The Jersey Shore Soundtrack doesn't hit stores until next week — July 20, to be exact — but that didn't stop Snooki, the Situation, JWoww and the rest of the cast from taking over the Marquee nightclub in New York City on Tuesday night for an over-the-top album release party (like they needed an excuse, anyway).
But, still, there was business to attend to. So while revelers danced to the sounds of Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull's "I Like It" and downed drinks like "the Snooki Temple" (a DayGlo mixture of cherry vodka and grenadine), MTV News caught up with the Situation to discuss not only the album — and why his totally epic song isn't on it — but also season two of the "Jersey Shore."
"They really wanted me to be on [the soundtrack], they wanted my song, I think I was two weeks early or two weeks too late or whatever it was," the Situation explained to MTV News. "They really wanted it but we just couldn't get it together at the same time. I went off the grid."
While his self-titled single didn't make the cut, the Situation isn't letting the, uh, situation get him down. He's confident that the song will still be a big hit. In fact, he's just about to release an official remix of "The Situation" and shoot a video for it too. Though, to be fair, details about both seemed a little cloudy.
"It's doing real well on iTunes. We are doing a remix and a video," the Sitch said. "I don't know who the remix is with, but I know the video is gonna be pretty good and we're gonna have some cameos from a lot of different people. It's gonna be cool."
Also on the Situation's "gonna be cool" list: the sophomore season of "Jersey Shore," which premieres July 29 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV. "You know what, this [new] season is crazy. It's action-packed, it's like a movie. It's gonna be one of the best shows of the year, guaranteed," he said.
The Situation was so confident that season two will rule that he was even willing to invoke the catchphrase of the villainous Senator Trent from Steven Seagal's totally awesome 1990 flick "Hard to Kill" (or that of unhinged Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert, for that matter):
"You can take that one to the bank," he smiled.
Season two of "Jersey Shore" premieres Thursday, July 29, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV. Be there!