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"Por Amarte"
Single by Enrique Iglesias
from the album Enrique Iglesias
Released May, 1996
Format CD Promo single
Recorded 1995
Genre Latin
Length 4:12
Label Fonovisa
Writer(s) Enrique Iglesias and Roberto Morales
Producer Rafael Pérez-Botija
Enrique Iglesias singles chronology
"Experiencia Religiosa"
"Por Amarte"
"Muñeca Cruel"

"Por Amarte" (Eng.: To Love You) is the title of the third single released by Enrique Iglesias from his debut album.


Song information

The track was written by Roberto Morales and Enrique Iglesias, and became Iglesias's third consecutive chart topper in US. The song also was featured on the mexican telenovela Marisol with a few changes in the lyrics, instead of: "Por amarte daría mi vida" (To love you, I'd give my life), the words were: "Por amarte Marisol, moriría" (To love you, Marisol, I'd die). The singer won an ASCAP award for "Por Amarte" in 1996.

Chart performances

The track debuted in the United States Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart at number 8 in May 18, 1996[1], and rise to number 1 in only three weeks (the fastest for the singer) and spent eight weeks at pole position[2]. The single spent twelve weeks in the Top Ten and also peaked at number 1 in Mexico for two weeks. "Por Amarte" peaked at number-one one week after the album Enrique Iglesias climbed to number-one in the Top Latin Albums chart for the first time.


Chart (1996) Peak
US Billboard Hot Latin Tracks [3] 1
U.S. Billboard Latin Pop Airplay [4] 1
U.S. Billboard Latin Regional Mexican Airplay [5] 2
U.S. Billboard Latin Tropical/Salsa Airplay [6] 13
Preceded by
"Amarte a Tí" by Cristian Castro
U.S. Billboard Hot Latin Tracks number-one single
June 1, 1996 - July 20, 1996 (8 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Que Pena Me Das" by Marco Antonio Solís

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