Ricky Martin song Livin’ la Vida Loca capitalisation

This my have been asked before. I tried searching for the answer, but couldn’t find. Which way is preferred?

  • Livin’ la vida loca (Spanish capitalisation)
  • Livin’ La Vida Loca (All capitals, as per most songs.)
  • Livin’ la Vida Loca (As per wikipedia, and many other locations)
  • As per album cover

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I suppose this relates to many other titles as well.

“Livin’” is an English word. In my opinion, this is an example of an English title with a “borrowed” Spanish phrase.

In the MB documentation for Releases, it makes the point:

“…it is quite common for languages to borrow words and phrases, and so “Je ne sais quoi” in an English title does not make something multiple languages, nor do a few English words in a foreign language title.”

If we extend that point to this situation, this album is an English-language album (I disagree with its current designation as ‘multiple languages’ in several MB release records). It seems to me this title should be treated as an English title with a “borrowed” Spanish phrase, capitalized according to English rules:
Livin' la Vida Loca

That’s my two cents, anyway.