Do It Well

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"Do It Well"
Single by Jennifer Lopez
from the album Brave
B-side
Released August 21, 2007 (2007-08-21)
Format
Length 3:05
Label Epic
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
Jennifer Lopez singles chronology
"Me Haces Falta"
(2007)
"Do It Well" "Hold It Don't Drop It"
(2008)

"Do It Well" is a song recorded by American entertainer Jennifer Lopez for her sixth studio album, Brave (2007). It was written by Ryan Tedder, Leonard Caston, Anita Poree, and Frank Wilson. The song was produced by Tedder, with additional vocal production from Cory Rooney.

Composition[edit]

"Do It Well" contains hip hop beats and disco sirens at the bridge.[1] In the chorus, she sings to someone who caught her eye: "I ain't ever met a man like that / I ain't ever fell so far, so fast / You can turn me on, throw me off track"/ Boy you do it, do it / you do it, do it, well".[2]

Critical response[edit]

Chuck Taylor from Billboard Magazine stated that the song is "a satisfying, flamethrowing popurban pearl. Not since 'Waiting for Tonight' has she served up a song with such potential to rally long-term play."[3] Alex Fletcher from Digital Spy gave to the song 4 out of 5 stars, commenting that "It's brassy, sassy, (although certainly not classy) and it's here to replace Beyoncé's 'Crazy In Love' as everyone's favourite guilty dancefloor pleasure.[2] Caryn Ganz from Rolling Stone wrote that "the track is her salvation on the album, since is the only track that lets J. Lo do her thing: dance."[4] Nathan S. from "DJ Booth" deemed it as an "ass-shaking masterpiece she's wisely chosen as her first single. The tracks got that "classic" J-Lo feel, huge strings and horns pared over funk-based percussion, with just a dash of Latin flavor thrown in. It is as epic as a song designed for moving in the club can be, even if the song's about two-third's incredible production, one-third J-Lo's singing."[5] Dan Gennoe from Yahoo! Music wrote that the song "may not be prime club material, but they all come with choruses and grooves guaranteed to make the housework go with a swing."[6]

Michael Slezak from Entertainment Weekly's Pop Watch wrote a mixed review, writing that "it finds Lopez's voice as tinny and feeble as ever, singing lyrics that may have sounded believable back in the early ’90s days of In Living Color, but now come off as a preposterous attempt to 'keep it real'."[7] But he praised "the melody's as easy as it is catchy (perfect as "Jenny from the Block" for inebriated karaoke), and the beat demands a sumptuous choreographical feast of a video."[7] Yahoo! Music wrote a negative review, stating that the song "sounds dated and recycled."[8] Eric Henderson from Slant Magazine wrote that the song "is a fairly imaginative reworking of one of the many string breaks from Eddie Kendricks's "Keep On Truckin'."[9]

Commercial performance[edit]

"Do It Well" has sold 538,000 paid digital downloads in the US as of June 2013.[10]

Music video[edit]

Lopez in the David LaChapelle-directed music video for "Do It Well" (2007)

On August 8, 2007, it was announced that Lopez will be shooting a video for her new single "Do It Well" in Los Angeles on August 16–17.[11]

The video debuted on MTV's TRL on September 17, 2007, and at number ten on VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown on September 22, 2007. It has since climbed to number three on the former and number five on the latter. It premiered on the Indian broadcast of VH1 on October 1, 2007.

The video starts with Lopez walking down a street when she gets a message with a video on her PDA which is an SOS from a little boy captured and forced to work in the kitchen of an S&M nightclub on Union Street. She enters the club, pushing a doorman down the stairs after he questions her. She continues through the crowd, entering rooms looking for witnesses to the boy's whereabouts. She questions people and punches and slaps them to get information. While this is going on, there are scenes of Lopez dancing in a red dress and she does a dance routine in the breakdown. In the end she finally finds the little boy and as they leave another doorman bothers her. Lopez responds by kicking him over the banister. Then she and the little boy leave together.[12]

Track listings[edit]

Do It Well – Digital download (1-track)
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Do It Well"  
3:07
Do It Well – CD single, digital download (2-track)
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Do It Well"  
  • Tedder
  • Caston
  • Poree
  • Wilson
  • Tedder
  • Rooney
3:07
2. "Me Haces Falta"  
  • Marc Anthony
  • Estéfano
3:37
Total length:
6:44
Do It Well – CD maxi single
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Do It Well"  
  • Tedder
  • Caston
  • Poree
  • Wilson
  • Tedder
  • Rooney
3:07
2. "Me Haces Falta"  
  • Estéfano
  • Marc Anthony
  • Marc Anthony
  • Estéfano
3:37
3. "Como Ama una Mujer"  
  • Estéfano
  • Julio Reyes
  • Marc Anthony
  • Estéfano
6:01
4. "Me Haces Falta" (music video)
  • Estéfano
  • Marc Anthony
  • Marc Anthony
  • Estéfano
 

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[13] 18
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[14] 34
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[15] 22
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[16] 20
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[17] 23
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles)[18] 13
France (SNEP)[19] 29
Germany (Media Control Charts)[20] 30
Ireland (IRMA)[21] 13
Italy (FIMI)[22] 2
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[23] 30
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[24] 17
Norway (VG-lista)[25] 20
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[26] 54
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[27] 12
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[28] 11
US Billboard Hot 100[29] 31
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[30] 99
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[31] 37
US Hot Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[32] 1
Chart (2008) Peak
position
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[33] 6

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United States[34] August 21, 2007 Rhythmic radio Epic
Belgium[35] September 7, 2007 Digital download (1-track) Sony
France[36]
Ireland[37]
Italy[38]
Luxembourg[39]
Netherlands[40]
Norway[41] September 10, 2007
Portugal[42]
United Kingdom[43] RCA
Sweden[44] Sony
Spain[45] September 11, 2007
Belgium[46] September 14, 2007 Digital download (2-track)
France[47]
Germany[48]
Ireland[49]
Italy[50]
Luxembourg[51]
Switzerland[52]
Finland[53] September 17, 2007
Norway[54]
Portugal[55]
United Kingdom[56] RCA
Sweden[57] Sony
Canada[58] September 18, 2007 Digital download (1-track)
United States[59] Epic
Spain[60] Digital download (2-track) Sony
Germany[61][62] September 21, 2007 CD single (basic, premium)
Australia[63] September 22, 2007 Digital download (1-track)
New Zealand[64]
France[65] October 1, 2007 CD single
United Kingdom[66] RCA

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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