Curious anecdote about how Juan Luis Guerra wrote one of Luis Miguel's greatest hits

Curious anecdote about how Juan Luis Guerra wrote one of Luis Miguel's greatest hits

Check out the particular story behind this hit by Luismi, which is undoubtedly one of the most beloved songs by his fans, and which is a must in each of his concerts.

Luis Miguel is one of the most influential Latin American artists in history and there is no doubt about that. He has a large number of hit songs, with musical styles ranging from classic ballads, pop, boleros, tangos, jazz, big band and even mariachi.

As is often the case with many artists, some of his songs are compositions of other great musicians. For example, the Dominican Juan Luis Guerra has done this for many artists. The singer, with several years of experience, wrote 'Hasta que me olvides', which Luismi was able to turn into a hit.

'Hasta que me olvides' is included in the 1993 album Aries, which was Luismi's ninth studio album. The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart in the United States, becoming his tenth number one song on that chart.

But there is a curious story about its creation, and it was recently revealed: the Dominican wrote it on a napkin, in a meeting he had with Luismi and other show business personalities.

It was an afternoon in 1990 when Juan Luis Guerra visited Jaime Camil Garza in Acapulco, Mexico. Luis Miguel was also there. In the middle of the meal, Juan Luis Guerra wrote the song, as the muse came to him out of the blue, and it had been going around in his head for days. The rest is history: Luis Miguel recorded it and it was a worldwide hit.

Alejandro Peña

Journalist, broadcaster and creative editor+ info

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