Single: On The Floor (Featuring 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