The Cup Of Life

Album: Ricky Martin (1999)
Charted: 29 45
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  • This was written by Desmond Child and Robi Rosa, who also wrote Martin's hit "Livin' La Vida Loca."
  • Martin performed this at George W. Bush's inauguration party on January 18, 2001. Rosa, who helped write the song, was not pleased. He felt Bush was a bad choice for the Puerto Rican community and Martin should not have performed.
  • This was the theme song of the 1998 World Cup of soccer, which was held in France. Martin sang it at the opening ceremony, which gave him huge worldwide exposure.
  • "Cup Of Life" is a Spanglish version of Martin's Spanish-language song "La Copa De La Vida." With lyrics in English and Spanish, it was this version that was played on US radio.
  • Martin performed this at the 1999 Grammy Awards. Considered by many to be the highlight of the show, it introduced Martin to a new audience and made him an international star.
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  • Katt from Evansville, In... and Robbie Rosa was Ricky Martin's bandmate in... MENUDO!
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