Mi PC

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"Mi PC"
Single by Juan Luis Guerra y 4-40
from the album Ni Es Lo Mismo Ni Es Igual
Released December 1998
Format Airplay
Genre Merengue
Length 3:10
Label Karen
Writer(s) Juan Luis Guerra
Producer(s) Juan Luis Guerra
Juan Luis Guerra y 4-40 singles chronology
"El Beso de la Ciguatera"
(1995)
"Mi PC"
(1998)
"Palomita Blanca"
(1999)

Mi PC (English: My PC) is a 1998 song written and performed by Dominican singer-songwriter Juan Luis Guerra and his group, 4-40. The song was released as the first single from the album, Ni Es Lo Mismo Ni Es Igual which was produced by Guerra himself. [1] The song became Guerra's second single to reach number-one on the Billboard Top Latin Songs after "El Costo de la Vida" in 1990. [2] "Mi PC" combines lyrics and the sound of merengue to compare a woman to a personal computer. [3] In the first verse of the lyrics, the singer brags about having a computer with "a gigabyte of your kisses", "a floppy of your personality", and "a mouse that moves your mouth". The second verse expresses disinterest in various contemporary status symbols - such as "a vest by Hugo Boss", "a painting by Miró" or "the ear of Holyfield" - as compared to the woman's love.

Chart performance and reception[edit]

"Mi PC" debuted at #16 on the week of December 5, 1998 and climbed to #3 two weeks later. [4][5] The song then peaked #1 on the Top Latin Songs for two nonconsecutive weeks where it was preceded and succeeded by Chayanne's Dejaría Todo. [6] On the review of the album, Evan Gutierrez of Allmusic called "Mi PC" a "humorous and rollicking" merengue. [7]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1998/1999) [8] Peak
position
US Billboard Top Latin Songs 1
US Billboard Latin Tropical Airplay 1


Preceded by
"Dejaría Todo" by Chayanne
U.S. Billboard Hot Latin Tracks number-one single
December 26, 1998 (first run)
January 16, 1999 (second run)
Succeeded by
"Dejaría Todo" by Chayanne
Preceded by
"Niña Bella" by Michael Stuart
"El Cuerpo Me Pide" by Víctor Manuelle and Elvis Crespo
U.S. Billboard Latin Tropical Airplay number-one single
December 12, 1998 - January 2, 1999 (first run)
January 16, 1999 - January 23, 1999 (second run)
Succeeded by
"El Cuerpo Me Pide" by Víctor Manuelle and Elvis Crespo
"Ese" by Jerry Rivera

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ni Es Lo Mismo Ni Es Igual - Credits". Allmusic. Retrieved August 18, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Juan Luis Guerra — Charts & Awards — Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2010-09-13. 
  3. ^ "Juan Luis Guerra Ni Es Lo Mismo Ni Es Igual CD". CD Universe. Retrieved August 18, 2010. The opening "Mi PC," for instance, sounds like a merengue, but the lyrics combine a subtle dose of eroticism with computer technology. 
  4. ^ "Mi PC — Week of December 5, 1998". Billboard. December 5, 1998. Retrieved September 13, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Mi PC  — Week of December 19, 1998". Billboard. December 19, 1998. Retrieved September 13, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Mi PC  — Week of December 26, 1998". Billboard. December 26, 1998. Retrieved September 13, 2010. 
  7. ^ Gutierrez, Evan. "Ni Es Lo Mismo Ni Es Igual > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved August 6, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Ni Es Lo Mismo Ni Es Igual — Charts & Awards — Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved September 13, 2010.