This song features a vocal contribution by Ne-Yo. It marks the second collaboration between Pitbull and Ne-Yo, following the 2011 chart-topper "Give Me Everything (Tonight)."
Pitbull and Ne-Yo wrote the song with hitmaker Dr Luke (Kelly Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone," Taio Cruz's "Dynamite"), his frequent collaborator Cirkut, songwriter Robin Weisse and G.O.O.D. Music in-house producer Lifted.
This was covered by the Kidz Bop performers for the Kidz Bop 29 album. The lyric, "Tell the bartender line up some shots" was changed into the more kid-friendly but nonsensical, "Tell my friends to line up some spots."
The third verse of "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" by Crash Test Dummies ("they shook and lurched all over the church floor...") was inspired by girl whose parents would speak in tongues at their Pentecostal service.