'Jersey Shore' soundtrack to be released this summer

Jersey-Shore-showImage Credit: Scott Gries/MTVHold on to your Deli Fresh ham, Jersey fans: The Shore soundtrack is coming.

MTV announced today that it will release the show’s first official soundtrack on July 20, with the lead single, Enrique Iglesias’ “I Like It,” featuring Pitbull, arriving on iTunes May 25; other artists scheduled to be featured include Lil Jon, Taio Cruz, Akon, and LMFAO (the electro-rap duo behind the show’s theme song, “Get Crazy”).

“From the clubs to the gym, there is going to be a lot of fist pumping and booty shaking going on this summer, and that’s just at my house,” said MTV’s Amy Doyle, EVP of Music & Talent Programming Strategy, in a press release.

JWoww, Snooki, the Situation, Ronnie, and the rest of the glorious, Oompa-colored crew return for the show’s second season beginning Thursday, July 29th at 10pm ET/PT.

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  • lindsay

    was there a concern that the demographic interested in reading this blip wouldn’t understand the willy wonka reference?

  • aline

    OMG what a class act enrique the jersey shore wow go hide under a bed

  • dan

    how humiliating for enrique iglesias

    • really?!

      You act like he’s Matisyahu.

  • guest

    hes worse its grotesque

  • agree

    hes now as low as his hooker girlfriend

  • guest

    he is in love with a brunette brazilian model but he hides it from anna kournikova

  • Phil

    Leah…I got the same press release, HOW are u NOT mentioning that the new Enrique single not only has Lionel Richie re singing the vocals to his hit, “All Night Long”, but is also the lead single off his new cd due on July 6th?! I’m sure any artist who can’t get a video played on MTV these days don’t mind being associated with an Mtv series…but of course there are people here who are going to HATE on anything attached to the Jersey Shore…

    • Leah Greenblatt

      You must get better press releases than we do, Phil! There was no mention of Lionel Ritchie in the one we received this morning, but there’s a stream of the song up now at Z100’s website if you want to hear it; Lionel’s contribution is about six seconds long, towards the end:

      http://www.z100.com/iplaylist/artist/169286/

  • Phil

    Got this last Wed. actually……

    Los Angeles, CA (April 28, 2010) – As he puts the finishing touches on his brand-new album, multi-platinum Grammy winning singer-songwriter ENRIQUE IGLESIAS is premiering a brand-new Spanish single on Univision.com earlier this week. The song, “Cuando Me Enamoro,” features Latin superstar Juan Luis Guerra and can be heard here: http://www.univision.com/content/content.jhtml?cid=2362402 .

    “Cuando Me Enamoro” was written by Iglesias and Decemer Bueno, who previously collaborated on the 2008 smash hit single “Lloro Por Ti,” which hit number one in 12 countries and sold more than 700,000 digital downloads worldwide.

    On May 4th, Iglesias will release English single “I Like It,” which features special guest appearances by Pitbull and Lionel Richie. The electrifying track sees Richie re-recording lines from his 1983 mega-hit, “All Night Long.” Iglesias will perform the song on July 16th as part of NBC’s “Today Show” summer concert series. “I Like It” is also the first single off the highly anticipated soundtrack to MTV’s “Jersey Shore,” due July 20th.

    Both songs appear on Iglesias’ highly-anticipated new album, which arrives in stores on July 6th through Universal Music. The yet-to-be-titled disc is a star-studded affair featuring additional guest appearances by Usher and Akon. Produced by RedOne (Lady Gaga, Mary J. Blige), Mark Taylor (Nelly Furtado, Britney Spears) and Enrique’s long-time collaborator, Carlos Paucar, it’s the first Enrique Iglesias album to feature songs in both Spanish and English.

    Last weekend, Iglesias traveled to the Dominican Republic, where he participated in a benefit concert organized by Juan Luis Guerra to support those affected by the earthquake in Haiti.

    With more than 55 million copies sold worldwide, 19 #1 tracks on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs Chart, unbeatable records, countless awards and thousands of sold out concerts around the globe, Enrique Iglesias is one of the most successful artists in modern music.

  • Phil

    The press release tied into the Billboard Latin Grammys last week, but since you guys don’t cover much on the Latin market, you probably got the standard release today!!

  • wendy

    who cares really the song sucks and so doe enrique iglesias and he just lowered himself to the lowest point attaching himself with THE JERSEY SHORE PLEASE GIVE US A BREAK I WONDER HOW LIONEL RITCHIE IS FEELING NOW

  • Preston

    The DVD was supposed to have come out in February, but I never saw it in the stores. But I’m really looking forward to the soundtrack with the dance and hip-hop heavy lineup. I’d like to see Enrique Iglesias have another hit. Pairing with Pitbull is a good move, a year after his I Know You Want Me hit! And Lil’Jon and Akon on it! Just in time for the hot summer months! I still think that the only clean cut guy in the Jersey Shore group is more interesting than the tan heavy Situation, Pauly D or Snooki, just doesn’t brag about himself too much.

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