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We Ranked Ricky Martin’s Top 25 Music Videos

Ricky Martin has been rocking our ears since he was just a little thing in the boy band Menudo. Yet, his solo career has kept us captivated for decades. He has given us some great Spanish and English-language hits and we just keep loving everything he puts out. It is always made better when he gives us an accompanying music video because he is kind of nice on the eyes. Here are Ricky Martin’s top 25 music videos ranked by us.

25. “Tu Recuerdo” (MTV Unplugged)

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Martin loves giving his fans a more intimate feel with his music videos and this includes posting videos of live performances. That’s right. If you visit his YouTube page, there are several videos with millions of views that are nothing more than concert videos of the man doing his thing live.

24. “María”

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Even a grainy music video shot in the 1990s is on the top 25 list because there is just something about watching him walk around Paris. The city of love just loves this man and we do too.

23. “Vuelve”

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Just look at that baby faced angelito. Martin might be a total daddy now but it wasn’t too long ago that the fresh-faced singer was melting hearts with his smooth face and extra stylized hair.

22. “Y Todo Queda En Nada”

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This is what a rugged man looked like in 2003. A sleeveless shirt with some kind of textured wording on the front and just a small amount of stubble. Martin did the damn thing with his music video for this song and it kind of still works.

21. “Come With Me”

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This one definitely gave us some “Waiting For Tonight” vibes with the dance party feel and the lasers projecting all over the place. That being said, it is something that we have seen before so it doesn’t really get too high on this list.

20. “Frio”

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Martin does love a good collaboration. In fact, Martin has collaborated with just under 30 artists giving his and their music so much depth and we, the fans, are the ones who truly benefit.

19. “La Mordidita”

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Who doesn’t like a good zombie apocalypse? Martin’s take on the classic horror genre is even better because instead of people turning into flesh eating monsters, they are becoming dance crazed people. That’s an apocalypse we could all get into.

18. “La Bomba”

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Another classic from Martin’s younger years. It is incredible to see the questionable fashion choices that would never happen now, including those chunky sandals but he still makes it look good.

17. “Bella (She’s All I Ever Had)”

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This video will only make you think about one thing: “Ghost” with Demi Moore. If you don’t know what that movie is, look it up and you’ll definitely get the reference. He is legit just walking around as a ghost thinking about the life he once had with his SO.

16. “Nobody Wants To Be Lonely”

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Yup. Martin once did a duet with the one and only Christina Aguilera. The two vocal powerhouses definitely keep your attention as they sing this song about love, lose, and hope.

15. “She Bangs”

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You were probably very young when this song came out but you still sang every word without realizing what he was talking about. Not to mention that the music video is trippy af. Like, is he a mermaid? Are they underwater or in a dry place dancing. The use of underwater Martin shots cropped onto the dance floor is pretty amazing.

14. “Adiós”

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The best Ricky Martin is the sensual club singing Ricky Martin and that is exactly what you get in “Adiós”. He will make you fall in love with him as he uses his voice to seduce everyone within ear shot and it works.

13. “Disparo Al Corazón”

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What is more attractive than a man taking the time to reflect on himself and the decision he has made? Nothing. Martin spends this music video just looking in a mirror and is given glimpses into certain scenes until the mirror finally shatters form the pressure. Talk about art.

12. “Fuego Del Noche, Nieve Del Día”

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A surprise cameo is always the best cameo. Not only do you get to see a bearded and long-haired Martin in this video, you also get to see a young Kate del Castillo. Low key, it is pretty amazing to watch them interacting on the screen as lovers in the throws of passion.

11. “Private Emotion”

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This music video is a head scratcher. Like, what exactly is going on is always going to be a mystery. Martin and a mystery woman in a hotel room are frozen at the beginning and slowly thaw the video shows us the scenes that led to this moment in reverse.

10. “Tal Vez”

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That’s right. Another live performance video. Martin is such a good performer that you are captivated while he stands still and sings. Maybe it is all of the facial expressions he makes or the way he moves his body. All we know is that he can sing to us any day.

9. “I Don’t Care”

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A handsome man. A car. A smile. What more does one need to create a top notch music video? How about two dope collaborators in Fat Joe and Amerie. He is just so smooth.

