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A few hours after the inauguration of the biggest soccer party of this 2022, social networks went crazy with the name of Ricky Martinand it is that many remembered the song that he interpreted for the 1988 FIFA World Cup in France and assured that up to now it is the best that has been done.
With endless mentions on Twitter and more than 20 years after that World Cup, the Puerto Rican was once again the topic of conversation for ‘The Cup of Life’, a topic that catapulted him to the last corner of the planet when he began to generate fame outside his country as soloist. And it is worth noting that in recent months the song composed for Qatar 2022 has not been heard much, in addition to the fact that the rejection of several artists to be at the opening of the sports fair has attracted more attention.
Beyond the ‘Waka Waka’ of Shakira In the 2010 Africa World Cup, ‘The Cup of Life’ is being considered the best of the World Cups. But, let’s talk about the figures that surrounded the song performed by ricky marin and composed by Luis Gomez School, Desmond Child Y Robi Draco Rose. That “You and me! Allez, allez, allez” generated many numbers, for example it went gold and platinum throughout Europe and peaked at #45 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Even, according to various international publications, when Ricky Martin presented it live at the 1999 American Grammys, that is, a year after France 1998, other figures such as Madonna Y The Rolling Stones They called him on the phone to congratulate him. “I have to admit that the challenge made me a little nervous, but the enormous growth potential for my career was such that I decided to accept it,” the singer revealed in a biography.
It should be noted that the day Ricky Martin he sang ‘La copa de la vida’ at the Grammys, he put the American finger on the line of soccer, which, at that time, was not the forte of the northern country. However, what most transformed this song and, of course, the interpreter of it, was a Latin footprint in a world party. As if that were not enough, that FIFA Cup was won by the local team France, with one of the most famous national team lineups in football history, with Zinedine Zidane, Thierry Henry Y laurent blanc.
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