Frankie Valli earns his first entry on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart as "Te Quiero Baby," with Chesca and Pitbull, bows at No. 40 on the Oct. 31-dated list. The nearly all-Spanish-language tune interpolates Valli's classic "Can't Take My Eyes Off You," which hit No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1967, and starts with Valli's original "I love you, baby" vocals.
"It's always great to be on the charts," Valli tells Billboard from his home in Los Angeles. "When I heard the record, I thought they'd done such a great job. It's amazing how this song has had so much light throughout the years."
"Te Quiero Baby" is also Valli's first new song to debut on a Billboard chart with a solo billing in more than 39 years, since "Heaven Above Me/Soul/Let It Be Whatever It Is" peaked at No. 11 on the Dance Club Songs chart in February 1981. In between, he had a notable presence on the hit remix of The 4 Seasons' "December 1963 (Oh, What a Night)," which rose to No. 8 on the Pop Songs airplay chart and No. 14 on the Hot 100 in 1994. (Valli, the famed group's lead singer dating to 1960, sings the bridge and background vocals on the song, which originally topped the Hot 100 for three weeks in 1976, with drummer Gerry Polci instead on lead vocals.)