If the Beatles were the architects of 20th century music, then the 2000s belong to Pitbull. The aptly-named “Mr. Worldwide” has become a global sensation since exploding into the music scene with his 2004 debut, M.I.A.M.I., and his musical reign has no end in sight. He’s hosted awards shows, earned an honorary knighthood from the Queen, and is rumored to be a favorite of His Holiness, Pope Francis.
Mr. Bull’s work touches on universal themes like international love, hotel room service, and Voli vodka. He uses his lyrics to espouse pearls of wisdom such as, “Everyday above ground is a good day,” and “Think about it, ‘cause if you slip I’m gonna fall on top of you girl, hahaha” —the latter inspired by his time studying with the Dali Lama. Fans have affectionally dubbed him Mr. 305, in honor of the number of people who have been brought out of comas by his music.
Today millions rejoice as the artist bestows his latest offering, Dale, onto a grateful world. So join us as we pay tribute to the man, the legend, the musical god, by examining and celebrating his greatest songs of all time.
Annnnd upon further reflection, we’ve realized that there are, in fact, none.
“Hey, that’s not fair!” we hear you protest. “What about that one song—” Nope. Not even that one song. It sucks too.