Words Get In The Way

Album: Primitive Love (1986)
Charted: 5


  • Gloria Estefan wrote this song just after she had had a horrendous argument with her husband Emilio. After the song became a big hit he said, "We have to have more arguments."
  • This was featured in the 1996 romantic comedy-drama Jerry Maguire, starring Tom Cruise and Renee Zellweger.
  • This was used on the 1993 Melrose Place episode "Peanut Butter and Jealousy."
  • This was the band's first single to break into the Top 5 on the Adult Contemporary chart and hinted at Gloria's future success as a balladeer with songs like "Don't Wanna Lose You" and "I See Your Smile."

Comments: 3

  • Esskayess from Dallas, TxThe nice thing about 'fighting' is making up afterwards.
  • Bill from Pensacola, FlThis is one of those songs that you don't mind at all when it gets stuck in your head. She can sing to me all day too.
  • Guy from Woodinville, WaYeah, what a gorgeous song came out of that fight! Never get tired of it. If I was Emilio, she could sing that song to me any time.
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