Que Levante La Mano

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"Que Levante La Mano"
Single by Los Ángeles de Charly
from the album Te Voy a Enamorar
Format promo single
Genre Cumbia
Length 3:16
Label Fonovisa
Writer(s) Alejandro Venazzi
Los Ángeles de Charly singles chronology
"Me Volví a Acordar de Ti"
(2001)
"Que Levante La Mano"
(2002)
"Por un Minuto de Tu Amor"
(2002)

"Que Levante La Mano" ("Raise Your Hand") is a song written by Argentine composer Alejandro Vezzani and performed by Mexican musical group Los Ángeles de Charly for their third studio album Te Voy a Enamorar (2001) where it was released as the second single in 2002. The song is clearly an anthem for all the persons that have suffered in the love, with verses like

Spanish: Que levante la mano quien no lloro un adiós, que levante la mano quien no sufrió por amor. (English: The one who hasn't cried a goodbye, raise your hand, The one who hasn't suffered for love, raise your hand.)

It peaked at #46 on the Hot Latin Songs and #16 on the Regional Mexican Airplay charts in the United States.[1] In 2002, Puerto Rican merengue singer Joseph Fonseca covered "Que Levante La Mano" for his second studio album Escuchame. A bachata version was also recorded for the album.[2] Fonseca's cover was released as a single in 2003 and peaked at #40 on the Hot Latin Songs and #5 on the Latin Tropical Airplay charts in the US.[3]

Américo version[edit]

"Que Levante La Mano"
Americo que levante la mano.jpg
Single by Américo
from the album A Morir
Format Digital download
Genre Cumbia, Tropical
Length 3:16
Label Feria Music
Writer(s) Alejandro Benazzi
Producer(s) Estanis Mogollón, Benazzi
Américo singles chronology
"Te Vas"
(2009)
"Que Levante La Mano"
(2009)

In 2008, Chilean musician Américo covered "Que Levante La Mano" for his second studio album A Morir. It was as the second single on 21 July 2009 in radios in Chile. The music video of the song was released previously than the single release, specifically the 9 July 2009. The video is a concert recording.

Promotion[edit]

The single has become a Cumbia standard since its release, being used in many Chilean TV shows. Américo has performed the song in TV shows promoting his album A Morir. Some of these TV shows are Buenos dias a todos, Mira quien habla, Viva la mañana, Intrusos, S.Q.P., Alfombra roja, Calle 7, Yingo, Mucho gusto, Pollo en Conserva, Animal nocturno, Chile, país de talentos and La muralla infernal. Also he performed the song in reality shows such as Pelotón y 1810.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Te Voy a Enamor". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 22 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Escuchame - Joseph Fonseca". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 22 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Escuchame". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 22 October 2014.