Para Qué la Vida

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"Para Qué La Vida"
Single by Enrique Iglesias
from the album Quizás
Released March 2003 (2003-03)
Format CD promo single
Recorded 2002
Genre Latin pop
Length 4:06
Label Universal Music Latino
Writer(s) Lester Mendez
Enrique Iglesias
Cheín García-Alonso
Producer(s) Lester Méndez
Enrique Iglesias singles chronology
"Para Qué La Vida"

"Para Qué La Vida" (Eng.: What's the Point of Life) is the third single released internationally by Enrique Iglesias from his fourth full-Spanish album Quizás.

Song information[edit]

The track was written by Cheín García-Alonso, Lester Mendez and Enrique Iglesias. It became his 16th number-one single in the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks and is notable for being the song that outranked Luis Miguel for most number one singles on Billboard's Hot Latin Tracks. Miguel would tie Iglesias in November 2003 with his 16th (and final) number-one hit, "Te Necesito". With the release of "Para Qué La Vida" Iglesias became the first Latin to be played over 1,000,000 times in the United States radio.

The song's lyrics borrows some translated lyrics from the song "Nothing Compares 2 U" written by Prince. The bridge of the song even contains the line "nada se compara a ti," which means "nothing compares to you."

Chart performance[edit]

The track debuted on the United States Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart at number 39 on 29 March 2003,[1] and rose to number 1 nine weeks later,[2] spending one week at the summit. The single spent eighteen weeks in the chart.

Chart (2003) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Latin Tracks[1] 1
U.S. Billboard Latin Pop Airplay[3] 2
U.S. Billboard Latin Tropical/Salsa Airplay[4] 1
U.S. Billboard Latin Tropical Airplay[5] 1
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles[6] 1
U.S. Billboard Latin Regional Mexican Airplay[7] 1

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