Live for Loving You

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"Live for Loving You"
U.S., Australia & Japan Cover Art
Single by Gloria Estefan
from the album Into the Light
Released September 1991 (1991-09)
(See release history)
Format CD single, CD maxi single, Cassette Single, 3-inch CD Single, 7-inch vinyl Single, 12 inch Vinyl Single
Recorded 1990
Genre Pop
Length 04:37
Label Epic
Writer(s) Diane Warren, Emilio Estefan Jr., Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan singles chronology
"Nayib’s Song (I Am Here for You)"
"Live for Loving You"
"Always Tomorrow"
Into the Light track listing
Can't Forget You
"Live For Loving You"
"Mama Yo Can't Go"

"Live for Loving You" is a single by Cuban American singer and songwriter Gloria Estefan. It was released in 1991 worldwide as the fourth and last single from her third solo album Into the Light.

Song history[edit]

This was the final single from the Gloria Estefan concept album Into the Light. This song could be understood more as a demonstration of love from Gloria Estefan to her husband, producer and musician Emilio Estefan Jr., even though the song was written by him with the collaboration of Diane Warren. "Coming Out of the Dark", "Live for Loving You", "How Can I Be Sure" and "Hoy" are some of the songs that Gloria has dedicated to her husband. "Live for Loving You" was the most danceable single released from this album, and was the second with the most highest positions at the charts and is a "Favorite" of Estefan's fans. The video of the song takes place in an animated Miami. It features Gloria's Dalmatian dog, also her husband and her son appear in the video. Gloria also recorded the video of the "Underground Remix," but it has not been featured on any video collection of Gloria's unlike the original video, which is set to the single remix and appears at the very start of the VHS/DVD, Everlasting Gloria video collection. This song was included in the medley "Gloria's Hitmix" that was released later on the Heaven's What I Feel CD maxi single.

Track listings and formats[edit]

Release history[edit]

Country Release Date
U.S. September 1991 (1991-09)
Europe October 1991 (1991-10)
U.K. September 16, 1991 (1991-09-16)
Japan October 25, 1991 (1991-10-25)
Australia October 1991 (1991-10)

Chart performance[edit]

The single was the second single from this album that performed well on the charts, peaking at number twenty-two on the Billboard Hot 100 and was the first from this album that appeared on the Dance charts.

Country Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 22
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 2
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 9
U.S. ARC Weekly Top 40 13
Australia (ARIA Chart)[17] 68
Japan 57
Netherlands 54
U.K. 33

Official versions[edit]

Original versions

  1. Album version — 4:37


  1. Single remix — 4:19
  2. Underground club remix — 7:16
  3. Underground club edit remix — 4:30
  4. Live for clubbing you — 6:35
  5. Live for dubbing you — 4:35
  6. South of the border mix — 7:11
  7. South of the border percapella — 4:37
  8. John Haag’s 12" — 6:49
  9. Pablo Flores 12" — 7:10


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