"Impacto" (English: Impact) is the first single by Puerto Rican reggaeton performer Daddy Yankee from his fifth studio album El Cartel: The Big Boss. It was released on April 12, 2007 by El Cartel Records. "Impacto" was nominated for Song of the Year at the Premios Lo Nuestro 2008. The official remix features American singer Fergie.

Song information

The song was produced by Scott Storch and reggaeton producer Tainy.[9] There is also a remix featuring Fergie, which is also featured in the same album and features more spanglish lyrics than the original version. Additionally, the song is featured in the EA Sports game Madden 08,[10] Rockstar game Grand Theft Auto IV and Harmonix Music Systems game Dance Central 2. Daddy Yankee made another remix of "Impacto" featuring the reggaeton group Casa de Leones.[11]

Music video

According to an interview by Primer Impacto news, who were on the set of the remix version video, Daddy Yankee says there will be two videos, one for the remix featuring pop/R&B singer Fergie and a second for the original. The original video features many cities including London, Tokyo, New York, San Juan and Tegucigalpa City. The remix video includes bits and pieces from the original video, adding Fergie and her parts.[12]

The video premiered on Total Request Live on May 8, 2007, and reached number 1.[13] The remix has been viewed more than 13 million times on YouTube[14] with the original being viewed more than 3 million times,[15] adding up to more than 16 million views. The music video earned the Lo Nuestro Award for Video of the Year.[16]

Track listing and formats

US CD promo
  1. "Impacto" (Album Version)
  2. "Impacto" (Instrumental Version)
  3. "Impacto" (Clean Remix) (featuring Fergie)
  4. "Impacto" (Dirty Remix) (featuring Fergie)
US CD single
  1. "Impacto" (Album Version)
  2. "Impacto" (Remix) (featuring Fergie)
  3. (B-side)
  4. "Impacto" (music video)

Chart performance

Chart (2007)Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[17]56
U.S. Pop 100 (Billboard)[18]54
U.S. Hot RingMasters (Billboard)[19]35
U.S. Hot Latin Songs (Billboard)[20]2
U.S. Latin Rhythm Airplay (Billboard)[21]1
U.S. Latin Tropical Airplay (Billboard)7
Venezuela Pop Rock (Record Report)[23]1
Venezuela Top Latino (Record Report)[24]3
  • Only the official remix with Fergie was able to gain chart success, the original did not.

Media appearances

Video games
Other media
  • The song was used for a 2007's Pepsi commercial.