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"Para Qué La Vida"
Single by Enrique Iglesias
from the album Quizás
Released March, 2003
Format CD Promo single
Recorded 2002
Genre Latin
Length 4:11
Label Universal Music Latino
Writer(s) Lester Mendez
Enrique Iglesias
Cheín García-Alonso
Producer Lester Méndez
Enrique Iglesias singles chronology
"Quizás"
(2002)
"Para Qué La Vida"
(2003)
"Addicted/Adicto"
(2003)

"Para Qué La Vida" (Eng.: What's the Point of Life) is the third single released internationally by Enrique Iglesias from his fourth full-spanish album Quizás.

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Song information

The track was written by Cheín García-Alonso, Lester Mendez and Enrique Iglesias. It became his 16th number-one single in the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks. At the time, Enrique would get past Luis Miguel who had 15 number-ones at the time. However, Miguel would tie Iglesias in November 2003 with his 16th (and final) number-one hit, Te Necesito. "Para Qué La Vida" is the only Spanish-language song that has been played over 1,000,000 times in the United States.

Chart performance

The track debuted in the United States Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart at number 39 in March 29, 2003[1], and rise to number 1 nine weeks later[2], spending one week at the summit. The single spent eighteen weeks in the chart.

Chart (2003) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot Latin Tracks [1] 1 (1)
US Billboard Latin Pop Airplay [3] 1
US Billboard Latin Tropical/Salsa Airplay [4] 1
US Billboard Latin Tropical Airplay [5] 1
US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles [6] 1
US Billboard Latin Regional Mexican Airplay [7] 1
Preceded by
"Tal Vez" by Ricky Martin
U.S. Billboard Hot Latin Tracks number-one single
May 31, 2003
Succeeded by
"Tal Vez" by Ricky Martin

See also

References

  1. ^ a b ""Hot Latin Tracks" on Billboard.com". http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/chart_display.jsp?cfi=363&cfgn=Singles&cfn=Hot+Latin+Songs&ci=3048989&cdi=7979784&cid=03%2F29%2F2003. Retrieved 2003-03-29.  
  2. ^ ""Hot Latin Tracks" on Billboard.com". http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/chart_display.jsp?cfi=363&cfgn=Singles&cfn=Hot+Latin+Songs&ci=3049691&cdi=8004189&cid=05%2F31%2F2003. Retrieved 2003-05-31.  
  3. ^ ""Latin Pop Airplay" on Billboard.com". http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/chart_display.jsp?cfi=372&cfgn=Singles&cfn=Latin+Pop+Airplay&ci=3049851&cdi=8009775&cid=06%2F14%2F2003. Retrieved 2003-06-14.  
  4. ^ ""Latin Tropical/Salsa Airplay" on Billboard.com". http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/chart_display.jsp?cfi=375&cfgn=Singles&cfn=Latin+Tropical%2FSalsa+Airplay&ci=3049695&cdi=8004371&cid=05%2F31%2F2003. Retrieved 2003-05-31.  
  5. ^ ""Latin Tropical Airplay" on Billboard.com". http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/chart_display.jsp?cfi=374&cfgn=Singles&cfn=Latin+Tropical+Airplay&ci=3050030&cdi=8015879&cid=06%2F21%2F2003. Retrieved 2003-06-21.  
  6. ^ ""Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles" on Billboard.com". http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/chart_display.jsp?cfi=344&cfgn=Singles&cfn=Bubbling+Under+Hot+100+Singles&ci=3049686&cdi=8003890&cid=05%2F31%2F2003. Retrieved 2003-05-31.  
  7. ^ ""Latin Regional Mexican Airplay" on Billboard.com". http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/chart_display.jsp?cfi=373&cfgn=Singles&cfn=Latin+Regional+Mexican+Airplay&ci=3049693&cdi=8004294&cid=05%2F31%2F2003. Retrieved 2003-05-31.  
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