Tired of Being Sorry

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"Tired of Being Sorry"
Single by Enrique Iglesias featuring Nâdiya
from the album Insomniac
Released 29 September 2007
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2006
Genre Soft rock, Latin pop, synthpop
Length 4:01
Label Interscope
Writer(s) Scott Thomas
Producer(s) Scott Thomas
Enrique Iglesias singles chronology
"Somebody's Me" / Alguien Soy Yo"
(2007)
"Tired Of Being Sorry"
(2007)
"Push"
(2008)

"Tired of Being Sorry" is a Latin pop song recorded by Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias. Written by Scott Thomas, it was released as second international single from his 2007 album Insomniac and achieved success in several European countries where it was a top ten hit. In 2008, the song was re-recorded as a bilingual duet with the French singer Nâdiya under the title "Tired of Being Sorry (Laisse le destin l'emporter)" and became a huge hit, particularly in France and Belgium (Wallonia).

Original version[edit]

Background[edit]

The song is a cover of indie pop band Ringside's song of the same name. Scott Thomas, Ringside's songwriter and lead vocalist, produced Iglesias's version. Iglesias's version is essentially the same though he uses stronger synth pop elements than in the original and the line "Chandler and Van Nuys" has been changed to "Eighth and Ocean Drive" exchanging an intersection in Los Angeles to an intersection in Miami where Iglesias is based. Some fans have noted that Iglesias's recorded version sounds more similar to how Ringside plays the song in concert.

Iglesias first performed the song on his For the Fans tour and was invited by Scott Thomas to give an impromptu performance of the song during Ringside's concert at The Roxy Theatre.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Jessy Terrero who had directed Iglesias's previous video "Do You Know? (The Ping Pong Song)" and was said to have been inspired by the movie Blade. The video depicts Iglesias as a vampire perched atop a building across from the LA skyline remembering how he was turned.

Starting with an argument with his girlfriend, Iglesias storms out of an apartment and while on the streets he spots a seductive female vampire, played by model Donna Feldman, and follows her into a busy underground club where she lures him into a back room and bites him. Examining himself in the mirror, Iglesias inspects the bite marks on his neck and watches how his reflection disappears. The final part of the video has Iglesias meeting up with his girlfriend again and they embrace but then Iglesias disappears into thin air.

The song and video were featured on America's Next Top Model, Cycle 9, in an episode focused on video modeling. The remaining girls played various roles in the underground club scenes, and an alternate cut was created, which can be seen on the official CW website[1] as well as on the front page of Iglesias's official website.[2] This version of the video was played regularly on MTV Tr3s.

Chart performances[edit]

The song topped the Finnish, Turkish and Romanian singles charts. It was also a top ten hit in the Netherlands and Belgium (Flanders). However, it could only reach number 20 on the UK Singles Chart, much lower than his previous single, "Do You Know? (The Ping Pong Song)" though did boost sales of the album.

The single went 3x platinum in Russia with 600,000 copies sold.[3]

Track listings[edit]

CD single
  1. "Tired of Being Sorry" (Main Version) — 4:01
  2. "Tired of Being Sorry" (Ean Sugarman & Funky Junction guitar mix) — 7:17
Promo CD1
  1. "Tired of Being Sorry" — 4:01
  2. "Amigo Vulnerable" — 4:01
Promo CD2
  1. "Tired of Being Sorry" (Radio Edit) — 4:01
  2. "Tired of Being Sorry" (Ean Sugarman & Funky Junction club mix) — 7:03
  3. "Tired of Being Sorry" (Ean Sugarman & Funky Junction guitar mix) — 7:18
  4. "Tired of Being Sorry" (Dummies Remix) — 7:05
  5. "Tired of Being Sorry" (Ean Sugarman & Funky Junction dub) — 8:04
  6. "Tired of Being Sorry" (Ean Sugarman & Funky Junction club edit) — 4:29
  7. "Tired of Being Sorry" (Ean Sugarman & Funky Junction guitar edit) — 4:29

Credits and personnel[edit]

Charts and sales[edit]

"Laisse le destin l'emporter", with Nâdiya[edit]

