"Me Rehúso" is a song by Venezuelan singer Danny Ocean. The song was released on 16 September 2016, and was re-released on 16 June 2017 through Atlantic Records, due to its late success in Latin America, Europe and the United States. It is the lead single of his debut studio album 54+1. The success of the song made Danny Ocean a pioneering independent artist to position himself in all the Latin music charts of the platform Spotify.[1][2] As of September 2019, the song's music video, which was released on August 24, 2017, has received over 1.3 billion views on YouTube.[3] On 15 June 2017, an English version titled "Baby I Won't" was released.[4]

"Me Rehúso"
Me Rehúso cover.jpg
Single by Danny Ocean
Released16 September 2016 (2016-09-16)
FormatDigital download
Genre
Length3:26
LabelAtlantic
Songwriter(s)Daniel Morales
Producer(s)Danny Ocean
Danny Ocean singles chronology
"Me Rehúso"
(2016)
"Dembow"
(2017)
Music video
"Me Rehúso" on YouTube

Background and releaseEdit

Ocean recorded the song for an old flame on Valentine's Day. He had moved to Miami to escape the turmoil in his homeland, but the woman he liked, still in college at the time, couldn't come with him. The singer first released the song on YouTube and his main listeners were friends. Then, his manager also showed the song to his wife and Venezuelan TV host Osmariel Villalobos. In June 2017, Ocean inked a deal with Warner Music Group and re-released the song.[5]

CompositionEdit

"Me Rehúso" was written by Ocean, It opens "stealthily", with a pair of synthesizers that "vies for one's attention". Their interlocking pattern barely changes, allowing the song to maintain an illusion of stasis. Then, a lone sampled hand drum sound is added around the 40-second mark and a whiff of a reggaeton beat right before one minute has passed; suddenly, Ocean sings in a hungry, scratchy register and multi-tracking his own voice, "transforming his sleek, bare-bones instrumental into a vehicle for a crushing expression of heartache".[5]

Track listingsEdit

  • Digital download
  1. "Me Rehúso" – 3:26
  • Digital download – English version
  1. "Baby I Won't" – 3:26
  • Digital download – English version remix
  1. "Baby I Won't (Cean Remix)" – 3:34

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[37] Platinum 20,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[38] Platinum 80,000 
France (SNEP)[39] Gold 66,666*
Germany (BVMI)[40] Gold 200,000^
Italy (FIMI)[41] 5× Platinum 250,000 
Portugal (AFP)[42] Platinum 10,000 
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[43] 8× Platinum 320,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[44] Platinum 30,000^
United States (RIAA)[45] 13× Platinum (Latin) 780,000 

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
 sales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release historyEdit

Region Date Version Format Label
Various September 16, 2016 Original release N/A N/A
June 15, 2017 English version Atlantic Records
June 16, 2017 Re-release
November 10, 2017 Cean Remix (English version)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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