Marc Anthony Ahora Quien | A song cannot convey more passion

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What are the ingredients of passion? We are going to unveil later the infallible recipe that Marc Anthony applies in his song Ahora Quien (Now who). We can only anticipate that few songs in history were sung in such a heartbreaking way as this one 🌹

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Marc Anthony Ahora Quien (Pop Version)

Marc Anthony Ahora Quien (Salsa Version)

Trembol | How can Ahora Quien convey so much passion?

When I first heard Ahora Quien (Now Who) I was in my twenties. Unlike most people, who preferred the salsa version for dancing, I was hooked on the Pop version. Why?

I guess I’ve always been moved by heart-wrenching songs.

‘Ahora Quien’ has all the elements to give you the creeps:

  1. A story of unrequited love.
  2. Beautiful music, highlighting the cello, violin and piano.
  3. And above all, Marc Anthony’s way of interpreting it. You feel the pain in every note he sings, it’s sheer passion!

Marc Anthony has an impressive command of his voice. He is able to make us melt or make us dance non-stop, as in Deja Que Te Bese with Alejandro Sanz.

Marc Anthony ‘Ahora Quien’ meaning:

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La canción cuenta la historia de un hombre al que su pareja ha dejado, tras enamorarle hasta los huesos.

En el tema el hombre le pregunta constantemente a ella quién será el próximo al que va a dejar el corazón destrozado.

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The song tells the story of a man who has been dumped by his partner, after falling completely in love with him.

The tune constantly asks her about the next mans whose heart she is going to break.

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1. The 2nd verse begins with a beautiful cello and is sung by Marc in a soft and sometimes whispered voice. Mesmerizing.

2. The chorus unleashes passion. Specially exciting is the part where he sings: “regalando el olor de tu piel (giving away the smell of your skin)“.

3. The song ends with a great instrumental part where you can hear the intensity of the violins and Marc’s voice. Goosebumps!

This is what it says | Marc Anthony Ahora Quien Lyrics in English

LYRICS IN SPANISH

LYRICS MARC ANTHONY | AHORA QUIEN | SPANISH

¿A quién van a engañar ahora tus brazos?
¿a quién van a mentirle ahora tus labios?
¿a quién vas a decirle ahora te amo?
y luego en el silencio le darás tu cuerpo
detendrás el tiempo sobre la almohada
pasaran mil horas en tu mirada
solo existirá la vida amándote.

¿Ahora quién?
¿Y quién te escribirá poemas y cartas?
¿y quién te contara sus miedos y faltas?
¿a quién le dejaras dormirse en tu espalda?
y luego en el silencio le dirás te quiero
detendrá su aliento sobre tu cara
perderá su rumbo en tu mirada
y se le olvidará la vida amándote.

¿Ahora quién?

¿Ahora quién si no soy yo?
Me miro y lloro en el espejo y me siento estúpido, ilógico
y luego te imagino toda regalando el olor de tu piel,
tus besos, tu sonrisa eterna
y hasta el alma en un beso, en un beso va el alma
Y en mi alma está el beso que pudo ser

¿Ahora quién, si no soy yo?
Me miro y lloro en el espejo y me siento estúpido, ilógico,
y luego te imagino toda regalando el olor de tu piel,
tus besos, tu sonrisa eterna
y hasta el alma en un beso, en un beso va el alma
Y en mi alma está el beso que pudo ser.

¡Oh! ¿ahora quién?

¿A quién le dejaras tu aroma en la cama?
¿A quién le quedara el recuerdo mañana?
¿A quién le pasaran las horas con calma?
Y luego en el silencio deseara tu cuerpo
Se detendrá el tiempo sobre su cara
Pasara mil horas en la ventana
Se le acabara la voz llamándote

¿Ahora quién?
¿Ahora quién?

¿Ahora quién, si no soy yo?
Me miro y lloro en el espejo y me siento estúpido, ilógico,
y luego te imagino toda regalando el olor de tu piel,
tus besos, tu sonrisa eterna
y hasta el alma en un beso, en un beso va el alma
Y en mi alma está el beso que pudo ser.

¡Oh!, tus besos, tu sonrisa eterna
y hasta el alma en un beso,
en un beso va el alma
Y en mi alma está el beso que pudo ser

¡Oh! ¿ahora quién?

