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Livin' La Vida Loca on Wikipedia
"Livin' la Vida Loca"
Livin' la vida loca cover.png
Single by Ricky Martin
from the album Ricky Martin
ReleasedMarch 23, 1999 (1999-03-23)
Format
  • CD single
  • CD maxi single
  • 12"
  • cassette
Recorded1998
Genre
  • Latin pop
  • dance-pop
Length4:03
LabelColumbia
Writer(s)
  • Robi Rosa
  • Desmond Child
  • Luis Gómez Escolar
Producer(s)
  • Desmond Child
  • Robi Rosa
Ricky Martin singles chronology

"Livin' la Vida Loca" is a number-one hit song by Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin. It was released on March 23, 1999 from Martin's self-titled debut English album (he had previously released several albums in Spanish). The song was composed by Desmond Child and Draco Rosa and topped the charts during 1999. La vida loca is Spanish for "the crazy life."

"Livin' la Vida Loca" is generally seen as the song that began the Latin pop explosion of 1999 and made the transition of other Spanish-speaking artists (first Enrique Iglesias, then later Shakira, Thalía, and Paulina Rubio) into the English-speaking market easier. Before this time, most non-Latino Americans had never heard of 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 U.S. music scene.[1] "Livin' la Vida Loca" sold over 8 million copies, making it one of the best selling singles of all time.

The song received various Grammy Awards nominations and Ricky Martin obtain enormous success inside the United States and worldwide. In 2007, the song was ranked at number 28 on the list of 100 Greatest Songs of the 90's by VH1.[2] It is Martin's signature song and still maintains a cult following.

Martin performed the song on second series of The Voice Australia with fellow judges Delta Goodrem, Joel Madden and Seal.

Contents

  • 1 Recording
  • 2 Music video
  • 3 Chart performance
  • 4 Awards
  • 5 Formats and track listings
  • 6 Charts
    • 6.1 Weekly charts
    • 6.2 Year-end charts
    • 6.3 Decade-end charts
  • 7 Certifications and sales
  • 8 Cover versions
  • 9 See also
  • 10 References
  • 11 External links

Recording

This song was the first U.S. number one single to be recorded without using then-conventional recording studio equipment; instead the track was created at Desmond Child's Gentlemen's Club Studio,[3] which utilizes a 64-track Pro Tools system.[4] The recording is also noted for its exceptional use of dynamic range compression to increase the track's perceived loudness.[5]

Music video

The video for "Livin' la Vida Loca", directed by Wayne Isham and starring Croatian model Nina Morić, was shot in Los Angeles in 1999. It aired later the same month, and received six nominations at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards including Video of the Year, Best Male Video, Best Choreography in a Video and Viewer's Choice. It won two primary awards for Best Pop Video, and Best Dance Video, and was voted three additional awards in the international Viewers Choice categories. It also won Ritmo Latino Music Award for Music Video of the Year.

The video features Ricky Martin performing in a pub with his band and hanging out with a lady (Nina Morić) at different locations. One scene shows several women taking their shirts off and perform choreographed dance moves while it rains; this scene coincides with the line in the pre-chorus "She'll make you take your clothes off and go dancing in the rain". Various snippets of the video seem to merge into each other, over the duration of the song. Towards the end of the video, Martin gets distracted by his lady partner while driving, causing another car to veer and hit a fire hydrant, releasing a fountain of water; this was also the first scene of the video.

Chart performance

"Livin' la Vida Loca" is Ricky Martin's biggest hit. It is his first number-one song on the Billboard Hot 100, remaining at number one in the United States for five consecutive weeks and ranking at number ten on the year-end chart of 1999. The single was certified Platinum for sales over one million physical copies in the US alone. It topped the Hot Latin Songs for nine weeks, and Latin Pop Songs for ten weeks. Although released long before the digital era, it has sold 502,000 digital copies in the US, becoming Martin's best-selling downloaded track.[6] On the Canadian RPM Top Singles the song stayed at the top for eight weeks, and on the Canadian Singles Chart for three weeks.

In the United Kingdom, "Livin' la Vida Loca" debuted at number one and stayed there for three weeks. It has sold 832,000 copies and was certified Platinum. The song also reached number one in Ireland and New Zealand. "Livin' la Vida Loca" peaked inside top ten around the world and was certified Platinum, Gold and Silver in various countries.

Cover versions

  • In 2017, the Ukrainian club project "#SiSiKe4" made its remix for this song, which is called "Ricky Martin - Livin' la Vida Loca (#SiSiKe4 Remix)"

See also

  • List of Adult Top 40 number-one songs of the 1990s
  • List of Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles of 1999
  • List of Billboard Mainstream Top 40 number-one songs of the 1990s
  • List of Billboard Rhythmic number-one songs of the 1990s
  • List of number-one Billboard Hot Latin Pop Airplay of 1999
  • List of number-one Billboard Hot Latin Tracks of 1999
  • List of number-one singles from the 1990s (New Zealand)
  • List of number-one singles of 1999 (Canada)
  • List of number-one singles of 1999 (Ireland)
  • List of RPM number-one dance singles of 1999
  • List of UK Singles Chart number ones of the 1990s
  • RPM Year-End

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External links

  • Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
   

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