Love Me with All Your Heart

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"Love Me with All Your Heart" is a popular song, based on the Spanish language song "Cuando calienta el sol", originally composed as "Cuando Calienta El Sol En Masachapa"[1][better source needed]. The music was written by Rafael Gastón Pérez [es], a Nicaraguan songwriter and bandleader. SADAIC (the Argentine Society of Music Authors and Composers) also credits the Argentine composer, Carlos Albert Martinoli.[2][3]

The song was made famous first with Spanish lyrics written by the Los Hermanos Rigual (Carlos Rigual and Mario Rigual). The English lyrics are sometimes credited to Michael Vaughn (or Maurice Vaughn) and sometimes to Sunny Skylar.[4] The song was published in 1961. Although both the Spanish and the English versions are love songs, the lyrics are not translations of each other. The Spanish title translates as "When the sun heats (or warms) up".

A version recorded by The Ray Charles Singers went to number three on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent four weeks at number one on the Pop-Standard singles chart in June 1964.[5] Karl Denvers version also charted in the UK in 1964.

Recorded versions[edit]

"Love Me with All Your Heart"
Single by The Ray Charles Singers
from the album Something Special for Young Lovers
B-side"Sweet Little Mountain Bird"
Released1964 (1964)
Songwriter(s)Rafael Gaston Perez, Carlos Albert Martinoli (see text)
Producer(s)Enoch Light
"Cuando calienta el sol (Love Me with All Your Heart)"
Single by Sergio Franchi
Released1964 (1964)
LabelRCA Victor
Songwriter(s)Rafael Gaston Perez, Carlos Albert Martinoli (see text)


The Ray Charles Singers
Chart (1964) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 3
US Easy Listening (Billboard)[8] 1

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "es.Wikipedia: Rafael Gastón Pérez".
  2. ^ "BMI repertoire search for Cuando calienta el sol". Retrieved 2014-05-23.
  3. ^ "Los Hermanos Rigual "Cuando calienta el sol", su nº 1 en España inició la moda de las canciones del verano | Valencia Magazine". 2007-01-30. Retrieved 2014-05-23.
  4. ^ "LOVE ME WITH ALL YOUR HEART (CUANDO CALIENTA EL SOL) - Lyrics - International Lyrics Playground". 2007-10-10. Retrieved 2014-05-23.
  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 53.
  6. ^ "Sergio Franchi Discography at Discogs". Retrieved 2014-05-23.
  7. ^ "The Ray Charles Singers Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  8. ^ "The Ray Charles Singers Chart History (Easy Listening)". Billboard.

External links[edit]

  • Song lyric (including original Spanish lyric and a French version)