The Anthem (Pitbull song)

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"The Anthem"
The Anthem Pitbull.jpg
Single by Pitbull featuring Lil Jon
from the album The Boatlift
Released March 4, 2007
Format CD single
Recorded 2006–07
Length 4:05
Label TVT
Producer(s) Lil Jon
Pitbull singles chronology
"Go Girl"
"The Anthem"
"Sticky Icky"

"Go Girl"
"The Anthem"
"Sticky Icky"
Lil Jon singles chronology
"Gangsta Gangsta"
(2007) Gangsta Gangsta2007
"The Anthem"
(2007) The Anthem2007
"Get Buck in Here"
(2007) Get Buck in Here2007
Music video
"The Anthem" on YouTube

"The Anthem" is the second single released by Pitbull off his 2007 album The Boatlift. It features crunk rapper Lil Jon. The intro line, as well as the song's main hook, is taken from a 1970s old Latin hit "El Africano" by Sonora Dinamita. It samples the song "Calabria 2007" by Danish producer DJ Rune Reilly Kølsch, also known as Enur.

"Defense" (official remix to "The Anthem")[edit]

The official remix is entitled "Defense (The Anthem)"; it features Trinidadian Soca Artiste Machel Montano with Pitbull & Lil Jon. The remix can be found on Machel Montano's album Flame on (Wining Season is the U.S. edition of the album). This song is notable because its primary beat is played by a synthesized saxophone, which covers a simple minor triad.

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song was shot in Trinidad and Tobago, Miami and Atlanta and became a dedication to Natasja Saad.[1]
E-40 make cameo.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2007–08) Peak
Swiss Singles Chart[2] 64
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 36
US Billboard Rap Songs[3] 8
US Billboard Latin Digital Songs[3] 7
US Billboard Latin Songs[3] 24
US Billboard Digital Songs[3] 19
US Billboard Rhythmic Songs[3] 10
US Latin Airplay (Billboard)[4] 24


  1. ^ "Pitbull - The Anthem ft. Lil Jon". YouTube. 
  2. ^ Swiss
  3. ^ a b c d e f [1]
  4. ^ "Latin Rhythm Airplay - Week of October 2, 2010". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 122 (39). 2010-10-02. ISSN 0006-2510.