Mr. Put It Down

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"Mr. Put It Down"
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Single by Ricky Martin featuring Pitbull
B-side
Released March 11, 2015 (2015-03-11)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2014
Genre Dance-pop
Length 3:16
Label Sony Music Latin
Songwriter(s)
  • Ricky Martin
  • Aaron Pearce
  • Jeremy Hunter
  • Keith Ross
  • Gavriel Avinov
  • Armando Pérez
Ricky Martin singles chronology
"Disparo al Corazón"
(2015)
"Mr. Put It Down"
(2015)
"La Mordidita"
(2015)

"Disparo al Corazón"
(2015)
"Mr. Put It Down"
(2015)
"La Mordidita"
(2015)
Pitbull singles chronology
"Piensas (Dila la Verdad)"
(2014) Piensas (Dila la Verdad)2014
"Mr. Put It Down"
(2015) Mr. Put It Down2015
"Fun"
(2015) Fun2015

"Mr. Put It Down" is a song recorded by Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin. It was written by Martin, Aaron Pearce, Jeremy Hunter, Keith Ross, Gavriel Avinov and Pitbull who is also featured with a rap verse. "Mr Put It Down" is a dance-pop song with a club and disco influence and elements from the 1970s and 1980s musical styles. Critics compared the song to the works by several music artists such as Michael Jackson, Earth, Wind & Fire and Justin Timberlake. To deliver the lyrics, Martin uses processed vocals and his falsetto. Following its release it charted on the Wallonia Ultratip chart at number 19 and Ultratop Wallonia Dance chart at number 31. In Billboard's July 4, 2015 issue, it reached number one on the Dance Club Songs chart.[1] "Mr. Put It Down" served as the opener on Martin's 2015 One World Tour.

Release and composition[edit]

"Mr. Put It Down" was written by Ricky Martin, Aaron Pearce, Jeremy Hunter, Keith Ross, Gavriel Avinov and Armando Pérez. It was digitally released on March 11, 2015 via the iTunes Store.[2] In the United Kingdom, it was released on May 24, 2015.[3]

"Mr. Put It Down" is a "funky" pop song with a length of three minutes and sixteen seconds.[4] According to Mike Wass of Idolator, the song is a "raunchy club-banger" and "disco-flavored jam" that lasts for three minutes and sixteen seconds.[5] Andrew Le of Renowned for Sound described the single as "unashamedly party song" that channels the music "glory days" of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Le wrote that "Mr. Put It Down" features slick, thick and funky arrangements which according to him are inspired by the works of the band Earth Wind & Fire and singers Prince and Michael Jackson. He also noted that the song contains groovy synthesizers and guitar licks with which help reminiscents of "Working Day and Night" (performed by Jackson, 1979) and "Let's Groove" (performed by Earth Wind & Fire, 1981).[6]

Wass described "Mr. Put It Down" as a musical combination of the 2013 single "Take Back the Night" by American singer Justin Timberlake and the 2014 song by Austin Mahone, "Mmm Yeah" on which Pitbull is featured as well. It begins with a rap verse by Pitbull who brags about his relationship with women. The chorus of the song, features Martin singing the lyrics, "“Who has a lifetime, baby? We've got the night right now. When you see what I’m planning, you're gonna call me Mr. Put It Down.".[5] Martin's vocals in the song are processed and he uses his falsetto to deliver the lyrics.[6] Between Martin's parts, Pitbull talks the lines "Pitbull such a dawg" and "give me that uh!".[6] Le also found "remarkable" that the rapper managed to rhyme, "lust can get tricky" with "Ricky".[6]

Reception[edit]

Critical[edit]

Andrew Le of Renowned for Sound gave the song two out of five stars and wrote that Martin and Pitbull are a "mismatch" on "Mr. Put It Down". According to him Martin has a much more better party songs such as the 1998 single "The Cup of Life". He wrote that the single "is a warning for listeners not to put down their drinks and get on the dance floor, but for Pitbull and Martin to put down any plans of sequels."[6]

Commercial[edit]

With "Mr. Put It Down", Martin earned his first number 1 on the US Dance Club Songs chart, in June 2015.[7] It became his seventh top 10 and ninth song to chart overall on Billboard's Dance Club Songs.[7]

Following its release, "Mr. Put It Down" also reached number 91 on the Australian Singles Charts and charted in Belgium Wallonia, peaking at number 19 on Ultratip and number 28 on the Ultratop Dance chart.[8]

Live performances[edit]

Martin performed the song on the American Idol final on May 12, 2015. He then performed it on Britain's Got Talent on May 25, 2015. Martin used "Mr. Put It Down" as an opener on his 2015 One World Tour set list.[9]

Formats and track listing[edit]

Charts[edit]

