Yo quiero bailar (song)
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|"Yo quiero bailar"|
|Single by Sonia & Selena|
|from the album Yo quiero bailar|
|Genre||Pop, Dance music|
|Sonia & Selena singles chronology|
- For album of same name, see Yo quiero bailar (album)
- For other uses, see Yo quiero bailar (disambiguation)
"Yo quiero bailar" is a Spanish language successful song by Sonia & Selena. The Spanish duo bid to represent Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2001 contest with the song, but lost the bid to David Civera and his song "Dile que la quiero". "Yo quiero bailar" finished 9th overall in the finals to Spanish qualifications for the year.
The song was selected for OGAE Second Chance Contest 2001 that chooses non-qualifying songs to Eurovision and picks the best, The song came 2nd overall in that contest between 20 songs with the Swedish non-qualifying song "Allt som jag ser" by Barbados coming first.
Despite this, "Yo queiro bailar" (meaning I want to dance in English) became a great Spanish and international hit. It was included in Sonia & Selena's debut and only studio album of the same title Yo quiero bailar. The single went to #1 in the Spanish radiocharts and made it to the top 5 in the Spanish Singles Chart and became popular all over Latin America and worldwide.
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The song has been subject of a number of cover versions in Spanish and many languages.
- Georgina Verbaan, a Dutch singer and actress released an up-tempo bilingual dance version of the song in Spanish and English. 
- The Canadian duo Tadros covered the song in their 2004 debut album Yo Quiero Bailar that includes three versions of the song (done in Spanish, English and French). 
- Los Sultanes made a humorous take on the song in their 2006 album also entitled "Yo queiro bailar"
- Axé Bahia, Brazilian Eurodance/Axé music group made a cover in Portuguese, with a modification in the lyrics ("Eu quero bailar em Acapulco").