I Wanna Hear You Say My Name

In my opinion, J. Lo looked real fine for a 50-year-old woman at Super Bowl LIV Sunday night in Miami and much better than Andy Reid would have looked if he was wearing that skimpy outfit.  It was cute to watch her 6-year-old daughter singing on stage with her.  The Jennifer Lopez song ‘First Love’ came out in 2014 on her eighth studio album A.K.A.  It was written by Max Martin a Swedish singer, songwriter and record producer known for his work with the boybands of the ‘90s (Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC) and also working with Britney Spears, Savan Kotecha an American songwriter and record producer and Ilya Salmanzadeh a Swedish Persian songwriter, producer and singer known as ILYA.  The single charted #63 in the UK, bit only made to #87 in the US.

It was developed when Lopez was talking to Martin, Kotecha and record producer Cory Rooney during a break from the album recording about relationships, what they’re like, how much hard work is involved, and how it could have been so much simpler if the one that you were meant for was your first love.  A day later, while J. Lo was working on Idol and Max and Cory came on to the set appearing with the lyrics of the track and said, “You have to hear this!  It came out of what we were talking about”, and Lopez recorded it.  The song is about meeting somebody and finding true love and wishing you would have met the person you’re with now years before, so they would have been your first love years ago.

J. Lo told Max Martin that she wanted to work with him on her A.K.A album, because she felt that he is a genius, so she sought him out and she was willing to wait for him.  Jennifer Lopez said the song ‘First Love’ “gives you a feeling more than anything, because it’s gonna mean so many different things for so many different people.  It’s not about your first love; it’s just, ‘I wish you were the person I had met early and then I wouldn’t have had to go through all these things.’   I just think that was such a beautiful sentiment.”  Cory Rooney also co-wrote and co-produced some of Lopez’ #1 hits like, ‘Ain’t It Funny’, ‘I’m Real’ and ‘If You Had My Love’.  Many of J. Lo’s fans suspected that the lyrics were about her former backup dancer Casper Smart, whom she had been in a relationship with since October 2011.  The pair split shortly after the single’s release.

See I know a little bit something good
Always comes out of a little bit something bad
And I wasn’t looking for someone new
Till you came down
Giving me the best the time I’ve had
And now you’re on my skin
Body to body
Working me out
Yeah you, you play to win
Rocking me steady
Round after round woah oh oh oh
I wish you were my first love
‘Cause if you were my first
Baby there wouldn’t have been
No second, third or fourth love
Woah oh oh oh
I wish you were my first love
‘Cause if you were my first
Baby there wouldn’t have been
No second, third or fourth love
Woah oh oh oh
Mistakes I don’t worry ‘bout them no more
It ain’t no thing
‘Cause you got me, I’m on Cloud 9
So good, no I cannot just keep it real
T-shirt and jeans
See you making me feel so fly
And now you’re on my skin
Body to body
Working me out
Yeah you, you play to win
Rocking me steady
Round after round
Woah oh oh oh
I wish you were my first love
‘Cause if you were my first
Baby there wouldn’t have been
No second, third or fourth love
Woah oh oh oh
I wish you were my first love
‘Cause if you were my first
Baby there wouldn’t have been
No second, third or fourth love
Woah oh oh oh I
You make me wanna ride again ‘cause I
I wanna hear you say my name ‘cause I
You make me wanna ride again ‘cause I
I, I, I, I
You make me wanna ride again ‘cause I
I wanna hear you say my name ‘cause I
You make me wanna ride again ‘cause I
I, I, I, I (I)
Oh uh
Woah oh oh oh
I wish you were my first love
‘Cause if you were my first
Baby there wouldn’t have been
No second, third or fourth love
Woah oh oh oh
I wish you were my first love
‘Cause if you were my first
Baby there wouldn’t have been
No second, third or fourth love
Woah oh oh oh
I wish you were my first love
‘Cause if you were my first
Baby there wouldn’t have been
No second, third or fourth love
Woah oh oh oh
I wish you were my first love
‘Cause if you were my first
Baby there wouldn’t have been
No second, third or fourth love
Woah oh oh oh I

Written for Love Is In Da Blog where Bee asks us to find a love song for your first love.

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