Ricky Martin Releases New English Language Single

It’s called “Mr. Put it Down” and features Pitbull. I know.

It’s been a while since we’ve been blessed with any new English music from “Livin’ la Vida Loca” star, Ricky Martin. 2013’s “Come with Me” was a hit in Australia, but his last worldwide top 10 was Christina Aguilera featuring “Nobody Wants to Be Lonely” in 2001. 2001 people. If that doesn’t make you feel old, I don’t know what will.

Can “Mr. Put it Down” push Ricky back up to the top of the charts?

Listen below and judge for yourselves:

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?