I Like How It Feels

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"I Like How It Feels"
Single by Enrique Iglesias featuring Pitbull and The WAV.s
Released October 4, 2011
Format Digital download
Recorded South Point Studios,
(Miami, Florida)
Genre Dance-pop
Length 3:38
Label Universal Republic
Writer(s) Enrique Iglesias, RedOne, Pitbull, Alex P, Adam Baptiste, Björn Djupström, Bilal The Chef
Producer(s) RedOne, Alex P
Enrique Iglesias singles chronology
"Ayer"
(2011)
"I Like How It Feels"
(2011)
"Naked"
(2011)
Pitbull singles chronology
"Pass at Me"
(2011)
"I Like How It Feels"
(2011)
"Bailando Por El Mundo"
(2011)
The WAV.s singles chronology
"I Like How It Feels"
(2011)
"Down for Whatever"
(2011)
Music sample

"I Like How It Feels" is a song by Spanish recording artist Enrique Iglesias. The song was originally intended to be the lead single from a reissue of Iglesias' album Euphoria, however, the release was cancelled after poor chart performance from the song.The song was later included on the international deluxe edition of his tenth studio album and second bilingual album Sex + Love. The song also features guest appearance from Cuban rapper Pitbull and producers The WAV.s. It is produced by Enrique's longtime collaborator RedOne. It is the third collaboration between Enrique and Pitbull following "I Like It" and Pitbull's song "Come 'n' Go" off his latest album, Planet Pit. The song was released as a digital download in Australia and some European countries on September 23, 2011. The song was released as a digital download in the United States on October 4, 2011.[1]

Background[edit]

"I Like How It Feels" is produced by RedOne whose has worked with Enrique previously to produce hits like Takin' Back My Love, I Like It & Dirty Dancer. The song was leaked on the Internet on September 8, 2011 after which it was uploaded to YouTube on September 10, 2011. The video has now received more than sixteen million views.[2] The video was directed by Enrique Iglesias. The song was released in some European countries in iTunes on September 23, 2011, and in the US and Canada on October 4, 2011.

Critical reception[edit]

The single generally received positive reviews. Amy Sciarretto from Popcrush gave 3.5 stars (out of 5) and said, "It’s a simple set of lyrical declarations that celebrate being upbeat and enjoying life. There’s a fair amount of studio treatment on the song, but that’s a given with any epic, expansive pop song in 2011. We wouldn't be surprised if it becomes a staple at NFL stadiums this fall and winter, too."[3] Meena Rupani from Desihits said," The upbeat track is sure to be on repeat just like their other collaboration tracks have been. It seems Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull can do no wrong when they come together on a song."[4] Robbie Daw from Idolator said,"Enrique’s new RedOne-produced song has all the musical makings of an anthem, while the singer himself actually packs more of a soulful, emotional punch with his vocals than we've heard on recent singles like “Dirty Dancer,” “I Like It” and “Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You).”[5]

Lewis Corner from Digital Spy gave the song 4 stars (out of 5) saying, "Enrique continues to channel the au courrant synths and chunky Euro beats combo that has kept him afloat over the past year. "It's my time, it's my life, I can do what I like/ For the price of a smile, I gotta take it to right," he certifies over a carnival cabaret of Rio de Janeiro proportions - and with another chart-friendly anthem under his belt, he certainly has reason to celebrate."[6]

Chart performance[edit]

On the week of September 29, 2011 the song debuted at number 97 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart.[7] It marks Enrique's 8th entry on this chart. It later peaked to #11 on the chart. It also debuted at number 47 on the ARIA charts on the week of 3 October 2011.[8] Since then, it has managed to peak to #26. On the same day it debuted on 29 on New Zealand's RIANZ chart, peaking to #19.[9] It debuted at #76 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart. However, due to low sales & low airplay count, it fell out of Hot 100 the following week. It was generally overlooked by US radio. It re-entered the chart at #74 following Enrique's performance of this song on American Music Awards of 2011 & 'The Cowboys Red-Cattle Campaign'.[10] It debuted at #40 on the US Pop Songs chart on the week of October 29.[11] It peaked up to #39. The song topped the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs, becoming Enrique's 10th #1 on that chart, listing Enrique in the top 10 Dance/Club Artists of all time.

