Enrique Iglesias Wrote Jersey Shore Soundtrack Song ‘In Five Minutes’

But 'I Like It' almost didn't make the album, the singer tells MTV News of two-year-old track.

Distracted by his promise to water-ski naked , some of Enrique Iglesias’ fans may have briefly forgotten that he’s featured on the Jersey Shore Soundtrack, which finally came out on Tuesday (July 20).

Iglesias collaborated with Pitbull on the GTL-friendly “I Like It.” But when Iglesias stopped by the MTV News offices to dish about his first-ever bilingual album, Euphoria, he revealed how “I Like It” almost didn’t make the soundtrack.

“It’s a song I wrote with [producer/songwriter] RedOne. We wrote it in my house, where actually we wrote a lot of [Euphoria], and it was done two years ago exactly,” the pop star explained. “I always believed in it. I always thought it was special. I thought it was fun. I thought it wasn’t over-thought. It’s one of those songs you write in five minutes; I guess that’s how a lot of them come about. It’s scary when you think about it because it could have never gone out there.”

Luckily for Iglesias and “Shore” fans that didn’t happen. “It could have gotten lost, and fortunately Universal Republic believed in it and they put it out,” he said of his label green-lighting the track that also appears on his Euphoria.

Apart from Enrique, some of the other artists featured on the Shore Soundtrack include Lil Jon, LMFAO, Taio Cruz and Akon. Coincidentally, the first season of “Jersey Shore” on DVD — completely uncensored — also came out on Tuesday.

Are you glad “I Like It” made the album? Tell us in the comments!

Season two of “Jersey Shore” premieres Thursday, July 29, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV. Be there!