17 (Ricky Martin album)

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17
Ricky Martin 17 (Greatest Hits).jpg
Greatest hits album by Ricky Martin
Released November 18, 2008 (2008-11-18)
Recorded 1993–2006
Genre Latin pop, dance-pop
Length 74:29 (CD)
71:00 (DVD)
Label Sony BMG Norte
Ricky Martin chronology
Ricky Martin... Live Black & White Tour
(2007)
17
(2008)
Música + Alma + Sexo
(2011)
Ricky Martin video chronology
Ricky Martin... Live Black & White Tour
(2007)
17
(2008)

17 is a greatest hits album by Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin, released on CD and DVD by Sony BMG Norte in the United States and Latin America on November 18, 2008. The CD includes seventeen songs from seventeen years of Martin's music career. It contains thirteen Spanish-language hits, two English-language songs and two Spanglish tracks. 17 doesn't include any new material, however some songs on the CD are featured in remixed versions. The DVD track listing varies from the CD and contains few other hits.

Critical reception[edit]

The AllMusic review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine awarded the album 4 stars stating "Given its approach, it should be no surprise that this is heavy on Latin material, to the extent that even his huge crossover hit, "Livin' la Vida Loca," is here in Spanish rather than English. Therefore, this isn't a compilation for the curious fellow pop travelers who only want to hear turn-of-the-millennium monsters like "She Bangs," a hit single that's not even here. Instead, this is a sampler, giving a taste of what Martin has done over the years, and in that regard it's successful, even if it's not definitive".[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

Commercial performance[edit]

17 peaked inside top ten in Argentina and Mexico, and reached number sixteen in Spain, number nineteen in Greece, and number twenty-one on the Top Latin Albums in the United States.

Track listing[edit]

CD
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Fuego Contra Fuego" (2001 Version)Carlos Goméz, Mariano PerezLópez , Torres4:26
2."El Amor de Mi Vida" (2001 Version)Eddie SierraLópez , Torres3:57
3."Que Día Es Hoy" ("Self Control") (Remix)Mikel Herzog 4:50
4."Te Extraño, Te Olvido, Te Amo"Carlos LaraPorter4:39
5."María" (Remix Spanglish Version)Luis Gómez Escolar, K. C. Porter, Ian BlakePorter, Rosa, Pablo Flores, Javier Garza4:30
6."Vuelve"Franco De VitaPorter, Rosa5:08
7."La Copa de la Vida" (Remix Spanglish Version)Escolar, Desmond Child, Draco RosaChild, Rosa4:37
8."La Bomba" (Remix)Escolar, Porter, RosaPorter, Rosa4:27
9."Livin' la Vida Loca"Escolar, Child, RosaChild4:03
10."Bella" (She's All I Ever Had)Escolar, Jon Secada, Rosa, George NoriegaSecada, Noriega4:54
11."Nobody Wants to Be Lonely" (with Christina Aguilera)Child, Victoria Shaw, Gary BurrWalter Afanasieff4:12
12."Tal Vez"VitaTommy Torres4:39
13."Asignatura Pendiente"Ricardo ArjonaTorres3:58
14."Y Todo Queda en Nada"Estéfano, Julio ReyesEstéfano4:38
15."I Don't Care" (Remix) (featuring Fat Joe and Amerie)Joe Cartagena, Scott Storch, Sean GarrettStorch3:36
16."Déjate Llevar" (It's Alright)Danny López, George Pajon Jr., Javier García, Soraya Lamillawill.i.am, López, Pajon3:34
17."Tu Recuerdo" (Live) (featuring La Mari)Tommy Torres 4:07

Charts[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United States November 18, 2008 Sony BMG Norte CD 8869739495
DVD 739494
February 10, 2009 CD/DVD 739496
Switzerland July 10, 2009 Columbia CD/DVD 88697433152

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Stephen Thomas Erlewine. AllMusic Review accessed October 10, 2016
  2. ^ "Argentinian Albums Chart". CAPIF. Archived from the original on July 26, 2011. Retrieved January 25, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Greekcharts.com – Ricky Martin – 17". Hung Medien. Retrieved November 24, 2015.
  4. ^ "Mexicancharts.com – Ricky Martin – 17". Hung Medien. Retrieved November 24, 2015.
  5. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Ricky Martin – 17". Hung Medien. Retrieved November 24, 2015.
  6. ^ "Ricky Martin Chart History (Top Latin Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved November 24, 2015.
  7. ^ "Ricky Martin Chart History (Latin Pop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved November 24, 2015.
  8. ^ "Music Video Sales: 2008-12-06". Billboard. Retrieved November 24, 2015. (subscription required)
  9. ^ "Top 100 Album" (PDF). AMPROFON. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 22, 2011. Retrieved November 24, 2015. 
  10. ^ "The Year in Music: 2009" (PDF). Billboard. Retrieved November 24, 2015.