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|Studio album by|
|Studio||Kirios Studios Madrid, Ochoa Recordings San Juan|
|Genre||Rock, Rock 'n' roll, Latin rock, Latin pop|
|Label||PADOSA/ RCA Victor|
|Producer||Edgardo Díaz, Alejandro Monroy, Carlos Villa|
Quiero Ser (1981) is Menudo's ninth Spanish album and the second one released in 1981, featuring Ricky Meléndez, René Farrait, Johnny Lozada, Xavier Serbiá and Miguel Cancel. With this album, their popularity started rising all over Latin America.
|1.||"Mi Banda Toca Rock"||Ivano Fossati||3:00|
|2.||"Quiero Ser"||René Farrait||3:08|
|3.||"Rock En La TV"||Miguel Cancel||3:16|
|4.||"Bailemos En El Mar"||Miguel Cancel||3:17|
|6.||"Súbete A Mi Moto"||René Farrait||3:35|
|8.||"Solo Tú, Solo Yo"||Group||3:08|
|9.||"Enamorado del Amor"||Johnny Lozada||4:03|
|10.||"Me Voy a Enamoriscar"||Miguel Cancel||3:23|
(*) in Dominican Republic and Mexico: "Súbete a Mi Moto",
in Puerto Rico, Sube a mi Motora, in Brasil (Long Play and Tape) "Menudo Mania": "Sobe em Minha Moto", sung in Brazilian Portuguese by Ricky Meléndez and in English Motorcycle Dreamer first recorded by Miguel Cancel and then Ricky Meléndez in the album “Reaching Out”.
Adapted from album back cover
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