8. “La Copa De La Vida”

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The cup of life is a mysterious and intriguing notion from many folklores. But that isn’t what’s going on here. Instead, Martin created this song for the World Cup and the music video is about as amazing as Shakira’s World Cup songs.

7. “Vente Pa’ Ca”

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This music video is just to hot to handle with both Ricky Martin and Maluma. Tbh, we could totally get down with that kind of party for sure. So when is the next get together, y’all?

6. “El Mejor De Mi Vida Eres Tú”

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The year after coming out, Martin did what a lot of people do: broadcast it. This music video is just one year after coming out and it is a very sweet tribute to coming out and living your authentic self. Martin is shown with an = sign on his chest which has become a symbol of the struggle for equality within the LGBTQ community.

5. “Perdóname”

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Sorry but you are going to have to excuse me because I just can’t right now. This man is like fine wine and this music video just shows how little he has aged since his first time on the tv.

4. “Te Extraño, Te Olvido, Te Amo”

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Admit it. You would love to have Ricky Martin chasing after you. Who wouldn’t? Sure. Some of this music video is alittle creepy, like how he watches the woman from his window with binoculars but overall, the sentiment is so sweet. Everyone does questionable things when they are in love and can’t think straight.

3. “Pégate”

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Again, we find ourselves enjoying a video of Ricky Martin barefoot on stage singing to us like it’s his job. It kind of is but that’s not the point. This man is so inticing that you just can’t help but watch his little dance moves as her performs.

2. “Vida”

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It’s always nice to see people being themselves authentically. Martin, a Caribbean man, is just spending time with his friends dancing, laughing and existing near the ocean. We’ll just ignore that the video is clearly just one very long ad for KIA.

1. “Livin’ La Vida Loca”

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Original classics will always stay original classics. “Livin’ La Vida Loca” was probably the first song you remember dancing and singing to and it makes sense. All these years later, this song still gets people up and out of their seats and on the dance floor.

Ricky Martin Was A Guest Judge On ‘Drag Race: All Stars’ And These Thirst Tweets Are Everything

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Ricky Martin Was A Guest Judge On ‘Drag Race: All Stars’ And These Thirst Tweets Are Everything

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Y’all, RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars is back and it’s got one of the best lineups in recent memory – probably since All Stars: Season 2. And with the first episode we got a very sexy treat with a very hot Ricky Martin behind the judges table for the very first time.

Though he was their to judge the queens on the competition, once the episode ended many were still left thinking about Martin – more than the competition. Viewers gushed over just how dreamy the singer is at 48-years-young.

And as thirsty folks do, they took to Twitter to share their thirst for Ricky Martin with the world.

Ricky Martin judged the debut episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars and he kinda stole the show.

Puerto Rico’s own Ricky Martin kicked off RPDR: All Stars, and anyone could talk about on Twitter was how ridiculously lust-worthy the man still is.

In fact, he was so hot his name shot to the number one topic in the U.S. Twitter trends as Drag Race aired, and for good reason. He is simply gorgeous and he really took his job as a judge seriously with meticulous observations. The superstar clearly looked like he was having a blast during his time.

Ricky Martin is just the latest in a series of pop icons like Robyn, Lady Gaga, Christina Aguilera and Nicki Minaj who have lit up the RPDR set with their fiery charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent.

Ricky was seen throughout the episode compared to some of the others who only appeared when they were on the judging panel. He even kicked off the mini-challenge (which was a reading challenge) which became bilingual the minute he opened his yummy mouth.

Martin’s appearance was extra special because you could tell he was also enjoying himself.

As a RPDR super fan, it was amazing to see a guest judge get so involved and invested in the show, too. Martin was very obviously blown away by Shea Couleé’s pole dance routine – several cutaways showed him with his jaw literally dropped in awe of her ability. Ricky was really impressed with Shea’s routine, and his facial expressions showed it.

He was also super engaging with all of the girls during their time on the main stage as he made eye contact with many of them while they did their thing. Fans took note of that and so much more in their thirsty tweets that they put up during and after it aired.

