5.22.12 - New Music - Pitbull
I know that this is kind of old, and that you have all heard this by now, but I wanted to write about it anyways.
I feel that this is one of (if not the number one) best song Pitbull has ever done, but I don’t think he had too much to do with that. The music on this track is absolutely wonderful – original and daring for today’s Top 40 radio. The sample is from a song from 1956 by the duo Mickey & Sylvia, which was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame for its influence on rock & roll. In fact, the guitar piece that brings the whole things together in both Pitbull’s song and the original is itself based on the work of guitar legend Jody Williams. So, it seems there’s a lot of history going on here.
Basically, the song is totally catchy, and Pitbull manages to not even ruin this one. I usually detest everything he says, and while I really don’t like many of the lyrics on the track (not only because they are bad because he has previously used them in at least two or three other popular songs), I don’t think they are enough to bring the whole production down.
The song is on the Men In Black III soundtrack, and while I may not see the film, I will certainly buy at least one of the songs on the soundtrack.
The song (which has made it all the way to #21 on the US charts) is available now.