- Fireball ft. John Ryan
- International Love ft. Chris Brown
- Live It Up ft. Pitbull
- We Are One (Ole Ola)
Fireball by Pitbull ft. John Ryan
“Fireball” can be considered the song that best described Pitbull’s trajectory in music. He unexpectedly appeared on the scene, like a fireball, animating fans worldwide with his performance. “Fireball” is Pitbull’s bet to try a completely different style, being a duet with John Ryan, mostly known for his country influence. As in the case of similar collaborations, Pitbull performs the rapping fragment, while the guest artist adds a new touch to the song, by singing the complementary part.
The video created for “Fireball” follows the same direction in terms of originality: the action is placed in the 1930s, in the colorful world of night cabarets. Pitbull and John Ryan are routinely enjoying their time into a similar location, until the queen of the night appears. Once she moves towards Pitbull, the vintage black and white images turn to vivid appearance, suggesting that in her absence his universe was a monotonous one. Once the party is over, she is expected in a pouring rain by Pittbul, inviting her to a car ride.
A fireball is more than a spherical mass of fire, is an attitude of the artists. Music is the expression of their feelings such as joy, love or hope. Once they are singing, they effectively become fireballs of good mood. The video debuts and ends with the same image: an old picture of Pitbull and his beloved, suggesting that time and space aren’t that important, as the feeling uniting them. Comparing with other videos promoted by Pitball, “Fireball” includes stereotypical images recognized by the viewers who have also watched the movie “The Mask”, such as the way men gaze, while Pitbull’s beautiful partner approaches to his table.
“Fireball” is another experiment of Pitbull, willing to surpass his musical background. After experiencing electropop or Latino, Pitbull collaborated with John Ryan for “Fireball”, a catchy song, mixing hip hop and country style. The song was released in July 2014, promoting Pitbull’s album “Globalization”. The two artists contributed to the creation of the song, next to Ilsey Juber, Andreas Schuller, Joe Spargur, Eric Frederic and Tom Peyton. “Fireball” was produced by John Ryan, Joe London, Ricky Reed and Axident.
The video created for “Fireball” is a return to the 1930s, Pitbull and John Ryan being wealthy businessmen in the search for the perfect love. “Fireball” was directed by David Rousseau, who has previously collaborated with Marc Anthony, Christina Aguilera, Shakira, Lil Wayne or Enrique Iglesias. In the case of Pitbull, he also directed “Celebrate” and “Wild Wild Love”.