Por Un Beso

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"Por Un Beso (song)"
Gloria Estefan Por Un Beso Promo Single.jpg
Single by Gloria Estefan
from the album Alma Caribeña
Released 2000 (Mexico), May 2001 (United States) Radio Only,
Format CD promo single
Recorded 2000
Genre Latin-Pop
Length 5:01
Label Epic
Songwriter(s) Robert Blades
Gloria Estefan singles chronology
"Me Voy"
"'Por Un Beso (song)'"
"You Can't Walk Away from Love"
"Me Voy"
"Por Un Beso"
"You Can't Walk Away from Love"

"Por Un Beso" (For A Kiss) is a song by Gloria Estefan, released as the fourth promotional single and seventh single overall, taken from her third Spanish album Alma Caribeña. This song is one of the most recognized songs of Estefan's in Spanish language. In 2004 it was included on her compilation album Amor y Suerte: Exitos Romanticos.

Song history[edit]

The last single released from the successful album Alma Caribeña was "Por Un Beso". Though it was not as successful on the charts as the previous singles, it became a popular Spanish language song for Gloria Estefan.

This song is a theatrical ballad which talks about the betrayal of a lover through a simple kiss, the main idea of the song is the infidelity. After the betrayal made by her lover, she still does not hate him, though she doesn't want to be with him anymore.

The song became very popular among Latin American audiences, and was performed live at a special concert by Estefan at the Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas, in which the choreography was theatrically arranged to match the song. In Mexico, due its popularity, a Mexican Telenovela was created under the same name of the song.[1]

A "Tropical" version of the song was released, and is only available as a compilation, released in Spain, which features various artists.

Track listing[edit]

Mexico Promo CD Single (PRCD 98188) [2000] [2]
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Por Un Beso" Robert Blades 5:01

Official versions[edit]

Original versions

  1. Album Version — 5:01
  2. Tropical Version — 4:09


Chart (2001) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Latin Tracks 32
U.S. Billboard Latin Pop Airplay 18
U.S. Billboard Latin Tropical/Salsa Airplay 36


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