Enrique Iglesias: How Girlfriend Inspired ‘Turn The Night Up’

July 22, 2013 7:05 am
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Enrique Iglesias debuted his latest single “Turn the Night Up” on the radio this morning and we’ve got to admit, we already want to go out after hearing this new club-ready jam.

The singer himself called in to On Air with Ryan Seacrest to chat about the new single, off his upcoming 10th studio album, telling us the idea for the song actually came from a phrase he always says to his longtime girlfriend Anna Kournikova.

“One of those powerful, fun energetic songs and when we wrote it, I was just focusing at making sure if I could pull off the vocals in the studio, I was like, ‘This is it, this could be one of those fun songs,'” Enrique shares about The Cataracs-produced track.

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The singer adds: “You know how it started? I always walk around my house and am always joking around and there’s a phrase in the song that says ‘Gimme some of that.’ And I’m always saying that, saying ‘Gimme some of that’ and … doing a stupid little dance. [And] my girlfriend always starts laughing, so I went to the studio and said we’ve got to write the song around this!”

So what’s the Spanish stud referring to when he says, “Gimme some of that”? He laughs: “I’m referring to a lot of things. Let’s just say, I use it for everything.”

“Turn the Night Up” marks the first single off his upcoming album, which he explains is almost ready. “I’m actually in Miami finishing the album up. I have a bunch of songs I just want to make sure I pick my favorites. I’m not focusing so much on a style of music, I just want to pick the songs I enjoy the most.”

And aside from working on new music, you can find Enrique spending a majority of his time with his girlfriend and dogs on his boats in Miami.

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The singer gushes about his dogs, sharing: “I got Jack last year … I had a Golden that died right after I put out Euphoria. I was with him for 13 years and I was looking for another Golden Retriever and I found this dog called Chesapeake Bay Retriever and he’s the craziest dog but he makes me happy.”

And Jack has become quite a member of the family. “I get so mad at my girlfriend because sometimes when I wake up in the morning, he’s laying there in the bed and he doesn’t even care,” the singer laughs. “He’ll put his head on the pillow and is just so spoiled!…She feeds them watermelon. She feeds them anything. I’m like, ‘They’ve got to eat dog food!'”

Turn the Night Up” is not available to buy until August 13 but pre-order your copy on iTunes here!

“Turn the Night Up”

Baby you it’s you and me,
You see, we can turn the night up
And if you feel the way I feel
We can turn the night up

(gimme some of that)
(gimme some of that)
(gimme some of that)

Damn you look so sexy
Baby you impress me
I wanna get nasty
Girl you got the bom bom
Take a shot, you want one
Mama I can change your life

(gimme some of that)

The way you do it
You got that something
You got that something
So keep it moving, you know I love it
You know I love it

Baby you it’s you and me,
You see, we can turn the night up
And if you feel the way I feel
We can turn the night up

(gimme some of that)
(gimme some of that)

Girl your body is effing
You know my intentions, I know you can go all night
I just wanna touch you, girl just let me touch
I know it’s been on your mind

(gimme some of that)

The way you do it
You got that something
You got that something
So keep it moving, you know I love it
You know I love it

ONE LOVE

From madrid, to miami
From miami, to the world

Baby you it’s you and me,
You see, we can turn the night up
And if you feel the way I feel
We can turn the night up

Baby you it’s you and me,
You see, we can turn the night up
And if you feel the way I feel
We can turn the night up

(gimme some of that)
(gimme some of that)
(gimme some of that)


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