Ser o Parecer

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"Ser O Parecer"
Ser o parecer.jpg
Single by RBD
from the album Celestial
Released 18 September 2006
Format Radio single, digital download
Recorded 2006
Genre Pop rock, dance-pop
Length 3:31
Label EMI, Capitol Records
Writer(s) Armando Ávila[1]
Producer(s) Armando Ávila, Carlos Lara, Pedro Damián, (executive)
RBD singles chronology
"No Pares"
(2006)
"Ser O Parecer"
(2006)
"Tu Amor"
(2006)
Audio sample
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Celestial track listing
"Tal vez después"
(1)
"Ser o parecer"
(2)
"Dame"
(3)
Celestial (Versão Brasil) track listing
"Ser ou parecer"
(1)
"Celestial"
(2)
Ser Ou Parecer
"Ser Ou Parecer" single
Ser O Parecer Remix
"Ser o parecer" remix

"Ser O Parecer" (English: "To Be or to Seem") is a song recorded by Mexican group RBD for their third album, Celestial (2006). It was produced by Carlos Lara and Armando Ávila. It was released as the album's lead single on September 18, 2006.

In the United States, the song peaked at number 84 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped the Hot Latin Songs for two consecutive weeks.

Song information[edit]

"Ser o Parecer" narrates a classic story of unrequited love: it tells of a girl who has fallen for a guy who never pays any attention to her. The lyrics of the song describe the girl's unsuccessful attempts to catch the guy's attention and "despertar el interés vacío," or "awaken the empty interest."

Chart performance[edit]

"Ser o Parecer" debuted and peaked at number eighty-four on the US Billboard Hot 100 on the week ending December 16, 2006.[2][3] On Billboard Hot Latin Songs, "Ser o Parecer" entered at number five on the week ending October 28, 2006.[4][5] In its six week within the chart, the song climbed to the top position of the Latin Songs on the week ending December 2, 2006, topping the chart for two consecutive weeks.[6][7][8][9] "Ser o Parecer" charted on the top 10 on the Latin Songs for fifteen consecutive weeks, from October 2006 to February 2007.[10]

Music video[edit]

On October 2, 2006, EMI announced that the music video accompaniment to the song was finished. EMI Televisa released the music video on YouTube.[11] It was directed by Esteban Madrazo and shot in São Paulo, Brazil during their Brazilian Tour 2006. The music video features all of the members of the band in trashy, post-grunge attire. The video illustrates how the members changed from virtual unknowns to international superstars. In addition, it features CGI monster-like creatures on the streets along with the group.

Awards[edit]

Year Ceremony Award Result
2007 Premios Juventud La Mas Pegajosa Nominated
Favorite Video Nominated
Orgullosamente Latino Award Song of the Year Nominated
Latin Video of the Year Nominated

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2006/2007) Peak
position
Romanian Airplay Chart[12] 7
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[13] 84
U.S. Billboard Hot Latin Songs[13] 1
U.S. Billboard Latin Regional Mexican Airplay[14] 16
U.S. Billboard Latin Pop Airplay[15] 1
U.S. Billboard Latin Rhythm Airplay[16] 8
U.S. Billboard Latin Tropical Airplay[17] 10
Mexican Charts 1
Spain 1
Preceded by
"A la Primera Persona" by Alejandro Sanz
U.S. Billboard Hot Latin Tracks number-one single
December 2, 2006 – December 9, 2006
Succeeded by
"Bendita tu luz" by Maná

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Writer & producers of "Ser o parecer"". Emi.com.br. Archived from the original on 2009-02-01. Retrieved 2012-08-02. 
  2. ^ "Beyonce 'Irreplaceable' At No. 1 On Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-12-09. 
  3. ^ "Music: Top 100 Songs | Billboard Hot 100 Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-12-09. 
  4. ^ "CHART BEAT". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-12-09. 
  5. ^ "Latin Music: Top Latin Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-12-09. 
  6. ^ "Latin Music: Top Latin Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-12-09. 
  7. ^ "Akon Locks Down Top Two Slots On Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-12-09. 
  8. ^ "'Smack' Attack: Akon Adds More No. 1s To His Arsenal". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-12-09. 
  9. ^ "Latin Music: Top Latin Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-12-09. 
  10. ^ "Latin Music: Top Latin Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-12-09. 
  11. ^ "Emitelevisa's Channel". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-08-02. 
  12. ^ Romanian Top 100 Archived May 18, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  13. ^ a b Official U.S. Billboard peak positions
  14. ^ "Ser o Parecer" on the Latin Regional Mexican Airplay[dead link]
  15. ^ "Ser o Parecer" on the Latin Pop Airplay[dead link]
  16. ^ "Ser o Parecer" on the Latin Rhythm Airplay[dead link]
  17. ^ "Ser o Parecer" on the Latin Tropical Airplay[dead link]

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