The brussels sprout is a grotesque vegetablarian nightmare which pollutes otherwise acceptable dishes and causes widespread misery.
But at one particular time of year, and in a very specific context, it is acceptable and in fact quite enjoyable. That time of year is Christmas, and the very specific context is the Christmas lunch.
And (STICK WITH US ON THIS) that is a bit like Pitbull. In the summer months, and very specifically in the context of a J.Lo single, Pitbull is palatable.
Example One (2011)
Example Two (2012)
In our Top 45 Singles Of 2012 writeup of last year's J.Lo and Pitbull single 'Dance Again' (which was amazing, and we were privileged to see performed live on stage in LA last year), we noted that "in an ideal world, ‘the Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull single’ will be an annual event, as seasonally predictable and amazing as the first Solero of summer".
Well — praise be! — news now emerges that the Modern Day John & Olivia WILL return for a Summer 2013 'jam'. THE TRILOGY IS COMPLETE.
Here is the news:
- The new J.Lo feat Pitbull single is called 'Live It Up'.
- Like its predecessors, 'Live It Up' IS PRODUCED BY REDONE.
- It might be debuted WITHIN THE NEXT MONTH on a live American Idol performance.
- It will obviously be amazing.
Incredible. All that remains is to pinpoint which song 'Live It Up' will sample. 'On The Floor', of course, sampled Kaoma's 'Lambada' and conquered the planet, while 'Dance Again' sampled nothing and didn't do quite so well, so a sample should definitely land somewhere in 'Live It Up'.
Four songs the new J.Lo feat Pitbull prod by RedOne single could/should sample
1. Chilli feat Carrapicho — 'Tic Tic Tac'
Steel drums could be the key to success here.
2. Paul Simon — 'You Can Call Me Al'
DOO DO DO DO DOO DO DO DO. (On Twitter the other night we tried to convince Professor Green to sample this on his new album but he was frankly having none of it.)
3. Los Del Rio — 'Macarena'
When in doubt, chuck in 'Macarena'.
4. Mental As Anything — 'Live It Up'
This song is called 'Live It Up'. The J.Lo song is called 'Live It Up'. Imagine this chorus done by J.Lo with Pitbull shouting over the top. IMAGINE.
We think you will agree that each of those four songs — plus J.Lo, plus Pitbull, plus RedOne — could result in MUSICAL GOLD, but what if they used all four songs? Now that would be quite something.
(If you have any other ideas for songs 'Live It Up' could/should sample, please post them in the comments below. We know that both Pitbull and J.Lo are regular readers so this is your chance to alter the course of pop history.)