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(For the record, I have the 23 track deluxe edition of this album, rather than the standard version which I believe has 14 songs on it.)
Anyone that has ever listened to a song by Pitbull has probably gathered from that song alone that all of his songs are about sex, and that really is about the extent of the subject he covers in his songs. And yet, oddly, I really like his songs. There's no rhyme of reason to it. I normally find that kind of music to be rather distasteful, to be honest. I think it's more the fact that the majority of his songs are really catchy, though, and you end up singing along before you realise exactly what you're singing about. And that just isn't a good thing at times with some of his songs!
Global Warming is the seventh studio album by Pitbull. It was released towards the end of last year, so I'm sure you've probably heard some of these songs playing on radio stations or in shops. I know I've certainly heard many of his songs this way.
I'd normally list the tracklisting here, but even the tracklisting contains explicit terms, so for once, I'd rather say "If you're that interested, go to Amazon and look for yourself" because I don't wish to be removed from the site for excessive bad language! For the same reason, I will only mention some of the songs - I'm going to focus mainly on the ones that everyone ought to know, and a couple that aren't so commonly known.
"Don't Stop The Party" is the first song on this album that you'll probably recognise. It's one of his more recent releases from the album. I don't think it was quite as well played as certain other tracks, though. I do like this song. It has a party feel to it. I think this is why this song became fairly popular, even without being played much on radio stations. It's the kind of thing you'd expect to hear at beach parties or pool parties (not that I've ever been, for the record!) but the video certainly backs this up in that it's actually set at a pool party. Something I do like about Pitbull is the fact that he does use Spanish in many of his songs, reflecting his Cuban heritage. (His real name is Armando Christian Peréz, which shows his heritage as well, in fairness. He was, in fact, born in Miami, though.) This is one of those where he utilizes his Spanish in lines such as "no pare la fiesta"; don't stop the party.
If you've never heard the previous song, you'll most probably know "Feel This Moment" which was a much bigger hit than "Don't Stop The Party" was. Some of this is probably due to the fact that Christina Aguilera also plays a massive role in this song. It will, undoubtedly, have convinced more people to give this song a go. Fans of either of the artists would probably like this track. It's a pretty catchy song, much like the last one, and that certainly adds to the draw of the song. I, personally, actually prefer "Don't Stop The Party", but I can see why people would like this one better. Christina Aguilera does provide a nice contrast with Pitbull, admittedly.
If you like "Men In Black" (particularly the third one!) you're going to recognise the next song; "Back In Time". It was part of the "Men In Black" soundtrack, which instantly made it a big hit. Again, I personally prefer "Don't Stop The Music" but it does fit "Men In Black" pretty well as a song, to be honest. And this is probably the least sexual song on the album, to be honest. It's more about the things happening in the film, rather than anything else, so it works well in that respect.
"Rain Over Me" is one of my favorites from this album, but as far as I know, it has never actually been released, and was only available on the Deluxe edition of the album. Pitbull does use Spanish more within the track than he does in some of the other tracks, and I think this may have contributed to why it was never released. As a fluent Spanish speaker though, I suppose this doesn't bother me much at all. The somewhat obvious sexual connotations of the title probably didn't help this either, to be honest. And the lyrics. Yeah. There's probably a reason this wasn't released. But I still love it. It's a catchy song. And I like Mark Anthony, who also sings on the track, as well, so this obviously helps.
"International Love" is another of the tracks on this album that everyone has probably heard at one point or another. I do like this song, again, but I prefer some of the others on the album more, to be perfectly honest. I'm not much of a fan of Chris Brown, and he is very prominent on this track. Pitbull is great, as usual, but the use of Chris Brown was what has made me dislike this I think. It's not that I hate it, I just don't like it as much as I could have if, say, Mark Anthony had sung it instead. I know it is one of the more well played tracks on the album though, so I can't really complain.
"Hey Baby (Drop It To The Floor)" is one of the more obviously sexual songs on the track, more like "Rain Over Me". Again, I think this is most probably why it was never released. There really isn't any lyrics I could even post from this song, to be honest, it's just that bad. It explicit, but it is very obvious with what it's talking about. It's a very catchy song though, and you have to stop yourself from singing it out loud, to be honest.
The deluxe version of this album costs £8 on Amazon. The 'normal' version is £6. Buy the deluxe version. It's so worth it.
I'd definitely recommend this album as a whole. I'd give it 4 stars out of 5 though because of the subject matter, and the fact that you have to be so careful where/how you listen/sing along to this song.
Disc #1 Tracklisting
1 Global Warming - Pitbull featuring Sensato
2 Don't Stop The Party - Pitbull featuring TJR
3 Feel This Moment - Pitbull featuring Christina Aguilera
4 Back in Time - Pitbull
5 Hope We Meet Again - Pitbull Featuring Chris Brown
6 Party Ain't Over - Pitbull featuring Usher & Afrojack
7 Drinks For You (Ladies Anthem) - Pitbull featuring J. Lo
8 Have Some Fun - Pitbull featuring The Wanted & Afrojack
9 Outta Nowhere - Pitbull featuring Danny Mercer
10 Tchu Tchu Tcha - Pitbull Featuring Enrique Iglesias
11 Last Night - Pitbull featuring Havana Brown & Afrojack
12 I'm Off That - Pitbull
13 Echa Pa'lla (Manos Pa'rriba) - Pitbull featuring Papayo
14 Everybody Fucks - Pitbull featuring Akon & David Rush
15 Get It Started - Develop, Pitbull feat. Shakira
16 11:59 - Pitbull Featuring Vein
Disc #2 Tracklisting
1 Rain Over Me - Jimmy Joker, Rush, Pitbull Featuring Marc Anthony, RedOne
2 International Love - Pitbull Featuring Chris Brown, SoulShock, Biker
3 Hotel Room Service - Pitbull, Jim Jonsin
4 Give Me Everything - Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer
5 Hey Baby (Drop It To The Floor) - Pitbull featuring T-Pain, Sandy Vee
6 DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love - Max Martin, Shellback, Usher featuring Pitbull
7 Dance Again - Jennifer Lopez Feat. Pitbull, RedOne