Te Quiero (Flex song)

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"Te Quiero"
Flex-Te Quiero (US Cover).jpg
Single by Flex
from the album Te Quiero: Romantic Style in da World
ReleasedSeptember 28, 2006
Genre Reggaeton
Length3:17
Label EMI Latin
Songwriter(s) Félix Danilo Gómez
Producer(s)
Flex singles chronology
"Te Quiero"
(2006)
"Escápate"
(2007)

"Te Quiero" (English: "I Want You") is the debut single by Panamanian singer Flex from his debut studio album Te Quiero: Romantic Style in da World released on September 28, 2007. In 2008, the number serves as main-theme of Mexican telenovela Central de Abastos. It won the Billboard Latin Music Award for Latin Rhythm Airplay Song of the Year in 2009. [1]

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Music video

A music video for the song was directed by Conrado Martínez. It was filmed in Mexico City on September 7 and released on September 10, 2007. [2]

Chart performance

The song topped the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks, Latin Tropical Airplay and Latin Rhythm Airplay charts in the United States and charts in Mexico. It also charted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 86, becoming Flex's most successful single to date. "Te Quiero" ranked fourth at the Hot Latin Songs twenty-fifth anniversary chart. [3]

Charts

Weekly charts

Chart (2007–2008)Peak
position
Mexico (Monitor Latino) [4] 1
US Billboard Hot 100 [5] 86
US Hot Latin Songs ( Billboard ) [6] 1
US Latin Pop Airplay ( Billboard ) [7] 3
US Latin Rhythm Airplay ( Billboard ) [8] 1
US Regional Mexican Airplay ( Billboard ) [9] 1
US Tropical Airplay ( Billboard ) [10] 7

All-time charts

Chart (2021)Position
US Hot Latin Songs (Billboard) [11] 6

Certifications

RegionCertification Certified units/sales
Mexico (AMPROFON) [12] 2× Platinum120,000*
Mexico (AMPROFON) [12]
Ringtone
Diamond+Gold260,000*

* Sales figures based on certification alone.

Remix

"Te Quiero (Spanglish Version)"
Te Quiero Maxi Single (Cover).jpg
Single by Flex featuring Belinda
from the album Te Quiero: Romantic Style in da World and La Evolución Romantic Style
ReleasedMay 13, 2008
Recorded2008
Genre Reggaeton
Length3:23
Label EMI Latin
Songwriter(s) Félix Danilo Gómez
Producer(s)
Flex singles chronology
"Por Ti Baby"
(2008)
"Te Quiero (Spanglish Version)"
(2008)
"Dime Si Te Vas Con Él"
(2009)
Belinda singles chronology
"See A Little Light"
(2008)
""Te Quiero
(Remix)"
"
(2008)
"Sal de Mi Piel"
(2009)

An acoustic and Spanglish version with singer Belinda were recorded for the fan edition of Te Quiero: Romantic Style in da World , the Spanglish version was released as the fourth and final single from the album on May 13, 2009. A music video features Belinda was also released as part of promotion of the single. The song was well received on radio stations from Mexico.

Other remixes

A remix with singer Arcángel and another with Thiaguinho were recorded but not included on any edition of the album.

Track listing

Maxi single [13]

  1. "Te Quiero" – 3:16
  2. "Te Quiero" (Spanglish Version) (featuring Belinda) – 3:23
  3. "Te Quiero" (Acoustic Version) (featuring Belinda) – 2:48

See also

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"Te Quiero" (music video) on YouTube
"Te Quiero" (spanglish with Belinda) (music video) on YouTube