Obsesión

Obsesión
"Obsesión"
Single by Aventura
from the album We Broke the Rules
B-side "Cuando volverás"
Released 2002
Format CD single, CD maxi
Recorded 2002
Genre Bachata
Length 4:12
Label Premium Latin Music
Writer(s) Anthony Santos
Producer Franklin Romero
Aventura singles chronology
"Todavía Me Amas"
(2002)
"Obsesión"
(2003)
"Mi Niña Cambió"
(2003)

"Obsesión" (English: Obsession) is a 2002 single by Dominican-American bachata band Aventura. It was included on the 2002 album We Broke the Rules. It achieved a huge success in many countries, reaching the top of many international charts. In France, the single hit number one for seven weeks and became the 442nd best-selling of all time in the country, with about 565,000 units sold.[1]

The lyrics were written by Anthony Santos, and the refrain is performed by the female vocalist Judy Santos (the two are not related). The song explains a man's liking of a woman to the point of obsession. However, this feeling is "not love", and is still only and just an obsession.

In 2004, the song was covered by 3rd Wish featuring Baby Bash produced by Mintman, but this version was less successful than the original version (#7 In Switzerland, #2 in Austria, #12 in France).[2]

Later, in 2005, the song was covered by Los Horóscopos de Durango in their album Y Seguimos con Duranguense.

Latin R&B artist Frankie J made an English and more soul-styled version of the song, featuring Baby Bash, which was called "Obsession (No Es Amor)". This version, although not having success in Latin America and Europe, was successful in the U.S., even reaching number three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Contents

Track listings

CD single
  1. "Obsesión" — 4:12
  2. "Cuando volverás" — 3:30
CD maxi
  1. "Obsesión" (radio mix) — 3:49
  2. "Obsesión" (dance remix) — 5:39
  3. "Obsesión" (dance radio edit) — 3:52
  4. "Obsesión" (English remix) — 4:10
  5. "Todavía me amas" — 4:43

Charts and sales

Peak positions

Chart (2003–2004) Peak
position
Austrian Singles Chart[3] 1
Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart[3] 1
Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart[3] 2
Dutch Mega Top 100[3] 4
Eurochart Hot 100 Singles 1
French SNEP Singles Chart[3] 1
German Singles Chart[3] 1
Italian FIMI Singles Chart[3] 1
Swedish Singles Chart[3] 12
Swiss Singles Chart[3] 1
U.S. Billboard Latin Tropical Airplay[4] 32

Year-end charts

Chart (2004) Position
Austrian Singles Chart[5] 9
Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart[6] 2
Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart[7] 4
French Airplay Chart[8] 20
French Club Chart[8] 27
French TV Music Videos Chart[8] 25
French Singles Chart[9] 3
German Singles Chart [10] 8
Swiss Singles Chart[11] 10

Decade-end charts

(2000–2009) Position
German Singles Chart[12] 63

Certifications

Country Certification Date Sales certified
Austria[13] Gold October 18, 2004 15,000
Belgium[14] Platinum July 24, 2004 50,000
France[15] Diamond September 28, 2005 750,000

Chart successions

Preceded by
"Never Leave You (Uh Oooh, Uh Oooh)" by Lumidee
Italian FIMI number-one single
September 27, 2003 - January 10, 2004 (16 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Shut Up" by The Black Eyed Peas
Preceded by
"1 Life" by Xandee
Belgian (Flanders) number-one single
April 10, 2004 - May 1, 2004 (4 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Fuck It (I Don't Want You Back)" by Eamon
Preceded by
"Femme Like U" by K'Maro
French SNEP number-one single
August 8, 2004 - September 19, 2004 (7 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Laissez-moi danser" by Star Academy 4
Preceded by
"Dragostea din tei" by O-Zone
German number-one single
September 10, 2004 - October 22, 2004 (7 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Call on Me" by Eric Prydz
Preceded by
"Dragostea din tei" by O-Zone
"Radio" by Robbie Williams
Eurochart Hot 100 number-one single
September 18, 2004 - October 16, 2004 (5 weeks)
October 30, 2004 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Radio" by Robbie Williams
"Call on Me" by Eric Prydz
Preceded by
"Dragostea din tei" by O-Zone
Austrian number-one single
September 19, 2004 - November 7, 2004 (8 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Call on Me" by Eric Prydz
Preceded by
"Femme Like U" by K'Maro
Swiss number-one single
October 3, 2004 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Femme Like U" by K'Maro

