Music Review: On The Floor (Ft. Pitbull)

Genre: Dance Pop/ Electro Pop/ House Music

Album: Love? (2011)

Artist: Jennifer Lopez

J Lo’s latest club track is making waves with its video release on VEVO (YouTube), showing J Lo’s sensuous ass-shaking moves and her flowing hair (lots of hair!). The first track in J Lo’s upcoming album, Love? and much-awaited single, “On the floor” is already doing well on the charts with its upbeat tune (which samples 1989 hit single, Lambada) and lots of techno synth beats. The song has a European dance flavour induced with Latin elements of music, which we have witnessed before as well in most of J Lo’s previous songs. “On the floor” also utilizes Pitbull’s Rap at the beginning and end of the song, which gives it a retro and hip feel, quite well-suited to the club theme of the song and keeping in mind the current pop music scenario.

Now the inevitable question: Has the song managed to drag party people on the floor and dance their sanity away (like J Lo’s says, “if you are an animal, then tear up the floor”)??? While the electrifying start is pretty “pumped up” with Pitbull’s rap, the middle gets a bit generic and fails to keep disc floor burning. But don’t worry folks, because J Lo tries to put a lot of attitude with her sexy voice and her signature style which ultimately saves the song from being a turn off. It sure has the ability to make you “break a sweat” all night long on the floor. The song uses city names which present a certain connection and give an international pull to the song.

When I listened to it the first time, I felt that while it certainly has the flair and got me into that groovy mood; maybe it lacks enough high to keep it shaking all the way. But I had to change my stance because when I listened to it a couple of times, it kind of stayed with me and I started humming along. Though, I would still rate Rihanna’s Don’t Stop the Music(2008) and her early dance floor classic, Pon De Replay(2006) much high on the scale because of their instant gripping quality which still blows me away!

Final verdict: J Lo’s comeback single is a great addition to disco tracks, like she says, “Don’t stop, keep it moving, put your drinks up!” It sure keeps you on your feet while you “grab somebody, drink a little more!” For someone who likes catchy tunes, this song provides that kick for dance lovers and party animals.

Love? is ready to hit the stands on May 10th, 2011

Rating: 9/10


  1. Isn't she so talented? I love Jennifer Lopez. I am a new follower! Follow me back?

  2. I agree! J Lo is one artist who has stayed in the music scene for quite long and will continue doing so, hopefully!:)
    p.s. check my comment on ur blog!:)

  3. Great review. I think J Lo is so beautiful ;)

  4. Glad u enjoyed my review. Oh yeah! she looks like she is 20!:)

  5. I hadn't heard this yet. It sounds really good!

  6. @Juju: you are gonna love it!;)

  7. As always your review makes a lots of sense. After listening to this track a couple of times you start enjoying it.

  8. Glad you like my reviews! Keep reading and enjoying my blog!:)

  9. How can you hum the to the main melody? It's just one note almost throughout the song with a repetitious background track. I'm sure she can get better writing from her sources. This one doesn't do anything for me.

  10. @Dave: U r entitled to have your opinion. Everyone's choice is different. I think that the song is pretty good and that is the reason it is in top 10 countdown since its release. What kind of songs you like to listen?

  11. This is my first time i visit here. I found so many entertaining stuff in your blog, especially its discussion. From the tons of comments on your articles, I guess I am not the only one having all the enjoyment here! Keep up the good work.

  12. @Beauty: That is so sweet of u to compliment me and my blog! Feels good to know readers like you appreciate the good work!:) Lovely to have you as a follower, hope u keep enjoying my blog!:)


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