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Livin' la Vida Loca

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NameLivin' la Vida Loca
ArtistRicky Martin
AlbumRicky Martin
ReleasedMarch 23, 1999
FormatCD single
GenreLatin pop, dance-pop, pop rock
LengthMain Version 4:03
Radio Version 3:39
SongwriterDesmond Child, Draco Rosa
ProducerDesmond Child, Draco Rosa
Previous single"Corazonado"
Next single"She's All I Ever Had"

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"Livin' la Vida Loca" (English: "Livin' the Crazy Life") is a song by Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin. It was released on March 23, 1999 from Martin's self-titled debut English album. The song was composed by Desmond Child and Draco Rosa and topped the charts during 1999. It received various Grammy Awards nominations and helped Ricky Martin obtain enormous success inside the United States and worldwide. In 2007, the song was ranked at number twenty-eight on the list of 100 Greatest Songs of the 90's by VH1. It is Martin's signature song.

"Livin' la Vida Loca" is generally seen as the song that began the Latin pop explosion of 1999 and made the transition of other Latin artists (first Jennifer Lopez and Enrique Iglesias, then later Shakira) into the English-speaking market easier. Before this time, most non-Latino Americans had never heard of Ricky Martin until what CNN reported was a show-stopping performance of "La Copa de la Vida" at the 41st Grammy Awards show, which became a catalyst in bringing Latin pop to the forefront of the US music scene.

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Preceded by
"Si Te Pudiera Mentir" by Marco Antonio Solís
Billboard Hot Latin Tracks number-one single
April 24, 1999 - June 19, 1999
Succeeded by
"No Me Ames" by Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony
Preceded by
"No Scrubs" by TLC
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
May 8, 1999 - June 5, 1999
Succeeded by
"If You Had My Love" by Jennifer Lopez
Preceded by
"I Want It That Way" by Backstreet Boys
RIANZ (New Zealand)
number-one single

June 20, 1999
Succeeded by
"You Needed Me" by Boyzone
Preceded by
"9pm (Till I Come)" by ATB
UK Singles Chart number-one single
July 11, 1999 - July 31, 1999
Succeeded by
"When You Say Nothing at All" by Ronan Keating

Charts :
Chart (1999) Peak
Australian Singles Chart 4
Austrian Singles Chart 7
Belgian Flanders Singles Chart 6
Belgian Wallonia Singles Chart 6
Canadian Singles Chart 1
Canadian RPM Top Singles 1
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary 1
Dutch Singles Chart 9
Finnish Singles Chart 5
Finnish Top 50 Hits 1
Finnish Airplay Chart 1
French Singles Chart 7
German Singles Chart 6
Irish Singles Chart 1
Japanese Oricon Singles Chart 56
New Zealand Singles Chart 1
Norwegian Singles Chart 2
Spanish Singles Chart 2
Swedish Singles Chart 4
Swiss Singles Chart 3
UK Singles Chart 1
US Billboard Hot 100 1
US Billboard Adult Contemporary 18
US Billboard Adult Pop Songs 1
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs 5
US Billboard Hot Latin Songs 1
US Billboard Latin Pop Songs 1
US Billboard Tropical Songs 2
US Billboard Pop Songs 1
US Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 1
Chart (2008) Peak
Italian Singles Chart 13

Year-end charts :
Chart (1999) Position
Australian Singles Chart 21
Belgian Flandres Singles Chart 35
Belgian Wallonia Singles Chart 40
Canadian RPM Top Singles 1
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary 14
Dutch Single Top 100 52
French Singles Chart 34
Swedish Singles Chart 12
Swiss Singles Chart 18
UK Singles Chart 6
US Billboard Hot 100 10
US Billboard Hot 100 Airplay 13
US Billboard Hot Singles Sales 9
US Billboard Adult Pop Songs 14
US Billboard Hot Dance Singles Sales 2
US Billboard Hot Latin Songs 5
US Billboard Latin Pop Songs 2
US Billboard Pop Songs 3
US Billboard Tropical Songs 8

Certifications :
Country Certification
Australia Platinum
Belgium Gold
France Silver
Germany Gold
New Zealand Gold
Norway Gold
Sweden Gold
United Kingdom Platinum
United States Platinum

Ricky Martin

Studio albums
In SpanishRicky Martin (1991) * Me Amarás (1993) * A Medio Vivir (1995) * Vuelve (1998) * Almas del Silencio (2003)
In EnglishRicky Martin (1999) * Sound Loaded (2000) * Life (2005)
Compilations albums
La Historia * The Best of Ricky Martin * Ricky Martin 17
Live albums
MTV Unplugged * Black & White Tour
Video releases
"One Night Only" * "The Video Collection" * "The European Tour" * "La Historia" * "MTV Unplugged" * "Black & White Tour " * "Ricky Martin 17"
Related articles
Discography * Awards * Videos * Live Music Videos * Menudo * Sony Music * Columbia * Latin pop * Ricky Martín Foundation |

Ricky Martin singles discography

Ricky Martin (1991)"Fuego Contra Fuego" * "El Amor de Mi Vida" * "Vuelo" * "Dime Que Me Quieres (Bring a Little Lovin')"
Me Amarás"Que Día Es Hoy" * "Me Amarás" * "Entre el Amor y los Halagos"
A Medio Vivir"María" * "Te Extraño, Te Olvido, Te Amo" * "Fuego de Noche, Nieve de Día" * "A Medio Vivir" * "Nada Es Imposible" * "Volverás" * "Corazón" * "¿Donde Estarás?"
Vuelve"No Importa la Distancia" * "Vuelve" * "La Copa de la Vida / The Cup of Life" * "La Bomba (Ricky Martin song)" * "Perdido sin Ti" * "Por Arriba, Por Abajo" * "Corazonado"
Ricky Martin (1999)"Livin' la Vida Loca" * "She's All I Ever Had / Bella" * "Shake Your Bon-Bon" * "Private Emotion"
Sound Loaded"She Bangs" * "Nobody Wants to Be Lonely / Sólo Quiero Amarte" * "Loaded / Dame Más" * "Amor"
Almas del Silencio"Jaleo" * "Tal Vez" * "Juramento" * "Asignatura Pendiente" * "Y Todo Queda en Nada"
Life"I Don't Care / Que Más Dá" * "Drop It on Me" * "It's Alright / Déjate Llevar"
MTV Unplugged"Tu Recuerdo" * "Pégate" * "Con Tu Nombre"
Other singles"Ask for More / Pide Mas" * "Non Siamo Soli (No Estamos Solos)" (duet with Eros Ramazzotti) * "Puedes Llegar" (with various artists) * "What More Can I Give (Todo Para Ti)" (with Michael Jackson and various artists) * "El Último Adiós (The Last Goodbye)" (with Latin artists) * "Somos El Mundo 25 Para Haiti" (with various artists)

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