17 Greatest Hits is a greatest hits album by the Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin. It was released exclusively in the United Kingdom on July 11, 2011.
Greatest Hits was released one day before Ricky Martin's concert in London which was a part of his Música + Alma + Sexo World Tour. This compilation includes all of Martin's UK singles: "Livin' la Vida Loca" (number one for three weeks; platinum certification), "She Bangs" (number three; silver certification), "Nobody Wants to Be Lonely" (number four), "María" (number six), "Private Emotion" (number nine), "I Don't Care" (number eleven), "Shake Your Bon-Bon" (number twelve), "Loaded" (number nineteen) and "The Cup of Life" (number twenty-nine).
The album also includes "The Best Thing About Me Is You" which features English singer Joss Stone and "Más" (Wally Bilingual Remix). "The Best Thing About Me Is You" and album version of "Más" were originally included on Música + Alma + Sexo (2011). The album debuted at number twenty-four on the UK Albums Chart selling 5,083 copies.
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The 2011 European collection Greatest Hits rounds up Ricky Martin’s big millennial crossover hits -- “Livin’ la Vida Loca,” of course, plus “Maria,” “She Bangs,” and “Shake Your Bon-Bon” -- then balances them with other pop singles that didn’t ascend quite so far in the charts, duets with Christina Aguilera, radio edits, Latin hits, and the 1998 Official World Cup song, “The Cup of Life.” It may be a little scattershot in its attempt to cover so much ground, but it’s a good cross section of Ricky’s peak.
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