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label Ref.
Australia March 11, 2015 Digital download Sony Music Latin [14]
Canada [15]
France [16]
Germany [17]
Italy [18]
New Zealand [19]
Spain [20]
United States [2]
Australia April 28, 2015 Remixes EP [21]
Canada [22]
France [23]
Germany [24]
Italy [25]
New Zealand [26]
Spain [27]
United States [28]
United Kingdom May 24, 2015 Digital download [3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chart Highlights: Andy Grammer Gets 'Good' Marks Atop Adult Pop Songs". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. June 22, 2015. Retrieved June 22, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Music — Mr. Put It Down (feat. Pitbull) - Single by Ricky Martin". iTunes Store (US). Retrieved April 21, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Music — Mr. Put It Down (feat. Pitbull) - Single by Ricky Martin". iTunes Store (GB). Retrieved April 21, 2015. 
  4. ^ Ellwood, Pip (March 12, 2015). "Ricky Martin teams up with Pitbull for Mr. Put It Down". Entertainment Focus. Retrieved May 9, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b Wass, Mike (March 11, 2015). "Ricky Martin Teams Up With Pitbull For Raunchy Club-Banger 'Mr. Put It Down': Listen". Idolator. Retrieved April 21, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c d e Le, Andrew (March 19, 2015). "Ricky Martin - 'Mr. Put It Down' (feat. Pitbull)". Renowned for Sound. Retrieved April 21, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b Gordon Murray (June 26, 2015). "Giorgio Moroder Returns to Dance Charts After 38 Years". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 29, 2015. 
  8. ^ a b c "Ultratop.be – Ricky Martin feat. Pitbull – Mr. Put It Down" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved April 21, 2015.
  9. ^ Hunkin, Joanna (April 18, 2015). "Review: Ricky Martin's Zumba remix club night". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved April 21, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Mr. Put It Down by Ricky Martin". Sanity. March 20, 2015. Retrieved December 29, 2015. 
  11. ^ Ryan, Gavin (May 9, 2015). "ARIA Singles: Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth Are Still No 1". Noise11. Retrieved May 9, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Ricky Martin Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved June 25, 2015.
  13. ^ "Dance Club Songs: Year End 2015". Billboard. Retrieved December 9, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Music — Mr. Put It Down (feat. Pitbull) - Single by Ricky Martin". iTunes Store (AU). Retrieved April 21, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Music — Mr. Put It Down (feat. Pitbull) - Single by Ricky Martin". iTunes Store (CA). Retrieved April 21, 2015. 
  16. ^ "Musique — Mr. Put It Down (feat. Pitbull) - Single par Ricky Martin" (in French). iTunes Store (FR). Retrieved April 21, 2015. 
  17. ^ "Musik — Mr. Put It Down (feat. Pitbull) - Single von Ricky Martin" (in German). iTunes Store (DE). Retrieved April 21, 2015. 
  18. ^ "Musica — Mr. Put It Down (feat. Pitbull) - Single di Ricky Martin" (in Italian). iTunes Store (IT). Retrieved April 21, 2015. 
  19. ^ "Music — Mr. Put It Down (feat. Pitbull) - Single by Ricky Martin". iTunes Store (NZ). Retrieved April 21, 2015. 
  20. ^ "Musica — Mr. Put It Down (feat. Pitbull) - Single de Ricky Martin" (in Spanish). iTunes Store (ES). Retrieved April 21, 2015. 
  21. ^ "Music — Mr. Put It Down (feat. Pitbull) (Remixes) - EP by Ricky Martin". iTunes Store (AU). Retrieved May 9, 2015. 
  22. ^ "Music — Mr. Put It Down (feat. Pitbull) (Remixes) - EP by Ricky Martin". iTunes Store (CA). Retrieved May 9, 2015. 
  23. ^ "Musique — Mr. Put It Down (feat. Pitbull) (Remixes) - EP par Ricky Martin" (in French). iTunes Store (FR). Retrieved May 9, 2015. 
  24. ^ "Musik — Mr. Put It Down (feat. Pitbull) (Remixes) - EP von Ricky Martin" (in German). iTunes Store (DE). Retrieved May 9, 2015. 
  25. ^ "Musica — Mr. Put It Down (feat. Pitbull) (Remixes) - EP di Ricky Martin" (in Italian). iTunes Store (IT). Retrieved May 9, 2015. 
  26. ^ "Music — Mr. Put It Down (feat. Pitbull) (Remixes) - EP by Ricky Martin". iTunes Store (NZ). Retrieved May 9, 2015. 
  27. ^ "Musica — Mr. Put It Down (feat. Pitbull) (Remixes) - EP de Ricky Martin" (in Spanish). iTunes Store (ES). Retrieved May 9, 2015. 
  28. ^ "Music — Mr. Put It Down (feat. Pitbull) (Remixes) - EP by Ricky Martin". iTunes Store (US). Retrieved May 9, 2015. 

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