Englihs lyrics

LYRICS MARC ANTHONY | AHORA QUIEN | ENGLISH

Who will your arms deceive now?
Who are your lips going to lie to now?
to whom will you now say I love you?
and then in the silence you’ll give her your body
you’ll stop time on the pillow
a thousand hours will pass in your eyes
there will only be life loving you.

Now who?
And who will write you poems and letters?
And who will tell you their fears and faults?
Who will you let sleep on your back?
and then in the silence you’ll tell him I love you
he’ll stop his breath on your face
he’ll lose his way in your gaze
and he’ll forget his life loving you.

Now who?

Now who if not me?
I look at myself and cry in the mirror and I feel stupid, illogical
and then I imagine you giving away the smell of your skin,
your kisses, your eternal smile
and even the soul in a kiss, the soul goes in a kiss
And in my soul is the kiss that could have been

Now who if not me?
I look at myself and cry in the mirror and I feel stupid, illogical
and then I imagine you giving away the smell of your skin,
your kisses, your eternal smile
and even the soul in a kiss, the soul goes in a kiss
And in my soul is the kiss that could have been

Oh! now who?

To whom will you leave your scent in bed?
Who will keep the memory tomorrow?
Who will spend the hours calmly?
And then in the silence he’ll long for your body
Time will stop on his face
He’ll spend a thousand hours at the window
He’ll run out of voice calling you

Now who?
Now who?

Now who if not me?
I look at myself and cry in the mirror and I feel stupid, illogical
and then I imagine you giving away the smell of your skin,
your kisses, your eternal smile
and even the soul in a kiss, the soul goes in a kiss
And in my soul is the kiss that could have been

Oh, your kisses, your eternal smile
and even the soul in a kiss,
the soul goes in a kiss
And in my soul is the kiss that could have been.

Oh, now who?

Songwriters: F Estefano Salgado / Julio Reyes / Publisher: © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC | Background Image: Marc Anthony Facebook Image

Did you know...?

As you know, ‘Ahora Quien’ has a Pop version and a Salsa version. Both have accumulated more than 350 million views on YouTube. Can you imagine which one wins? The Salsa one with 275M 🕺🏽

The song reached number 1 on the ‘Hot Latin Tracks‘ chart in 2004.

Y más | Marc Anthony at the Viña del Mar festival and baby version

Viña del Mar festival in Chile is one of the most famous in the world. Marc Anthony performed in 2009 leaving us a masterful interpretation of ‘Ahora Quien’ (you have it in the video).

We have found a funny version of Ahora Quien for babies. You know, if you have little ones at home 👶🏽, it’s a great way to introduce them to music.

Technical Note | Ahora Quien and the Salsa clave rhythm

  • The song is in the key of E minor and is played at 130 bits per minute.
  • In the Pop version of Ahora Quien, the instrumentation is common to this genre: piano, drums, guitar, bass and strings. There is also some other percussion instrumentation, such as a chime.

‘Ahora Quien’ chord progression

  • Verses: Em (x3) – Am – D7 (x2) – G – B7
  • Chorus: Em – Am (x2) – D7 – B7 – Em (x2) – Am (x2) – B7 – Em
  • Here are all chords.
salsa Clave

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What is the Salsa clave rhythm?

Let me explain it in parts, so it’s simpler:

🎼 What is the clave? The clave are 2 things: a percussion instrument consisting of a pair of short, wooden sticks (like the ones in the picture) and a rhythmic pattern that is played with those sticks or by other instruments that are marking the rhythm with accents and beats.

💃🏽 What is salsa? Salsa is a very danceable music genre that has its origins in the Cuban son and became popular in the 60s mainly among the Puerto Rican community in New York.

When we say salsa clave rhythm, we are referring to the rhythm of its music, which is the same as the Cuban son and is called “Son clave” or 3-2 (you can see it represented in the image in a 4 by 4 measure).

As a curiosity, we tell in Marc Anthony’s biography that when he started, he didn’t even know what the Salsa clave was 😜

If you want to know more about the history of salsa I recommend this article from Televisa (in Spanish) or this old article from Salsa Magazine (in English).

'Clave' instrument

Clave (Instrument)

salsa Clave
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