The Best Thing About Me is You

Album: Música + Alma + Sexo (2010)
Charted: 74
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Songfacts®:

  • This is the first single from Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin's ninth studio and first bilingual album. The song features English singer Joss Stone.
  • Martin also recorded a Spanish language version of the song titled, "Lo Major De Mi Vida Eres Tu," with Spanish singer Natalia Jimenez.
  • The song was premiered on radio's Ryan Seacrest Show on November 2, 2010. Later the same day, Martin performed the song with Stone for the first time on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
  • The song was co-written and produced by longtime Ricky Martin collaborator Desmond Child, who has written hits for many other acts, including Bon Jovi, Cher, and Aerosmith. Their previous recordings together include Martin's hit singles "Cup of Life," "Livin' La Vida Loca" and "She Bangs."
  • "The Best Thing" reached #1 on the Latin Pop Songs chart, enabling Joss Stone to become the first Englishwoman of non-Hispanic origin to top that particular chart.
  • Martin explained to Billboard magazine how this song was inspired by Bobby McFerrin's 1988 hit: "I told Desmond - and I'm not making comparisons - but 'Don't Worry Be Happy' is great. That's how this song came to be. From being in a very cool place in my life."

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