Quiero Bailar

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About Quiero Bailar

"Quiero Bailar" (English: "I Want To Dance") is a song by Puerto Rican reggaetón recording artist Ivy Queen, from the platinum edition of her third studio album, Diva (2003). It was composed by Queen alongside her then-husband Gran Omar, produced by Iván Joy and released as the lead single from the album in 2004. Lyrically, "the song talks about a guy expecting sex after a dance like it was a bad thing."The song along with the album Diva are considered to be an important factor to reggaeton's mainstream exposure in 2004 alongside Daddy Yankee's Barrio Fino and Tego Calderon's El Enemy de los Guasibiri. The song became the first Spanish-language song to reach #1 on Miami's WPOW Rhythmic Top 40 while reaching the Top 10 of the Billboard Latin Rhythm Airplay chart. An accompanying music video was filmed for the song. It features cameos from her ex-husband Omar Navarro, known artistically as Gran Omar. Ivy Queen performed the song as a part of the set of her 2008 World Tour which was held from the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico. 


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Ivy Queen

Martha Ivelisse Pesante (born March 4, 1972), known mononymously as Ivy Queen is a Puerto Rican singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. At an early age, Queen was fascinated with the underground world of latin hip hop. She was born in Añasco, Puerto Rico, but later moved with her parents to New York, New York where she would finish her public education. Though, shortly while she was a teenager, they moved back to her hometown of Añasco. When she was 18 years old, Queen moved to San Juan, Puerto Rico where she met record producer, DJ Negro, who helped her gain performing spots at a local restaurant/club called The Noise. There she would perform her first song "Somos Raperos Pero No Delincuentes". The Noise gained much attention due to their violent a… more »

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Genre Classification
"Quiero Bailar" by Ivy Queen is categorized as Reggaeton, a music genre that originated in Puerto Rico during the late 1990s. It is characterized by Latin-infused beats and Caribbean rhythm.
Album Information
"Quiero Bailar" is one of the hit tracks from Ivy Queen's third studio album, "Diva," which was released in 2003. This album is the one that propelled her to stardom and made her a prominent figure in the reggaeton music industry.
Song Theme
"Quiero Bailar" translates to "I want to dance." Ivy Queen poured her feelings about consent into this track. It focuses on a woman's right to have fun and dance without any obligation to a man.
Songwriting Credits
The song was written by Ivy Queen herself, pointing to her prowess not just as a singer but as a songwriter too.
Commercial Success
"Quiero Bailar" received significant airplay both in the United States and internationally. It later became one of Ivy Queen's signature songs and helped establish her presence in the reggaeton industry.
Musical Influence
The song's beat contains a sample from "The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)" by Las Ketchup, blending reggaeton sounds with pop elements.
Video Content
The music video for "Quiero Bailar" features Ivy Queen in various riotous dancefloor scenarios, further emphasizing the song's key message of female empowerment.
Awards and Recognition
"Quiero Bailar" was nominated for a Billboard Latin Music Award in 2004, just one year after its release. It didn't win the award but being nominated marked a significant achievement for the reggaeton genre.
Chart Performance
It became one of the first reggaeton singles to reach the Billboard charts in the United States.
Social Impact
Ivy Queen's "Quiero Bailar" marked a turning point for women in reggaeton, setting the precedent for more female involvement in the genre. It highlighted the strength and independence of women, shifting from the traditionally male-dominated themes.

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