Obtener Un Si

Obtener un sí

"Obtener Un Sí" (English: literally To Obtain a Yes, roughly translated as For me to Agree) is a song written by the Colombian musician Shakira for her fifth full Spanish language album, Fijación Oral Vol. 1, which was released on early 2005. The song is a tribute to the late 1950s Brazilian music style Bossa nova, since the singer is an admirer of the Brazilian musical culture. It's in the soundtrack of the Brazilians soap opera "Páginas da Vida" (Pages Of Life). It's the theme of the character "Carmen".

In the song lyrics, a woman advises her suitor to do nice things for her (like sending her flowers) so that he may "get a yes" from her if he asks her to be his date.

Chart performance

So far, "Obtener Un Sí" has peaked in Colombian Singles Chart at #69, and in the U.S. Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart at #48. Since the song was never released as an official single (it is the B-side to "Illegal"), it is probable that it has charted due to the success that "La Tortura" found on different radio formats.

Chart (2006) Peak
U.S. Hot Latin Tracks 48
Colombian Singles Charts 69

Song credits

  • Lyrics: Shakira
  • Music: Shakira, Lester Mendez
  • Vocals: Shakira


  • Producer: Shakira
  • Executive producer: Rick Rubin
  • Co-producer: Lester Mendez for Living Stereo


  • Recording Engineer: Mauricio Guerrero
  • Mix Engineer: Mauricio Guerrero
  • Programming: Lester Mendez



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