The Hollywood Reporter has an article with Pitbull and he reveals that he got the idea for the sound of "Timber" by listening to Avicii's album True. "'Timber had the same ring to it," he said. "I was like, this is where music is going right now. We need to put this out ASAP…No one's doing this, we can run right behind it."
True came out in September and Timber was released in October.