Obsesión (Aventura song)

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Single by Aventura
from the album We Broke the Rules
B-side "Cuando Volverás"
Released 2001-2002
Recorded 2001
Genre Bachata
Length 4:12
Label Premium Latin
Writer(s) Anthony Santos
Producer(s) Franklin Romero
Aventura singles chronology
"Todavía Me Amas"
"Mi Niña Cambió"

"Obsesión" is a song by Dominican-American bachata band Aventura. It was included on the 2002 album We Broke the Rules. It achieved huge success in many countries, topping many international charts. In France, the song held the country's number one slot for seven weeks and as of August 2014, it was the 19th best-selling single of the 21st century in France, with 565,000 units sold.[1]

In 2004, the song was covered by 3rd Wish, featuring Baby Bash produced by Mintman, but this version was less successful than the original version (number 7 In Switzerland, number 2 in Austria, number 12 in France).[2]

Later, in 2005, the song was covered by Los Horóscopos de Durango in their album Y Seguimos con Duranguense.

Mexican American singer Frankie J made an English and more soul-styled version of the song, featuring Baby Bash, which was called "Obsession (No Es Amor)". This version, although not having success in Latin America and Europe, was successful in the U.S., even reaching number three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.


The lyrics were written by Romeo Santos, and the refrain is performed by the female vocalist Judy Santos (no relation). The song's lyrics explain a man's liking of a woman to the point of obsession. However, this feeling is "not love", and is still only and just an obsession.

Track listings[edit]

CD single
  1. "Obsesión" — 4:12
  2. "Cuando Volverás" — 3:30
CD maxi
  1. "Obsesión" (radio mix) — 3:49
  2. "Obsesión" (dance remix) — 5:39
  3. "Obsesión" (dance radio edit) — 3:52
  4. "Obsesión" (English remix) — 4:10
  5. "Todavía Me Amas" — 4:43

Charts and sales[edit]

Chart successes[edit]

Preceded by
"Never Leave You (Uh Oooh, Uh Oooh)" by Lumidee
Italian FIMI number-one single
27 September 2003 – 10 January 2004 (16 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Shut Up" by The Black Eyed Peas
Preceded by
"1 Life" by Xandee
Belgian (Flanders) number-one single
10 April 2004 – 1 May 2004 (4 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Fuck It (I Don't Want You Back)" by Eamon
Preceded by
"Femme Like U" by K'Maro
French SNEP number-one single
8 August 2004 – 19 September 2004 (7 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Laissez-moi danser" by Star Academy 4
Preceded by
"Dragostea din tei" by O-Zone
German number-one single
10 September 2004 – 22 October 2004 (7 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Call on Me" by Eric Prydz
Preceded by
"Dragostea din tei" by O-Zone
"Radio" by Robbie Williams
Eurochart Hot 100 number-one single
18 September 2004 – 16 October 2004 (5 weeks)
30 October 2004 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Radio" by Robbie Williams
"Call on Me" by Eric Prydz
Preceded by
"Dragostea din tei" by O-Zone
Austrian number-one single
19 September 2004 – 7 November 2004 (8 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Call on Me" by Eric Prydz
Preceded by
"Femme Like U" by K'Maro
Swiss number-one single
3 October 2004 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Femme Like U" by K'Maro

Frankie J version[edit]

"Obsession (No Es Amor)"
Frankie J Obsession.jpg
Single by Frankie J featuring Baby Bash
from the album The One
Released 1 March 2005
Format CD single
Recorded 2005
Writer(s) Stewart Magee
Producer(s) Stewart Magee
Frankie J singles chronology
"Suga Suga"
"Obsession (No Es Amor)"
"How to Deal"
Baby Bash singles chronology
"That's My Lady (Money)"
"Obsession (No Es Amor)"

In 2005, Mexican American singer Frankie J covered the song under the title "Obsession (No Es Amor)", featuring Baby Bash. The single peaked at number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was produced by Dominican record producer Nely "El Arma Secreta". Model Vida Guerra made a cameo in the video as his love interest and object of his obsession.

Track listings[edit]

  1. "Obsession (No Es Amor)" (Album Version)
  2. "Obsession (No Es Amor)" (Not Gangster Version)
  3. "Obsession (No Es Amor)" (Sic Element Radio Mix)
  4. "Obsession (Luny Tunes Remix)" featuring Mr. Phillips (included in Mas Flow 2)
  5. "Obsession (Luny Tunes Remix)" featuring Mr. Phillips (included in The One)

Chart positions[edit]

Charts (2005) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[25] 5
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[26] 4
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 38
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[27] 3
U.S. Billboard Dance Music/Club Play Singles[27] 2
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[27] 69
U.S. Billboard Hot Latin Tracks[27] 2
U.S. Billboard Pop Songs 2

Tropical Family version[edit]

Single by Tropical Family featuring Kenza Farah and Lucenzo
from the album Tropical Family
Released 1 July 2013
Recorded 2013
Genre Latin pop
Label Play Loud
Kenza Farah singles chronology
"Coup de cœur"
"Avec Toi"
Lucenzo singles chronology
"Wine It Up" "Obsesión"

French collective musical project for cover songs of summer Tropical Family included the song as track number 3. The single is credited as "Obsesión (Tropical Family)", but is interpreted by Kenza Farah and Lucenzo. The single is bilingual in Spanish and French with added French lyrics. The Spanish parts are sung by Lucenzo and the French by Farah. The single entered the SNEP French Singles Chart the same week at number 23.

Chart (2013) Peak
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[28] 34
France (SNEP)[29] 17


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  13. ^ Billboard allmusic.com (Retrieved April 29, 2008)
  14. ^ 2004 Austrian Singles Chart Austriancharts.at (Retrieved April 29, 2008)
  15. ^ 2004 Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved April 29, 2008)
  16. ^ 2004 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved April 29, 2008)
  17. ^ a b c 2004 French Airplay and Video Charts Yacast.fr (Retrieved May 14, 2008)
  18. ^ 2004 French Singles Chart Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved April 29, 2008)
  19. ^ "Single Jahrescharts 2004" (in German). MTV. Retrieved 16 January 2010. 
  20. ^ 2004 Swiss Singles Chart Hitparade.ch (Retrieved April 29, 2008)
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  22. ^ Austrian certifications ifpi.at (Retrieved April 24, 2008)
  23. ^ Belgian certifications Ultratop.be (Retrieved April 24, 2008)
  24. ^ French certifications Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved April 24, 2008)
  25. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Frankie J feat. Baby Bash – Obsession (no es amor)". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  26. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Frankie J feat. Baby Bash – Obsession (no es amor)". Top 40 Singles.
  27. ^ a b c d Billboard allmusic.com (Retrieved July 14, 2010)
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  29. ^ "Lescharts.com – Tropical+Family – Obsesión" (in French). Les classement single.

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