Music News: Jennifer Lopez set to release new single “Live It Up”

Jennier Lopez's new single "Live It Up"

From the school of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” Jennifer Lopez announced via Twitter this afternoon that she will be releasing her new RedOne-produced single, “Live It Up” featuring Pitbull on May 8th.  TMZ reports that J. Lo is scheduled to perform the song live on American Idol on May 16th.

Jenny worked with both Pitbull and RedOne on 2011’s smash “On the Floor,” and again on last year’s moderate hit “Dance Again.”  It would be nice to see J. Lo branch out a little bit, but at this point in her career, I think she’s looking for a sure thing.  And when you’re talking about radio hits today, the combination of Pitbull and RedOne is about as close to a sure thing as you can get.  A lot of people rag on RedOne for being “generic” and predictable, but he’s got a few really impressive songs in his discography (“Just Dance,” “Poker Face,” “Bad Romance,” “Starships”).  The way I see it, when a popular producer is working on so many songs each year, you just have to realize that they can’t all be game-changers.  Personally, I’m looking forward to hearing it!

Are you excited for J. Lo’s new single?

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