Pitbull, taking over the reigns from retired rapper Will Smith, channels two very different, very famous film soundtracks with his Men In Black 3 song “Back In Time”. The Miami MC’s song shares the same title to Huey Lewis & The News’ timeless tune from Back To The Future, and the hook comes right from Micky & Sylvia’s “Love Is Strange”, which you will immediately recognize from Baby and Johnny’s slinky dance rehearsal in Dirty Dancing. But with a dubstep breakdown (how vogue!). If that sounds like an absolute delight for your eardrums, listen below.
As far as Men In Black songs go, this is infinitely better than “Black Suits Comin’ (Nod Ya Head)”, nowhere near as memorable as the original “Forget Me Nots”-sampling “Men In Black”, and basically has nothing to do with aliens. Pretty disappointing.
What do you think of Pitbull’s contribution? Would you have preferred Big Willie to have convinced practically any member of his musically-inclined family to follow in his footsteps and record a MIB theme? Or does Mr. Worldwide’s tune have more lasting power since it barely has anything to do with the sci-fi film?
The Men In Black franchise returns to cinemas on May 25.