|Single by Enrique Iglesias|
|from the album Enrique Iglesias|
|Released||22 January 1996|
|Format||CD promo single|
|Writer(s)||Enrique Iglesias · Roberto Morales|
|Enrique Iglesias singles chronology|
The track was written by Roberto Morales and Enrique Iglesias, and became Iglesias’ third consecutive chart topper in U.S. The song also was featured on the Mexican telenovela Marisol with a few changes in the lyrics. Instead of Por amarte daría mi vida ("To love you, I’d give my life"), the words were: Por amarte Marisol, moriría ("To love you, Marisol, I’d die"). The singer won an ASCAP award for Por Amarte in 1996 and at the 9th Lo Nuestro Awards received a nomination for "Pop Song of the Year", losing to Iglesias own "Experiencia Religiosa".
The track debuted in the United States Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart at number 8 on 18 May 1996, and rise to number 1 in only three weeks (the fastest for the singer) and spent eight weeks at pole position. The single spent twelve weeks in the Top Ten and also peaked at number 1 in Mexico for two weeks. Por Amarte peaked at number-one one week after the album Enrique Iglesias climbed to number-one in the Top Latin Albums chart for the first time.
|U.S. Billboard Hot Latin Songs||1|
|U.S. Billboard Top Latin Pop Tracks||1|
|U.S. Billboard Latin Pop Airplay||1|
|U.S. Billboard Latin Regional Mexican Airplay||2|
|U.S. Billboard Latin Tropical/Salsa Airplay||13|
- Nimmervoll, Ed. "Enrique Iglesias - Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 27 March 2012.
- "Premios a Lo Mejor De La Música Latina". El Tiempo (in Spanish). Casa Editorial El Tiempo S.A. 8 April 1997. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
- "LO QUE ESTA SONANDO" (in Spanish). El Tiempo. 26 November 1996. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
- ""Latin Pop Airplay" on Billboard.com". 15 June 1996.[dead link]
- ""Latin Regional Mexican Airplay" on Billboard.com". 25 May 1996.[dead link]
- ""Latin Tropical/Salsa Airplay" on Billboard.com". 1 June 1996.[dead link]