''On this song we fused Latin rhythms with pop, and it had a tempo and vibe that was distinct from everything else on the record, but it was also completely different from anything else I had ever done. I knew there was a certain amount of risk in releasing such different material, but the results spoke for themselves: "Maria" was the song that propelled me to the next level.'' - Ricky Martin
''This is a song I am extremely proud of. It was, at the end of the day, the song that made me a star and changed my life forever.'' - Ricky Martin
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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