Para Siempre (song)

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"Para Siempre"
Single by Vicente Fernández
from the album Para Siempre
Released January 21, 2008 (México)
May 26, 2008 (US)
Format Promo single, Airplay
Genre Mariachi
Length 2:52 (Main)
3:12 (Live)
Label Norte
Songwriter(s) Joan Sebastian
Producer(s) Joan Sebastian
Vicente Fernández singles chronology
"La Derrota"
(2008)
"Para Siempre"
(2008)
"Un Millón de Primaveras"
(2008)
"La Derrota"
(2008)
"Para Siempre"
(2008)
"Un Millón de Primaveras"
(2008)

"Para Siempre" ("Forever") is a song written and produced by Mexican singer-songwriter Joan Sebastian and recorded by Mexican performer Vicente Fernández. It was released as the lead single from Fernández' 79th studio album Para Siempre.

This single was a very successful release, peaking at number two in the Billboard Hot Latin Songs in United States and reaching the top spot of the charts in México and Colombia. It was used also as the main theme for the Mexican telenovela Fuego en le sangre. In México it won the Best Song from a Telenovela, Movies or Series award at the Premios Oye!. A live version of this track is included on the live album titled Primera Fila.

Song information[edit]

"Para Siempre" is included on the 79th studio album by Vicente Fernández titled Para Siempre and was chosen to be the third single from this album. Since its release has met commercial and critical acclaim. In México, it is featured as the main theme for the telenovela Fuego en la sangre.[1] This song won the Best Song from a Telenovela, Movie or Series award at the Premios Oye!.[2][3] Joan Sebastian also received two awards by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers for this single: Song of the Year and Best Regional Music song.[4] The live version of this single, included on Fernández' Primera Fila was very well reviewed by Jason Birchmeier of Allmusic naming it "delightful"; this version is sequenced back to back with the song "Estos Celos" towards the finale of the concert and include lively participation by the crowd, which sings and claps along with evident glee.[5]

Chart performance[edit]

This track debuted at number 26 in the Billboard Latin Regional Mexican Airplay on June 7, 2008, where it peaked at the top of the chart nine weeks later,[6][7] and went on to spend three consecutive weeks at number-one and 30 weeks in the chart.[8] Just like the first single from Para Siempre, "Estos Celos", this single also enjoyed crossover appeal to other formats, like the Latin Pop Airplay charts, where it peaked at number 11.[9]

On the Billboard Hot Latin Songs the single peaked at number two and spent 31 weeks within the Top 40.[10] This is the highest peak for the singer on this chart since his 1995 single "Aunque Me Duela el Alma", which also peaked at number two.[11] It also peaked at number one in México and Colombia. The ringtone for "Para Siempre" received a platinum certification for sales over 25,000 units and has been one on the top two sellers for Sony BMG Norte since the album release.[12][13]

"Para Siempre" ranked 4th in the Billboard Regional Mexican Songs Year-End Charts of 2008.[14] It also ranked at number six at the Hot Latin Songs year-end recap of 2008.[15]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot Latin Songs[10] 2
US Billboard Latin Regional Mexican Airplay[6] 1
US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles[16] 7
US Billboard Hot 100 Airplay[17] 72

Personnel[edit]

The following people contributed to "Para Siempre":[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vicente Fernández lanza su album "Para Siempre" en España". Bang Bang Música (in Spanish). 2008-02-21. Retrieved 2008-07-11. 
  2. ^ "Vicente Fernández acapara nominaciones a Premios Oye!". El Mañana (in Spanish). Editora Argos, S.A. 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2008-11-07. 
  3. ^ Notimex (2008-11-27). "Dedica Vicente Fernández Premios Oye! al fallecido Antonio Aguilar". Milenio (in Spanish). Retrieved 2008-12-12. [dead link]
  4. ^ Leila, Cobo. "Joan Sebástian y Marco Antonio Solís triunfan en premios ASCAP". Billboard en Español (in Spanish). Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2009-03-05. 
  5. ^ Birchmeier, Jason. "Primera Fila Review". Allmusic. Macromedia Corporation. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  6. ^ a b "Latin Regional Mexican Airplay". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 2008-06-07. Retrieved 2009-01-17. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Latin Regional Mexican Airplay". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 2008-08-09. Retrieved 2009-01-17. [dead link]
  8. ^ "Latin Regional Mexican Airplay". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 2008-12-27. Retrieved 2009-01-17. [dead link]
  9. ^ "Latin Pop Airplay". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 2008-11-29. Retrieved 2009-01-17. [dead link]
  10. ^ a b "Hot Latin Songs". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 2008-12-27. Retrieved 2009-01-07. [dead link]
  11. ^ "Vicente Fernández - Artist Chart History". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2009-01-17. 
  12. ^ "Vicente Fernández ya es disco de diamante con Para Siempre". Bang Bang Musica (in Spanish). 2008-06-17. Archived from the original on February 2, 2009. Retrieved 2008-11-06. 
  13. ^ Cobo, Leila (2008-05-16). "Un ícono viviente". Billboard en Español (in Spanish). Retrieved 2008-11-06. 
  14. ^ "Hot Regional Mexican Songs 2008". Billboard. Nielsen Business, Inc. 2008-12-31. Retrieved 2009-01-05. [dead link]
  15. ^ "Hot Latin Songs". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2008-12-12. [dead link]
  16. ^ "Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 2008-11-22. Retrieved 2009-01-17. [dead link]
  17. ^ "Hot 100 Airplay". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 2008-11-08. Retrieved 2009-01-17. [dead link]
  18. ^ "Para Siempre - Credits". Allmusic. Macromedia Corporation. 2007-09-25. Retrieved 2008-11-06. 
Preceded by
"Tu Adiós No Mata" by Intocable
U.S. Billboard Latin Regional Mexican Airplay number-one single
August 9, 2008 - August 29, 2008
Succeeded by
"Hasta el Día de Hoy" by Los Dareyes de la Sierra