April 22, 2014


Ricky Martin Drops World Cup Soundtrack Song "Vida"

Ricky Martin's got this whole "World Cup Dance Anthem" thing down, and he's at it again with "Vida," his official contribution to the 2014 World Cup soundtrack.

Yes, the official song of the 2014 FIFA World Cup is actually "We Are One (Ole Ola)," Pitbull's samba-infused production with Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte. And the official anthem, "Dar um Jeito (We Will Find A Way"), boasts the talents of Carlos SantanaWyclef JeanAvicii and Alexandre Pires. 

But Martin's contribution is a product of the SuperSong contest helmed by Sony, which encouraged participants to submit original compositions. The winning selection, "Vida," was penned by Elijah King, a Florida-born singer-songwriter of Puerto Rican descent. Now, Ricky Martin has given the aspiring talent's tune the official studio and video treatment.

Martin can be counted on for rousing rhythms that suddenly turn you into a salsa star, so needless to say, "Vida" is a natural fit for Rio de Janeiro's upcoming celebration. This is the second World Cup track to grace Martin's catalog, as "The Cup of Life/La Copa de la Vida" was the official song for the Cup in 1998. 

"Vida" definitely gives "Waka Waka," the 2010 Cup's official song in South Africa, a run for its money, but don't tell Shakira we said that.