Hold It Don't Drop It

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"Hold It Don't Drop It"
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Single by Jennifer Lopez
from the album Brave
Released January 4, 2008 (2008-01-04)
Format
Genre
Length 3:57
Label Epic
Writer(s)
  • Kevin Risto
  • Waynne Nugent
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Allen Phillip Lees
  • Tawana Dabney
  • Janet Sewell
  • Cynthia Lissette
  • Dennis Lambert
  • Brian Potter
Producer(s)
Jennifer Lopez singles chronology
"Do It Well"
(2007)
"Hold It Don't Drop It"
(2008)
"This Boy's Fire"
(2008)

"Hold It Don't Drop It" is a song recorded by American entertainer Jennifer Lopez for her sixth studio album, Brave (2007). It was written by Kevin "Dirty Swift" Risto, Waynne "Bruce Wayyne" Nugent, Lopez, Allen Phillip Lees, Tawana Dabney, Janet Sewell, Cynthia Lissette, Dennis Lambert, and Brian Potter.

Composition[edit]

"Hold It Don't Drop It" is a disco song with a running length of three minutes and fifty-five seconds (3:55).[1][2] It was written by Kevin Risto, Waynne Nugent, Jennifer Lopez, Allen Phillip Lees, Tawanna Dabney, Janet Sewell, Cynthia Lissette and it samples the bassline from Tavares' 1975 hit "It Only Takes a Minute."[3]

Reception[edit]

"Hold It Don't Drop It" received generally positive reviews from critics. Nick Levine of Digital Spy awarded the song four out of five stars, calling the song one of "the most lusty, persuasive vocals of her career" as well as noting its effect to be "bold, brash and sassy".[2] Slant Magazine's Eric Henderson said, "the song thrashes your body mercilessly the first time, tickles your ears the second time, and compels you to track down that old "It Only Takes a Minute" vinyl by the third or fourth."[4] Mike Joseph of PopMatters noted that the song included "sizable chunks" from "It Only Takes a Minute".[5] Later, Slant Magazine named "Hold It Don't Drop It" the thirty-fifth best song of 2007, praising "a surprisingly agile vocal performance from La Lopez, making it the singer's best single in years".[6]

Music video[edit]

The video was shot on November 16, 2007 and directed by Melina Matsoukas. It was premiered December 4, 2007 on MTV Europe and MTV Turkey. Lopez was pregnant when the video was filmed.

In the video, Lopez starts off by dancing in a spotlight wearing a hat, flipping between close-ups of her face and of her sitting on top of a giant silver disco ball. Lopez is then standing with a microphone stand in a white room on podiums with three male back-up dancers in suits lined behind her. When the chorus lines kick in, the lights above and below the soundstage flash and when Lopez is singing, she occasionally picks up the mic stand to sing into it and waves it above her head. There are also scenes of her singing in the spotlight into a mic hanging down and of Lopez sitting on a white chair facing away from camera.

Track listings[edit]

Hold It Don't Drop It – CD single, digital download (2-track)
No. Title Length
1. "Hold It Don't Drop It" (Album Version) 3:57
2. "Hold It Don't Drop It" (Moto Blanco Club Mix) 8:35
Total length: 12:32
Hold It Don't Drop It – Digital download (4-track)
No. Title Length
1. "Hold It Don't Drop It" (Album Version) 3:57
2. "Hold It Don't Drop It" (Moto Blanco Radio Mix) 3:16
3. "Hold It Don't Drop It" (Moto Blanco Club Mix) 8:35
4. "Hold It Don't Drop It" (Moto Blanco Dub Mix) 7:46
Total length: 23:34
Hold It Don't Drop It – CD maxi single
No. Title Length
1. "Hold It Don't Drop It" (Album Version) 3:57
2. "Hold It Don't Drop It" (Moto Blanco Radio Mix) 3:16
3. "Hold It Don't Drop It" (Moto Blanco Club Mix) 8:35
4. "Hold It Don't Drop It" (Moto Blanco Dub Mix) 7:46
5. "Hold It Don't Drop It" (music video)  

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[7] 33
Russia (Tophit Weekly General Airplay)[8] 13
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[9] 72
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[10] 1

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Norway[11] January 4, 2008 Digital download (2-track) Sony
Switzerland[12]
Belgium[13] January 7, 2008
Finland[14]
Luxembourg[15]
Germany[16] January 11, 2008
Italy[17]
United Kingdom[18] Digital download (4-track) RCA
Germany[19][20] CD single (basic, premium) Sony
Ireland[21] January 18, 2008 Digital download (2-track)
United Kingdom[22] January 21, 2008 RCA

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Genooe, Dan (October 15, 2007). "Jennifer Lopez Brave Album Review". Yahoo! Music. Archived from the original on June 13, 2011. Retrieved April 29, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Levine, Nick. "Jennifer Lopez: 'Hold It Don't Drop It'". Digital Spy. Retrieved January 3, 2008. 
  3. ^ Brave (liner notes). Jennifer Lopez. Epic Records. 2007. 
  4. ^ Henderson, Eric (October 7, 2007). "Jennifer Lopez: Brave | Music Review | Slant Magazine". Slant Magazine. Retrieved April 29, 2012. 
  5. ^ Joseph, Mike (October 29, 2007). "Jennifer Lopez: Brave < PopMatters". PopMatters. Retrieved April 29, 2012. 
  6. ^ "2007: Year in Music". Slant Magazine. December 15, 2007. Retrieved June 9, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved May 25, 2014.
  8. ^ "Weekly General Airplay TopHit100 11.02-17.02, 2008". TopHit.ru. Retrieved August 5, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Archive Chart: 2008-02-02" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved May 25, 2014.
  10. ^ "Jennifer Lopez – Chart history" Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs for Jennifer Lopez. Retrieved May 25, 2014.
  11. ^ http://no.7digital.com/artist/jennifer-lopez/release/hold-it-dont-drop-it-4
  12. ^ http://de-ch.7digital.com/artist/jennifer-lopez/release/hold-it-dont-drop-it-4
  13. ^ http://fr-be.7digital.com/artist/jennifer-lopez/release/hold-it-dont-drop-it-4
  14. ^ http://fi.7digital.com/artist/jennifer-lopez/release/hold-it-dont-drop-it-4
  15. ^ http://lu.7digital.com/artist/jennifer-lopez/release/hold-it-dont-drop-it-4
  16. ^ http://de.7digital.com/artist/jennifer-lopez/release/hold-it-dont-drop-it-5
  17. ^ http://it.7digital.com/artist/jennifer-lopez/release/hold-it-dont-drop-it-4
  18. ^ http://www.7digital.com/artist/jennifer-lopez/release/hold-it-dont-drop-it-3
  19. ^ http://www.amazon.de/Hold-Dont-Drop-Lopez-Jennifer/dp/B000ZXT1IO
  20. ^ http://www.amazon.de/Hold-DonT-Drop-Lopez-Jennifer/dp/B0010MK5NY
  21. ^ http://ie.7digital.com/artist/jennifer-lopez/release/hold-it-dont-drop-it-5
  22. ^ http://www.7digital.com/artist/jennifer-lopez/release/hold-it-dont-drop-it-5

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