Thirsty Twitter was full of memes and suggestive tweets to celebrate Martin’s appearance on the show.

Fans of both RPDR and Ricky Martin went wild on twitter, sharing suggestive meme after thirsty tweet. Honestly, I can’t blame them. Ricky really did look incredible and he was so fun to watch.

Some planned their meals around the guest judge.

Be sure to save room for dessert…

Thankfully, no, you can’t get pregnant from Ricky Martin lustfully biting his lower lip.

Can all are we agree that Ricky Martin is one of the best judges in drag race herstory? 

Residente’s New Video Celebrates Making Out And Stars 113 Couples From Around The World

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Residente’s New Video Celebrates Making Out And Stars 113 Couples From Around The World

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Although I’ve found it difficult just to remember to brush my teeth while in isolation, there are plenty of amazing artists living their best lives in quarantine. And the rest of us can enjoy the fruits of their labor.

Artists like Bad Bunny, Karol G, and Maluma have all gifted this strange world we’re living in with some serious bops – and equally mesmerizing videos. Case in point here and here – Bad Bunny in literal drag and Maluma in old man drag, basically.

Now, Residente has added his own touch to quarantine memories with the release of his new song and video for “Antes Que El Mundo Se Acabe” and I’m living for it.

Residente’s new video gives me all the feels and it’s really damn beautiful.

“Antes Que El Mundo Se Acabe” (“Before the World Ends”) talks about love in social distancing times. “When will we go out again? No one knows,” he sings, before adding, “We better kiss before the world ends.”

The single is full of beautiful metaphors that show Residente’s romantic side. “With your lips I listen to the waves of the ocean, and my feet fill with sand from quarantine,” he raps. He continues to say that the biggest pandemic in the world won’t make him keep a distance from his love, and even if they’re physically apart, the light coming in through the window in the afternoon will unite them.

The video celebrates those who have each other in lockdown. “Antes Que El Mundo Se Acabe” depicts a grand total of 113 couples from 80 countries around the world smooching for the camera, for seven minutes of socially distant heaven.

And yes, the video actually features 113 different couples representing different sexual orientations and more than 80 different countries.

The music video features 113 couples from all walks of life, backgrounds, ages, orientations, religions, and genders representing 80 countries around the world — as well as kissing and embracing each other in very intimate moments that make for the most heartwarming 7 minutes and 40 seconds of your life.

It starts with Residente and his girlfriend Kasia Marciniak, and includes surprise appearances by Bad Bunny and Gabriela Berlingeri, NBA player J.J. Barea and Viviana Ortiz, Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas, Ricky Martin and Jwan Yosef, Zoe Saldana and Marco Perego, Lionel Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo, Canelo Álvarez and Fernanda Gómez, Evaluna Montaner and Camilo, and many more who sent Residente their home videos, which he edited into the final piece.

Ricky Martin shared on his Instagram that he and his partner, Yosef, participated in the video to represent Puerto Rico, where he is from, and Syria, where Yosef is from.

He wrote to Residente in the caption, “Hermano, gracias por hacernos parte del mensaje. ¡Que hermosa letra!,” which translates in English to, “Brother, thank you for making us part of this message. Beautiful lyrics!”

The video is a visual representation that love has no boundaries or limits, and it will be what we’ll need most when the world starts opening up again.

Residente hopes that more artists will use this unique moment in history to put out art they truly feel.

In an interview with Billboard, he says that the current pandemic is a unique opportunity for artists to experiment and shake things up creatively.

“It’s a great moment to do things you’ve never done,” he concluded. “Like, I really don’t know why people keep trying to make the same type of hits instead of using this moment to put out things that they’re feeling. You don’t have the need of putting out a hit because you’re not going to perform. If there’s a moment to put out different things, it’s now. Things you’ve never done. Concerts will eventually start but later. This is a chance for artists to reboot and think differently.”

Residente has stayed productive despite living amid a global pandemic.

Beyond this latest video, Residente has kept a very outward-facing presence this quarantine, meeting and discussing the pandemic with world leaders during weekly Instagram Live sessions. Recently, he had on New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to discuss COVID-19, Puerto Rico, and the 2020 U.S. presidential election.