This summery song is’ a clever mix of Latin trap and hip hop that is meant to stand out. For sure, it made us go “We like it”! This song came as a result of a phenomenal collaboration between Cardi B, J Balvin, and Bad Bunny. These brilliant stars wrote the song as well along with Klenord Raphael and Jorden Thorpe. The song was destined to be a massive hit. It was released back in the year 2018 on May 29. Now, this track plus music video stands with over 1.4 billion views on YouTube. However, the song was first released across radio stations through Atlantic Records. This song came out as the fourth single from the studio album of Cardi B named “Invasion of Privacy” 2018.
This song is a great and valuable addition to the music world of Latin and hip hop.
Now, let us talk about the commercial and critical performance of this hit number.
How to Download Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin – I Like It
You can download the song from a digital store. Click on the Download button and make your choice. If you like Cardi B, check out also the songs Girls Like You and Taki Taki. Fans of Bad Bunny should listen to Mayores or Mia. Lastly, if you fancy J Balvin – check out Ay Vamos or Con Altura.
The Song Review
Commercially, the song went on to gain massive commercial success.
Even before the song was released mainstream, it took the No. 8 spot on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. That ultimately made it the fifth top ten entry on the chart for Cardi B. Not just that. The song actually rose to the No. 1 spot gradually in its 12th week. The song was a big success for J Balvin and Bad Bunny. They went to earn their 1st and 2nd top ten on the chart. Even internationally, the song performed so well. The song was among the top 10 in several countries. Some of them are Canada, Slovakia, Ireland, New Zealand, Switzerland, Portugal, Spain, and the UK.
This song brought another success for Cardi B. The song was in the top 10 on 51 charts. That ultimately made Cardi B, the first-ever female rap artist to have a track that long on the charts. In 2021, the song was certified as Diamond by the RIAA for selling more than 10 million units. This song was also the very first female song on Spotify to cross a billion views.
This song was highly praised by critics. Music critics at the Atlantic referred to it as “Song of the Summer”. Further, they added, “It is irresistible because it channels the rapper at her best when she actually feels at home”.
Critics at the Rolling Stones wrote, “It sounds like it was chemically concocted in a mad scientist’s lab to become the reigning summer song of 2018”.
I Like It – Music Video & Composition
The music video gives the real summer vibe of this song. It was shot in Miami at a place known as Little Havana in the March of 2018. The music video was inspired by the famous 1994 movie named “I Like it Like That”. It features the three stars hanging around and jamming in the neighborhood.
In the musical composition light, the song is a perfect blend of salsa and trap with a drum beat. It also incorporates the 1967 Boogaloo song called “I Like it Like That”.