Song's chords Bm, D, E, A, B, C♯m, Am, F♯m, G♯m
Album Greatest Hits
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"Coming Out of the Dark" is a single by American singer and songwriter Gloria Estefan. It was released in 1991 worldwide as the leading and first single of the album Into the Light, becoming the singer’s third number one in the U.S. This is the first single released after Estefan's tragic accident—an 18-wheeler rammed her tour bus, nearly causing the singer's death—when her "Get on Your Feet Tour" was in progress. It is also the first song that Estefan performed publicly after recovering. The song is inspired by the near-fatal accident and also is dedicated to Emilio Estefan, Jr., Gloria’s husband, who was with her until this dark time ended for the Estefans and their fans. The song is a soul ballad which includes the use of a choir. Among the voices in the choir are Gloria’s colleague, the Cuban singer Jon Secada, and the R&B singer Betty Wright (both had participated in backing vocals on Gloria’s album, Cuts Both Ways as well as Into the Light.) The song charted reaching the Canada Singles Chart at number 1, Dutch Singles Chart at number 15, German Singles Chart at number 45, Irish Singles Chart at number 16, Swiss Singles Chart at number 28, UK Singles Chart t number 25, the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 at number 1, the U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary at number 1, U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Singles at number 60, U.S. Billboard Hot Latin Songs at number 4 with the Spanish vesion "Desde la Oscuridad". The Spanish language version of the song was released to Latin-American radio stations and the considerable airplay it received took the song to the Top Five of the Hot Latin Songs chart. According to the Coming Out of the Dark Songfacts, the song's title was inspired by a phrase Gloria Estefan's husband had written on a piece of paper as a helicopter transported her for delicate surgery to repair her broken back after she was involved in a major motor accident. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.