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"Don't Wanna Lose You" is a song written and recorded by Gloria Estefan. It was released in 1989 as the first single from the album Cuts Both Ways and reached number one in the US, where it became her second number-one single on the US Billboard Hot 100. The single was certified Gold.

"Don't Wanna Lose You"
Gloria Estefan - Don't Wanna Lose You.jpg
Single by Gloria Estefan
from the album Cuts Both Ways
ReleasedJune 21, 1989 (1989-06-21)
FormatCD Single
CD maxi single
Cassette Single
7-inch single
12-inch single
GenrePop
Length4:12
LabelEpic
Songwriter(s)Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan singles chronology
"1-2-3"
(1988)
"Don't Wanna Lose You"
(1989)
"Get on Your Feet"
(1989)

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Song nominationsEdit

The song earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance but lost against Bonnie Raitt's "Nick of Time." Her live performance of the song at the 1990 Grammy Awards was released on the 1994 album Grammy's Greatest Moments Volume I.[1] It also received an American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Single but lost to Milli Vanilli's "Girl I'm Gonna Miss You."

International versionsEdit

Estefan also recorded "Si Voy a Perderte," which is the Spanish version of this song, (translated as "If I Am Going to Lose You.") "Si Voy a Perderte," also included on Cuts Both Ways, hit number one on Billboard's Hot Latin Tracks chart.

"Se tenho que te perder", (also translated as "If I've Got to Lose You") is the Portuguese version of this song, and was released as a single in Brazil, and as a bonus track on international editions of Estefan's Into the Light album. The Portuguese version was less successful than the English original, which ended being the fourth more heard song in Brazilian radio in 1989.[2]

Formats and track listingsEdit

Release historyEdit

Region Date
United States June 21, 1989 (1989-06-21)
Europe July 3, 1989 (1989-07-03)
United Kingdom
Japan July 12, 1989 (1989-07-12)

Chart performanceEdit

Chart Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[3] 40
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 5
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[5] 4
Brazil 1
France (SNEP)[6] 40
Germany (Official German Charts)[7] 41
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[8] 5
Ireland 2
Japan (Osaka) 6
Japan (Tokyo) 3
Poland 10
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[9] 18
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[10] 13
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[11] 6
US Billboard Hot 100[12] 1
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[13] 2
US Hot Latin Songs (Billboard)[14] 1

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (1989) Peak
position
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[15] 23
US (Billboard Hot 100) 14
Brazil (Hot 100 Brasil) 4

CertificationsEdit

Country Certification
United States Gold

Cover versionsEdit

It was covered by Glee's Amber Riley in "The Spanish Teacher" episode using some of the lyrics from the Spanish version of the song.

Il Divo, the vocal quartet of male singers; Swiss tenor Urs Buhler, Spanish baritone Carlos Marin, American tenor David Miller and French pop singer Sébastien Izambard, along with Colombian producer winner of multiple Grammy Latino Julio Reyes Copello, recorded the song for the album Amor & Pasión from Il Divo (2015).[16]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Grammy's Greatest Moments, Volume 1: Various Artists". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-11-21.
  2. ^ "MÚSICA". Mofolandia.com.br. Retrieved 2015-06-11.
  3. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Gloria Estefan – Don't Wanna Lose You". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Gloria Estefan – Don't Wanna Lose You" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Gloria Estefan – Don't Wanna Lose You" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
  6. ^ "Lescharts.com – Gloria Estefan – Don't Wanna Lose You" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
  7. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Gloria Estefan – Don't Wanna Lose You". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
  8. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Gloria Estefan – Don't Wanna Lose You" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
  9. ^ "Charts.nz – Gloria Estefan – Don't Wanna Lose You". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
  10. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Gloria Estefan – Don't Wanna Lose You". Singles Top 100. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
  11. ^ "Gloria Estefan: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
  12. ^ "Gloria Estefan Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
  13. ^ "Gloria Estefan Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
  14. ^ "Gloria Estefan Chart History (Hot Latin Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
  15. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 51, No. 8, December 23, 1989". RPM. December 23, 1999. Retrieved November 22, 2017.
  16. ^ sebastienizambard.net, ed. (25 November 2015). "New Il Divo Album Amor & Pasion Out November 2015". Archived from the original on 2015-09-28.

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