Mi Vida Loca

Mi Vida Loca

by Jenni Rivera
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Mi Vida Loca

Thanks to Ricky Martin, a lot of folks who don't speak Spanish (at least not fluently) found out what the term "vida loca" means in 2000. "Vida loca" is Spanish for "crazy life," and after Martin's single "Livin' la Vida Loca" (the English-language version) became a smash hit, the term was often used by English speakers to describe large doses of wild, decadent, hedonistic fun. But on Mi Vida Loca (My Crazy Life), the term has a much different and darker connotation in the hands of Jenni Rivera. When the Los Angeles-based banda star speaks of her vida loca on this very autobiographical effort, she isn't talking about a carefree life of nonstop partying and clubbing; she is describing a life that has had more than its share of turmoil -- a life that has included dysfunctional relationships, domestic abuse, a rough divorce, and becoming a single mother at a young age. But it has also included a very successful career in regional Mexican music -- and while Mi Vida Loca (which includes brief spoken introductions to all of the songs) is dark and angry at times, it is ultimately an inspirational and hopeful album. This 2007 release is not about being defeated by adversity -- it is about overcoming it -- and the album's hopefulness is epitomized by an intriguing banda arrangement of Gloria Gaynor's 1979 classic "I Will Survive" (one of the definitive anthems of the disco era). Most of the time, Rivera uses Spanish lyrics to tell her story. But like a lot of Mexican-Americans in California, she is totally bilingual -- and "I Will Survive" sounds perfectly at home alongside Spanish-language gems such as "Mariposa del Barrio" (Butterfly of the Barrio), "Dejame Vivir" (Let Me Live), "Inolvidable" (Unforgettable), and "Mirame" (Look at Me). Mi Vida Loca is a superb addition to the catalog of one of the most compelling -- and controversial -- figures in Mexican banda music.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/03/2007
Label: Fonovisa Inc.
UPC: 0808835300124
catalogNumber: 353001


  1. Intro: Escúchame
  2. Mi Vida Loca 2
  3. Intro: Mi Primer Amor
  4. Ahora Que Estuviste Lejos
  5. Intro: Look at Me Now
  6. Mirame
  7. Intro: Nuestro Padre
  8. Sangre de Indio
  9. Intro: Que Bonito Se Siente
  10. La Sopa del Bebe
  11. Intro: La Manutención
  12. Cuanto Te Debo
  13. Intro: Equivocada
  14. I Will Survive
  15. Intro: Mi Madre y Yo
  16. Dejame Vivir
  17. Intro: Mis Hermanos y Yo
  18. Hermano Amigo
  19. Intro: Yo Era Su Reina
  20. Dama Divina
  21. Intro: Pimienta y Especies
  22. Inolvidable
  23. Intro: Madre y Padre
  24. Sin Capitan
  25. Intro: Metamorfosis
  26. Mariposa de Barrio
  27. Gracias...Mi Gente

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jenni Rivera   Primary Artist
Daniel Ramos   Musical Direction
Oscar Sotelo   Musical Direction
Francisco Agnaldo Ramos   Percussion,Bateria
Fernando Jimenez   Clarinet,Trombone,Trumpet,Tuba
Tony Espinoza   Musical Direction

Technical Credits

Dino Fekaris   Composer
Freddie Perren   Composer
Daniel Ramos   Arranger,Engineer,Art Direction
Jenni Rivera   Composer,Liner Notes
Oscar Sotelo   Arranger
Luis Elizalde   Composer
Oswaldo Villarreal   Composer
Demetrio Vite   Composer
Adriana Rebold   Graphic Design,Art Direction
Francisco Agnaldo Ramos   Engineer
Tony Espinoza   Arranger

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Mi Vida Loca 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of her most sentimental albums it really touched me. Thanks Diva I love you! The track Mariposa Del Barrio is so bittersweet it brings tears to me I can just connect with it. I love you Diva thanks for leaving us with all of this amazing music. Once again Thank You so much! LOVE YOU!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago