This is the story of the song ‘For women like you’ by Pepe Aguilar

Pepe Aguilar and the story behind “For women like you”

The song “For women like you”interpreted by Pepe Aguilar, Not only has it established itself as one of the pillars within its vast discography, but it also carries a story of love and improvement that few know. This piece of music, which has moved thousands around the world, has its origins in the relationship between Pepe Aguilar and Aneliz Álvarez Alcaláwho since 1997 has been his wife and the mother of three of his children: Aneliz, Leonardo and Angela Aguilar.

The plot behind this success takes place in 1996, after Aguilar’s relationship with the singer Carmen Treviño ended and his romance with Aneliz Álvarez Alcalá began. At that time, they faced a crisis that put their relationship to the test. The woman decided to end the courtship, a situation that left Pepe in deep pain. Seeking solace, he approached Fato, a composer who, inspired by the emotional storm of his friend, wrote “Por mujeres como tú” in an impressive span of just 45 minutes.

Far from being immersed in sadness, this meeting became a creative session that would culminate in the creation of one of the most emblematic songs of the “Directo al Corazón” singer.

Aneliz Álvarez Alcalá, the inspiration behind one of Pepe Aguilar’s biggest hits. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Against all odds, Aneliz Álvarez Alcalá decided to give the relationship a second chance, a twist in the script that not only marked a personal triumph for the artist, but also generated one of the biggest hits of his musical career, part of an album that would exceed 2 million units sold.

The lines “I’m getting cold feet and he’s noticed it and that’s not very good for me. If I want to keep her in my arms, she better not see me suffer,” resonated beyond Aguilar’s personal story, touching the hearts of those who listen to the song.

The acclaimed artist Pepe Aguilar released his eighth studio album titled For women like you on July 28, 1998, under the seal of musart. This album, made up of ten songs, stands out for including songs like the one that gives its name to the album, written by well-known composers such as Fato, Manuel Eduardo Castro, Manuel Durán Durán, Ramon Ayala, Jorge Adam Torres and Alberto Chavezforming a mix of rhythms and emotions that have resonated with the public’s taste over the years.

Regarding the album credits, Pepe Aguilar Not only did he shine as a singer, but he also assumed the role of producer and general director, in addition to participating in keyboard performance.

Pepe Aguilar finds refuge in music after a painful breakup (EFE/French Toast Agency)

Behind the recording, mixing and mastering process was Carlos Ceballosalong with arrangers of the stature of Rigoberto Alfaro, Javier Carrillo and Homer Patron. The visual part of the album featured the photography of Adolfo Pérez Butróncomplemented by the flute melodies played by Francisco del Carmen and César Gómezwho contributed their talent to further enrich the listening experience of the album.

It is important to highlight the impact that this album had not only on the career of Pepe Aguilar, but also in regional Mexican music, further consolidating the singer’s status as one of the most important references of the genre. The songs included in For women like you, They cover themes related to love, heartbreak and reflection on personal relationships, elements that, without a doubt, have contributed to the emotional connection between the artist and his audience.

 
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