Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Pitbull – "Hotel Room Service" (2009)

Forget about your boyfriend
And meet me at the hotel room

Early today, I heard a former NBA player tell the host of a sports-talk radio show talking about a pickle that one of his ex-teammates found himself in on a team road trip.

The teammate in his hotel room, quietly minding his own business with a person of the female persuasion, when there was a knock on his door.

The player had ordered a room-service breakfast a few minutes earlier, and so he assumed that the person knocking was a hotel waiter delivering said breakfast.  But when he looked through the peephole, he saw that the visitor was actually his wife.  (Oops!)

Holy crap! That's no room-service waiter!
The baller – sorry, but I just could not resist – and his lady friend quickly got dressed, went out on to their balcony, and jumped.  Fortunately, the room was only on the second floor, so they were none the worse for wear when they hit the ground.

The player told his paramour to skedaddle and then entered the hotel through its front entrance, encountering his wife in the lobby.  He concocted some cockamamie story to explain why he hadn’t been in his room when she knocked, and presumably lived happily ever after.

A few minutes ago, I stumbled across this brief item from the April 28, 1930 issue of Time magazine:

In Brooklyn, John Edmonds walked into the Edwards Hotel clad in his underwear, [and] demanded Room 313.  Informed that it was occupied, he said: "It was, but it isn't now. I just fell out of the window.”

(Wondering why I was reading the April 28, 1930 issue of Time magazine?  Good question.)

That’s it, boys and girls – that’s all I’ve got for you.

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“Hotel Room Service” was a hit single for the Cuban-American rapper, Pitbull, in 2009.  

The song’s lyrics – which consist mostly of one double entendre after another – include lines from Jay-Z and Notorious B.I.G. songs, as well as one (“We at the hotel, motel, Holiday Inn”) taken from the Sugarhill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight,” which was the very first rap single to crack the top 40.

Here’s the official “Hotel Room Service” music video – which has been viewed over 146 million times:

Click below to buy the song from Amazon:

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