Life (Ricky Martin album)

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Studio album by Ricky Martin
Released October 10, 2005 (2005-10-10)
Genre Pop rock, Latin pop, dance-pop, adult contemporary, urban, worldbeat
Length 46:44
Label Columbia
Producer George Noriega, Danny López, Ricky Martin, Randy Cantor, Scott Storch, Jon Secada, Sean Garrett,, George Pajon Jr., Luny Tunes, The Matrix
Ricky Martin chronology
Almas del Silencio
MTV Unplugged
Singles from Life
  1. "I Don't Care"
    Released: September 13, 2005
  2. "Drop It on Me"
    Released: November 22, 2005
  3. "It's Alright"
    Released: March 7, 2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[2]
Slant Magazine 2.5/5 stars[3]

Life is the eighth album by Ricky Martin. It was released on October 10, 2005 in Europe, October 11, 2005 in the US and October 19, 2005 in Japan. It is his sixth album marketed in the United States and is his third album in English

Background and development[edit]

Martin co-wrote most of the songs on Life. He said that this album is one of his most personal releases to date, explaining, "I was really in touch with my emotions. I think this album is very multi-layered, just like life is. It's about feeling anger. It's about feeling joy. It's about feeling uncertainty. It's about feeling. And all my emotions are part of this production." The album was recorded in the United States and Egypt.

Chart performance[edit]

The album has sold 694,000 copies worldwide.[4]

Life debuted at number six on the Billboard 200 with nearly 73,000 copies sold.[5] In total, the album has sold 274,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.[6]

Life also reached the top ten in Argentina and Spain. In the United Kingdom it peaked at number forty. The album was later certified Gold in Argentina and Mexico.

The first single, "I Don't Care" peaked at number sixty-five on the Billboard Hot 100, and reached number three on the Hot Dance Club Songs. The Spanish-language version, called "Qué Más Da" peaked at number seven on the Hot Latin Songs. "I Don't Care" reached also top ten in Italy and Finland. In the United Kingdom, it peaked at number eleven.

The second international single, "It's Alright" became a hit in France, after it was re-recorded as duet with M. Pokora. It peaked at number four and was certified Silver.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Til I Get to You"   George Noriega, Danny López, Itaal Shur, Ricky Martin Noriega, López, Martin, Cantor 4:56
2. "I Won't Desert You"   Noriega, López, Randy Cantor, Martin, Kara DioGuardi Noriega, López, Cantor, Martin 3:49
3. "I Don't Care" (featuring Fat Joe and Amerie) Joe Cartagena, Scott Storch, Sean Garrett Storch 3:48
4. "Stop Time Tonight"   Diane Warren Noriega, López, Martin, Jon Secada 4:00
5. "Life"   Noriega, López, Martin Noriega, López, Martin 4:07
6. "I Am" (featuring Voltio) Garrett, Martin, Voltio Garrett 3:31
7. "It's Alright"   López, George Pajon Jr., Javier García, Soraya Lamilla, López, Pajon, Martin 3:31
8. "Drop It on Me" (featuring Daddy Yankee, Debi Nova and Taboo) Daddy Yankee,, Pajon, M. Smith, Martin, , Mohandas Dewese, M. Robinson, Francisco Saldana, Victor Cabrera, T. Ged Will.I.Am & Luny Tunes 3:54
9. "This Is Good"   Noriega, López, Storch, Lauren Christy, Scott Spock, Graham Edwards, Martin Noriega, López, Storch, The Matrix, Martin 3:35
10. "Save the Dance"   Noriega, López, Billy Mann, Martin Noriega, López, Martin 4:04
11. "Qué Más Da" (Luny Tunes Reggaeton Remix, featuring Debi Nova and Fat Joe) Brant, Cartagena, Garrett, Storch Storch, Noriega 3:29
12. "Déjate Llevar"   López, Pajon, García, Lamilla, López, Pajon 3:34
iTunes bonus track
No. Title Length
13. "Sleep Tight"   3:50
French re-release bonus track
No. Title Length
13. "It's Alright" (featuring M. Pokora) 3:22

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
Europe October 10, 2005 Columbia CD 5205492
North America October 11, 2005
Australia October 16, 2005 82876733822
Japan October 19, 2005 Sony Music Japan SICP-918


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Rolling Stone review
  3. ^ Slant Magazine review
  4. ^ Adams, Steve (November 4, 2006). "Martin's World View". Billboard (VNU Business Media) 118 (44): 66. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved March 26, 2015. 
  5. ^ Alicia Keys Scores Third Billboard #1 With Unplugged. Retrieved January 27, 2011.
  6. ^ "Ask Billboard - Viva la 'Vida' singer". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 2011-01-28. Retrieved 2011-01-28. 
  7. ^ Argentinian Monthly Albums Chart. Retrieved January 25, 2011.
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  9. ^ European Top 100 Albums. Retrieved July 15, 2011.
  10. ^ Longplay-Chartverfolgung. Retrieved January 25, 2011.
  11. ^ Ricky Martin albums sales ranking. Retrieved January 25, 2011.
  12. ^ Top 75 Releases. Retrieved January 25, 2011.
  13. ^ a b Billboard peak positions. Retrieved January 25, 2011.
  14. ^ "Discos de Oro y Platino" (in Spanish). CAPIF. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  15. ^ "Certificaciones – Ricky Martin" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Retrieved September 28, 2011.