"Laisse le destin l'emporter"
Single by Enrique Iglesias featuring Nâdiya
from the album Insomniac / Électron Libre
Released April 2008
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2007
Genre Latin pop, synthpop
Length 3:34
Label Interscope
Writer(s) Scott Thomas
Géraldine Delacoux, Nâdiya
Producer(s) Scott Thomas
Enrique Iglesias chronology
"Somebody's Me" / Alguien Soy Yo"
(2007)
"Tired of Being Sorry"
(2007)
"Push"
(2008)
Nâdiya chronology
"Vivre ou Survivre"
(2007)
"Tired of Being Sorry"
(2008)
"No Future in the Past"
(2008)

Background[edit]

A version of the song was recorded as a duet with French singer Nâdiya under the title "Tired of Being Sorry (Laisse le destin l'emporter)" with French and English lyrics (respectively performed by Nâdiya and Iglesias), and was released in France in April 2008. Both artists decided to re-record the song together because they had the same record label at the time.[13] Iglesias also recorded a Spanish version of the song called "Amigo Vulnerable".

Another video has been shot for the French version "Tired of Being Sorry (Laisse le destin l'emporter)". In it, Nâdiya and Iglesias are singing each from their part (she is outside, while he is near a car) before meeting around the end of the video.

Critical reception[edit]

This version received generally positive reviews. For example, Musiqueradio.com website elected the duet version as the "song of the year" and deemed it a "historical duet".[14] Iglesias and Nâdiya were nominated for the 2009 NRJ Music Awards in the categories 'French group / duet / troupe of the year' and 'French song of the year', but they did not win.[15]

Chart performances[edit]

In France, the version with Nâdiya went straight to number one on the chart edition of 19 April 2008, with 10,625 copies sold.[16] It was number one for eleven weeks, and its weekly sales hit a peak of more than 17,000 sales, which was quite rare at the time in France.[17] Then it stayed for six weeks at number two and totaled 24 weeks in the top five, 28 weeks in the top ten, 41 weeks in the top 50. About 285,000 copies were sold as of 3 January,[18] and about 30,000 downloads. According to Charts in France website, over 300,000 copies of the single were sold in France.[19] In September 2008, SNEP revealed that the song was the best-selling single and the number 12 best-downloaded song of the first six months of 2008,[20] and eventually the best-selling single of the year. As of August 2014, it is the 62nd best-selling single of the 21st century in France, with 360,000 units sold.[21]

In Belgium (Wallonia), the single entered the Ultratop singles chart at number 24 on 24 May 2008, and climbed quickly and topped the chart from its fifth to eighth week. Then it remained for other eight weeks in the top three. Thereafter, it kept on dropping and stayed on the chart (top 40) for 25 weeks.[22] It re-entered the chart for three weeks after Enrique Iglesias's performance on the television reality show Star Academy France, on 19 December 2008, and both singers' one in Les Disques d'Or, aired on TF1 in the first days of 2009.

Track listings[edit]

CD single
  1. "Tired of Being Sorry (Laisse le destin l'emporter)" — 4:01
  2. "Tired of Being Sorry (Laisse le destin l'emporter)" (album version) — 4:34
  3. "Tired of Being Sorry" (original English version) by Enrique Iglesias — 4:05
  4. "Amigo vulnerable" (Spanish version) by Enrique Iglesias — 4:00
Digital download
  1. "Tired of Being Sorry (Laisse le destin l'emporter)" — 4:01
  2. "Tired of Being Sorry (Laisse le destin l'emporter)" (album version) — 4:34

Credits and personnel[edit]

Charts and sales[edit]

Certifications and sales[edit]

Country Certification Date Sales certified Physical sales Digital downloads
Belgium[32] Gold 27 December 2008 25,000
France[33][34] Gold 18 December 2008 360,000 286,220 (in 2008) 44,870 (in 2008)

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"Hé, biloute! Monte l'son! Hein!"
by Ch'ti DJ
French SNEP number-one single
19 April 2008 – 28 June 2008 (11 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Rayon de soleil" by William Baldé
Preceded by
"No Stress" by Laurent Wolf
Belgian (Wallonia) number-one single
21 June 2008 – 12 July 2008 (4 weeks)
Succeeded by
"This Is the Life" by Amy Macdonald
Preceded by
"Double Je" by Christophe Willem
French SNEP single of the year
2008
Succeeded by
"Ça m'énerve" by Helmut Fritz

References[edit]

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