THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
531-Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer-Give Me Everything.
2011-Number 1 single.
Best Bit-At 0.43. In Pop, musical snobbery runs rife, and know one is more guilty of that than me, but sometimes you just have to hold your hands up, and appreciate a song for all the joy it brings.
‘Give Me Everything’ has received more than it’s fare share of criticism, from it’s lyrical message about a one night stand, to, as the ‘NME’ wrote, it’s random components. The review said,’So, how many types of wrong is this? You’ve got the earnest vocal jibbering about living in the moment, you’ve got your cheap rave wibble, a high frequency irritation that buzzes like a fly trapped in jism.’ Even the use of the word ‘Kodak’ at the start of the song has been criticised, because Pitbull rhymed ‘Kodak’ with ‘Kodak,’ and did you know Pitbull was under contract to promote ‘Kodak’ at that time.
Pitbull (see also best songs 876) was born Armando Christian Perez on January 15th, 1981, in Miami, Florida, United States, to date he has sold over 25 million Albums, and 100 million singles. He has said he chose his stage name of Pitbull because the dogs ‘bite to lock.’ ‘The dog is too stupid to lose, and they’re outlawed in Dade County, they’re basically everything that I am, it’s been a constant fight.’To date, Pitbull has released 11 studio Albums between 2004-2019, as lead artist he has achieved 14 UK top 40 singles, and a further nine as a featured artist, with three songs that he has appeared on reaching the Number 1 spot.
‘Give Me Everything’ was taken from Pitbull’s sixth studio Album ‘Planet Pit,’ released in 2011, and has sold in excess of 8.2 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best selling singles of all time. The lyrics were co-written by Pitbull, and the songs other vocalist Ne-Yo, with the music being written by Afrojack (see also best songs 210) who also produced the track. The female vocals are provided by Nayer, who had also worked with Pitbull on some of his previous songs.
‘Tonight I want all of you tonight, give me everything tonight, for all we know we might not get tomorrow.’