Maria Maria

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"Maria Maria"
Mariamaria santana singlecover.jpg
Single by Santana featuring The Product G&B
from the album Supernatural
Released November 23, 1999 (1999-11-23)
Format
Recorded 1999
Genre
Length 4:23
Label Arista
Songwriter(s)
  • Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis
  • Wyclef Jean
  • Karl Perazzo
  • Raul Rekow
  • Carlos Santana
Producer(s)
Santana singles chronology
"Smooth"
(1999)
"Maria Maria"
(1999)
"Put Your Lights On"
(2000)

"Smooth"
(1999)
"Maria Maria"
(1999)
"Put Your Lights On"
(2000)
The Product G&B singles chronology
"Here We Go"
(1998) Here We Go1998
"Maria Maria"
(1999) Maria Maria1999
"Cluck, Cluck"
(2000) Cluck, Cluck2000

"Maria Maria" is a song by Santana featuring The Product G&B.[1] It reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on April 8, 2000, and stayed there for ten weeks.[2] The song was produced by Wyclef Jean and Jerry Duplessis.[3] At the 2000 Grammy Awards, the song won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. Despite other lead singers from the album receiving awards, The Product G&B did not receive a Grammy Award.[4] Marc Anthony also sang on a version of the song.

The song reached number one in Canada, France, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States. In the US, it stayed at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for 10 weeks, fending off competition from Faith Hill, Toni Braxton, and Marc Anthony. In 2008, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Hot 100 chart, Billboard compiled its list of the top 100 songs since the inception of the chart in various categories. "Maria Maria" came in at number 96 on the list of the Billboard All-Time Hot 100 Top Songs,[5] and number 2 on the list of Top Billboard Hot 100 Latin Songs of All Time.[6] Later, it was named the 14th most successful song from 2000 to 2009, on the Billboard Hot 100 Songs of the Decade.[7]

Carlos Santana has collaborated with chef Roberto Santibañez to open five restaurants of the same name, after the song. The majority are located in the San Francisco Bay Area, and other locations are in Arizona and Texas.[citation needed]

Producer Wyclef Jean has revealed that the melody riff was inspired by the Wu-Tang Clan song "Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing ta F' Wit".[8]

Music video[edit]

The video starts zooming onto Carlos Santana and The Product G&B as they are performing outdoors to a group of people partying. Cut scenes include Santana playing the guitar. The focus is then put on a girl the viewers may assume is Maria. She is looking in the mirror and later joins the party.

Track listing[edit]

Side A

  1. "Maria Maria" – Pumpin' Dolls Club Mix 8:36
  2. "Maria Maria" – Pumpin' Dolls Radio Edit 3:56

Side B

  1. "Maria Maria" – Wyclef Remix 4:21
  2. "Maria Maria" – Wyclef Remix (Instrumental) 4:21
  3. "Maria Maria" – Album Version 4:21

Cover versions[edit]

It was sampled by Brazilian pagode group Molejo.[9] In 2017, it was also heavily sampled by DJ Khaled on his song "Wild Thoughts", which features Rihanna and Bryson Tiller.

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Belgium (BEA)[28] Platinum 50,000*
France (SNEP)[29] Gold 535,000[30]
Germany (BVMI)[31] Platinum 500,000^
Sweden (GLF)[32] Gold 15,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[33] Platinum 50,000^
United States (RIAA)[34] Platinum 1,337,000 (physical)[35]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Santana - Sights & Sounds: Discography - Maria Maria Archived 2009-03-30 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Eminem Hangs On At No. 1, Billboard.com, June 8, 2000
  3. ^ Santana - Sights & Sounds: Discography - Maria Maria Archived 2009-03-30 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Past Winners Search | GRAMMY.com
  5. ^ The Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Songs (100-91), Billboard.com, retrieved October 24, 2008 Archived October 3, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Hits Don't Lie: Top Billboard Hot 100 Latin Songs, Billboard.com, retrieved October 24, 2008 Archived September 24, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ Hot 100 Decade Songs
  8. ^ Wyclef Jean Reveals How He Flipped Part Of A Wu-Tang Clan Song Into Santana’s “Maria Maria”, Genius.com, August 10, 2017
  9. ^ Cinco Discos Para Conhecer: Carlos Santana | Consultoria do Rock Consultoria do Rock
  10. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Santana feat. The Product G&B – Maria Maria". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  11. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Santana feat. The Product G&B – Maria Maria" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  12. ^ "Ultratop.be – Santana feat. The Product G&B – Maria Maria" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  13. ^ "Ultratop.be – Santana feat. The Product G&B – Maria Maria" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  14. ^ Canadian peak
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  16. ^ "Musicline.de – Santana feat. The Product G&B Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  17. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Santana feat. The Product G&B" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40.
  18. ^ "Charts.nz – Santana feat. The Product G&B – Maria Maria". Top 40 Singles.
  19. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Santana feat. The Product G&B – Maria Maria". VG-lista.
  20. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Santana feat. The Product G&B – Maria Maria" Canciones Top 50.
  21. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Santana feat. The Product G&B – Maria Maria". Singles Top 100.
  22. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Santana feat. The Product G&B – Maria Maria". Swiss Singles Chart.
  23. ^ "Swiss year-end chart". swisscharts.com. 2000. Retrieved November 22, 2017. 
  24. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 2000". Archived from the original on 2009-03-04. Retrieved 2010-08-31. 
  25. ^ RTL Fernsehprogramm von heute - aktuelles TV Programm
  26. ^ Charts | Billboard
  27. ^ "Billboard Hot 100 Chart 50th Anniversary". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. September 14, 1984. Archived from the original on August 12, 2009. Retrieved November 16, 2012. 
  28. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – singles 2000". Ultratop. Hung Medien. 
  29. ^ "French single certifications – Feat. The Product G & B – Maria, Maria" (in French). InfoDisc.  Select FEAT. THE PRODUCT G & B and click OK
  30. ^ "Les Singles de Platine :" (in French). Infodisc.fr. Retrieved November 22, 2012. 
  31. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Santana; 'Maria, Maria')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  32. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 2000" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. 
  33. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Santana; 'Maria Maria')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. 
  34. ^ "American single certifications – Santana – Maria, Maria". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  35. ^ Grein, Paul (May 6, 2011). "Chart Watch Extra: 20 Years Of Top Songs". Yahoo! Music. Archived from the original on May 12, 2011. Retrieved June 5, 2015.