Fireball (Pitbull song)

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"Fireball"
Pitbull - Fireball (feat. John Ryan).png
Single by Pitbull featuring John Ryan
from the album Globalization
Released July 23, 2014 (2014-07-23)
Format
Recorded 2014
Genre
Length 3:56
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Pitbull singles chronology
"Good Time"
(2014)
"Fireball"
(2014)
"Booty"
(2014)
"Good Time"
(2014)
"Fireball"
(2014)
"Booty"
(2014)
John Ryan singles chronology
"Fireball"
(2014) Fireball2014
Music video
"Fireball" on YouTube

"Fireball" is a song by American rapper Pitbull, featuring American singer John Ryan.[1] It was released on July 23, 2014[2][3] as the second release from Pitbull's eighth studio album, Globalization (2014).

Music video[edit]

According to Variety, the music video for the song includes a "digital mashup" with internet stars Jenna Marbles (who has a large following on her YouTube comedy channel and hosts the YouTube 15 weekly program on SiriusXM), Bart Baker (creator behind popular music parodies including one of Pitbull himself) and Brittany Furlan, Vine star signed with Endemol Beyond USA. All three appear in the "Fireball" official video. Pitbull's collaboration with Marbles, Baker, and Furlan was brokered by Endemol Beyond USA.[4]

Synopsis

The video begins with Pitbull leaving a car and entering a club. The video shows people dancing in black and white, and people firebreathing, along with Marbles, Baker, and Furlan dancing by Pitbull. Pitbull sees a woman (Alejandra Espinoza) coming down stairs and, when she enters the main room, the video turns to color. The woman looks very much like Jessica Rabbit. Many men (usually with women) stare at her. She walks over to Pitbull; they go to a dressing room and passionately make out. The video then ends with Pitbull and the girl leaving the club in his car.

Chart performance[edit]

The song peaked at number 23 at the US Billboard Hot 100. It has sold 1 million copies in the US as of January 2015.[5] It has been certified Gold in Canada and Australia.

In popular culture[edit]

The song was featured in the trailer and TV spots of Aardman Animations' Shaun the Sheep Movie.

The song was used for the opening number of Miss Earth 2014.

As of the 2015 season, the song is played every time a Colorado Rockies player hits a home run at Coors Field.

The song was also used in TV spots for Disney's Zootopia.

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[42] Gold 35,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[43] Platinum 80,000^
Italy (FIMI)[43] Platinum 50,000double-dagger
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[44] Platinum 40,000^
United States (RIAA)[45] Platinum 1,000,000[5]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

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