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"Almost Like Praying" is a single written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and recorded by him and numerous artists under the collective name Artists for Puerto Rico (including Camila Cabello).

Background Edit

The island, Puerto Rico was devastated in September 2017 by hurricane Maria, leaving the entire island without power and in shortage of food and medicine. Miranda’s family is from the island and has been working since the hurricane struck to help out the people in Puerto Rico. The song mentions all the towns in Puerto Rico.

On October 1, 2017, Miranda post a video on Twitter of Camila recording the song.[1]

Chart performance Edit

The song debuted at number 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the Billboard Digital Songs Sales chart, selling 111,000 downloads and achieving 5.2 million streams in its first week of availability in the US.[2]

Lyrics Edit

[Lin-Manuel Miranda]
Say it loud and there's music playing…
Say it soft and it's almost like praying
It's almost like praying
It's almost like praying
It's almost like praying
It's almost like—

[Luis Fonsi]
Cabo Rojo, Corozal, Naguabo, Guaynabo

[Marc Anthony]
San Lorenzo, San Germán, San Sebastián, mi viejo San Juan

[Camila Cabello, Anthony Ramos]
Isabela, Maricao, Fajardo, Dorado

[Ednita Nazario, Gilberto Santa Rosa]
Hormigueros, Humacao, Luquillo, Hatillo

[Ruben Blades, Juan Luis Guerra]
Vega Alta, Vega Baja, Toa Alta, Toa Baja, Mayagüez

[Joell Ortiz, John Leguizamo, Lin-Manuel Miranda]
Yes!

[Ruben Blades, Juan Luis Guerra]
Otra vez!

[Joell Ortiz, John Leguizamo, Lin-Manuel Miranda]
Yes!

[Ruben Blades, Juan Luis Guerra]
Aguadilla, Quebradillas, Guayanilla, Juana Díaz
Y Cayey, hey

[Lin-Manuel Miranda]
It's almost like praying

[Ruben Blades, Jennifer Lopez]
Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico…

[Jennifer Lopez]
Arecibo, Guánica, Culebra, Las Piedras

[Gilberto Santa Rosa]
Orocovis, Guayama

[Gilberto Santa Rosa, Rita Moreno]
Gurabo, Maunabo

[Ruben Blades, Dessa, Ana Villafañe]
Aguas Buenas, Salinas, Río Grande, Sabana Grande

[Tommy Torres]
Yabucoa, Florida

[Jennifer Lopez, Gloria Estefan]
Peñuelas, Santa Isabel

[Pedro Capó, Tommy Torres]
Naranjito, Barranquitas, Carolina, Aibonito, Bayamón

[Alex Lacamoire, Joell Ortiz, Lin-Manuel Miranda]
Hey!

[Pedro Capó, Tommy Torres]
Rincón

[Alex Lacamoire, Joell Ortiz, Lin-Manuel Miranda]
Hey!

[Pedro Capó, Tommy Torres]
Barceloneta, Las Marías, Comerío, Moca, Ponce, Manatí, Así

[Lin-Manuel Miranda]
It's almost like praying

[Camila Cabello]
Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

[Luis Fonsi]
Boricua, Boricua, Puerto Rico

[Fat Joe]
Yo, Utuado, Aguada, Adjuntas y Caguas

[PJ Sin Suela]
Canóvanas, Cataño, Juncos y Lajas

[Dessa]
Jayuya, Villalba, Arroyo, te amo

[Dessa, Fat Joe]
La cueva de Camuy, los baños de Coamo

[Gina Rodriguez]
Trujillo Alto, Ceiba, Ciales
La isla de Vieques, El grito de Lares

[Joell Ortiz]
Yauco

[Gina Rodriguez]
Cidra

[Joell Ortiz]
Añasco

[Gina Rodriguez]
Patillas

[Joell Ortiz, Gina Rodriguez]
Morovis, Loíza, lo hiciste

[Marc Anthony, Luis Fonsi]
Puerto Rico…

[Dessa]
Puerto Rico…

[Juan Luis Guerra]
Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico…

[Ednita Nazario]
Lai lo le lo le, le lo le lo lai…

[Joell Ortiz]
Puerto Rico!

[Marc Anthony, Luis Fonsi]
Puerto Rico…

[Gilberto Santa Rosa]
Puerto Rico, Borinquen, cien por treinta y cinco la isla completa
Sí somos Boricua, ha, ahora que se sepa

[Marc Anthony, Luis Fonsi]
Puerto Rico…

[Gloria Estefan]
Puerto Rico

[Rita Moreno]
Así es

[Gloria Estefan]
Puerto Rico

[Ruben Blades]
Puerto Rico

[Fat Joe]
Puerto Rico! Ho! Ho!

[Ruben Blades]
Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

[Ednita Nazario]
Tierra linda mía, yo te quiero

[Camila Cabello]
Oohhh

[Marc Anthony, Luis Fonsi]
Puerto Rico…

[Lin-Manuel Miranda]
And there's music, and there's music, and there's music playing-

[Camila Cabello]
Puerto Rico

[Marc Anthony]
Ay, Puerto Rico, eh
Mi Puerto Rico, ah

[Anthony Ramos]
Viva

[Jennifer Lopez]
Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

[Lin-Manuel Miranda]
Say it soft and it's almost like praying

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