Bombón (Daddy Yankee song)

2022 single by Daddy Yankee featuring El Alfa and Lil Jon
"Bombón"
Single by Daddy Yankee 22 featuring El Alfa and Lil Jon
from the album Legendaddy
LanguageSpanish
ReleasedMarch 24, 2022 (2022-03-24)
GenreDembow
Length3:02
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Daddy Yankee singles chronology
"Agua"
(2022)
"Bombón"
(2022)
"Hot"
(2022)
El Alfa singles chronology
"Galapin"
(2022)
"Bombón"
(2022)
"Máquina de Dinero"
(2022)
Lil Jon singles chronology
"Bloodbath"
(2022)
"Bombón"
(2022)
"Dance"
(2022)
Music video
"Bombón" on YouTube

"Bombón" is a song by Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee featuring Dominican rapper El Alfa and American rapper Lil Jon. It was released on March 24, 2022 simultaneously with Daddy Yankee's eighth and final studio album, Legendaddy, among various other singles from the record. It was accompanied by a music video directed by Venezuelan director Daniel Durán. It was written by Daddy Yankee, El Alfa, Lil Jon, Mexican producer David "Scott Summers" Macías, Puerto Rican producer Ovimael "OMB" Maldonado and American production duo Play-N-Skillz members Juan Salinas and Oscar Salinas, while Spanish duo Los del Río members Antonio Romero and Rafael Ruíz received songwriting credits for their single "Macarena" (1993), which the song interpolates. It was produced by Daddy Yankee, Play-N-Skillz and Scott Summers.

It is a dembow song that received mixed reviews from music critis; some commented positively about it, while others criticized Lil Jon's ad-libs. Commercially, it reached number three in Nicaragua, 10 in El Salvador, 11 in Honduras, 19 in the Dominican Republic, 33 on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart and at 88 in Spain. It became a TikTok trend and was nominated for Best Social Dance Challenge at the 19th Premios Juventud.

Background and composition

"Bombón" was written by Daddy Yankee, El Alfa, Lil Jon, David "Scott Summers" Macías, Ovimael "OMB" Maldonado and Play-N-Skillz members Juan Salinas and Oscar Salinas, while Spanish duo Los del Río members Antonio Romero and Rafael Ruíz received songwriting credits for their single "Macarena" (1993), which is briefly interpolated during El Alfa's verse.[1] It was produced and programmed by Daddy Yankee, Play-N-Skillz and Scott Summers, recorded by OMB, and mixed and mastered by American audio engineers Luis Barrera Jr. and Michael Fuller, respectively.[1] It is a dembow song with a duration of three minutes and two seconds.[1][2] It is the first collaboration between Daddy Yankee and El Alfa; the latter posted that referred to the song as "one of the best moments" of his career and to Daddy Yankee as his idol.[3] Daddy Yankee and Lil Jon had previously worked together with Lil Jon on the remix versions of their singles "Gasolina" and "What U Gon' Do" (both 2004).[4][5]

Reception

Lucas Villa of Spin referred to "Bombón" as an "explosive dembow banger" in which Legendaddy's "ass-shaking continues to go off the Richter scale".[2] Remezcla's Jeanette Hernandez selected it among the album's best songs and wrote that it "transports us to the beginning of [Daddy Yankee's] career," with "the help of El Alfa and Lil Jon’s essential ad-libs".[4] The Recording Academy included it on their "Essential Guide to Daddy Yankee" list, part of their Songbook editorial series.[6] On the other hand, Rolling Stone's Gary Suárez described it as "cringeworthy" due to Lil Jon "vomit[ing] his ancient ad-libs," which "[blunt] the presence of Dominican dembow demigod El Alfa" and "reduces the track to something from a Miami hotel pool party in 2012."[7] Isabelia Herrera of The New York Times found it "virtually unlistenable" and referred to it as an "egregious misstep," describing it as "college spring-break music, complete with 'Yeah!' ad-libs from an era long gone."[8] "Bombón" was nominated for a Premio Juventud for Best Social Dance Challenge at the 19th Premios Juventud.[9]

