Infobox Single
Name = Gasolina

Caption =
Artist = Daddy Yankee
from Album = Barrio Fino
A-side =
B-side = "Machete"
Released = 2004
Format = 12" Single
CD Single
Recorded = 2004
Genre = Reggaeton
Length = 3:15
Label = El Cartel Records
Writer = Raymond Ayala
Eddie Ávila
Producer = Luny Tunes
Certification = Platinum (RIAA)
Platinum (ARIA)
Last single = "King Daddy"
This single = "Gasolina"
Next single = "No Me Dejes Solo"
Misc =

"Gasolina" ("Gasoline" in Spanish), is a reggaeton song written by Daddy Yankee and Eddie Dee for Daddy Yankee's 2004 album "Barrio Fino". It features Glory, who sings the line "Dame más gasolina" (Give me more gasoline).

The song was released as the album's lead single in late 2004 and became a reggaeton mega-hit, peaking inside the top ten on the majority of the charts it entered. In Australia and the United States, "Gasolina" was certified platinum, and it received various nominations for awards including, Record of the Year at the 2005 Latin Grammy Awards.

The song was successfully covered in 2005 by Papa A.P.

Daddy Yankee version

History, release and popularity

Before the release of "Barrio Fino", Daddy Yankee was well known to reggaeton fans.Fact|date=January 2008 "Gasolina," however, became a worldwide hit, letting him gain popularity among Latino mainstream music fans as well, becoming a hit in Puerto Rico, the rest of Latin America, the United States, Canada, Europe, the Philippines, Japan, Australia, and Oceania. It reached #5 in the UK Singles Chart, #12 on the ARIA Singles Chart, and #32 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Gasolina is one of the songs attributed with opening the door for reggaeton to become such a powerful force in the North American mainstream music scene. Other successful reggaeton songs were Oye Mi Canto and Mayor Que Yo. Gasolina stayed true to reggaeton’s musical stylings of synthesized beats yet had a catchy enough chorus for a bilingual, multi-racial, and socio-economically diverse following to develop.

Formats and track listings

Australian CD single
# "Gasolina" - 3:15
# "Machete" - 3:04
# "Gasolina" (Remix) featuring Lil Jon, Pitbull, N.O.R.E., Gemstar and Big Mato - 4:54
# "Gasolina" (Music Video) - 2:58

Credits and personnel

*Lead vocals: Daddy Yankee
*Additional vocals: Glory
*Producers: Luny Tunes


Uses in the media and live performances

* During his performance at the 2005 Premios "Lo Nuestro", Daddy Yankee came into the show in a red Lamborghini, which was pulled down from the roof of AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, while singing "Gasolina". This moment was voted as the best moment of the show by online voters at Univisión's website. [ Y sigue siendo el Daddy] "Univision". Retrieved April 7, 2008.]
* The song was remixed in late 2004, featuring Pitbull and N.O.R.E, and was also a smash hit. Later, Lil Jon mixed his own vocals to the remix, which is featured on the Crunk Juice remix CD.
*The song was featured in the 2006 comedy film, The Benchwarmers and was also featured in Fast Food Nation.
*It is Johan Santana's warm-up song.
*This song was illegally redone by Papa A.P. and La Fabrica, relabelled as their own and released in Europe before it's official release by Daddy Yankee. Papa A.P.'s illegal version peaked at number 8 in France and La Fabrica's illegal version peaked at number 3 in Greece before the real "Gasolina" was released.
*The song is used as Julio Lugo's walk up music
*The brazilian singer MC Pelé made a cover of this song in portugese called "Maria Gasolina". [ [ maria gasolina] ]
* At a campaign stop for Republican presidential nominee John McCain, Daddy Yankee endorsed McCain and performed this song live for students at Phoenix's Central High. Given the double-entendre meaning of the song's chorus, some have questioned if McCain and his campaign understood the song's actual meaning. [ [] (Retrieved August 28, 2008)]

Papa A.P. version

Infobox Single
Name = Gasolina

Cover size =
Border =
Caption =
Artist = Papa A.P.
Album = Assesina
A-side =
B-side = "La Noche"
Released = 2005
Format = CD single, CD maxi
Recorded =
Genre = Reggaeton
Length = 3:15
Label = EMI Music
Writer = Raymond Ayala
Eddie Ávila
Producer = Monello
Audio sample? =
Certification =
Last single =
This single = "Gasolina" (2005)
Next single = "Entre tu y yo (Entre toi et moi)" (2005)
Misc =

In 2005, Papa A.P. covered the song on his album "Assesina" and his version was charted at the same time as the original one by Daddy Yankee. In France, this version was more successful, peaking at #8. The radio mix version also features one his next single "Entre tu y yo (Entre toi et moi)".

Track listings

; CD single
# "Gasolina" (radio mix) — 3:13
# "Gasolina" (bikes club mix) - 4:45
# "La noche" — 3:30

; CD maxi
# "Gasolina" (radio dy bikes) — 3:15
# "Gasolina" (club dy bikes) — 4:46
# "La noche" — 3:30


External links

* [ Daddy Yankee's official site]
*youtube|NtD0V6ADL5Y|Music video for "Gasolina"


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