" is the second single
from Jennifer Lopez
's second album, J.Lo
. Singer Christina Milian
co-penned the song for Lopez before hitting the music scene herself. She has also allegedly provided vocals for the chorus. Even though that has never been confirmed nor denied, Milian was credited for providing her vocals for the choruses in the album booklet.
The single was another hit for Lopez, peaking at number eighteen on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100
and number two on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play
In 2004 South Korean girl group Baby V.O.X. covered
"Play" in Korean
for their final album, Ride West
, with featured vocals from the original version by Christina Milian, though neither she or Lopez appear in the music video
Sal Cinquemani from Slant Magazine
called it "funky", while Jake Barnes reffered it as a "Prince
The video, directed by Francis Lawrence
, shows Lopez travelling on a futuristic, multi-level airplane.
The beginning of the video shows Lopez walking stylishly into the boarding area of the plane, whilst the passengers turn their attention to her. The video then cuts to Lopez, now on the plane, relaxing with a pair of headphones on. Various shots from the outside of the plane are also intercut within the scene.
The next scene occurs (presumably) on a different level on the plane. Here, we see Lopez at the entrance of two sliding doors,... Read More