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Livin' la Vida Loca

Single information
NameLivin' la Vida Loca
ArtistRicky Martin
AlbumRicky Martin
ReleasedMarch 23, 1999
FormatCD single
Recorded1998
GenreLatin pop, dance-pop, pop rock
LengthMain Version 4:03
Radio Version 3:39
LabelColumbia
SongwriterDesmond Child, Draco Rosa
ProducerDesmond Child, Draco Rosa
Previous single"Corazonado"
(1999)
Next single"She's All I Ever Had"
(1999)

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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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