Por Amarte

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For other song, see Los Prisioneros.
"Por Amarte"
Single by Enrique Iglesias
from the album Enrique Iglesias
Released 22 January 1996 (1996-01-22)
Format CD promo single
Recorded 1994-1995
Genre Latin pop
Length 4:00
Label Fonovisa
Writer(s) Enrique Iglesias · Roberto Morales
Producer(s) Rafael Pérez-Botija
Enrique Iglesias singles chronology
"Experiencia Religiosa"
"Por Amarte"
"Muñeca Cruel"

"Por Amarte" (Eng.: To Love You) is the title of the third single released by Enrique Iglesias from his debut album.[1]

Song information[edit]

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".[2]

Chart performances[edit]

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.


Chart (1996) Peak
Colombia (ASINCOL)[3] 5
Mexico 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Latin Songs 1
U.S. Billboard Top Latin Pop Tracks 1
U.S. Billboard Latin Pop Airplay[4] 1
U.S. Billboard Latin Regional Mexican Airplay[5] 2
U.S. Billboard Latin Tropical/Salsa Airplay[6] 13

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Nimmervoll, Ed. "Enrique Iglesias - Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 27 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ "LO QUE ESTA SONANDO" (in Spanish). El Tiempo. 26 November 1996. Retrieved 10 January 2015. 
  4. ^ ""Latin Pop Airplay" on Billboard.com". 15 June 1996. [dead link]
  5. ^ ""Latin Regional Mexican Airplay" on Billboard.com". 25 May 1996. [dead link]
  6. ^ ""Latin Tropical/Salsa Airplay" on Billboard.com". 1 June 1996. [dead link]

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