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Single by Shakira
from the album Dónde están los ladrones?
Released November 2, 1998
Format Radio airplay
Recorded 1997
Miami, Florida, United States
Genre Ballad, Latin pop
Length 3:37
Label Sony Latin
Writer(s) Shakira, Dylan O'Brien[1]
Producer Shakira, Lester Méndez
Shakira singles chronology
"Ciega, Sordomuda"

"" (English: You) is a song written and performed by the Colombian-born musician Shakira. It is found on her fourth studio album, ¿Dónde están los ladrones? (1998). "Tú" was released as the second single of the album, and just like its predecessor, "Ciega, Sordomuda", it reached #1 at the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart. "Tú" also crossed over into the Hot 100, peaking at #95 and becoming Shakira's first single to appear on that chart. Many fans regard this song as Shakira's most touching and inspirational song.


Song information

Since Shakira's MTV Unplugged performance in 1999, Shakira has altered this song into a Piano Mix, where extraordinary vocal ability is portrayed at the end of the song. Shakira has shown incredible ability of melisma and vocal glottis singing. Shakira, who had not sung this song ever since the Tour of the Mongoose, took this song on account for her performance at the "Rock In Rio" Festival in Spain.


Directed by Emilio Estefan, Jr., the video of "Tú" is shot in black-and-white and features Shakira in a room full of things. At the start she is seen facing the right, where she starts singing. Throughout the song, she moves around the room, to the refrigerator, to sit, etc. while a string trio comes in, Soon Hee Newbold on violin, Jason Bendler on violin, and Erin Michael Rettig on cello, and begins playing to her song. At the end, the camera faces outside and to the ground. The coloured version of the video has also been on the internet.


Although there are several official remixes of "Tú", none of them have been commercially available. There can be found on a promotional Mexican remix CD single.

  1. "Tú" (Dance Radio Edit) - 3:43
  2. "Tú" (Dance Cool Radio Edit) - 3:45
  3. "Tú" (Hip Club Version) - 7:00
  4. "Tú" (Smog Underground Trip) - 6:54
  5. "Tú" (Extended Cool Dance) - 5:04
  6. "Tú" (Main 12") - 10:35
  7. "Tú" (7") - 4:51


Chart (1999) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Latin Songs[1][2] 1
U.S. Billboard Latin Pop Songs[1][3] 1
Preceded by
"Ese" by Jerry Rivera
U.S. Billboard Hot Latin Tracks number-one single
February 20, 1999
Succeeded by
"Ese" by Jerry Rivera

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