Invading My Mind is a song recorded by Jennifer Lopez for her seventh studio album Love?
It was written by RedOne, AJ Junior, BeatGeek, Teddy Sky, Bilal "The Chef" and Jimmy Joker.
The song was produced by RedOne, Jennifer, Lady Gaga, BeatGeek, Jimmy Joker and Kuk Harrell.
"Invading My Mind" is an uptempo electropop song that speaks of being overcome with a feeling that's "attacking, invading my mind."
The song received generally positive acclaim from music critics who thought of the song to be single-worthy.
The song drew comparisons to Ace of Base's 1995 single "Beautiful Life" and to the music of Kylie Minogue.
It additionally was compared to Jennifer's own single "On the Floor," but with "more of a groove feel."
Upon the release of the album, the song debuted at number ten on the South Korea Gaon International Chart.
Jennifer's vocals for "Invading My Mind" were arranged and produced by RedOne.
The vocals were recorded by Jim Annunziato, Josh Gudwin and Kuk Harrell at Cove Studios in New York City, New York and Henson Recording Studios in Los Angeles, California.
RedOne, Chris "Tek" O'Ryan and Trevor Muzzy handled audio engineering of the song.
RedOne and O'Ryan were in charge of vocal editing. RedOne, BeatGeek and Joker provided instruments for the song and also programming for them. The song was later mixed by Trevor Muzzy.
"Invading My Mind" is an uptempo electropop song with a length of three minutes and twenty seconds.
Melinda Newman of HitFix described the song as being a "fast-paced, Euro-tinged, robotic dance thumper" while Swagata Panjari of Radio and Music called it a "groovy club banger" with "high energy beats."
The song contains an almost "duplicate rhythm" to "On the Floor," but with "more prominent" electro keys and breaks that have "more of a groove feel" to them.
The song received comparisons to Ace of Base's 1995 single "Beautiful Life" and to the music of Kylie Minogue.
Lyrically, the song is about being overcome with a feeling that's "attacking, invading my mind.
While working with RedOne, Jennifer insists that he "brought the best out of her", something she credits to his Moroccan, Swedish and American heritage.
She stated that:
"He's awesome. He's one of the nicest people and has a beautiful spirit. He can create something the whole world will love and that is probably to do with his international background. Some people can do dance, others can do urban or pop, but Nadir does it all and understand what makes a hit on every level."
"Invading My Mind" received generally positive acclaim from music critics.
Tim Stack of Entertainment Weekly awarded the song a B+ rating, stating that:
"Remember when the thought of Jennifer Lopez releasing good music was as likely as a sequel to Angel Eyes? Well, our bad. The American Idol judge shot up the charts with the cheesetastic Ibiza chant On the Floor. Now she unites with Gaga pal RedOne for this appropriately named piece of pop pleasure: Once the club banger hits your ears, good or bad, you won't be able to get it out of your head."
Entertainment Weekly's Tanner Stransky gave a positive review of the song, stating that between "On the Floor" and "Invading My Mind," Jennifer is "really made a glittery return to her extreme club/"Waiting for Tonight" roots."
She continued by stating:
"Sure, '[Invading My] Mind' may be shallower than the kiddie pool, but this one is up from the first second... and never goes down."
Billboard's Monica Herrera stated that on "Invading My Mind" RedOne and Lady Gaga bring the "hit potential" while Jennifer "brings the heat."
She continued by stating that the song is an "irresistible '80s euphoria and release."
Digital Spy's Robert Copsey, who although stated that the song isn't anything "we haven't heard before," it is worthy of a standalone release.
Shane Phoenix of Hot Spots disagreed, stating that "the lyrics are a little repetitive to be a feature single," but it could, however, be a "great follow up to 'On the Floor' if you want to listen back to back and keep dancing."
A staff member from Idolator stated that:
"In a parallel universe, we could definitely hear Gaga herself singing 'Invading My Mind,' though it has more in common with early tracks from Fame than anything the p-p-p-pointy-faced provocateur has done lately."
He also stated that the verses of the song "remind us an awful lot of Lopez's current RedOne-produced hit 'On the Floor'."
Sal Cinquemani of Slant Magazine said that "Lopez shines" on the "Love?" album cuts which clock at and above 120 bpm, except for what he said was the "throwaway" song "Invading My Mind."
Cinquemani mockingly called the song's lyrics "poetry," referring to the line: "freezing cold, steaming hot, sweaty drip, drip, drop."
The song peaked at number 43 on the South Korea Gaon Digital Chart.
Allegations of PlagiarismEdit
In August of 2011, Chicago-based singer Rebecca Francescatti filed a lawsuit against Lady Gaga claiming that she had plagiarized elements of her 1999 recording "Juda (It's All About You)" for Lady Gaga's 2011 single "Judas."
Francescatti's lawyer told TMZ:
"Though the songs are different styles, the composition is the same, and the chorus is the same melody. [Francescatti] is seeking recognition for what she created."
Francescatti noted that the similarities of the two songs could stem from the fact that her former bass player Brian Gaynor was now working for a company who wrote several tracks for Lady Gaga's second album "Born This Way."
Francescatti's lawyer claimed in December of 2012 that Lady Gaga used an additional unlicensed sample in "Judas" and then incorporated it into "Invading My Mind."
It was alleged that Lady Gaga asked Jennifer for a credit on "Invading My Mind" to "cover her tracks" with Francescatti's lawyer claiming that she did not even contribute to the song.
The lawsuit claimed to have uncovered text messages between Lady Gaga and RedOne proving that she had stolen the sample loop used in both "Judas" and "Invading My Mind."
- RedOne: Vocal arrangement, vocal editor, instruments, instruments programmer, record producer, vocal producer, recording engineer & songwriter
- Teddy Sky – Backing vocals & songwriter
- Chris "Tek" O'Ryan – Vocal editor & recording engineer
- Kuk Harrell – Vocal editor, vocal producer & vocal recording engineer
- BeatGeek: Instruments, instruments programmer, record producer & songwriter
- Jimmy Joker: Instruments, instruments programmer, record producer & songwriter
- Trevor Muzzy: Mixing & recording engineer
- Jennifer Lopez: Record producer
- Lady Gaga: Record producer
- Jim Annunziato: Vocal recording engineer
- Josh Gudwin: Vocal recording engineer
- AJ Junior: Songwriter
- Bilal "The Chef": Songwriter