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Single by Ricky Martin
from the album MTV Unplugged
Released December 19, 2006 (2006-12-19)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2006
Genre Latin pop
Length 4:04
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s) Ricky Martin, Roy Tavaré, Tommy Torres
Producer(s) Tommy Torres
Ricky Martin singles chronology
"Tu Recuerdo"
"Gracias por Pensar en Mi"
"Tu Recuerdo"
"Gracias por Pensar en Mi"
Music video
"Pégate" on YouTube

"Pégate" (English: "Get Closer") is the second single from Ricky Martin's first live album, MTV Unplugged (2006). It was released on December 19, 2006. The song was written by Martin, Roy Tavaré and Tommy Torres, and produced by Torres.


The song is a traditional plena rhythm, a popular Puerto Rican genre played with three hand held drums or panderetas, among other instruments. In "Pégate", the traditional plena drums are played by the percussionists of the band Viento de agua, led by Tito Matos. Cuatro, a traditional string instrument from Puerto Rico, is played by Christian Nieves.

Chart performance[edit]

In the United States, "Pégate" peaked at number eleven on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs and at number nine on Latin Pop Airplay and Tropical Songs. It also reached number twenty-five on Latin Rhythm Airplay. With the help of remixes by Ralphi Rosario, "Pégate" also peaked at number six on the Dance Club Songs chart. In Spain, the song reached number thirteen on the Digital Singles Chart. In Mexico, the digital single was certified 4× Platinum for the sales of over 400,000 copies.


"Pégate" won the ASCAP Latin Award in category Pop/Ballad Winning Song and also won the BMI Latin Award.

Formats and track listings[edit]

US promotional CD single

  1. "Pégate" (Radio Edit) – 3:10
  2. "Pégate" (Album Version) – 4:05

US promotional CD maxi-single

  1. "Pégate" (Ralphi Rosario Club Radio Mix) – 3:58
  2. "Pégate" (Ralphi Rosario Hard Club Vox Remix) – 8:25
  3. "Pégate" (Ralphi's Dirty Dub) – 13:39
  4. "Pégate" (Ralphi Rosario Club Radio - Instrumental) – 3:58
  5. "Pégate" (Ralphi Rosario Hard Club Vox - Instrumental) - 8:21
  6. "Pégate" (Echo & Diesel Remix) – 3:37

Charts and certifications[edit]


  1. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Ricky Martin – Pégate" Canciones Top 50. Retrieved August 25, 2015.
  2. ^ "Ricky Martin Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved August 25, 2015.
  3. ^ "Ricky Martin Chart History (Hot Latin Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved August 25, 2015.
  4. ^ "Ricky Martin Chart History (Latin Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved August 25, 2015.
  5. ^ "Latin Rhythm Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 4, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Ricky Martin Chart History (Tropical Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved August 25, 2015.
  7. ^ "Latin Pop Songs: Year End 2007". Billboard. Retrieved December 9, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Certificaciones" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Retrieved December 9, 2015.  Type Ricky Martin in the box under the ARTISTA column heading.

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