17. Pitbull "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" (2009)
Album: Rebelution Producer: Lil Jon Label: The Orchard/Ultra/J/Polo Grounds/Mr. 305
Fellas, leave that rap snob stuff at home when you visit Miami. The ladies decide what's hot here, and if there's one song proven to get women in MIA open, it's "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)." You're not getting anywhere near the clubs on South Beach or Calle Ocho without hearing it, so embrace it, and you just might get lucky.
Like so many of Pitbull's songs, this one originated overseas—the beat is basically identical to that of "75, Brasil Street" by Italy's Nicola Fasano and Pat-Rich—but Pitbull localized it—the song's title refers to the famed central thoroughfare in Miami's Little Havana—while giving it even more global appeal, scoring a No. 1 hit in France and Spain, among other places.