Vivencias (Yolandita Monge album)

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Studio album by Yolandita Monge
Released 1988
Recorded Miami
Genre Latin pop
Label CBS Sony / Orosound Records
Producer Rudy Pérez, Ricardo Eddy
Yolandita Monge chronology
Nunca Te Diré Adiós / En Concierto
(1988)Nunca Te Diré Adiós / En Concierto1988

Vivencias (Spanish: Personal Experiences) is the 18th studio album by Puerto Rican singer Yolandita Monge. It was released in 1988 and includes the massive hits "Este Amor Que Hay que Callar", "Débil", "Quítame A Ese Hombre Del Corazón", "Acaríciame", "Cuando Termina Un Amor", and "Por Tí (Call Me)". Nearly all the tracks in this album were radio hits that the singer still performs in her live shows. This album earned the first Platinum status for a female Puerto Rican singer. Since then, it has earned double Platinum and double Gold status. The album's cover picture was taken by late photographer and stylist Raúl Torres.

The song "Por Tí (Call Me)" was remixed by DJ Pablo Flores and became a club anthem in Puerto Rico and USA. The track "Este Amor Que Hay Que Callar", composed by Canarian singer-songwriter Braulio, caused some controversy due to its theme of adultery.

Due to the massive sales and constant radio play of this album, Monge also recorded a music video of all the tracks of this release, which was available in VHS and is now sold-out and out of print. Three of the songs from this 1989 special music video ("Este Amor Que Hay Que Callar", "Débil", and "Quítame A Ese Hombre Del Corazón") were re-released in 2007 in DVD format in the Demasiado Fuerte album of 2007.

It is impossible to talk about Yolandita Monge without mentioning this recording, perhaps because it is the most successful album of her career and recognized as the one where the singer reached her peak in terms of popularity. If from 1985 to now, Monge became a figure of first order in the musical landscape of Puerto Rico, with this album she reached "super stardom", appearing relentlessly in all media, newspapers, magazines, radio and television. This is a strong, passionate, intense album that showcases the interpretive power of Yolandita Monge. Considered by fans and critics alike her best production, her crowning achievement.

Several hits songs appear in various compilations of the singer available at iTunes. This release is currently out of print in CD but it is available as a digital download at iTunes and Amazon.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Composer Length
1. "Débil" Rudy Pérez, Omar Sánchez 04:27
2. "Quítame A Ese Hombre Del Corazón" José Luis Piloto 04:21
3. "Borinqueña" Rudy Pérez 04:04
4. "Tiempo Perdido" Geannie Cruz 03:08
5. "Este Amor Que Hay Que Callar" Braulio A. García 04:45
6. "Cuando Termina Un Amor" Riccardo Cocciante 04:26
7. "Todo A Pulmón" Alejandro Lerner 03:52
8. "Por Tí (Call Me)" Giorgio Spagna, Alfredo Larry Pignagnoli, Ivana Spagna 03:34
9. "Acaríciame (Sei Bellissima)" Claudio Daiano, Gian Pietro Felisatti, Lou Briel 04:19
10. "El Reto" Rudy Pérez, Mario Patiño 04:19


  • Track listing and credits from album booklet.[1]



Year Chart Peak
1988 Billboard Latin Pop Albums 1[2]


Year Chart Song Peak
1988 Billboard Hot Latin Songs Este amor que Hay que Callar 3[3]
1989 Borinqueña 4[4]
Débil 18[5]
Quítame ese Hombre del Corazón 12[6]
Por Ti 6[7]
Acaríciame 37[7]
1991 Billboard Hot Latin Songs Year-End Chart Este Amor que Hay que Callar 27
Preceded by
Amor Libre: 12 Grandes Exitos by Camilo Sesto
U.S. Billboard Latin Pop Albums number-one album
October 8, 1988
Succeeded by
Amor Libre: 12 Grandes Exitos by Camilo Sesto
Preceded by
Amor Libre: 12 Grandes Exitos by Camilo Sesto
U.S. Billboard Latin Pop Albums number-one album
November 19, 1988
Succeeded by
Boca Rosa by Angela Carrasco


  1. ^ Vivencias (Booklet). Yolandita Monge. CBS Discos International (Cat no. CDDI-10552). 1988. 
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