Classic Hit Academy - Songs with Foreign Words in the Lyrics- Livin La Vida Loco – Ricky Martin

The title is in Spanglish – a mixture of Spanish and English – but it’s about as Spanish as Taco Bell.

This was by design.

Ricky Martin’s manager, had an idea that since there were radio stations that were playing songs that were going back and forth between English and Spanish. He calculated that there would be a market for a song that’s kind of both?’ If you look at ‘Livin’ La Vida Loca,’ there really is very little Spanish in it.

When the song was initially presented it to the record company, one of the top executive’s asked the songwriters to write the song title down in English. To they said, ‘It is in English.’ And in fact, when the first ads came out, label added Living the Crazy Life Underneath ‘Livin’ La Vida Loca,’ in parenthesis

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