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Oh man, this song really takes me back. For some reason, I thought it was released way earlier than 2009. I thought it was popular while I was in college, but it turns out it was actually a full five years after I graduated. This was the point in my life where I was working my first executive job in the entertainment industry and I must have played this track on repeat for half the day sometimes. It's such an energetic song, it's hard to be in a bad mood when you're listening to it, even if you're stuck at a desk doing paperwork.
One of the things I didn't know about this song was that it was produced by French DJ David Guetta and was only released a couple months before Guetta burst onto the American music scene with his first hit, "Sexy Bitch." This song was incredibly popular, having been nominated for Song of the Year at the World Music Awards, Record of the Year at the Grammy Awards. It was the first song to sell 7 million digital copies in the United States, and currently holds the record for being the most downloaded song of all time on iTunes. It spent fourteen consecutive weeks as the top song on the Billboard Hot 100 and, along with the Black Eyed Peas' previous song "Boom Boom Pow," made them one of only eleven bands in history to occupy the top two positions on the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time with two different songs.
I'm a bit more partial to the albums Elephunk and Monkey Business, but this album unquestionably had the bigger hit in this song, as well as some other memorable tracks. Listening to this song tonight actually made me think of the Black Eyed Peas for the first time in a really long time; I don't think I've listened to them in earnest since Fergie left the group in 2016. I suppose I should give them a try and listen to the tracks they produced with J. Rey Soul, their current lead vocalist. I haven't listened to either of those two albums yet.
I can't think of a better song to get all of us in a party mood and excited about Writing.com's 20th birthday. This is a song that still gets people pumped up and excited when you play it at a party. It definitely got me tapping along to the beat again!