‘La apuesta’ is a Latin pop song recorded by Mexican recording artist Thalía featuring Erik Rubín and included in Thalía’s eleventh studio album ‘Habítame siempre’ as well as the upcoming 2013 live album ‘Viva Tour en Vivo’. The song was written by Beatríz Herraiz and produced by Armando Ávila. It will be released on October 22, 2013 as the first single off the live album ‘Viva Tour’. The single is a live version of the song recorded at the National Auditorium on April 26, 2013.
The lyrics are written by Beatríz Herraiz while the song is about a bet a guy made with his friends that he would date a certain girl, with whom he falls in love without expecting it. Thalía stated in the documentary included on the special re-edition of the album that the song is partially true, since she really had an affair with Erik Rubin when they were members of the same pop music group (Timbiriche) back in the ’80s. Thalía has also described it as a ‘nostalgic song’ that brings her many memories from her teen years. The track is produced by Armando Ávila.
The song was performed by Thalía and Erik Rubin for the first time on September 21, 2012 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. They also performed the song live in both Thalía’s concerts at the National Auditorium of Mexico, in April 26 and 27 respectively. Thalía’s concerts in Mexico were recorded and will be released on November 12, 2013 as a live CD/DVD ‘Viva Tour en Vivo’. The song ‘La apuesta’ was chosen to be the first promotional single from this live album, while at the same time it functions as the third official single from the album ‘Habítame siempre’.