" is the English version of "¿Quién será?
", a 1953 mambo
song by Mexican
composer and bandleader Pablo Beltrán Ruiz
. In 1954 the English
lyrics were written by Norman Gimbel
and recorded by Dean Martin
(his recording reached number fifteen on the Billboard magazine
best-seller chart and number six on the UK chart). Since then the song has been recorded and remixed by many artists (see discography below).
The English version begins: "When marimba rhythms start to play, dance with me, make me sway". Mexican version begins: "Quien será el que me quiere a mi? Quien será?, quien será?".
Selective list of recorded versions
- 1950s - Pablo Beltrán Y Su Orchestra
- 1950s - Perez Prado
- 1953 - Eileen Barton, on Coral Records, catalog number 61185, backed with "When Mama Calls"
- 1954 - Dean Martin, on Capitol Records, catalog number 2818, US 15, UK 6
- 1955 - Pedro Infante, on movie Escuela de vagabundos(1955) by Rogelio A. González
- 1959 - The Peanuts, on King Records
- 1960 - Bobby Rydell, UK 12
- 1960 - Perez Prado and Rosemary Clooney, from A Touch of Tabasco
- 1961 - Ben E. King, from Spanish Harlem
- 1963 - Julie London, from "Latin in a Satin Mood
- 1990 Bjork in album glin glo
- 1998 - Anita Kelsey, from the film Dark City
- 1999 - Shaft, titled "(Mucho Mambo) Sway"
- 1999 - Number Nine, from Mood Swings
- 2001 - Mellow Trax-Sway (Mucho Mambo)
- 2003 - Michael Bublé, from his self-titled album
- 2003 - Peter Cincotti
- 2004 - Jennifer Lopez, recorded "Sway" in English and Spanish in 2004 for Shall We Dance? but was replaced by the Pussycat Dolls' version. Spanish version is a bonus track on Lopez's album Como Ama Una Mujer
- 2004 - Pussycat Dolls, from the film Shall We Dance?
- 2004 - Arielle Dombasle, titled "Quien Sera (Sway)"
- 2004 - diam's, sample in the title "DJ" (with French lyrics)
- 2005 - Aaron Kwok, titled "飛" ("Sway" - Cantonese version)
- 2005 - Patrick Lindner on the album Gigolo
- 2006 - The Puppini Sisters
- 2007 - Amr Diab, titled "El Lilady" (in Arabic)
- 2007 - Santiago g, There For You - the EP (www.myspace.com/nmsantiago)
- 2007 - Melinda Doolittle on American Idol Season 6, Top 8 Round, Latin Week
- 2007 - Thomas "Tiger" Marion and the Shiny Lapel Trio, in a TV commercial for Kohl's department store.
- 2008- Rola Zaki, titled (Albi Daa) "2albi daa2" in Arabic and English.
- 2008 - Shaft - Sway 2008
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