I See Your Smile

Album: Gloria Estefan Greatest Hits (1992)
Charted: 49 48
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  • With the help of fellow Cuban American singer-songwriter Jon Secada and composer Miguel Morejon, Gloria dug into her past for this pop ballad about pining for a relationship that seems impossible. It was inspired by her budding romance with future husband Emilio Estefan Jr. when they performed together with the Miami Sound Machine.

    She explained to Entertainment Weekly: "It's about trying to say something to someone about what you're feeling. Emilio and I felt very attracted to each other early on, but we were afraid, because of the band, to mess things up."
  • To give the track a modern feel in 2015, Gloria nixed the synthesizer riffs and made the song a duet for On Your Feet!, the Broadway musical based on her life. Ana Villafañe starred as Gloria, while Josh Segarra played Emilio.
  • The music video shows Gloria driving around Miami, Florida in a convertible and sitting by herself in a diner. The clip ends on a cliffhanger as someone approaches the table and Gloria gives the camera a smile. A second version reveals the mystery man to be a waiter, played by actor Andy Garcia.
  • This landed at #3 on the US Adult Contemporary chart.
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