Enrique Iglesias

featuring Sean Paul, Descemer Bueno, Gente De Zona

Sex and Love

March 28th, 2014

While at the club he sees her dancing and moving her body and he can feel it ‘speak’ to him, calling him over. He wants to stay with her and dance, hoping the night will never end.

Did you know?

  • The Spanish version features the Cuban artists Descemer Bueno and Gente de Zona, while the Spanglish version also features Jamaican singer Sean Paul.
  • Bailando translates to “Dancing” in English.
  • Music videos for both the Spanish and the Spanglish versions of "Bailando" were filmed in Santo Domingo.
  • The song became Enrique's 26th number 1 on the Hot Latin Songs Chart.
  • Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler was born May 8, 1975 in Madrid, Spain. He is the 3rd and last child of singer Julio Iglesias.
  • Following Spanish naming customs, Iglesias is his paternal family name and Preysler is his maternal family name.
  • Iglesias has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best selling Spanish language artists of all time.
  • Iglesias did not want his father to know about his plans for a musical career and did not want his famous surname to help advance his career. He borrowed money from his family nanny to record a demo cassette tape consisting of a Spanish song and two English songs. Approaching his father's former publicist, Fernán Martínez, the two promoted the songs under the stage name 'Enrique Martínez' with the backstory of being an unknown singer from Guatemala. 
  • Iglesias is fluent in Spanish and English. He understands a fair amount of Tagalog, his mother's native language, but is not fluent.
  • Shock jock Howard Stern repeatedly played a tape of a supposedly very off-key Iglesias on his radio show and accused Iglesias of not being able to sing live. On June 8, 2000, Iglesias sang the song live on Stern's show with just a guitar accompanying him. After the performance, Stern remarked, "I respect you for coming in here; you really can sing."
  • On July 4, 2007 Enrique became the first Western artist in 30 years to play a concert in Syria, where he performed for a sold-out crowd of 10,000 in the capital Damascus.