Nobody Wants to Be Lonely
"Nobody Wants to Be Lonely" is the second single released January 9, 2001, from Ricky Martin's second English album, Sound Loaded (album released by Columbia Records on November 14, 2000). Martin also recorded a Spanish version of this single, entitled "Sólo Quiero Amarte" ("I Only Want to Love You"). A duet version of the song was also recorded, featuring Christina Aguilera alongside Martin. This version was later included in four of Martin's compilations: The Best of Ricky Martin, 17, 17: Greatest Hits and Greatest Hits: Souvenir Edition. It was also included in the international version of Aguilera's greatest hits album Keeps Gettin' Better: A Decade of Hits.
Upon its release, the duet version of "Nobody Wants to Be Lonely" became a major worldwide hit. It reached number one in Hungary, New Zealand and Romania while topping the airplay charts of Finland and Poland. In Europe the song reached the top 10 in more than 10 countries, peaking within the top three in Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland and charting at number four on the UK Singles Chart. In North America the single peaked at number six on the Canadian Singles Chart and number 13 on the US Billboard Hot 100, topping three genre-specific Billboard charts in the process. The song was listed as the 65th greatest love song of all time by VH1.
Last Updated: September 26, 2021