Messin' Around

Album: Climate Change (2016)
Charted: 64
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  • Pitbull is joined by Enrique Iglesias on this Climate Change stomper. It finds the pair admitting that they're not worried about their lovers' infidelity as they've both been "messin' around" themselves.
  • Pitbull and Enrique Iglesias seem to have one of music's most loyal bromances. Other collaborations between the Latin pair include Iglesias' cuts "I Like It," "I Like How It Feels," "I'm a Freak" and "3 Letters" plus Pitbull's songs "Rain Over Me" and "Come n Go."
  • The song interpolates REO Speedwagon's "heard it from another you've been messin' around" lyric, from the Illinois band's 1981 hit "Take It On The Run."

    REO Speedwagon frontman Kevin Cronin recalled on the band's official website hearing "Messin' Around" for the first time. "I get into my daughter's car … and cranking out of her speakers comes this funky, dark, kinda cool version of what starts out to be 'Take It On the Run' but soon morphs into a hip-hop groove and an entirely new song," he said. "And I am digging it."


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