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Gloria Estefan - Don't Wanna Lose You (1989)

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"Don't Wanna Lose You" is a song by American singer and songwriter Gloria Estefan. It was released on June 21, 1989 as the ...

"Don't Wanna Lose You" is a song by American singer and songwriter Gloria Estefan. It was released on June 21, 1989 as the first single by Epic Records from her debut solo album Cuts Both Ways (1989). The song is written by Estefan and produced by her husband, Emilio Estefan, Jr.. The song reached number one in the US, where it became her second number-one single on the US Billboard Hot 100 and was also certified Gold.

Critical reception

Matthew Hocter from Albumism wrote, "If ever a solo debut was to make its mark, this one well and truly did and this was never more evident than on the album’s lead single “Don’t Wanna Lose You”". AllMusic editor Jason Birchmeier said the song is "super". Another editor Jon O'Brien noted it as "beautiful". Maryann Scheufele from AXS commented that Estefan "inspires women to stand their ground and keep their love." Bill Coleman from Billboard stated that the "emotive slow number [are] showcasing the singer's sensitive vocal." Pip Ellwood-Hughes from Entertainment Focus described it as a "power ballad". Entertainment Weekly wrote in their review, that it "croon along smoothly". Music & Media called the song "a strong, melodic and well put together ballad that will undoubtedly do well." Pop Rescue said it sees Estefan "pitched against a wonderful synthscape and simple pop-rock beat. Occasional electric guitar chips in, but this is a song about giving Gloria enough space to sing her heartfelt lyrics over a somewhat minimal track."

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