I Gotta Feeling

A local DJ was talking the other day about how The Black Eyed Peas are always at the top of the charts, and how it seems like it’s probably a record.

For the past month, Boom Boom Pow has been up there, and last week, I Gotta Feeling has surpassed it. And then there was even more attention on the Black Eyed Peas, after trashy blogger Perez Hilton went off on the Black Eyed Peas, insulting Fergie and calling will.i.am a “faggot,” and then got punched in the face by some unknown person that he erroneously named as will.i.am himself… (And I’m yet to hear from a single person who was saddened by his assault.)

The Black Eyed Peas have an official YouTube channel. Most artists sue to keep their music off of YouTube, while the Black Eyed Peas upload their own music there and draw millions of views. I was looking through, and found a bunch of hits that I’d forgotten were the Black Eyed Peas’.

Fergie and will.i.am, both tremendous successes in their own right, are members of the Black Eyed Peas. will.i.am’s Yes We Can became one of the most viral videos of the 2008 campaigns, and was even performed live at Invesco Field. But We Are the Ones wasn’t quite as big a hit, even though it should have been. And I just bought It’s a New Day, the post-election followup.

It does not appear possible to buy stock in a band.

2 thoughts on “I Gotta Feeling

  1. I’m not a fan of either of the songs you just referenced. Although I find it interesting that their music videos were so politically one sided. I’m wondering if you like them for their music, or if it’s because they’re also Obama fanboys.

  2. Wait, are you referring to the songs I linked to, or the mainstream Black Eyed Peas songs? Most of their mainstream songs are apolitical, but I didn’t link to them since they were on the radio all the time. (And since I’m lazy.) Surely, though, they’re better than “My Humps,” a Black Eyed Peas song that, although really popular, mostly won awards like ‘most annoying song ever.’

    will.i.am independently produced several songs supporting Obama, which are the ones I linked to. (“Politically one-sided” would be putting it lightly for those.)

    No, I don’t pick artists based on their political leanings. But it doesn’t hurt my opinion of will.i.am that he produced several songs that expressed more rhythmically than I ever could the reason that I spent a month volunteering for the political campaign of a guy who was, at the time, an unlikely candidate.

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