"I Gotta Feeling" is the second single from the Black Eyed Peas' album The E.N.D. It samples the song "Love Is Gone" by French dance-pop artist David Guetta. It is intended primarily as a party song celebrating going out with friends. "I Gotta Feeling" became the second consecutive #1 smash hit for the Black Eyed Peas following "Boom Boom Pow" to the top.
The Black Eyed Peas' first single from the album The E.N.D. became a worldwide smash hit. It has reached #1 in countries around the world and is the first Black Eyed Peas song to go to the top in the US. The song uses a futuristic electro feel with 808 keyboards and the use of auto-tune. "Boom Boom Pow" has spent nine weeks at #1 in the US and sold over two million digital copies.
The second single from the Black Eyed Peas album The Beginning was designed as a showcase for the beauty of Fergie's vocals. It works quite well in that context and the somewhat melancholy feel of the song took on even more resonance when it was revealed that the music video for "Just Can't Get Enough" was filmed on location in Japan the week before the country's devastating earthquake and tsunami.
"Don't Phunk With My Heart" was the first single from the Black Eyed Peas album Monkey Business. The song borrows melodies from Bollywood songs as well as interpolating a vocal segment from Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam's hit "I Wonder If I Take You Home." "Don't Phunk With My Heart" went to #3 on the US pop singles chart and was a hit on Latin pop radio stations as well. It won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group.
"My Humps" has been the subject of strong derision by music critics, but that didn't stop the Black Eyed Peas from scoring a #3 pop hit with it. Alanis Morissette recorded what seems a satirical version of the song. "My Humps" won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal.
This is the first single from the Black Eyed Peas album The Beginning. It is built around the Dirty Dancing love song "(I've Had) The Time Of My Life." The song is classic Black Eyed Peas retro futuristic party music. The song quickly rose into the top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100.
"Where Is the Love" reached #8 on the US pop singles chart becoming the Black Eyed Peas' first top 10 hit in the US. Reportedly, before the recording of "Where Is the Love?" the group were very discouraged by their record of creating critically acclaimed music that did not sell well. Producer Ron Fair suggested the group hook up with Justin Timberlake and the resulting collaboration set the group on the path to commercial success. Timberlake was not credited as an artist on the record in an attempt to avoid overexposure while he was promoting his own album Justified. The song received a Grammy Award nomination for Record of the Year.
"Don't Lie" was the second single released from the Black Eyed Peas' album Monkey Business. It was eclipsed on its rise up the chart by the success of the third single from the album "My Humps." "Don't Lie" did become the group's most popular song with Latin audiences.
10. "Pump It" - 2006
The Black Eyed Peas' "Pump It" is most notable for its use of the Dick Dale music from his version of "Misirlou." This music was featured on the soundtrack to the movie Pulp Fiction and the video for "Pump It" makes use of that connection. The song was more successful in the UK than the US. It reached #3 in the UK but only #12 at home in the US.