Original Hits

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Original Hits
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Compilation album by Pitbull
Released May 8, 2012 (2012-05-08)
Genre
Length 68:29
Language
Label The Orchard
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Original Hits is a retrospective compilation album by Cuban artist Pitbull, spanning the 2004 to 2008 period of his career when he was signed to TVT Records (now-defunct).[1][2] It was released in the United States on May 8, 2012 by The Orchard who bought all of the rights to TVT's assets and previous catalogs, and later that same month in Australia and the United Kingdom. Original Hits features several of Pitbull's guest appearances, remixes and some unreleased tracks.[1] It does not contain any of his more recent hit singles.[3]

Pitbull acknowledged that album at the time of its release by saying "I wouldn’t be where I am today without these songs. Each one represents a step on my journey from Mr. 305 to Mr. Worldwide. This album is a good introduction for newer fans and a reminder to longtime fans of how far we’ve come together."[4] Despite not being promoted with any singles or marketing initiatives, Original Hits charted in the top-twenty on the U.S. Independent Albums, R&B Albums and Rap Albums charts, as published by Billboard. It also charted at number 136 on the main Billboard 200 albums chart.

Critical reception[edit]

David Jeffries praised the choice of singles included from the 2004 to 2008 period of Pitbull's career, pick out "the spicy crunk anthem "The Anthem," the hypnotic reggaeton floor filler "Culo," and the raw, pounding "Bojangles," all of them sounding flashy, big, and like the start of a penthouse pool party where every beer has a lime on top." He also said that the choice of album tracks to complete the compilation were strong and that hardcore fans would appreciate the three bonus tracks, previously unreleased or from mixtapes.[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "The Anthem [Intro]" (featuring Lil Jon) Mattos, Armando C. Perez 4:04
2. "Culo" (featuring Lil Jon) Smith, Perez 3:39
3. "Go Girl" (featuring Trina and Young Bo$$) Bowen-Petterson, Perez 3:49
4. "Hey You Girl" Jim Jonsin, Perez, Wilson 3:46
5. "Dammit Man" (Remix) (featuring Lil' Flip) Johnsin, Perez, Scheffer 3:46
6. "Bojangles" (Remix) (featuring Ying Yang Twins and Lil Jon) Holmes, Jackson, Perez 4:29
7. "Midnight" (featuring Casely) Jacob Aminov, Pérez 3:32
8. "Ay Chico (Lengua Afuera)" Mr. Collipark 3:25
9. "Descarada (Dance)" (featuring Vybz Kartel) Don "Vendetta" Bennett 3:02
10. "Que Tu Sabes D'eso" (featuring Fat Joe & Sinful) Oak, Andrew "Papa Justifi" Wansel 4:03
11. "Come See Me" DJ Toomp 3:07
12. "Fuego" Mr. Collipark 3:49
13. "Voodoo" Lil Jon 3:47
14. "Toma" (featuring Lil Jon) Perez , Smith 3:33
15. "Shake" (Ying Yang Twins featuring Pitbull) Mr. Collipark, Holmes, Jackson, Kranz, Perez, Scott 4:01
16. "Lemonhead Delight" (featuring Vedo-No Shake & Bang) (bonus track) Perez 4:45
17. "Guilty By Association" (bonus track) The Diaz Brothers 3:58
18. "Se Acabó" (bonus track) Perez 3:54

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012-13) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200[5] 134
U.S. Independent Albums (Billboard)[5] 20
U.S. R&B Albums (Billboard)[5] 19
U.S. Rap Albums (Billboard)[5] 13

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United States May 8, 2012 Compact disc (CD)[6] The Orchard
Digital download[7]
Australia May 25, 2012 Compact disc (CD)[8]
United Kingdom May 29, 2012 Compact disc (CD)[9]
Digital download[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Jeffries, David. "Pitbill - Original Hits / Orchard Records". Allmusic (Rovicorp). Retrieved 2014-04-04. 
  2. ^ Jacobs, Allen (2012-04-12). "Pitbull "Original Hits" Compilation To Release In May | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2014-03-04. 
  3. ^ "Pitbull's "Original Hits" Due Out May 8 @ARTISTdirect". Artistdirect.com. Retrieved 2014-03-04. 
  4. ^ "Pitbull Releasing ‘New’ Classic Album « The New HOT 95-7 – Celeb Gossip, Music News, The HOT Show – KKHH-FM". Hothits957.cbslocal.com. 2012-04-10. Retrieved 2014-04-06. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Original Hits - Pitbull | Awards". AllMusic. 2012-05-08. Retrieved 2014-04-06. 
  6. ^ "Original Hits [Explicit]: Music (CD)". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2014-03-04. 
  7. ^ "Original Hits [Explicit]: Music (Download)". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2014-03-04. 
  8. ^ "Original Hits | CD & DVD Music, Music Genres, Urban Grooves : JB HI-FI". Jbhifionline.com.au. 2012-05-25. Retrieved 2014-04-06. 
  9. ^ "Original Hits: Pitbull: Amazon.co.uk: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-04-06. 
  10. ^ "Original Hits: Amazon.co.uk: Music". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-04-06.