Don’t cry for me Argentina

(Written by Tim Rice/Andrew Lloyd Webber. Producer: Nigel Wright/Andrew Lloyd Webber/Alan Parker/David Caddick)
Released by Warner Bros. in February 11, 1997

Found in:
Evita OST (1996)

Certification: None
Soundscan: 296,000 copies (06/2006)   

Live performances:
The Sticky & Sweet  Tour in Buenos Aires (2008)

CHART RUNS:

Billboard Hot 100
Debut Date: February 22, 1997
Peak date: March 1, 1997
Final week on chart: June 7, 1997
Peak: #8
Chart run: 17-8-9-10-13-29-31-41-53-68-73-85-91-89-93-98-off (16 weeks)

Hot 100 Single Sales
Debut date: March 1, 1997
Peak date: March 1, 1997
Final week on chart: May 3, 1997
Peak: #11
Chart run:
 11-16-20-28-33-41-45-54-61-66-off (10 weeks)

Hot 100 Airplay
Debut date: December 28, 1996
Peak date: February 8-15, 1997
Final week on chart: April 19, 1997
Peak: #5 (2 weeks)
Chart run: 67-40-31-28-18-8-5-5-6-7-8-10-19-24-28-45-62
-off (17 weeks)

Adult Contemporary
Debut date: February 15, 1997
Peak date: February 22-March 8, 1997
Final week on chart: March 29, 1997
Peak: #21
Chart run: 26-21-21-21-22-off-30-off (6 weeks)

Hot Dance Music/Club Play
Debut date: January 18, 1997
Peak date: February 22, 1997
Final week on chart: March 29, 1997
Peak: #1 (1 week)
Chart run: 43-24-16-10-4-1-6-9-12-16-33-off (11 weeks)

Hot Dance Music/Maxi Singles Sales
Debut date: February 22, 1997
Peak date: March 1, 1997
Final week on chart: June 14, 1997
Peak: #1 (1 week)
Chart run: 22-1-2-2-3-5-6-9-14-16-21-23-43-37-45-49-49-off (17 weeks)

Top 40 Mainstream
Debut Date: January 11, 1997
Peak Date: February 22, 1997
Final Week on Chart: April 19, 1997
Peak Position: #7
Chart run: 33-28-24-11-8-8-7-7-7-8-16-19-29-39-40-off (15 weeks)

Rhythmic Top 40
Debut Date: January 18, 1997
Peak Date: February 15, 1997
Final Week on Chart: March 29, 1997
Peak Position: #14
Chart run: 38-29-23-18-14-18-21-23-28-34-39-off (11 weeks)

Adult Top 40
Debut Date: January 25, 1997
Peak Date: February 22, 1997
Final Week on Chart: April 12, 1997
Peak Position: #14
Chart run: 36-25-21-16-14-14-17-21-23-24-29-39-off (12 weeks)

UK Official Top 100 Singles
Debut date: December 28, 1996
Peak date: December 28, 1996
Sales: 340,000 copies (Aug 2008)
Sales Peak: #3
Airplay Peak: #3
Final week on chart: March 15, 1997
Chart run: 3-5-10-5-7-12-21-34-35-51-62-73
-off (12 weeks)

Rest of the world
Australia: #9
Austria: #3
Belgium (Flanders): #5
Belgium (Wallonia): #2
Canada: #14
Eurochart Hot 100 Singles: #1
Finland: #8
France: #1
Germany: #3
Ireland: #9
Italy: #2

Netherlands: #1
Norway: #9
Spain: #1
Sweden: #9
Switzerland: #4

“Don’t cry for me Agentina” was the second single released from the Soundtrack to the film adaptation of the Broadway musical “Evita”. It is her 48th single release overall and 40th in the United States. Madonna’s take on the Broadway classic proved to be a hit with critics, where she earned great reviews, and a hit on the charts, turning a ballad into a dancefloor hit and a number one single in several countries. It also helped to spark interest on the Original Soundtrack. No new video was created for the song, instead the original foorate from the fils was used as the official music video.

Madonna has performed this song on tour only at the Sticky & Sweet Tour in Buenos Aires, Argentina. What she probably doesn’t know is that this song is widely hated in Argentina by those who oppose Perón’s political party and by no means is an Argentinian patriotic chant. 


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