Con Los Años Que Me Quedan

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"Con Los Años Que Me Quedan"
Gloria Estefan Con Los Años Que Me Quedan Promo Single.jpg
U.S., Japan & South African Cover Art
Single by Gloria Estefan
from the album Mi Tierra
ReleasedSeptember 1993 (U.S. & Europe)
August 1993 (U.K.)
November 1993 (Japan)
FormatCD Single
CD-Maxi Single
Cassette Single
7" Vinyl Single
Promotional 12" Vinyl Single
GenreBolero, Latin Pop
Songwriter(s)Emilio Estefan Jr., Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan singles chronology
"Mi Tierra"
"'Con Los Años Que Me Quedan'"
Alternative cover
European & U.K. Cover Art
European & U.K. Cover Art

"Con los años que me quedan" ("With The Years I Have Left") is a song by Gloria Estefan composed by Emilio Estefan Jr., released as her second single from her first Spanish album Mi Tierra.

Song history[edit]

A song inspired by the relationship between Gloria Estefan and Emilio Estefan Jr., became her second consecutive number 1 single in the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart. The track debuted at number 28 on September 28, 1993 and peaked at number 1 on November 13, 1993[1] spending 4 weeks in pole position. An English version was also recorded entitled "If We Were Lovers" and is included on the international pressing of the maxi-single.

The English version of the song "If We Were Lovers" was released as a single in Europe, making it a moderate hit reaching the Top 40 chart at the UK, becoming the second single from this album to chart in the country.

"Con Los Años Que Me Quedan" and "If We Were Lovers"[edit]

"Con Los Años Que Me Quedan" and "If We Were Lovers" share the same melody but were written as two separate songs. They are not meant to be translations of each other, rather songs celebrating two different aspects of love – the former being the renewal for "eternal" love and the latter being the inevitable sensual and passionate love affair.[2]


Chart (1993) Peak
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[3]
"If We Were Lovers/Con Los Años Que Me Quedan"
US Hot Latin Songs (Billboard)[4] 1

Cover versions[edit]

Charlie Zaa performed the song on his 2000 album Ciego de amor.[5] The song was covered by Thalía featuring Leonel Garcia, Jesús Navarro and Samo in 2012 for Thalía's studio album Habítame Siempre.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ ""Hot Latin Tracks" on". Retrieved 1993-12-04. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ Con Los Años Que Me Quedan / If We Were Lovers (Single – 1993)
  3. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  4. ^ "Gloria Estefan Chart History (Hot Latin Songs)". Billboard.
  5. ^ Erwin Perez. "Charlie Zaa en la Calle Ocho" (Spanish), El Nuevo Herald, 9 March 2000, page 24D.

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