This sensitive ballad became very popular after the September 11 attacks on the US in 2001. It was a very big hit with Enrique's female fans.
Iglesias attributes the success of this to a combination of good lyrics, melody, and excellent production. He feels those 3 qualities need to work together to make a timeless hit.
Iglesias performed this at the 2001 Tribute To Heroes telethon, which aired Sept 21, and raised over $150 million for victims of the terrorist attacks.
This was a #1 Adult Contemporary hit in the US. It continues to get lots of play on "Lite Rock" radio stations.
Chrysler used this in a commercial for the 2002 Jeep Liberty.
This song featured prominently in the 2010 comedy movie Hot Tub Time Machine.
Iglesias said on VH1's Behind The Music: Enrique Iglesias regarding performing this song on A Tribute To Heroes: "That is the one moment in my career that I'll probably always remember, walking around that studio and seeing all these legends, there was no egos, it was about that moment and trying to help out and trying to make, trying to make it better with music. After I was done singing the song, looking around, everybody was crying. I almost felt like crying. It was unlike anything I've ever felt in my whole life."
The video, directed by Joseph Kahn, follows Iglesias as a criminal on the run with his girlfriend, played by Jennifer Love Hewitt. Actor Mickey Roarke plays one of his pursuers, who eventually kills him at the end of the video. The UK version gives a more hopeful outlook as Iglesias still moves his legs, implying he survives Roarke's attack. Other videos Kahn directed in 2001: U2's "Elevation
" and "Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of
," Papa Roach's "Between Angels And Insects
" and Garbage's "Cherry Lips (Go Baby Go!)
," to name a few.