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"Pero Me Acuerdo de Ti" (English: "But I Remember You") is a song written and produced by Rudy Pérez. It was first recorded by Puerto Rican singer Lourdes Robles on her album Definitivamente (1991). In the ballad, the singer remembers her lover even when she tries to forget. Nine years later, American recording artist Christina Aguilera performed a cover version on her second studio album Mi Reflejo which Pérez also produced. It was released as the second single from the album in December 2000. The music video for Aguilera's version was directed by Kevin Bray.

"Pero Me Acuerdo de Ti"
Song by Lourdes Robles
from the album Definitivamente
LanguageSpanish
Released1991
GenreLatin pop
Length5:07
LabelCBS Discos
Songwriter(s)Rudy Pérez
Producer(s)Rudy Pérez

Aguilera performed the song live at the 2001 Grammy Awards. Her version peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart in the United States and number three in Spain. It received a Latin Grammy nomination for Record of the Year. It has been covered by Mexican singer Edith Márquez and Jencarlos Canela.

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BackgroundEdit

In 1991, Puerto Rican recording artist Lourdes Robles released her third studio album Definitivamente which was arranged and produced by Cuban-American musician Rudy Pérez.[1] Pérez wrote three songs for the album including "Pero Me Acuerdo de Ti".[2] The song tells the story of a woman who cannot forget her lover.[3] It was later included on Robles's greatest hits album Contradicciones y Sus Exitos (2007).[4] In 2000, American recording artist Christina Aguilera covered "Pero Me Acuerdo de Ti" on her second studio album Mi Reflejo which was also produced by Pérez.[5]

Christina Aguilera versionEdit

"Pero Me Acuerdo de Ti"
 
Single by Christina Aguilera
from the album Mi Reflejo
B-sideVen Conmigo (Solamente Tu)[5]
ReleasedOctober 23, 2000 (2000-10-23)
FormatCD single
Genre
Length4:26
LabelRCA
Songwriter(s)Rudy Pérez
Producer(s)Rudy Pérez
Christina Aguilera singles chronology
"Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)"
(2000)
"Pero Me Acuerdo de Ti"
(2000)
"Nobody Wants to Be Lonely"
(2001)
Audio sample
"Pero Me Acuerdo de Ti" is a Latin pop and R&B song which was written and produced by Rudy Pérez

Release and receptionEdit

"Pero Me Acuerdo de Ti" was serviced to Latin radio stations on the second week of December 2000 in the United States.[6] It reached number eight on Hot Latin Songs and five on Hot Latin Pop Songs in the US.[7] In Spain, it reached number three on the country's singles chart.[8] Kurt B. Reighley from Wall of Sound was positive toward the song, saying that Aguilera is "persuasive and engaging" on the song.[9] Orlando Sentinel editor Perry Gettelman was not impressed, writing that "She seems equally fond of acrobatic trills and low, sex-kittenish moans".[10] At the 2nd Latin Grammy Awards, "Pero Me Acuerdo de Ti" received a Latin Grammy nomination for Record of the Year which went to Alejandro Sanz for "El Alma al Aire".[11][12]

PromotionEdit

The video for "Pero Me Acuerdo de Ti" was directed by Kevin G. Bray, which features Aguilera performing the song in a recording studio.[13] Aguilera also gave a performance at the 2001 Grammy Awards in February, performing "Pero Me Acuerdo de Ti" and "Falsas Esperanzas"[14] Leila Cobo of Billboard magazine called Aguilera's Grammy performance "remarkably mainstream".[15]

ChartsEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (2001) Peak
position
Italy (FIMI)[16] 44
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[8] 3
US Hot Latin Songs (Billboard)[7] 8
US Latin Pop Songs (Billboard)[17] 5

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (2001) Peak
position
US Latin Pop Songs (Billboard)[18] 30

Other cover versionsEdit

Mexican singer and actress Edith Márquez performed a cover of the song on her studio album Pasiones de Cabaret (2008).[19] In the same year, America band Dark Latin Groove performed a salsa cover of the song on their album Renacer (2008) which was produced by Sergio George.[20] It was also performed live by American actor and singer Jencarlos Canela (whom Pérez has also worked with) in the House of Blues, Orlando.[21]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Definitivamente — Lourdes Robles: Credits". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved October 24, 2013.
  2. ^ "Definitivamente — Lourdes Robles: Overview". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved October 24, 2013.
  3. ^ "Christina Aguilera - Pero Me Acuerdo de Ti Lyrics". MetroLyrics. CBS Interactive. Retrieved May 11, 2013.
  4. ^ "Contradicciones y Sus Exitos: Overview". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved October 24, 2013.
  5. ^ a b "Pero Me Acuerdo de Ti". Amazon.de. Amazon Inc. Retrieved November 25, 2013.
  6. ^ Cobo, Leila (December 23, 2000). "Christina On Top". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. p. 35. Retrieved April 29, 2013.
  7. ^ a b "Christina Aguilera Chart History (Hot Latin Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved October 25, 2013.
  8. ^ a b "Spanishcharts.com – Christina Aguilera – Pero Me Acuerdo de Ti" Canciones Top 50. Retrieved October 25, 2013.
  9. ^ "Wall of Sound Review: Mi Reflejo". Wall of Sound. Archived from the original on October 17, 2000. Retrieved November 28, 2013.
  10. ^ Gettelman, Parry (September 15, 2000). "Aguilera Must Not Know Spanish Word For Subtlety". Orlando Sentinel. Tribune Company. Retrieved November 28, 2013.
  11. ^ "The Full List of Nominations". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. July 18, 2001. Retrieved April 29, 2013.
  12. ^ "Sanz, Juanes Top Winners At 2nd Latin Grammys". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 28, 2013.
  13. ^ "Christina Aguilera " Music Videos". MTV Networks. Retrieved December 4, 2012.
  14. ^ "Grammys 2001". MTV. Viacom. Retrieved April 30, 2013.
  15. ^ Cobo, Leila (March 10, 2001). "Luis Miguel's No-Show Disappoints". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 113 (10): 54. Retrieved October 20, 2013.
  16. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Christina Aguilera – Pero Me Acuerdo de Ti". Top Digital Download. Retrieved January 19, 2016.
  17. ^ "Christina Aguilera Chart History (Latin Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved October 25, 2013.
  18. ^ "The Year in Music 2001". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 112 (53): YE-62. December 29, 2001. Retrieved April 28, 2013.
  19. ^ "Pasiones de Cabaret - Edith Márquez: Overview". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved December 15, 2013.
  20. ^ Steiner, James. "Renacer - DLG (Dark Latin Groove): Overview". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved February 21, 2014.
  21. ^ "Fanáticas de la Florida Central degustaron el sabor de Canela". Hola Ciudad. ZGS Digital. March 7, 2010. Retrieved February 4, 2014.

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