My 90s Playlist
My 90s Playlist
Oct 27, 2020
TRACK 3: "Livin' La Vida Loca" by Ricky Martin
46 min

Track three is where you kick it up a notch. Add some horns, upbeat vocals, and the tradition of America “discovering” Latin music every decade or so, and you have the smash hit of 1999. But don’t take our word for it: let’s have the writer of Livin’ La Vida Loca and a professor of Latinx studies explain Ricky Martin's importance! You’re living la vida loca if you don’t have this track on your mixtape.


- Hosts: Tracy Clayton and Akoto Ofori-Atta

- Guests: Desmond Child and Professor María Elena Cepeda of Williams College

- Lead Producer: Eric Silver

- Editor: Brandon Grugle

- Executive Producers: Amanda McLoughlin and Tracy Clayton

- Produced by: Multitude & Sony Music

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The 90s are back in so many ways, but our favorite tracks never left. My 90s Playlist breaks down why we love the hits of the 90s so much, what made our favorite songs so popular back then, and why we are so nostalgic for them now. Throughout the season, our hosts Tracy Clayton and Akoto Ofori-Atta will celebrate their picks for a quintessential 90s playlist and explore the work of Backstreet Boys, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, A Tribe Called Quest and more!

Track Info

Track Name: Livin’ La Vida Loca

Artist: Ricky Martin

Album: Ricky Martin

Written By: Desmond Child and Draco Rosa

Produced By: Desmond Child

Topics Discussed

Latin Explosions, Rumba, Time Magazine, The Cup of Life, La Copa de la Vida, Menudo, 41st Annual Grammy Awards, Desmond Child

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