Artist Name: RICK MARTIN

Hit Month (Australia): 1998

Song Author: Desmond Child, Robi Rosa

Year Recorded: 1998


The Cup of Life

Released May 19, 1998
Format CD single, maxi single
Recorded 1998 (The Official Song of the World Cup, France 98)

“The Cup of Life” is a song recorded by Puerto Rican singer, Ricky Martin that was included on his fifth album, Ricky Martin (1999).

In 1998, Martin released the song as a CD single, his second in the United States. The song’s success was a step up from his last single, “María”, peaking at #45 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

“The Cup of Life” was a translation of the song “La Copa de la Vida”, a track included on his fourth album, Vuelve.

“La Copa de la Vida” peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks in June and July 1998, held off from the top spot by Elvis Crespo’s “Suavemente and Carlos Ponce’s “Rezo”.

The 1998 translation of the song gained instant popularity, being the official song of the 1998 FIFA World Cup. The song was awarded “Pop Song of the Year” at the 1999 Premio Lo Nuestro awards.

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