A new Men in Black movie is on the way, which also means that a new Men in Black tie-in song is coming as well. Hip-hop “artist” Pitbull is handling the song “Back in Time” (paging Huey Lewis and the News) for Men in Black 3, and as my esteemed colleague Matt Goldberg so eloquently put it, the song will make you want to jam a pen in your ear. Pitbull samples Mickey & Sylvia’s “Love Is Strange” to try to tie the song into the 60s time-travel theme of the movie, but he really only succeeds in crafting a track that makes Justin Bieber sound like Mozart. A Willennium lasts for 1,000 years, so I believe Will Smith is still contractually obligated to fix this.
Hit the jump to take a listen, if you dare. Be sure to check out the batch of Men in Black 3 set photos showcasing Rick Baker’s stellar special effects make-up. Men in Black 3 opens in 3D on May 25th.
Here’s “Back in Time” via Vulture.
To cleanse your palette, here’s Smith’s musical masterpieces from Men in Black and Men in Black II.