Anything for You (Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine song)

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"Anything For You"
Anything For You US Cover Art.jpg
Single by Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine
from the album Let It Loose / Anything For You
B-side"No Te Olvidaré" (Anything For You – Spanish version)
ReleasedMarch 1988
  • 4:02 (single version)[1]
  • 3:41 (album version)[2]
  • 4:02 (Spanish version)
  • 4:03 (English/Spanish version)
Songwriter(s)Gloria M. Estefan
Producer(s)Emilio Estefan Jr.
Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine singles chronology
"Can't Stay Away from You"
"Anything For You"

"Anything For You" is a popular song and ballad written by Gloria Estefan and sung by Estefan and Miami Sound Machine. The song appeared on their 1987 album, Let It Loose. "Anything for You" became a number-one song in the United States summer of 1988; it was the band's (and Gloria's) first number-one and also saw a European first-release during the same period but failed to have the same impact there as the re-release in December 1988. It did top the Billboard magazine Hot 100 chart on May 14, 1988, and remained there for two weeks. Due to the success of the re-release of this signature song and the previous re-release in October 1988 from the single, "Can't Stay Away from You", outside North America the album Let It Loose saw a re-release named after the single "Anything For You".[3] The song also spent three weeks at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart that same year. It also peaked at #3 on the Hot Latin Tracks on June 25, 1988. The A-side of the single contained a longer fade than the version on the album. The B-side of the single was a Spanglish version of the song, with Estefan alternating the verses and chorus between English and Spanish.

In the UK, "Anything for You" was Gloria's breakthrough hit. After the disappointing UK chart placings of previous singles, "Anything for You" was released in July 1988 and entered at #87. However, the song started a steady twelve-week climb and finally reached a peak of #10 by September 1988. This gave Gloria the chance to release the uptempo follow up "1-2-3" just six weeks after and finally gave her two consecutive top ten hits. The success of Anything For You finally proved that Gloria was able to have UK hits and so followed the re-releases of "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You" and "Can't Stay Away From You" which reached the top 20 and top 10 respectively.

The song also appeared on the compilation album Exitos de Gloria Estefan, sung completely in Spanish and retitled "No Te Olvidaré (I Won't Forget You)." The song was re-released in its original form in The Essential Gloria Estefan and in a slightly extended version in Gloria Estefan Greatest Hits (the 7" single version).

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Anything for You" was directed by Maurice Phillips.[4]

Formats and track listings[edit]

Official versions[edit]

Original versions

  1. Album Version — (4:02)
  2. Spanish Version ("No Te Olvidaré") — (4:02)
  3. English/Spanish Version — (4:03)

Release history[edit]

Region Date
U.S. March 1988 (1988-03)
Japan May 21, 1988 (1988-05-21)
U.K. June 1988 (1988-06)
Europe June 1988 (1988-06)
Europe (Reissue) February 1989 (1989-02)

Charts and certifications[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[5] 11
Belgium 4
Brazil 18
Ireland 19
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[6] 2
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[7] 22
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[8] 10
US Billboard Hot 100[9] 1
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[10] 1
US Hot Latin Songs (Billboard)[11] 3

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1988) Position
US Billboard Hot 100[12] 13


Country Certification
U.S. Gold

Cover versions[edit]


  1. ^ Greatest Hits (US CD liner notes). Gloria Estefan. Epic Records. 1992. EK 53046.CS1 maint: others (link)
  2. ^ Let It Loose (US CD liner notes). Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine. Epic Records. 1987. EK 40769.CS1 maint: others (link)
  3. ^ Bronson, Fred (1992). The Billboard Book of Number One Hits - revised & enlarged. New York: Billboard Books. p. 698. ISBN 0-8230-8298-9.
  4. ^ "Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine: Anything for You (1988)". IMDb. Retrieved October 25, 2019.
  5. ^ " – Gloria Estefan And Miami Sound Machine – Anything For You". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved May 19, 2017.
  6. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Gloria Estefan And Miami Sound Machine" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40. Retrieved May 19, 2017.
  7. ^ " – Gloria Estefan And Miami Sound Machine – Anything For You". Singles Top 100. Retrieved May 19, 2017.
  8. ^ "Gloria Estefan: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 19, 2017.
  9. ^ "Gloria Estefan Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved May 19, 2017.
  10. ^ "Gloria Estefan Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved May 19, 2017.
  11. ^ "Gloria Estefan Chart History (Hot Latin Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved May 19, 2017.
  12. ^ "End Of Year Chart - Top 100 Singles of 1988". Retrieved August 19, 2012.

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