The Latin Fury! Song Spotlight Series takes a closer look at the songs that are part of the show.
This song spotlight is on "Livin' La Vida Loca”!
Meaning “the crazy life” in Spanish, “Livin’ La Vida Loca” represented not only a breakthrough smash for Ricky Martin but it also set the tone for the Latin pop genre in the English language market.
Notable for being one of the early commercial hits to be recorded on Pro Tools, the dynamic energy of the song sent it to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 where it spent 5 straight weeks. “Livin’ La Vida Loca” also netted four Grammy Award nominations, while its equally frenetic music video, earned six nominations at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards.
Today, “Livin’ La Vida Loca” remains a quintessential Ricky Martin classic with over 8 million copies sold. Its instant recognition and exuberant style makes it a perfect match for the Latin Fury! as it’s a surefire way to get the crowd on its feet and ready to move along with us.
Here’s Latin Fury! performing “Livin’ La Vida Loca” from our PBS Special:
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