Jennifer Lopez knows how to get social media buzzing. Recently, she took to Instagram and gave fans a big dose of nostalgia, posting some behind-the-scenes photos from one of her best music videos for the song “Dance Again.” The video definitely turns up the heat, with J. Lo pulling out various sultry outfits and featuring sharp dance choreography with lots of shirtless men. Oh, and Pitbull is there too! Check out the Instagram post below:
As Jennifer Lopez says in the post, she’s celebrating a decade of “Dance Again.” So yes, you might be feeling old knowing this dance hit came out ten years ago at this point. When Lopez released this single, it was hot off the heels of her 2011 success “On the Floor” which also featured Pitbull. The two are definitely a winning combination when it comes to dance music. It’s an iconic song, and these photos are sure to be a treat for fans who remember watching the music video ten years ago. If it’s been a while or if you managed to miss the music video all these years, check out here:
In Jennifer Lopez’s post, she also mentions how she needed to remind herself that she will live, love, and dance again at the time she recorded this. She’s likely referencing the divorce she was going through at the time with Marc Anthony, so it seems like the song was very therapeutic for her. “Dance Again” was written by RedOne, Enrique Iglesias, Bilal “The Chef”, AJ Junior, and Pitbull. Though fans remember the video fondly, it was met with a bit of controversy upon release, funnily enough. Lopez premiered the video on American Idol which caused some criticism since the show is family-friendly.
Recently, Jennifer Lopez combined her musical talent with her acting prowess in the romcom Marry Me. She played a music superstar who cancels her live on-stage engagement and marries a stranger in the crowd instead, played by Owen Wilson. Jennifer Lopez recorded original music for the movie and released a music video a few weeks ago that featured her current boyfriend Ben Affleck, who she rekindled a relationship with last year. Marry Me also starred Maluma, John Bradley, Sarah Silverman, and more.
Next for Jennifer Lopez is a movie called Shotgun Wedding, which is set to be released on June 29, 2022. The movie is about a destination wedding that is hijacked by criminals. Lopez, Josh Duhamel, and Jennifer Coolidge star. Jason Moore directs with a screenplay by Mark Hammer and Elizabeth Meriwether. After that, she’ll be leading the charge in an action-heavy role as an assassin that comes out of hiding to protect her daughter in Mother. Omari Hardwick and Gael Garcia Bernal co-star. That movie is expected to hit theaters before the year is over.
While we wait for more projects from Jennifer Lopez, we have plenty of music video nostalgia to go back to. “Dance Again” is an absolute classic, but for my money, it’s hard to beat “Jenny from the Block.” Enjoy, ’90s kids: