|Released June 20, 2011 (2011-06-20)|
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded Henson Recording Studios, (Los Angeles, California); Al Burna Studios, (Miami, Florida)
Genre Eurodance, dance-pop, Latin pop
Label Polo Grounds, J, Mr. 305
"Rain Over Me" is a song by American rapper Pitbull from his sixth studio album, Planet Pit. It features vocals from Puerto Rican-American singer Marc Anthony. The Eurodance song was written by Pitbull, RedOne, Marc Anthony, Bilal "The Chef" Hajji, AJ Janussi and Rachid "Rush" Aziz, and it was produced by RedOne, Rush and Jimmy Joker. It was released on June 10, 2011 as the third promotional single from the album and received a full release as the album's third official single on July 19, 2011.
It charted at number 30 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. The song became Pitbull's second number one single on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart as well his first number-one single on the Tropical Songs. In addition, it is Marc Anthony's sixth number-one single on the Hot Latin Songs and twentieth number-one single on the Tropical Songs, reclaiming his position as having the artist with the most number-one Tropical Songs chart after a two-year tie with Víctor Manuelle. The music video was directed by David Rosseau, who also directed a previous Pitbull single, "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" in 2009.
Background and composition
"Rain Over Me" is a Eurodance song produced by RedOne, David Rush and Jimmy Joker. It contains dramatic "disco-rave" synths. According to Robert Copsey of Digital Spy the song is "a step outside his [Pitbull's] usual robotic sound. Bill Lamb of About.com noted that both Pitbull and Marc Anthony are of Latin Caribbean descent, referring to the song as a "superstar Latin Caribbean duet".
The music video was released onto Pitbull's official VEVO channel on July 22, 2011. The video was directed by David Rousseau. It features both Pitbull and Marc Anthony in the desert along with actress Natalie Martinez, with many water effects.
The video has been viewed over 770 million times on video-sharing website YouTube.
- "Rain Over Me" (featuring Marc Anthony) – 3:51
- "Rain Over Me" (Album Version) (featuring Marc Anthony)
- Rain Over Me" (Benny Benassi Remix) - 5:16
- Rain Over Me" (Jorge Duran Remix) - 2:53
Credits and personnel
Credits adapted from Planet Pit album liner notes.