Nacida para amar

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"Nacida para amar"
Single by Nina
from the album Una mujer como yo
Released1989
FormatVinyl single
GenreLatin ballad
Length3:00
LabelEMI
Songwriter(s)Juan Carlos Calderón
Producer(s)Juan Carlos Calderón
Eurovision Song Contest 1989 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Juan Carlos Calderón
Conductor
Juan Carlos Calderón
Finals performance
Final result
6th
Final points
88
Appearance chronology
◄ "La chica que yo quiero (Made in Spain)" (1988)   
"Bandido" (1990) ►

"Nacida para amar" (Spanish pronunciation: [naˈθiða ˈpaɾa aˈmaɾ], "Born to Love") is a song recorded by Spanish singer Nina. The song was written by Juan Carlos Calderón. It is best known as the Spanish entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1989, held in Lausanne.[1]

Background[edit]

Just like Paloma San Basilio's 1985 entry "La fiesta terminó" and Sergio y Estíbaliz's 1975 entry "Tú volverás", the song was composed by Juan Carlos Calderón, internationally best known for writing Mocedades' 1973 entry "Eres tú", a song that only finished second in the actual Contest but still went on to become a worldwide hit.[2]

"Nacida para amar" is a sensual love song, with Nina describing a romantic night with her lover. She thanks him for that special night they spent "body-to-body" and says that she is very grateful for their relationship.[3]

Eurovision[edit]

"Nacida para amar" was performed sixteenth on the night, following France's Nathalie Pâque with "J'ai volé la vie" and preceding Cyprus's Fani Polymeri & Yannis Savvidakis with "Apopse As Vrethume". At the close of voting, it had received 88 points, placing 6th in a field of 22.[4]

It was succeeded as Spanish entry at the 1990 Contest by Azúcar Moreno with "Bandido".[5]

Luis Miguel version[edit]

Mexican singer Luis Miguel's 1990 album 20 Años includes a cover of the song titled "Amante del Amor", keeping the same melody but with altered lyrics.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Nacida para amar" at the official Eurovision Song Contest site". eurovision.tv. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Composer Juan Carlos Calderón has died". abc.es. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  3. ^ ""Nacida para amar" lyrics and detailed info". The Diggiloo Thrush. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Official Eurovision Song Contest 1989 scoreboard". eurovision.tv. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  5. ^ ""Bandido" at the official Eurovision Song Contest site". eurovision.tv. Retrieved 1 July 2019.