The track pretty much follows the formula of vintage Pitbull – extraordinarily basic but inexplicably catchy. Sure, there’s a sense that the whole thing sounds like a fan-made remix of a Janet Jackson b-side from 2002, but this song has summer-smash written all over it.
At the end of the day, it’s light, it’s fun, it’s harmless. Plus, if Enrique Iglesias could ride the Pitbull train all the way to an English language comeback, why can’t Ricky Martin? Speaking of, Pitbull’s rap isn’t wholly unlistenable, which makes for a pleasant change of pace.
In other news, the song lends credence to the persistent rumor that Ricky Martin is working on an English language album, his last being 2005’s ‘Life’.
“Mr. Put it Down” is listed on Amazon as having a 17 March release date, so we’ll see how it performs in a week or so, but realistically this one could go either way.
What do you think? Is Mr. Worldwide going to help “Mr. Put it Down” become the song of the summer?