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Ricky Martin

Ricky MartinAudio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (442 customer reviews)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Livin' La Vida LocaRicky Martin 4:03$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Spanish EyesRicky Martin 4:05$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. She's All I Ever HadRicky Martin 4:55$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Shake Your Bon-BonRicky Martin 3:12$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Be Careful (Cuidado Con Mi Corazón)Ricky Martin & Madonna 4:02$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. I Am Made Of YouRicky Martin 4:39$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Love You For A DayRicky Martin 3:45$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Private Emotion (Ricky Martin & Meja)Ricky Martin feat. Meja 4:01$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. La Copa de la Vida (La Cancion Oficial de la Copa Mundial, Francia '98) (Spanglish Radio Edit)Ricky Martin 4:37$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. You Stay With MeRicky Martin 4:12$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Livin' La Vida Loca (Spanish Version)Ricky Martin 4:03$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. I Count The MinutesRicky Martin 4:17$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. Bella (She's All I Ever Had)Ricky Martin 4:54$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. María (Pablo Flores Spanglish Radio Edit)Ricky Martin 4:31$1.29  Buy MP3 

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Both a GRAMMY and Multiple LATIN GRAMMY winner, Ricky Martin is the leading Latin Music figure of his generation - beloved by fans worldwide for his instinctive understanding of rhythm, passion for performing, and equal compassion for giving.

Already accustomed to the spotlight from the five years he spent in Menudo, Ricky Martin set-off on his own musical path with the 1991 release of ... Read more in Amazon's Ricky Martin Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 11, 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B00000IX6H
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (442 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,063 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Product Description

Puerto Rican superstar Ricky Martin's self-titled first English-language album is a triumph of an omnivorous world-pop sensibility--but more important is that at its best, it's a real kick. The first single, "Livin' la Vida Loca," employs a revved-up ska tempo to praise a girl whose "lips are devil red [and] skin's the color of mocha." Martin is no less irresistible on the disc's other uptempo numbers, such as "Spanish Eyes," "The Cup of Life" (the 1998 World Cup theme which with he stole the Grammy telecast a few months before this CD's release), and the Soul Coughing-indebted "Shake Your Bon Bon." Ricky Martin loses momentum with its draggier ballads--even the much-touted Madonna duet, "Be Careful (Cuidade con Mi Corazon)," doesn't spark--but overall, it deserves its inevitable multiplatinum success. --Rickey Wright

