i know you want me (calle ocho)

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"I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" is a song by American rapper Pitbull released as the second single from his fourth album, Rebelution. The song samples "75, Brazil Street" by Nicola Fasano and Pat Rich, which itself samples the opening horns riff from "Street Player" by Chicago. The core is from a song by Dominican rappers El Cata and Omega. The title is a reference to Calle Ocho, a street in Miami's Little Havana neighborhood. The song premiered on the Miami radio station WPOW. It has also been featured in Dance Central, the Xbox 360 Kinect-based dancing game, Dance Dance Revolution X2 for PlayStation 2, the PlayStation 3 PlayStation Move-based dancing game SingStar Dance, and in the pilot of Suburgatory. It received a nomination a Latin Rhythm Airplay Song of the Year at the 2010 Latin Billboard Music Awards. 


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2009
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Pitbull

Armando Cristian Pérez (born January 15, 1981), better known by his stage name Pitbull, or Mitra, is an American rapper, songwriter, actor and record producer. His first recorded performance was from the Lil Jon album Kings of Crunk in 2002. In 2004, he released his debut album titled M.I.A.M.I. (short for Money Is A Major Issue) under TVT Records. Since then, he has released three other albums under the label: El Mariel in 2006, The Boatlift in 2007, and Planet Pit in 2011. more »

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Release Details
"I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" was released as a single from Pitbull's fourth album, "Rebelution" in 2009.
Music Style
The track incorporates a Cuban style of music known as Reggaeton and dance/pop music.
Samples
The song samples "75, Brazil Street" by Nicola Fasano versus Pat-Rich, which itself samples the opening horn line from "Street Player" by Chicago.
Lyrics
The title 'Calle Ocho' refers to a street in Miami's Little Havana neighborhood. The lyrics of the song are primarily in English, but it has several interpretations in Spanish.
Chart Success
"I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" became a massive hit, reaching number 2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and number 4 on the UK Singles Chart.
Global Recognition
The song also topped the charts in France and the European Hot Singles chart. It sold over a million digital copies in the United States.
Music Video
Its music video shows Pitbull playing dominoes in a Cuban setting, surrounded by women dancing. The video won the 'Latino Artist of The Year' award at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Festival Performance
Pitbull performed this song at the Walmart Shareholders meeting in 2009 and at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Award Nominations
The song was nominated at the Billboard Latin Music Awards for 'Latin Rhythm Airplay Song of the Year' in 2010.
Impact on Career
"I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" is one of Pitbull's most successful tracks, contributing significantly to his international popularity.

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