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Single by Juanes
from the album P.A.R.C.E.
Released June 10, 2010 (2010-06-10)
Format CD Single, Digital download
Recorded April 2010
(London and Miami[1])
Genre Rock
Length 3:24
Label Universal
Songwriter(s) Juanes[2]
Producer(s) Juanes, Stephen Lipson[2]
Juanes singles chronology
"Hoy Me Voy"
(2008) Hoy Me Voy2008
(2010) String Module Error: Match not found2010
"La Calle"
(2010) La Calle2010
Alternative cover
Remixes EP cover[3]
Remixes EP cover[3]

"Yerbatero" (English: Herbalist) is a rock song by Colombian singer-songwriter Juanes released as the lead single from his fifth studio album P.A.R.C.E.. It was released digitally on June 10, 2010 through Universal Records.[4] A Digital EP with three remixes was released later on October 12, 2010.[3] It is also released a Banda version of the song on October 19, 2010.[5]


The song is written and produced by Juanes himself along with Stephen Lipson, who has worked with artists such as Annie Lennox and Paul McCartney.[6] The lyrics relate to people who suffer from love and its hardships.

Critical reception[edit]

Ricardo Companioni from Aol Radio Blog said that "The guitar-driven rock track produced Stephen Lipson, is a total departure from the romantic pop songs that permeated his last album".[7]

Live performances[edit]

The song was performed for the first time at FIFA's 2010 World Cup Kick-Off Concert at June 10, 2010, in Orlando Stadium in Johannesburg along with his hit single "La Camisa Negra".[8] He was invited along artists such as Shakira, The Black Eyed Peas and Alicia Keys, among other artists.[1] He also performed the song during Colombia's inauguration day and at the 2010 Premios Juventud.[9]

Chart performance[edit]

The song debuted at number 35 on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs, and number 4 on the Latin Pop Songs.[10] On Spain the song debuted at number #27.[11] Herbalist has been a success since its launch, only 12 hours of its release and was ranked number one in Colombia and in 6,400 after selling iTunes downloads in the first week. On the Billboard Latin Songs, the song is charted at number one, becoming on his seventh number one single on the chart.[12] "Yerbatero" debuted on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart of Billboard, at position 17, equivalent to position 117 on the Billboard Hot 100.[13]

Music video[edit]

Juanes on his music video for "Yerbatero".


A music video for the song directed by Brandon Parvini[14] was shot; filming commencing on May 29, 2010 according to a making of video released on his website.[15] The video premiered on July 14, 2010.


The video shows Juanes playing guitar and singing in outer space as they grow flowers and plants around because it is a matter which is inspired by the ancient sorcerers who roamed the villages to sell natural ways to heal.

Track listing[edit]

iTunes digital single[4]
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Yerbatero" Juanes. Juanes, Stephen Lipson 3:24


Preceded by
"Cuando Me Enamoro" by Enrique Iglesias
featuring Juan Luis Guerra
U.S. Billboard Hot Latin Songs number-one single
September 4, 2010
Succeeded by
"Cuando Me Enamoro" by Enrique Iglesias
featuring Juan Luis Guerra


  • Album version – 3:24
  • Banda version – 3:26
  • Soul Mekanik Remix – 6:41
  • Tarantella & Redanka Remix – 6:32
  • Histeria Music Group Remix – 4:40

Release history[edit]

Country Date Label Format
Worldwide June 10, 2010 (2010-06-10) Universal Airplay / Digital download[4]
October 12, 2010 (2010-10-12) Digital EP (Remixes)[3]
October 19, 2010 (2010-10-19) Banda version[5]


  1. ^ a b Juanes ensaya su 'Yerbatero' Retrieved 2010-06-16
  2. ^ a b Juanes estrena "YERBATERO" blueBBA Retrieved 2010-06-14
  3. ^ a b c "Yerbatero (Remixes) – EP by Juanes". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 2010-10-13. 
  4. ^ a b c Yerbatero by Juanes Retrieved 2010-06-14
  5. ^ a b "Yerbatero (Banda Version) – Juanes". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 2010-11-12. 
  6. ^ Juanes, "Yerbatero" Retrieved 2010-06-14
  7. ^ "Juanes, 'Yerbatero' -- New Song". AOLRADIOBLOG. Retrieved 2010-10-15. 
  8. ^ Primeros 30 segundos del 'Yerbatero', el nuevo estreno mundial de Juanes Retrieved 2010-06-14
  9. ^ "Yerbatero (Live at the Premios Juventud 2010) – Juanes". YouTube. Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2010-10-13. 
  10. ^ Trust, Gary (2010-06-22). "Chart Highlights: Pop Songs, Adult Contemporary". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2010-06-22. 
  11. ^ Spain TOP 50 CANCIONES Retrieved 2010-07-01
  12. ^ Trust, Gray. "Chart Highlights: Adult Pop, Alternative Songs & More". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-08-24. 
  13. ^ a b "Bubbling Under and other charts". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 131 (38). 2010-08-19. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  14. ^ Juanes twittea su claqueta del video Retrieved 2010-06-14
  15. ^ Yerbatero - detrás de cámaras EXCLUSIVO Retrieved 2010-06-14
  16. ^ "Quibdó celebrará el Bicentenario al son de Juanes". El Tiempo (in Spanish). Casa Editorial El Tiempo. 2010-07-19. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  17. ^ "Monitor Latino > Top 20 General" (in Spanish). 2010-09-05. Archived from the original on September 7, 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-07. 
  18. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201034 into search.
  19. ^ " – Juanes – Yerbatero" Canciones Top 50.
  20. ^ a b Yerbatero - Juanes Retrieved 2010-08-26
  21. ^ Tropical Songs > Yerbatero - Juanes Retrieved 2010-07-22
  22. ^ "Top Latino - Record Report". Archived from the original on 2010-08-05. Retrieved 2010-08-05. 
  23. ^ a b "2010 Year-End Hot Latin Songs". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2009-12-22. 

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