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ricky deserves more credit November 11, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Back in 1999, Puerto Rican heartthrob Ricky Martin burst onto the mainstream music scene in hopes in proving to the world that he is far more than just a young, sappy Spanish crooner with a pretty face. "Livin' La Vida Loca," although somewhat corny and sugary, conveyed Latin pop perfectly, with its exuberant blend of horns, percussion, guitar riffs, and a catchy, repeatable chorus that can easily be glued inside one's ears. (Of course, Gloria Estefan originally opened the door in the 1980s). Sure, Ricky occasionally wears tight leather pants and shakes his behind like he is God's gift to the world, but the guy has an unprecedented amount of charisma and passion that his peers cannot contend with. Since the hey-days of "Loca," Martin went on to create a sophomore English-language album in 2000 ("Sound Loaded") that is even greater-material-wise-than its predecessor. In addition, he released a Spanish hits collection ("La Historia," 2002) and a subsequent album in his native language ("Almas Del Silenco," 2003) that is perhaps his best album, musically and lyrically, yet. Whenever Martin sings or is on stage, one can feel not only his presence, but also his soul. Believe it or not, Ricky can sing -- and well, too. For being a male singer, he transcends emotion extremely well (perhaps it's a Latin thing). He may not be a songwriter, but his voice and personality shine all on its own. Martin has forever stayed true to himself (his faithful Spanish followers know first hand) and has not let the media destroy him due to his questionable orientation. Every artist, at one point or another, has recorded cheesy songs with commercial appeal; it's natural. However, digging farther into his vast catalogue of material, one will find some of the best Latin/pop music ever created. Read more ›
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not half bad October 20, 1999
Format:Audio CD
I put off buying this cd for a long time. I hadn't heard very good things about it and I was getting so sick of "La Vida Loca". About a month ago when they started playing "Cup of Life" I almost gave in, but yet I still held back from buying this. Finally last week I heard "Shake Your Bon-Bon" and I finally decided it was time to see if this cd was worth the sticker price. I was not at all disappointed. The music is lively and fun for the most part but there are a few slower songs near the end that kinda bring down the cd's energy level. The Madonna duet song "Be Careful" was an interesting idea, but after a promising beginning it doesn't seem to know when to end. Stick to the faster cuts like "Spanish Eyes", "Shake Your Bon-Bon", "Love For a Day", "The Cup of Life", and "Maria" and you won't be sorry you bought this hugely popular jugernaut of pop culture.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Four good songs out of fourteen December 9, 1999
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Format:Audio CD
Out of the fourteen songs Ricky has four good ones: Cuidado Con me Corazon, Livin the vida loca (spanish), Cup of Life, and Maria. All the spanish language songs. I don't think his cross over shows what a talent he is. When I saw him in concert it was the same he seemed restained and artifical in english while his latin numbers were really hot. A real let down after Vuelve. On which every track is great.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this CD January 11, 2000
Format:Audio CD
I think this cd is incredible. It's not very often that I can listen to the same cd all the way through, over and over. From the sexy, passionate "Spanish Eyes" to fun, dancey "Shake Your Bon Bon" and even the inspirational "Private Emotion"; there is a different song for any mood I am in. The variety is great and so are the actual songs.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars FUN INFECTIOUS POP December 13, 1999
Format:Audio CD
I was a little leery of this record when I got it as a gift -- but you know what, it is FUN to listen to and gets under your skin. Everybody knows Ricky Martin is not the best vocalist in the world, it is his live performances and good looks that get everyone hot and bothered -- but the production on this album is very, very good, and there are some terrific melodies, especially Diane Warren's I COUNT THE MINUTES, which is superbly arranged. It's a fun, good pop album, and has that Latin kick which is always fun to dance to -- put it on at a party and BAM! your party is a success!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Livin' la vida mediocre, but still enjoyable October 25, 2000
Format:Audio CD
As a longtime fan of Ricky Martin, I was excited when I found out that he was releasing a new album, but I was concerned he would lose some of his passion when singing in English.
A friend bought me this CD, and, though I initially listened to it with somewhat lowered expectations, it turned out to be pretty good. This self-titled album contains some enjoyable tracks, including the catchy "Shake Your Bon Bon," English and Spanish versions of the enjoyable, if overplayed, "Livin' La Vida Loca," and new English versions of some hits from his previous CDs.
"She's All I Ever Had," and "Bella", its Spanish counterpart, are worthwhile tracks as well. But, as others have mentioned, most of the other ballads are kind of weak and unmemorable.
If you're looking for a dose of the gorgeous and charismatic Ricky combined with more solid material, I would recommend you look to "Vuelve," which seems to have less of a "disposable pop" sound, or "A Medio Vivir," which shows that Ricky Martin really is capable of singing some great ballads. I hope that his future recordings follow the tradition of those recordings, rather continue in this slightly "Boy Band"-ish style.
Este disco contiene unos cantos pegadizos, como "Livin' La Vida Loca" y "Shake Your Bon Bon." "Bella" (pista 13) es un tema mas tranquilo, pero si vale la pena escucharla, pues es muuuy linda. Cantadas en ingles, sus canciones mas bailables siguen tan buenas como siempre, pero sus baladas faltan la pasion de antes.
Si no conoces la musica de Ricky Martin, te recomiendo que escuches primero uno de sus discos anteriores, de los cuales creo que "Vuelve" y "A Medio Vivir" son los mejores.
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1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Published 9 days ago by annette falcon
3.0 out of 5 stars ... this for a few of the songs that I like. I have to be in the mood...
I bought this for a few of the songs that I like. I have to be in the mood for this type of music. Since I can't find it in store's I use Amazon. Read more
Published 25 days ago by Elizabeth Schoonover
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
loved it
Published 3 months ago by Susan R. Warneck
5.0 out of 5 stars I like to use this CD when traveling when I get ...
I like to use this CD when traveling when I get sleepy. I bought this for a BFF who drives a lot. We were co-workers for about 6 years. She drives and takes a lot of trips. Read more
Published 4 months ago by SweetCaroline
5.0 out of 5 stars Ricky Martin CD
Great song selection fast delivery. I listen to this CD often in my vehicle. I love the songs selection that comes with this CD.
Published 5 months ago by Manuel Muro Sr.
5.0 out of 5 stars Still classic latin rock
Perhaps the best of its musical genre, even considering the pop-icon status.
The lead song will probably be re-discovered over the years.
Published 5 months ago by E. W. Gates
5.0 out of 5 stars Ricky rocks
I could listen to this CD over and over. I will order more in the future. I have nothing more to say.
Published 9 months ago by marisa rios
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellet
This is my sencond favorite Ricky Marting CD after Vuelve. I need it because I lost the original one I bought back in 2003. I never get tired of him he is excellent.
Published 19 months ago by Mario's Review
4.0 out of 5 stars Latin dance
Although not my favorite collection ever, this is one of Ricky's better albums. Buy it if it is sold for cheap.
Published 23 months ago by Mark J. House
4.0 out of 5 stars Ricky Martin (1999) Special Asia Edition
Very good this limited edition release of Ricky Martin (1999) released only in Asia. The CD comes in a cardboard box containing 12 stickers and postcards. Read more
Published on March 15, 2011 by Gilliardi Marinho
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