“Timber” is a song by American rapper Pitbull featuring American recording artist Ke$ha from Pitbull’s Extended Play (EP) Meltdown. The song was released on October 7, 2013 and as the album’s lead single . The song was produced by Dr. Luke, Cirkut, and Sermstyle, with additional production by Nick Seeley. The song interpolates “San Francisco Bay” (1979) by Danish harmonica player Lee Oskar, which was written by Lee Oskar, Keri Oskar, and Greg Errico.
“Timber” features harmonica player Paul Harrington of Rockwall, Texas, who plays through the entire song. He was told to emulate harmonica player Lee Oskar of the band War.