Oye Mi Canto (Hear My Voice)

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"Oye Mi Canto (Hear My Voice)"
Oye Mi Canto (Hear My Voice) USA Promo CD.jpg
Single by Gloria Estefan
from the album Cuts Both Ways
B-side"Oye Mi Canto (Spanish Version - Edit)"
ReleasedApril 1990
Format3" CD
3" CD-Maxi
7" Vinyl
12" Vinyl
Length4:52 (Album Version)
4:55 (Spanish Version)
Songwriter(s)Gloria Estefan
Jorge Casas
Clay Ostwald
Producer(s)Emilio Estefan, Jr.
Jorge Casas
Clay Ostwald
Gloria Estefan singles chronology
"Here We Are"
"Oye Mi Canto (Hear My Voice)"
"Cuts Both Ways"

"Oye Mi Canto (Hear My Voice)" was a single, by Gloria Estefan from Cuts Both Ways, the first album branded with Gloria Estefan as a solo-artist, rather than as "Gloria Estefan with Miami Sound Machine". In the U.S., it was the fourth single from the album and was released in April 1990. It was the second single in the U.K., released on September 4, 1989, and throughout Europe in September and October 1989.

Song history[edit]

The song exemplified some of Gloria's musical roots, much like in the style of her earlier music with Miami Sound Machine, and is much in the style of "Conga" and "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You".

Though the song was only a minor chart hit in the US, in Europe it increased Gloria's popularity. Furthermore, she obtained her first MTV Video Music Award for this song for the "International Viewer's Choice Awards" at the Ceremony in 1990.

The remixes of the song and short editions were created by: Pablo Flores, who would go on to remix many other Gloria recordings, as well as Keith Cohen and David Morales.

Formats and track listings[edit]

Official versions and remixes[edit]

Original Versions

  1. (English) Album Version — (4:52)
  2. (English) Edit / 7" Version — (4:07)
  3. (Spanish) Album Version — (4:55)
  4. (Spanish) Edit / 7" Version — (4:08)

Keith Cohen Remixes

  1. (English) Radio Mix — (4:09)

Pablo Flores Remixes

  1. (English) Latin Version — (4:09)
  2. (English) 12" Pablo Mix — (7:17)
  3. (English) Pablo Dub Mix — (5:00)

David Morales Remixes

  1. (English) Def 12" Mix — (8:18)
  2. (English) Def Dub Mix — (5:12)
  3. (English) House Mix — (4:33)

Release history[edit]

Region Date
U.S. April 7, 1990 (1990-04-07)
Europe September 1989 (1989-09)
Belgium October 1989 (1989-10)
Germany November 1989 (1989-11)
Sweden November 1989 (1989-11)
U.K. September 4, 1989 (1989-09-04)
Japan March 1, 1990 (1990-03-01)

Chart performance[edit]

Country Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles 48
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 31
U.S. Billboard Hot Latin Tracks 10
Belgium (Vlaanderen) 13
Belgium (Wallonie) 10
Germany 28
Netherlands 9
Ireland 7
Poland 4
Sweden 14
U.K. 16


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