Hey Baby (Drop It to the Floor)

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"Hey Baby (Drop It to the Floor)"
Single by Pitbull featuring T-Pain
from the album Planet Pit
Released September 14, 2010
Format CD, digital download
Recorded August 2010
Genre Hip house, electro house
Length 3:54
Label Polo Grounds, J, Mr. 305
Writer(s) Armando C. Pérez, Faheem Najm, Sandy Wilhelm
Producer(s) Sandy Vee
Pitbull singles chronology
"Bon, Bon"
(2010)
"Hey Baby (Drop It to the Floor)"
(2010)
"On the Floor"
(2011)
T-Pain singles chronology
"Trillionaire"
(2010)
"Hey Baby (Drop It to the Floor)"
(2010)
"Rap Song"
(2010)
Planet Pit track listing
Music video
"Hey Baby (Drop It to the Floor)" on YouTube

"Hey Baby (Drop It to the Floor)" is a song by American rapper Pitbull featuring T-Pain.[1] It was released on September 14, 2010 as the lead single from Pitbull's sixth studio album Planet Pit.[2] The song was written by Pitbull, T-Pain, and Sandy Vee, and it was produced by Sandy Vee.[3] The song samples a line from "Push It" by Salt-N-Pepa.

Critical reception[edit]

Amar Toor from Aol Radio Blog said that the song is "a pulsating rhythm and electrified beats, the track seems like it's tailor-made for South Beach's hottest dance floors. [...] Pitbull's reggaeton roots are evident throughout "Hey Baby", as a persistent, pulsating beat keeps the song grooving along, from start to finish. And as always, T-Pain puts his own indelible, Auto-Tuned stamp on the song, as he croons, "Hey Baby – you can be my girl I can be your man / And we can pump this jam however you want."[1]

Chart performance[edit]

"Hey Baby" debuted at #51 on the Billboard Hot 100 and climbed slowly to reach #7 in its eighteenth week, giving Pitbull his third top ten hit. This is T-Pain's eighth top ten as a featured artist, and thirteenth overall. In May 2011, Hey Baby crossed the two million mark in digital sales, becoming only his second solo song to do so, after 2009's "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)", though he later scored a third with Planet Pit's sophomore single "Give Me Everything".[4]

Music video[edit]

According with an interview with Pitbull on MTV News, the music video was filmed in Miami and it was released onto Pitbull's official VEVO channel on November 5, 2010. It features Pitbull and T-Pain at a club. It also featured scenes of girls in leather catsuits.[3] Two of the girls are Nayer and Sagia Castañeda.

The video has received over 153 million views.[5]

The song is also featured in one of the trailers to the movie The Dictator.

Track listing[edit]

  • German CD single[6]
  1. "Hey Baby (Drop It to the Floor)" (Album Version) – 3:54
  2. "Hey Baby (Drop It to the Floor)" (Radio Edit) – 3:24
  • Remixes
  1. Hey Baby (AJ Fire Remix) (remixed by Afrojack) - 4:23
  2. Hey Baby (Sidney Samson Remix) - 5:48
  3. Hey Baby (Alvaro Remix) - 5:33
  4. Hey Baby (Big Syphe Remix) - 5:31
  5. "Hey Baby (Drop It to the Floor)" (Skrillex Dubstep Remix) - 4:13
  6. Hey Baby (MK Dub) - 5:44

Personnel[edit]

Source:[7]

Cover versions[edit]

In February 2011, Noy Alooshe used the music from "Hey Baby (Drop It to the Floor)" as the basis for Zenga Zenga, an auto-tuned song and viral YouTube video that parodies Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi.[8]

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

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