I'm Into You

Album: Love? (2011)
Charted: 9 41

Songfacts®:

  • This island-flavored tune is the second single by American singer Jennifer Lopez, from her seventh studio album, Love?. The song finds the Latino pop star singing of her spellbound attraction to a lover - "I'm into you," she repeats in the hook.
  • According to Lopez, her favorite male rapper is Lil Wayne, and lo and behold, Weezy crops on this track contributing his clever wordplay.
  • The song was co-written by English singer-songwriter Taio Cruz, who you will probably know from his hit singles "Break Your Heart" and "Dynamite." It was produced by StarGate and features the Norwegian production team's usual synth-heavy beat.
  • Lopez found Lil Wayne to be contrary to how she expected him to be. She explained to MTV News: "When I got on the phone with him to talk about the record, I thought he was going to be like, 'Hey, what's up, J.Lo?' and instead he was like, 'Yes, ma'am.' I was like, 'Are you going to be able to do this record? I need it done this week and do you want to do it?' and he was like, 'Of course I do. Yes, ma'am. I'll get it done this week, ma'am.'"
  • Lopez flew on April 2, 2011 to the Mayan archaeological site Chichen Itza in Mexico to film scenes for the music video. She recalled to MTV News: "The first day we shot at the pyramids, which was just me by myself," she continued. "It was a kind of empowering feeling on the pyramid with the dress blowing... it was kind of amazing. It gave the video kind of an epic feel. [It] was all very earthy and epic and big."
  • The Melina Matsoukas directed video features telenovela actor and model William Levy. The clip aired on NBC's The Today Show on May 2, 2011 and J-Lo told the show: "It was funny because over Christmas, I had my whole family at my house, and every day my cousins and my aunts and everybody tuned in to this thing [telenovela] to see this guy. I called my cousins and they were like, 'It's William Levy. You've got to get William Levy!'"
  • Cruz originally wrote the song for another artist. He told Billboard magazine. "Being a songwriter, I do that quite a lot. As it happens, they all stay in this massive big pot of songs that I've written. We play them for different people and different people get inspired and I think J.Lo must have heard it and absolutely loved it."

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