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Déjame Entrar (Carlos Vives song)

"Déjame Entrar" (English: Let Me In) is a song released by Colombian recording artist Carlos Vives as the first single from his fifth major studio album of the same title in 2001.

"Déjame Entrar"
Single by Carlos Vives
from the album Déjame Entrar
ReleasedOctober 1, 2001 (2001-10-01)
FormatAirplay · promo single · digital download
RecordedFebruary - June 2001
StudioThe Club House
(Cooper City, Florida)
Crescent Moon Studios
The Hit Factory Critiera
The Warehouse Studio
(Miami, Florida)
GenreVallenato · dance-pop
Songwriter(s)Martín Madera · Carlos Vives · Andrés Castro
Producer(s)Emilio Estefan, Jr. · Sebastián Krys
Carlos Vives singles chronology
"La Cartera"
"Déjame Entrar"
"Luna Nueva"

Background and receptionEdit

The song was written by Martín Madera, Andrés Castro and Carlos Vives, and produced by Emilio Estefan, Jr. and Sebastián Krys and became Vives' second number-one hit in the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart following "Fruta Fresca" two years prior. At the 3rd Latin Grammy Awards, Vives was the performer with the highest number of nominations, with six.[1] "Déjame Entrar" was nominated for Record, Song of the Year and Best Short Form Music Video, and won for Best Tropical Song.[2][3]

Critical receptionEdit

Diego Bonacich of Allmusic named the song one of the best included on Déjame Entrar.[4] About the songs included on his album, Vives said: "I always have a fusion of rhythms, which I have already hinted on my previous albums. When I make music, I work with cumbia, vallenato, with all the Caribbean rhythms from northern Colombia, it is very difficult to escape the 'trulla', the Puerto-Rican plena, the Cuban son and Dominican merengue, because they are relatives."[5] The singer also mentioned that the song was a vallenato/pop music blend.[6] The track was later included on the compilation album 2002 Latin Grammy Nominees, which peaked at number five in the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart.[7]

Chart performanceEdit

The song debuted in the Billboard Top Latin Songs chart (formerly Hot Latin Tracks) chart at number 12 the week of November 3, 2001, Vives' highest debut in the chart at the time, climbing to the top ten the following week.[8][9] "Déjame Entrar" peaked at number-one on November 24, 2001,[10] four weeks after its debut, the fastest for the singer, replacing "Suerte" by fellow Colombian singer Shakira and being succeeded by "Tantita Pena" by Mexican performer Alejandro Fernández, the following week.[11] The song returned to the top of the chart on December 15, 2001 for another two weeks, before being succeeded by Fernández.[12] By January 19, 2002, "Déjame Entrar" began a third period at the top, to be replaced one week later by Fernández.[13] "Déjame Entrar" also peaked at number-one in the Tropical Airplay Charts and had a dance version released to several American nightclubs.[6][14] Vives earned an ASCAP award for the song and the following singles from Déjame Entrar: "Luna Nueva" and "Carito".[15]

Track listingEdit

  • US Déjame Entrar 12' Single[16]
  1. "Déjame Entrar" (Club Mix)
  2. "Déjame Entrar" (Bonus Track)
  3. "Déjame Entrar" (Dub Mix)



See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Vives, Anthony To Rock Latin Grammys". Billboard. Retrieved June 16, 2011.
  2. ^ "Selected Nominees For The Third Latin Grammy Awards". August 3, 2002. Retrieved January 28, 2011.
  3. ^ Cobo, Leila (September 28, 2002). "Sanz Reigns Again At Latin Grammys". Billboard. 114 (39): 83. Retrieved June 26, 2011.
  4. ^ Bonacich, Diego. "Déjame Entrar – Carlos Vives". Allmusic. Retrieved June 16, 2011.
  5. ^ "Carlos Vives editó "Déjame entrar" y pide paz para su Colombia natal". Estilos (in Spanish). Los Andes. September 29, 2001. Retrieved June 16, 2011.
  6. ^ a b Cobo, Leila (November 10, 2001). "Vives Back To Life With EMI Disc". Billboard. 113 (50): 40. Retrieved June 26, 2011.
  7. ^ "2002 Latin Grammy Nominees –Various Artists". Allmusic. Retrieved June 16, 2011.
  8. ^ "Dejame Entrar – Week of November 3, 2001". Billboard. November 3, 2001. Retrieved June 26, 2011.
  9. ^ "Dejame Entrar – Week of November 10, 2001". Billboard. November 10, 2001. Retrieved June 26, 2011.
  10. ^ "Dejame Entrar – Week of November 24, 2001". Billboard. November 24, 2001. Retrieved June 25, 2011.
  11. ^ "Tantita Pena – Week of December 1, 2001". Billboard. December 1, 2001. Retrieved June 25, 2011.
  12. ^ "Tantita Pena – Week of December 29, 2001". Billboard. December 29, 2001. Retrieved June 26, 2011.
  13. ^ "Déjame Entrar – Week of January 19, 2002". Billboard. January 19, 2002. Retrieved June 26, 2011.
  14. ^ "Tropical/Salsa Airplay". Billboard. 113 (50): 36. December 15, 2001. Retrieved June 26, 2011.
  15. ^ "The Power of Musica Latina". Billboard. 115 (19): 3. May 10, 2003. Retrieved June 25, 2011.
  16. ^ a b "Carlos Vives – Déjame Entrar". Discogs. Retrieved July 4, 2011.

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