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"Don't Wanna Lose You"
Single by Gloria Estefan
from the album Cuts Both Ways
Released June 21, 1989 (1989-06-21)
(see Release history)
Format CD Single
CD maxi single
Cassette Single
7-inch single
12-inch single
Genre Pop/Ballad
Length 04:12
Label Epic Records
Writer(s) Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan singles chronology
"Don't Wanna Lose You"
"Get on Your Feet"
Cuts Both Ways track listing
"Oye Mi Canto (Hear My Voice)"
"Don't Wanna Lose You"
"Get on Your Feet"
Greatest Hits track listing
"Get on Your Feet"
""Don't Wanna Lose You""
"Coming Out of The Dark"

"Don't Wanna Lose You" is a song written and recorded by Gloria Estefan. It was released in 1989 as the first single from the album Cuts Both Ways and reached number one in the U.S., where it became her second number-one single on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. The single was certified Gold.


Song nominations

The song earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance but lost against Bonnie Raitt's "Nick of Time". It also received an American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Single but lost to Milli Vanilli's "Girl I'm Gonna Miss You".

International versions

Estefan also recorded "Si Voy a Perderte"; which is the Spanish version of this song. "Si Voy a Perderte" hit number one on Billboard's Hot Latin Tracks chart. "Se Tenho que Perder" is the Portuguese version of this song, and was released as a single in Brazil.

Formats and track listings

UK Maxi-CD single (655054 2 (The Ballads))

  1. "Don't Wanna lose You" (Album Version)
  2. "Anything for You"
  3. "Can't Stay away from You"
  4. "Words get in the Way"

U.S. cassette single (34T 68959)) and 7" single (34-68959)

  1. "Don't Wanna lose You" (Album Version)
  2. "Si Voy a Perderte"

Release history

Region Date
United States June 21, 1989 (1989-06-21)
Japan July 12, 1989 (1989-07-12)
Europe July 13, 1989 (1989-07-13)
United Kingdom


Chart (1989) Peak
Dutch Singles Chart 3
German Singles Chart 41
Irish Singles Chart 6
Swedish Singles Chart 13
UK Singles Chart 6
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 1
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary 2
U.S. Billboard Hot Latin Tracks 1
U.S. ARC Weekly Top 40 Singles 1


Country Certification
U.S. Gold
Preceded by
"Hangin' Tough" by New Kids on the Block
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
September 16, 1989
Succeeded by
"Girl I'm Gonna Miss You" by Milli Vanilli
Preceded by
"Simplemente Amigos" by Ana Gabriel
Billboard Hot Latin Tracks number one single
September 16, 1989 - October 14, 1989
Succeeded by
"Fría Como el Viento" by Luis Miguel

See also

External links


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