I am back! And what better way to kickstart the review with a Pit... nevermind.
Click here for the music video of Feel This Moment.
And yeah, the title says it all. After a long break, I am back to reviewing music and I will do two in a row. It feels like Pitbull's songs are now like a whirlwind; he releases a single, people hear it, some hate it, some like it, gets on the charts, falls down the charts and never to be seen again. Ever since his new album dropped (Global Warming - should renamed it to Pitbull's Chirstmas Package), things have not gone as smoothly as it should've been.
The album peaked at number 14 on the Billboard 200. Despite this, it had a heavier sales on it's first week - an estimated 63,800 compared to Planet Pit, which only garnered 55,000 sales. The singles off Global Warming did not fare as well. Back In Time peaked at 11, while Don't Stop The Party peaked at 17. Get It Started, the collaboration with Colombian singer Shakira was the worst one, peaking at 89.
So how did Feel This Moment, which featured pop diva Christina Aguilera do? To be honest, it surprised me to a very large extent. I feel that this single was probably the best one out Global Warming. While not everybody listens to Pibtull's rap verses or his rhyming words, it must be mentioned that Aguilera's feature was spot-on and she definitely nailed it.
But, let's first talk about Pitbull. As boring and dull as his lyrics have always been, he has never been the stand out in his songs, but rather the featured artists have been the one taking all the fame and glory. However, Pitbull does have strong business in the music industry, allowing him to gain friends and fans, thus his collaboration with so many artists. From British pop boy band The Wanted, to even Akon and Chris Brown. However, in this song, he does put in effort I'd have to say. Still, no one can ignore the fact that Pitbull's signature hits do not include his raps.
I see the future, but live for the moment - make sense don't it? Now I make dollars, I mean billions; I'm a genius - I mean brilliance. - Pitbull
Now on to pop diva Christina Aguilera. What she never does is to disappoint, and so well she does it in this song that she overshadowed the fact that Pitbull's lines and verses are complete and utter trash. Even if we remove Pitbull, Aguilera shines on it's own. Her voice, compelling and simply brilliant, graced the song with her vocals that was simply powerful, beautiful and equally astounding. Always a top performer, she had just raised the bar for all singers in this date, as she had done a decade ago.
One day when the light is glowing; I'll be in my castle golden; But until the gates are open; I just want to feel this moment. - Christina Aguilera
And yes, I should probably talk about it, but I wouldn't want to ruin Pitbull's songs, but yes, it samples Take on Me by a-ha, and we all know how it has been for Pitbull. And yes again, the original is so so so much better than this version. But hey, it's Pitbull. We don't question him.
ORIGINALITY: 7/10 - a-ha. Yep.
SOUND: 9/10 - Stunning. That is for Aguilera, but Pitbull doesn't seem to lack half of the attention in this song.
LYRICS: 7/10 - Disappointing as always, but Pitbull's lyrics have been recycled over a million times, where else to find inspiration from?
OVERALL RATINGS: 23/30 - If Pitbull's Global Warming were to achieve adequate success; if Pitbull were to gain back recognition; if the mentioned were to happen, it would be in the form of this song. Solid, excellent and amazing chorus from Aguilera with a couple of mistimed verses and wrong rhymes, this has to be one of the best songs off Global Warming I feel, and I'll be playing it for days. Hang on, people.
Benny Ong: Just your regular guy who likes soccer more than most people, and also a little downtime is pretty nice.