-size drums".[1] It won the Billboard Latin Music Award for Latin Rhythm Airplay Song of the Year at the ceremony in 2014.[8]

Music video[edit]

The music video was released on October 27, 2012 and as of August 2015, has over 410 million views on YouTube. It was directed by Jessy Terrero and filmed at the Centro Ceremonial Otomí in Temoaya, Mexico.[9] Terrero has also worked with Wisin & Yandel, Paulina Rubio, Leona Lewis and 50 Cent among others.[10] The video features "girls dancing in front of temple ruins and popping out of muddy waters" while an "exotic fantasyland" is depicted.[11] Model Natalia Subtil, choreographer Danielle Polanco and the Zumba Fitness instructor Gina Grant participate in the video amongst independent dance enthusiast Stephanie Hartgraves.[12]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012-2013) Peak
position
Colombia (National-Report)[13] 2
France (SNEP)[14] 141
Italy (FIMI)[15] 17
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[16] 33
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[17] 46
US Heatseekers Songs (Billboard)[18] 22
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 (Billboard)[19] 15
US Hot Latin Songs (Billboard)[20] 1
US Latin Pop Songs (Billboard)[21] 1
US Latin Rhythm Airplay (Billboard)[22] 1
US Tropical Airplay (Billboard)[23] 3
Venezuela Top 100 (Record Report)[24] 19
Venezuela Top Latino (Record Report)[25] 8

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cobo, Leila (2013-04-25). "Don Omar, Jenni Rivera Win Big at Billboard Latin Music Awards". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2013-04-29. 
  2. ^ "BMI - Repertoire: Limbo (Legal Title)". BMI. Broadcast Music, Inc. Retrieved 2013-04-29. 
  3. ^ Palomares, Sugey (2012-10-26). "Daddy Yankee Limbo Video Premiere". Latina. Latin Media Ventures, LLC. Retrieved 2013-04-29. 
  4. ^ "iTunes - Music - Limbo Remix (feat. Wisin & Yandel) - Single by Daddy Yankee". iTunes. Apple Inc. Retrieved 2013-04-29. 
  5. ^ "iTunes - Music - Limbo (Spanish Version) - Single by Daddy Yankee". iTunes. Apple Inc. Retrieved 2013-04-29. 
  6. ^ Castillo, Arielle (2013-04-23). "Backbeat at Billboard Latin Music Conference: Mas y Mas Música Showcase Highlights Burgeoning Crossover Hopefuls". Billboad. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2013-04-29. 
  7. ^ "Italian single certifications – Daddy Yankee" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved March 28, 2014.  Select Online in the field Sezione. Enter Daddy Yankee in the field Filtra. The certification will load automatically
  8. ^ "2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists and Winners" (PDF). Billboard Events (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved 24 June 2015. 
  9. ^ "Daddy Yankee - Limbo". YouTube. Google. 2012-10-27. Retrieved 2013-04-29. 
  10. ^ "Daddy Yankee: 'Limbo' video sneak peek". Terra Networks. Telefónica. 2012-09-06. Retrieved 2013-04-29. 
  11. ^ "Daddy Yankee comparte un adelanto de "Limbo", su nuevo vídeo". People En Español. Time Inc. 2012-09-06. Retrieved 2013-05-02. 
  12. ^ "Daddy Yankee estrena "Limbo" (Video)". La Opinión (in Spanish). ImpreMedia Digital, LLC. 2012-09-08. Retrieved 2013-05-02. 
  13. ^ "National Report - Top Nacional" (in Spanish). National Report. 2013-04-08. Archived from the original on 2013-04-15. 
  14. ^ "Lescharts.com – Daddy Yankee – Limbo" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved April 30, 2013.
  15. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Daddy Yankee – Limbo". Top Digital Download. Retrieved September 01, 2013.
  16. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Daddy Yankee – Limbo". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved April 30, 2013.
  17. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Daddy Yankee – Limbo" Canciones Top 50. Retrieved April 30, 2013.
  18. ^ "Prestige - Daddy Yankee: Awards: Allmusic". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-04-29. 
  19. ^ "Daddy Yankee - Chart History: Bubbling Under Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2013-04-29. 
  20. ^ "Daddy Yankee – Chart history" Billboard Hot Latin Songs for Daddy Yankee.
  21. ^ "Daddy Yankee – Chart history" Billboard Latin Pop Songs for Daddy Yankee.
  22. ^ "Latin Rhythm Airplay: February 9, 2013 - Chart Archive". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2013-05-03. 
  23. ^ "Daddy Yankee – Chart history" Billboard Tropical Airplay for Daddy Yankee.
  24. ^ "Top 100". Record Report (in Spanish). R.R. Digital C.A. 2013-03-09. Archived from the original on 2013-03-14. 
  25. ^ "Top Latino". Record Report (in Spanish). R.R. Digital C.A. 2013-04-13. Archived from the original on 2013-04-13.