With “Cruise” by Florida Georgia Line and Nelly and “Wake Me Up” by Avicii picking up AMAs for Single Of The Year and Electronic Dance Music Artist respectively, country music is hotter than ever. Pitbull, like Avicci, incorporates the genre with his signature sound. The result is a surprisingly catchy country-dance track featuring Ke$ha. The accompanying video pretty much falls in line with the duo’s “Timber” performance on last night’s American Music Awards.
Ke&ha channels her inner Coyote Ugly as she plays bartender and head bitch to some hoochie country line-dancing troupe as they execute a sexy version of the Texas Two Step. I must say, the Western look really works on the “Tik Tok” singer. Meanwhile, Pitbull feeds dolphins and goes swimming wearing his pastel blue suit. Gotta give Mr. Worldwide credit for sticking with his look no matter what. Check out the newly-released clip below.
This Sunday, Pitbull hosts the 41st American Music Awards. The following day he’s releasing Global Warming: Meltdown. It’s a reissue of his last album and will include all the tracks featured on 2012′s Global Warming along with five brand new tracks. One of which is “Timber“- a collaboration with Ke$ha that peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100.
His other new tracks showcase artists Mayer Hawthorne, Mohombi and INNA. Let’s face it though, the one everyone is looking forward to is by the former Destiny’s Child member. The sensational Kelly Rowland teams up Mr. Miami for a sexy duet that is primed to be a club banger this holiday season.
While I love R&B Kelly, it’s fantastic to have her vocals return to a throbbing dance beat. Like most of Pitbull’s dance-pop concoctions, “That High” features a killer hook. This one is even more addicting since Rowland delivers it. Check it out below.
It appears Avicii started a trend with his infectious hit, “Wake Me Up.” Even Pitbull, the undisputed king of the Miami dance, is going country. The 32-year-old rapper fuses his club-friendly sound with a honky-tonk vibe. Joining him on “Timber” for a little dosey doe is glitter queen herself, Ke$ha.
Hardcore fans of the “Die Young” singer have recently launched a campaign to release her from Dr. Luke’s grip. They might have a change of heart after hearing this country dance diddy. It’s pretty darn good, ya’ll.
“Timber” isn’t the first collaboration between Pitbull and Ke$ha. The two joined forces in 2009 with “Girls” and most recently on a remix of Ke$ha’s recent “Crazy Kids.” By far, this is their best IMHO. Give it a listen below.
It’s time to break out the party vibes because it is PRIDE SEASON!! What better way to enjoy the penultimate celebration of gay culture than a week full of fun events and parties. It all kicks off Thursday, Aug 1st at Bar None, 1222 Hamilton St. at Davie, in Yaletown as PITBULL! events throws its first Pride party in Vancouver. Come join hundreds of other guys who are going to be dancing and drinking all night long!! Read the rest of this entry »
There are no words. I suppose when a song begins with, “Damn, that white girl got some ass,” one shouldn’t expect too much from the music video. If feminists were outraged with all the breast-baring women in Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” their collective panties are going to be in a tight bunch after watching Flo Rida and Pitbull’s “We Can’t Believe It” clip.
The music video almost makes Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “Baby Got Back” look tasteful. At least he had the decency to show women in their entirety, not just a series of legs and butts parading around all over the place. I’m not even going to mention who directed the video. That’s how horrible it is and I’m actually a Pitbull fan too.
I’m ashamed to almost admit it, but after watching the clip, the stupid chorus managed to get stuck in my head. UGH, I’m so disappointed in myself ;) Check out “We Can’t Believe It” below. The song title pretty much sums up my feelings. I’m still in disbelief this got made.
What’s your song of the summer so far? Is it Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky?” How about “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke? Perhaps it’s Pitbull and Christina Aguilera’s catchy dance anthem “Feel This Moment?” DJ Earworm definitely considers them as viable contenders for the 2013 summer crown. The musical genius has once again worked his magic and delivered another wicked mashup. Praise the dance gods he doesn’t just do a year-end one.
Along with the aforementioned tracks, DJ Earworm includes hit tracks from Demi Lovato, Rihanna, Icona Pop, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Zedd, will.i.am and Justin Bieber to name a few. Props to my buddy Trevor Guthrie for getting a nod for his collaboration with Armin van Buuren in the mashup.
As much as I love DJ Earworm’s latest masterpiece, I feel he unfairly snubbed Selena Gomez’s “Come & Get It,” Mariah Carey’s “#Beautiful,” Justin Timberlake’s “Mirrors,” and Miley Cyrus’ oddly addicting “We Can’t Stop.” I’ve definitely have all those songs on heavy rotation. Check out Earworm’s new mash below.
UGH, I really hate Jennifer Lopez. I wasn’t feeling “On The Floor” part three, but the “Live It Up” music video made me change my tune. Both the song and the visual aren’t groundbreaking by any means, but it’s just so damn fun, I wish I was there in Fort Lauderdale during filming. I realize there are plenty of Pitbull haters here on the site, but don’t you think he’d be a lot of fun to hang with. I do.
Directed by Jessy Terrero, the clip showcases Lopez strutting her stuff in feather couture on the catwalk. ANTM fans might recognize Cycle 3 winner Eva Pigford among the models in the show. It then segues to a beach party with free-flowing sponsored vodka. What would liquor companies do without product placement? Naturally, they hit the club afterwards. Once again, La Lopez enlists her boy toy Casper Smart to choreograph the routines. At least this time, we’re not forced to watch them have foreplay on screen. PHEW.
Side note: I wonder what Jenny’s secret is to eternal youth. Papa wants some. She looks exactly the same as she did during her “Love Don’t Cost a Thing” era and that was before she had kids and over ten years ago. Check out the brand new clip below.
Summer is around the corner. You know what that means. Another derivative dance-pop collaboration between Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull again. Have they never heard of the expression, “quit while you’re ahead?” Hopefully this third go-round completes the hat trick the two are looking for. J. Lo, it’s time to look beyond Miami’s favorite son. Even he’s moved on and latched onto Christina Aguilera for the surprisingly catchy “Feel This Moment.”
“On The Floor” was epic, which is why it hit No. 1 in several countries. The follow-up, “Dance Again” was a poor man’s version of that but mildly grew on me. It was a moderate hit but nowhere near its predecessor. Now we have “Live It Up,” a paint-by-numbers creation from RedOne clearly intended for club play during the summer months. It’s not God awful, but nowhere as catchy as her previous club bangers. Plus anything that includes YOLO in the lyrics is already in the doghouse if you ask me. That has to be one of the most annoying acronyms in modern-day speak. Lopez needs to ditch the Miami sound and go back to her Bronx roots. I want me some “Jenny From The Block” realness 2013 edition. Check out the lyric video below.