Black Eyed Peas & J Balvin Get Real About Partying All Night Long in 'Ritmo' Lyric Translation

Earlier this year, The Black Eyed Peas and J Balvin teamed up for a Spanglish twist on the ‘90s hit “The Rhythm of the Night” by Corona. “Ritmo,” which is part of the upcoming Bad Boys for Life soundtrack, fuses hip-hop, EDM and reggaeton melodies.

The lyrics include Spanish and English verses without interrupting the original chorus from “The Rhythm of the Night.” “I wanted to reimagine ‘Rhythm of the Night’ by Corona and give it a minimal, futurist, Afro-fused reggaeton vibe,” Black Eyed Peas’ will.i.am said in a press release.

With more than 315 million views on YouTube, the music video gives us major ‘90s vibes with its neon lights and colorful Miami scenery and features action-packed scenes of Bad Boys for Life starring Will Smith.

“Ritmo” sits at No. 2 on the Hot Latin Songs chart dated Dec. 21. The song also earned BEP their first Billboard Hot 100 entry since “Don’t Stop the Party” in 2011.

Check out the full lyrics translated to English below. 

[Pre-Chorus: Corona]
This is the rhythm, rhythm, rhythm, rhythm
This is the rhythm, rhythm, rhythm, rhythm, rhythm, rhythm
This is the rhythm, rhythm, rhythm, rhythm, rhythm of the night

[Chorus: J Balvin, Corona, will.i.am]
We’re rocking it all night (Of the night)
We’ll come back the next day (Oh, yeah)
You know how it’s done, baby
(This is the rhythm of the night)
Baby, tonight's like fire (Of the night)
We 'bout to spend the money (Oh, yeah)
We party to the extreme, baby
(This is the rhythm of the night)
We’re rocking it all night (Of the night)
We’ll come back the next day (Oh, yeah)
You know how it’s done, baby
(This is the rhythm of the night)
Baby, tonight's like fire (Of the night)
We 'bout to spend the money (Oh, yeah)
We party to the extreme, extreme, extreme, extreme, extreme

[Instrumental Bridge]
Ritmo

[Verse 1: J Balvin]
They’re not Reebok or Nike (No)
I have swag without a stylist (Yes)
Rosalia says I look legit (La Rosalia)
I don’t deny it because I know what it is (Wuh)
Don’t ask about what you see (Nah)
I’m prosperous and I know that it’s my fault (my fault, fault, ah)
Like Canelo in the ring, nothing scares me
I live in my base and no one can knock down my peace (Wuh)
Hakuna Matata like Timon and Pumba
I’m aiming to be a legend, so let’s do this
I leave them blind with my bright vibe
Haters to the grave, us to the party

[Pre-Chorus: Corona]
This is the rhythm, rhythm, rhythm, rhythm, rhythm of the night

[Chorus: J Balvin, Corona, will.i.am]
We’re rocking it all night (Of the night)
We’ll come back the next day (Oh, yeah)
You know how it’s done, baby
(This is the rhythm of the night)
Baby, tonight's like fire (Of the night)
We 'bout to spend the money (Oh, yeah)
We party to the extreme, baby
(This is the rhythm of the night)
We’re rocking it all night (Of the night)
We’ll come back the next day (Oh, yeah)
You know how it’s done, baby
(This is the rhythm of the night)
Baby, tonight's like fire (Of the night)
We 'bout to spend the money (Oh, yeah)
We party to the extreme, extreme, extreme, extreme, extreme

[Instrumental Bridge]
Ritmo

[Verse 2: will.i.am, Apl.de.ap, Corona]
The rhythm, the rebels, styles upon styles upon styles, I got several
Born to be wild 'cause I live like a daredevil
Live it up, hit 'em up, that's the scenario (2Pac)
I get around like a merry go (Rooftop)
I am on top of the pedestal (Flu shot)
I am so sick I need medical (Puta)
I learned that shit down in Mexico (Hahaha!)
The rhythm, the rebel, new and improved I be on a new level

(Oh, yeah)
That's how we do it, we buildin' like LEGOs (Oh, yeah)
Feel on the fire, you dealin' with fire
Can't stop, I am addicted I never quit
Won't stop, don't need to speak to no therapist
No stop, keepin' it movin's the narrative
Nonstop, do it like woo, there it is

[Pre-Chorus: Corona]
This is the rhythm, rhythm, rhythm, rhythm, rhythm of the night

[Chorus: J Balvin, Corona, will.i.am]
We’re rocking it all night (Of the night)
We’ll come back the next day (Oh, yeah)
You know how it’s done, baby
(This is the rhythm of the night)
Baby, tonight's like fire (Of the night)
We 'bout to spend the money (Oh, yeah)
We party to the extreme, baby
(This is the rhythm of the night)
We’re rocking it all night (Of the night)
We’ll come back the next day (Oh, yeah)
You know how it’s done, baby
(This is the rhythm of the night)
Baby, tonight's like fire (Of the night)
We 'bout to spend the money (Oh, yeah)
We party to the extreme, extreme, extreme, extreme, extreme

[Outro: J Balvin]
Ritmo
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