Use in media[edit]

Music video[edit]

The music video for this single premiered on Friday September 30, 2011 via his official website and Vevo.[12] The video is directed by Enrique himself & features guest appearance from stars including singers Juanes, Pitbull, Nicole Scherzinger, Nayer, actors Eva Longoria, Ken Jeong, George Lopez and tennis player Serena Williams. The video starts with Enrique playing on a beach with his dog. The video proceeds with some clips of Enrique's Euphoria tour, night out parties, backstage banter and outdoor videos. The video depicts Enrique flying around Miami beach, playing Baseball with small children, riding speed-boat along with his dog and partying with his friends. Pitbull comes along during his verse also seen partying with Enrique. Ken Jeong is shown writing the song and also dancing it. The video ends with credits to all involved.[13]

Live Performance[edit]

Enrique Iglesias performed the song as a medley of two songs on American Music Awards of 2011. He first sang 'I Like How It Feels' with Choir & then broke into Tonight (I'm Lovin' You) with guest rap from Ludacris.[14] He also performed the song at 'Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign at Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Day Game' as a medley of three songs. He started with 'I Like How It Feels' with guest rap from Pitbull followed by Tonight (I'm Lovin' You) & I Like It.[15]

Tracklisting[edit]

U.S. / UK Digital Download
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I Like How It Feels"   Enrique Iglesias/RedOne/Pitbull/Alex P/Adam Baptiste/Björn Djupström/Bilal The Chef 3:40
2. "I Like How It Feels" (Music Video) Enrique Iglesias/RedOne/Pitbull/Alex P/Adam Baptiste/Björn Djupström/Bilal The Chef 6:18
U.K. Digital Download - The Remixes[16]
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I Like How It Feels"   Enrique Iglesias/RedOne/Pitbull/Alex P/Adam Baptiste/Björn Djupström/Bilal The Chef 3:40
2. "I Like How It Feels (Benny Benassi Club Mix)"   Enrique Iglesias/RedOne/Pitbull/Alex P/Adam Baptiste/Björn Djupström/Bilal The Chef 5:29
3. "I Like How It Feels (DJ Victoria Club Mix)"   Enrique Iglesias/RedOne/Pitbull/Alex P/Adam Baptiste/Björn Djupström/Bilal The Chef 6:00
4. "I Like How It Feels (Jump Smokers Club Mix)"   Enrique Iglesias/RedOne/Pitbull/Alex P/Adam Baptiste/Björn Djupström/Bilal The Chef 5:14
5. "I Like How It Feels (Sidney Samson Club Mix)"   Enrique Iglesias/RedOne/Pitbull/Alex P/Adam Baptiste/Björn Djupström/Bilal The Chef 6:18

Remix[edit]

"I Like"
Single by Pitbull featuring Enrique Iglesias and Afrojack
Released January 30, 2012
Format Digital download
Genre Dance-pop
Length 3:36
Label Polo Grounds, Mr. 305, RCA Records
Writer(s) Nick van de Wall, Armando Pérez
Producer(s)

Afrojack

Pitbull chronology
"Name of Love"
(2012)
"I Like: The Remix"
(2012)
"Back in Time"
(2012)
Enrique Iglesias singles chronology
"Naked"
(2011)
"I Like: The Remix"
(2012)
"Finally Found You"
(2012)
Afrojack singles chronology
"We're All No One"
(2011)
"I Like: The Remix"
(2012)
"Can't Stop Me"
(2012)

"I Like: The Remix" is a song from American rapper Pitbull featuring Enrique Iglesias and Afrojack. It is a remix of "I Like How It Feels". The song was selected as the official song of Miss USA 2012. This marks the second song by Pitbull to be used for a beauty pageant ("Took My Love", a track from his album Planet Pit, served as the official song of the rival Miss America 2012 pageant.)[17]

Charts & Certifications[edit]

Chart (2011–12) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[18] 26
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[19] 43
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[20] 43
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[7] 11
Denmark (Tracklisten)[21] 31
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[22] 37
Mexico Airplay Chart (Billboard International)[23] 38
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[24] 76
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[25] 19
Romania (Romanian Top 100)[26] 67
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[27] 14
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[28] 14
Spanish Airplay Chart (Promusicae)[29] 1
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[30] 135
US Billboard Hot 100[31] 74
US Hot Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[11] 1
US Pop Songs (Billboard)[11] 39
US Latin Pop Songs (Billboard)[32] 31

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[33] Gold 35,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[34] Platinum 80,000^
Mexico (AMPROFON)[35] Gold 30,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Radio and release information[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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