Frankie J version

"Obsession (No Es Amor)"
Single by Frankie J featuring Baby Bash
from the album The One
Released March 1, 2005
Format CD single
Recorded 2005
Genre Hip-Hop
Label Sony/Columbia
Producer Happy P
Certification Platinum (RIAA)
Frankie J singles chronology
"Suga Suga"
(2003)
"Obsession (No Es Amor)"
(2005)
"How to Deal"
(2006)
Baby Bash singles chronology
"That's My Lady (Money)"
(2005)
"Obsession (No Es Amor)"
(2005)
"Energy"
(2006)

In 2005, Mexican hip-hop performer Frankie J covered the song under the title "Obsession (No Es Amor)" featuring Baby Bash. The single peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was produced by Reggaeton Dominican producer Nely "El Arma Secreta". Model Vida Guerra made a cameo in the video as his love interest and object of his obsession.

Track listings

  1. "Obsession (No Es Amor)" (Album Version)
  2. "Obsession (No Es Amor)" (Not Gangster Version)
  3. "Obsession (No Es Amor)" (Sic Element Radio Mix)
  4. "Obsession (Luny Tunes Remix)" ft. Mr. Phillips (included in Mas Flow 2)

Chart positions

Charts (2005) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart[16] 5
New Zealand Singles Chart[16] 4
UK Singles Chart 38
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[17] 3
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs [17] 69
U.S. Billboard Hot Latin Tracks [17] 2
U.S. Billboard Latin Pop Airplay [17] 2
U.S. Billboard Latin Tropical Airplay [17] 2
U.S. Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 3
U.S. Billboard Dance Music/Club Play Singles [17] 2

References

  1. ^ "Best-selling singles of all time in France" (in French). Infodisc. http://www.infodisc.fr/S_ToutTemps.php?debut=400. Retrieved 7 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Obsesión", by 3rd Wish featuring Baby Bash, in French, Swiss and Austrian Lescharts.com (Retrieved April 29, 2008)
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Obsesión", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved April 29, 2008)
  4. ^ Billboard allmusic.com (Retrieved April 29, 2008)
  5. ^ 2004 Austrian Singles Chart Austriancharts.at (Retrieved April 29, 2008)
  6. ^ 2004 Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved April 29, 2008)
  7. ^ 2004 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved April 29, 2008)
  8. ^ a b c 2004 French Airplay and Video Charts Yacast.fr (Retrieved May 14, 2008)
  9. ^ 2004 French Singles Chart Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved April 29, 2008)
  10. ^ "Single Jahrescharts 2004" (in German). MTV. http://www.mtv.de/charts/Single_Jahrescharts_2004. Retrieved 16 January 2010. 
  11. ^ 2004 Swiss Singles Chart Hitparade.ch (Retrieved April 29, 2008)
  12. ^ http://www.rtl.de/cms/unterhaltung/tv-programm/show/die-ultimative-chartshow/hits-neue-jahrtausend-download.html
  13. ^ Austrian certifications ifpi.at (Retrieved April 24, 2008)
  14. ^ Belgian certifications Ultratop.be (Retrieved April 24, 2008)
  15. ^ French certifications Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved April 24, 2008)
  16. ^ a b "Obsession (No es Amor)", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved July 14, 2010)
  17. ^ a b c d e f Billboard allmusic.com (Retrieved July 14, 2010)

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