Song: Livin' la Vida Loca (1999)
Artist: Ricky Martin
Album: Ricky Martin
It's officially summertime, and "Livin' la Vida Loca" has been a song of every summer since 1999. It doesn't matter who you are; if you can't get down to this absolute banger, you don't deserve the gift of hearing.
IMO "Livin' La Vida Loca" 1000% belongs in the National Recording Registry in the Library of Congress. Umm, hello, "Livin la Vida Loca" only kicked down the door for Latin pop in mainstream American music. I'd say that's "culturally, historically, or aesthetically important, and/or inform or reflect life in the United States."
While Ricky Martin is by no means a one-hit-wonder, he hasn't had a Top 40 hit since 2001, and I'm talking EARLY '01, like basically 2000. You could've gotten pregnant to his last Top 40 hit the day it came out and had the baby before 9/11.
As an internet personality who has made a grand total of $120 (before taxes) off of the internet, I hate to give away such a great idea for free (even though that's what being a hashtag good guy is all about), but an updated gay version of "Livin' la Vida Loca" (and no that's not a redundant statement you cave person) would be a massive hit. Not only could it reflect Ricky's true self, but it could be updated for the approaching 50 crowd too! There's no dancing in the rain at his age. My only request is he keeps the "she'll take away your pain, like a bullet to the brain" line. Some things are just timeless. All you gotta do is drop the "s" and you're cookin'.