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"A Dios le Pido" (English: I beg to God) is the lead single from the Spanish studio album Un Día Normal by the Latin music singer and songwriter Juanes, released in 2002 in Spain and Latin America. In 2006, the song was re-released in some countries in Europe, right after the success of "La Camisa Negra", which charted in almost every European country in the top five. It reached number 1 in twelve countries on three different continents. "A Dios le Pido" spent 47 consecutive weeks on the "Hot Latin Tracks" Billboard reaching number 2 (kept out from the number one spot by Chayanne's Y Tú Te Vas and Jennifer Peña's El Dolor de Tu Presencia).

"A Dios le Pido"
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Single by Juanes
from the album Un Día Normal
ReleasedJune 6, 2002
FormatCD single
Recorded2002
GenreAlternative rock, Latin rock
Length3:25
LabelSurco
Songwriter(s)Juanes
Producer(s)Juanes, Gustavo Santaolalla
Juanes singles chronology
"Nada"
(2001)
"A Dios le Pido"
(2002)
"Es Por Ti"
(2002)

This track won the Latin Grammy Award for Best Rock Song at the Latin Grammy Awards of 2002, the second year in a row for the singer.

The song is an anthem asking God to bless and protect the singer's family, future children, and close friends. It quickly became a hymn for peace through all of Latin America, particularly because of the line "a Dios le pido que mi pueblo no derrame tanta sangre y se levante mi gente," - ("I ask God: may my country not shed so much blood and may my people rise up").

Track listingsEdit

Digital download (Surco/September 1, 2003)

  1. "A Dios le Pido" - 3:27
  2. "A Dios le Pido" [Acoustic Version] - 3:30
  3. "Fijate bien" [Original Version] - 4:50
  4. "Nada" [Acoustic Version] - 3:55

Mexican CD single (Universal/2002)

  1. "A Dios le Pido" [Original Version] - 3:26
  2. "A Dios le Pido" [Acoustic Version] - 3:28

EU CD single (Surco/September 8, 2003)

  1. "A Dios le Pido" [Original Version] - 3:26
  2. "A Dios le Pido" [Acoustic Version] - 3:28

EU CD single (Universal/April 7, 2006)

  1. "A Dios le Pido" [Album Version] - 3:25
  2. "A Dios le Pido" [Full Phatt Remix] - 3:40

French CD single (Universal/April 3, 2006)

  1. "A Dios le Pido" - 3:25
  2. "La Camisa Negra" - 3:34

EU maxi single (Universal/April 7, 2006)

  1. "A Dios le Pido" [Album Version] - 3:25
  2. "A Dios le Pido" [Full Phatt Remix] - 3:40
  3. "Un Día Normal" [Album Version] - 3:53

ChartsEdit

Chart (2002–05) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[1] 19
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[2] 9
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[3] 14
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles)[4] 41
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[5] 22
France (SNEP)[6] 12
Germany (Official German Charts)[7] 31
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[8] 15
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[9] 16
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[10] 7
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[11] 1
US Hot Latin Songs (Billboard)[12] 2
US Tropical Songs (Billboard) 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Juanes – A Dios le Pido" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  2. ^ "Ultratop.be – Juanes – A Dios le Pido" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – Juanes – A Dios le Pido" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  4. ^ "Juanes – Chart history" European Hot 100 for Juanes.
  5. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Change the chart to CZ – RADIO – TOP 100 and insert 200632 into search. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Lescharts.com – Juanes – A Dios le Pido" (in French). Les classement single.
  7. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Juanes – A Dios le Pido". GfK Entertainment Charts.
  8. ^ "Charts.nz – Juanes – A Dios le Pido". Top 40 Singles.
  9. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 200635 into search.
  10. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Juanes – A Dios le Pido". Swiss Singles Chart.
  11. ^ Los Discos No. 1 En España de 1950 and 2010 - NEWALENCIA, retrieved 2 September 2010
  12. ^ "Juanes Chart History (Hot Latin Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 2 September 2010.