Qué Te Pasa

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"Qué Te Pasa"
Single by Yuri
from the album Aire
Released 1987
Format Airplay, Promo single
Recorded 1987
Genre Latin Dance
Length 3:22
Label EMI
Writer(s) DiFelisatti, J.R. Florez
Producer(s) DiFelisatti
Yuri singles chronology
"Mamá Dame"
"Qué Te Pasa"
"Cuando Baja la Marea"

"Qué Te Pasa" ("What's Up With You") is a dance song written by J.R. Florez and Gian Pietro DiFelissati, produced by Felissatti and performed by Mexican singer Yuri. It was released in 1988 as the first single from her seventh studio album Aire, and became her first number-one single in the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart and won the Lo Nuestro Award for Pop Song of the Year in 1989.[1]

This song was a success in Mexico and United States, leading the parent album to its peak at number eight in the Billboard Latin Pop Albums and approximate sales of one and a half million units in Latin America.[2][3]


In 1987, after her third participation on the OTI Festival, Yuri did a special appearance in the Miss México contest, along with fellow Mexican singer Luis Miguel, and this would be one of her last performances that year, since she decided to get married to Fernando Iriarte. She recorded in late 1987 Aire, under the guidance of DiFelisatti and J.R. Florez. This was her last album with EMI, since she signed with Sony Music in 1988. The first single released from this album was "Qué Te Pasa", a song that was included twenty years later on Yuri's first live album Vive la Historia.[4][5] The song was also featured in the film Selena (1997), starred by Jennifer Lopez.[6]

Chart performance[edit]

"Qué Te Pasa" spent sixteen weeks at number-one, surpassing the records held by fellow Mexican singers Daniela Romo and Ana Gabriel, when their singles "De Mí Enamórate" and "Ay Amor", respectively, spent fourteen weeks at the top of the chart, becoming the song with most weeks at number-one in the 80's.[7] Yuri held this record for twelve years, until Son By Four with "A Puro Dolor", which spent 20 weeks at number-one in 2000.[8] To date, only one female singer have spent more weeks at the top: Shakira with "La Tortura", 25 weeks in 2005.[7] Currently the song ranks twelfth for songs with most weeks at the top of the chart.[9]

The song debuted on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart at number 36 on April 9, 1988 and climbed to the top ten three weeks later.[10][11] It reached the top position of the chart on May 5, 1988, replacing "Ay Amor" by Mexican singer Ana Gabriel and being replaced sixteen weeks later by Franco's "María".[12] The song ended the year as the second best-performing single of 1988 only surpassed by Gabriel's "Ay Amor".


  1. ^ "Premios Lo Nuestro - Ganadores 1989". Univision (in Spanish). Univision Communications, Inc. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  2. ^ "Ay Amor - Week of November 21, 1987". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 1988-06-18. Retrieved 2009-06-17. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Los 100 Discos Más Vendidos de la Década de los 80s". AMPROFON (in Spanish). Retrieved 2009-06-09. 
  4. ^ "Yuri" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  5. ^ "Yuri - Vive la Historia". Allmusic. Macromedia Corporation. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  6. ^ "Selena (1997)". Internet Movie Database. 1997. Retrieved September 6, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Brito, Joel (2008-07-31). "Flex invencible en Billboard Hot Latin Songs". Billboard en Español (in Spanish). Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  8. ^ Brito, Joel (2009-02-02). "Aventura vuelve a la carga". Billboard en Español (in Spanish). Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  9. ^ Brito, Joel (2008-12-19). "Gloria Trevi, RKM & Ken-Y, Reik y Arcángel, fuertes en las listas". Billboard en Español (in Spanish). Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  10. ^ "Qué Te Pasa - April 9, 1988". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 1988-04-09. Retrieved 2009-06-17. [dead link]
  11. ^ "Qué Te Pasa - Week of April 30, 1988". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 1988-04-30. Retrieved 2009-06-09. [dead link]
  12. ^ "Qué Te Pasa - Week of May 5, 1988". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 1988-05-14. Retrieved 2009-06-17. [dead link]

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