Soy Como Quiero Ser

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Soy Como Quiero Ser
Studio album by Luis Miguel
Released June 9, 1987 (1987-06-09)
Recorded 1986–1987
Record One
(Sherman Oaks, California)
Metropolis Studios
George Tobin Studios
Sunset Sound Studios
(Hollywood, California)
Genre Latin pop · Contemporary R&B · Soul (80's)
Length 39:21
Label WEA Latina
Producer Juan Carlos Calderón
Luis Miguel chronology
Fiebre de Amor
Soy Como Quiero Ser
Busca una Mujer
Singles from Soy Como Quiero Ser
  1. "Ahora Te Puedes Marchar"
    Released: 1987 (1987)
  2. "Sin Hablar"
    Released: 1987 (1987)
  3. "No Me Puedo Escapar de Tí"
    Released: 1987 (1987)
  4. "Cuando Calienta el Sol"
    Released: 1987 (1987)
  5. "Soy Como Quiero Ser"
    Released: 1987 (1987)
  6. "Yo Que No Vivo Sin Tí"
    Released: 1988 (1988)
  7. "Eres Tú"
    Released: 1988 (1988)
  8. "Sólo Tú (Only You)"
    Released: 1988 (1988)
  9. "Perdóname (All by Myself)"
    Released: 1988 (1988)
  10. "Sunny"
    Released: 1988 (1988)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]

Soy Como Quiero Ser is the fifth studio album recorded by Mexican singer Luis Miguel and his first album to be released by WEA Latina on June 9, 1987 (see 1987 in music). The album was subtitled "Luis Miguel '87: Soy Como Quiero Ser" and was the first of many collaborations with longtime producer Juan Carlos Calderón. The singers Laura Branigan and Rocío Banquells appear on two of the album's tracks. The majority of the songs included are covers from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.
In 1988, the album it received a nomination for a Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album in the 30th Annual Grammy Awards, losing to Un Hombre Solo by Julio Iglesias.[2]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Composer Time
1 Es Mejor (Reach Out I'll Be There) Lamont Dozier/Eddie Holland/Brian Holland/Alejandro Monroy/Carlos Villa 3:51
2 Sin Hablar (Duet with Laura Branigan) Juan Carlos Calderón 4:30
3 Ahora Te Puedes Marchar (I Only Want to Be With You) Ivor Raymonde/Mike Hawker/Luis Gómez Escolar 3:15
4 Yo Que No Vivo Sin Tí (You Don't Have to Say You Love Me) Pino Donaggio/Vito Pallavicini/Luis Gómez Escolar 3:31
5 Eres Tú Juan Carlos Calderón 4:11
6 Sólo Tú (Only You) Andy Rande/Buck Ram/Carlos Toro 3:21
7 No Me Puedo Escapar de Tí (Duet with Rocío Banquells) Juan Carlos Calderón 3:31
8 Cuando Calienta el Sol (Love Me with All Your Heart) Rafael Gastón Pérez/Carlos Rigual/Mario Rigual/Carlos Alberto Martinoli 3:57
9 Soy Como Quiero Ser Luis Rey 2:55
10 Perdóname (All by Myself) Eric Carmen/Carlos Toro 3:31
11 Sunny Bobby Hebb/Luis Gómez Escolar 3:18

Portuguese version[edit]

A Portuguese version was released in 1988 and is referred to as Luis Miguel '88 instead of '87. It was only released as a vinyl LP.

Side A

  1. Es Mejor
  2. Sin Hablar
  3. Agora Você Pode Ir (Ahora Te Puedes Marchar)
  4. Eu Que Não Vivo Sem Você (Yo Que No Vivo Sin Tí)
  5. Era Você (Eres Tú)
  6. Solo Tu

Side B

  1. No Me Puedo Escapar de Ti
  2. Cuando Calienta El Sol
  3. Soy Como Quiero Ser
  4. Perdoname
  5. Sunny

Chart performance in United States[edit]

Year Chart Track Peak
1987 Billboard Hot Latin Tracks Ahora Te Puedes Marchar 1
1988 Billboard Hot Latin Tracks No Me Puedo Escapar de Tí (duet with Rocio Banquells) 14
Billboard Hot Latin Tracks Yo Que No Vivo Sin Tí 26
Billboard Hot Latin Tracks Soy Como Quiero Ser 36
Billboard Hot Latin Tracks Cuando Calienta El Sol 50

Sales and certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[3] 3× Platinum 180,000^


  • Producer: Juan Carlos Calderón
  • Executive Producer: Luis Rey
  • Arrangements on "Sin Hablar", "Cuando Calienta el Sol", "Sólo Tú" and "Yo Que No Vivo Sin Tí" by Juan Carlos Calderón
  • Arrangements on "No Me Puedo Escapar De Tí", "Ahora Te Puedes Marchar" and "Eres Tú" by K. C. Porter
  • Arrangements on "Es Mejor" and "Sunny" by: Randy Kerber
  • Arrangements on: "Perdóname" and "Soy Como Quiero Ser" by Erich Bulling.
  • Bass: Dennis Bellfield
  • Drums: Carlos Vega and Paul Leim
  • Guitars: Dan Huff and Paul Jackson Jr.
  • Keyboards: Randy Kerber, Juan Carlos Calderón and K. C. Porter
  • Percussions: Paulinho DaCosta
  • Piano: Randy Kerber
  • Saxo solos: Joel Peskin
  • Strings: Ezra Kilger
  • Metals on "Es Mejor": Jerry Hey, Mark Russo, Bill Richenbach and Gary Grant.
  • Metals on "Cuando Calienta El Sol": Burnette Dillon, Charles Davis, Jim sawyer and Joseph Johnson
  • Background vocals: Tony DeFranco, K. C. Porter, Isela Sotelo and Darlene Kolden-Hoven
  • Photography: Randee St. Nicholas