Ricky Martin - Private Emotion

About "Private Emotion"

"Private Emotion" is a song recorded by American band The Hooters for their fifth studio album, Out of Body (1993). The song was written by Eric Bazilian and Rob Hyman, while the production was handled by Bazilian, Joe Hardy, and Hyman. It was released by MCA Records as the third single from the album in 1993. A ballad, using mandolin and Hammond organ, it is a love song that expresses a fresh emotion through an extreme desire to share love. The song received widely positive reviews from music critics, who complimented its use of instruments and Bazilian's vocal. A German-language version of the song, entitled "Heimliche Sehnsucht" (transl. "Secret Longing") was released in Germany in 1994.

"Private Emotion" was covered by Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin, featuring a guest appearance from Swedish singer Meja for Martin's fifth studio album and English-language debut, Ricky Martin (1999). The song was released by Columbia Records as the fourth single from the album on February 8, 2000. A world music and pop power ballad, its production was handled by Desmond Child. The song received widely positive reviews from music critics, who complimented the singers' vocals. The cover version was commercially successful, reaching number one in Czech Republic and Mexico, as well as the top 10 in Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and several other countries. It was also certified gold in Sweden. To promote the song, Martin and Meja performed it at the 2000 ECHO Awards. The accompanying music video was directed by Francis Lawrence and features Aurélie Claudel. It shows Martin and a woman being frozen in a frozen hotel room that slowly starts to unfreeze, with water spraying backwards. Then the room goes on fire, while Martin and the woman fall in love ending up in the flames.

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