Commercial performance

Following the release of Daddy Yankee's seventh and final record, Legendaddy, "Bombón" debuted and peaked at number 33 on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart and at 88 in Spain.[10][11] It also reached number three in Nicaragua,[12] 10 in El Salvador,[13] 11 in Honduras[14] and 19 in the Dominican Republic.[15] It became a TikTok trend and was used in over 2.5 million videos on the platform.[16][17]

Credits and personnel

Charts

Chart (2022) Peak
position
Dominican Republic (Monitor Latino)[15] 19
Honduras (Monitor Latino)[14] 11
Nicaragua (Monitor Latino)[12] 3
El Salvador (Monitor Latino)[13] 10
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[11] 88
US Hot Latin Songs (Billboard)[10] 33

Notes

  1. ^ a b c Received songwriting credit for the interpolation of "Macarena" by Los del Río.

References

  1. ^ a b c "Credits / Legendaddy / Daddy Yankee". Tidal. Retrieved August 16, 2022.
  2. ^ a b Villa, Lucas (March 25, 2022). "Daddy Yankee Makes His Claim As The G.O.A.T. Of Reggaetón In Legendaddy". Spin. Retrieved August 16, 2022.
  3. ^ El Alfa [@elalfaeljefe] (March 23, 2022). "En primer lugar gracias a Dios por permitirme lograr mi sueño de poder trabajar con mi ídolo @daddyyankee" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on April 7, 2022. Retrieved August 16, 2022 – via Instagram.
  4. ^ a b Hernandez, Jeanette (March 25, 2022). "Daddy Yankee's Legendaddy Is Out & the Internet Can't Get Enough". Remezcla. Retrieved August 16, 2022.
  5. ^ Villa, Lucas (August 24, 2022). "Lil Jon Surprises Crowd at Daddy Yankee's Atlanta Concert". Remezcla. Retrieved August 26, 2022.
  6. ^ Raygoza, Isabela (August 2, 2022). "Songbook: Celebrating Daddy Yankee's Legendary Three-Decade Reggaeton Reign". The Recording Academy. Retrieved August 16, 2022.
  7. ^ Suárez, Gary (March 24, 2022). "Daddy Yankee Retires in Style With Legendaddy". Rolling Stone. Retrieved August 16, 2022.
  8. ^ Herrera, Isabelia (March 29, 2022). "Daddy Yankee, Reggaeton's First Global Star, Steps Aside". The New York Times. Retrieved August 16, 2022.
  9. ^ Flores, Griselda (July 21, 2022). "2022 Premios Juventud Winners: Complete List". Billboard. Retrieved August 16, 2022.
  10. ^ a b "Daddy Yankee Chart History (Hot Latin Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved August 16, 2022.
  11. ^ a b "Daddy Yankee, El Alfa & Lil Jon – Bombón" Canciones Top 50. Retrieved August 16, 2022.
  12. ^ a b "Top 20 General – Nicaragua – Del 11 al 17 de Julio, 2022" (in Spanish). Monitor Latino. Retrieved August 16, 2022.
  13. ^ a b "Top 20 General – El Salvador – Del 6 al 12 de Junio, 2022" (in Spanish). Monitor Latino. Retrieved August 16, 2022.
  14. ^ a b "Top 20 General – Honduras – Del 28 de Marzo al 3 de Abril, 2022" (in Spanish). Monitor Latino. Retrieved August 16, 2022.
  15. ^ a b "Top 20 General – RD – Del 25 de Abril al 1 de Mayo, 2022" (in Spanish). Monitor Latino. Retrieved August 16, 2022.
  16. ^ Hernández, Valeria (May 24, 2022). "'Bombón' y otras canciones que son tendencia en TikTok en Mayo 2022" ['Bombón' and other trending songs in TikTok in May 2022] (in Spanish). Sonica.mx. Retrieved August 16, 2022.
  17. ^ Teal, Josh (July 3, 2022). "The top 20 songs trending on TikTok right now". Go Social. Retrieved August 16, 2022.