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02.01.2006

Black Eyed Peas – My Humps

Filed under: a group of folks,music,news @ 16:43

Jeff recently lent me Monkey Business by Black Eyed Peas, and I’ve been listening to it on and off over the past few days.

It’s good. There’s several tracks that have, in the immutable words of our generation, huge, catchy hooks. “Pump It”, “Don’t Phunk with My Heart” and “My Style” among them. A couple are pretty sweet remixes of old classics including “Union” (of Sting’s “Englishman in New York”), and “Pump it” again (of Dick Dale’s “Miserlou”). And one track’s just plain fantastic: “Don’t Lie”. Though a couple lines are overly steeped in poppy vocals, the song manages to make it despite.

But the quality of the album as a whole is not what I wanted to comment on today. Rather, I’m more interested in dissecting the lyrics of one song in particular: “My Humps”, a fair to middlingly catchy song about a… shall we say ‘curvaceous’ hot girl. Allow me to reproduce a stanza of the lyrics here.

Tryna feel my hump hump,
lookin at my lump lump.
You can look but you can’t
touch it. If you touch it, I’ma
start some drama.
You don’t want no drama.
No no drama.
No no no no drama.

Consider those last two lines in particular: “No no drama. / No no no no drama.”

That’s one of the worst lyrics I have ever had the misfortune of hearing. I think I can honestly feel a little rivulet of blood pouring from my ears every time I hear that song. What was the songwriter thinking? “Uh… Something that rhymes with ‘drama’. How about ‘drama’? Yeah, that”ll do. And for the next line I’ll use… meh… ‘drama’ again. And for the forth… screw it. Slap another ‘drama’ in there, throw in a few ‘no’s for rhythm’s sake and call it good.”

Well, allow me to retort. You’re a no talent ass-clown. That’s right: no no talent. No no no no talent. And for this reason, I proclaim “My Humps” by Black Eyed Peas a work of sheer Musical Genius.

82 Comments

  1.  
    MAYA 01.31.2007 @ 14:01

    THIS SONG(MY HUMPS)IS SO COOL!!!

  2.  
    MAYA 01.31.2007 @ 14:02

    HAVE SOMEONE A SONG-MY HUMPS,I LOVE FERGIE SO…

  3.  
    Attria 02.21.2007 @ 14:27

    Fergie is AWSOME! I love her more than any of you people out there! I am Fergie crazy!
    I love Fergie the most in my whole school and high-school! Where as you fool above does not even know how to spell sweet Fergie!
    Her real name is Stacy Ann Ferguson if you do not know! She has stared in a actual movie you people who don’t know about it! I wanna see it but I am too young… (Wail, sob…)
    In fact I am listening to her song Glamorous while I am writing this message! I have watched the video now and a million more times!
    So I think I have done bosting for now, even though I have alot more to say I do not want to bore you and put you off this excelent spectacular blog and one of the best speeches in the universe! (Sorry, still boasting!) Love from Fergie fan! Did I mention I was part of the Fergie fan website- (www.fergie.com)! FanFergie is my username! (Fergiefan & Fergie & Stacy & Ann & Ferguson and so on were taken)

  4.  
    melis 03.05.2007 @ 02:34

    ay ne yaziyimm ya sprr ötesii bişii ztn fergienin hastasıyım ı love you fergie

  5.  
    Anonymous 03.06.2007 @ 00:38

    um

  6.  
    melis 03.07.2007 @ 04:18

    ya ben bu fergieyii çokk sewiyorumm hastasıyımm ya resimlerini bulmak için çablıomm bilgisayardaa fergieeeeeeeeee black eyed peas grubudakileride çok sewiyomm yaaa a fergieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee cnmm bnm bu yazıları fergie okuyomuu acabaa her nessee fergii jnömmmm beaaa

  7.  
    bruno 03.08.2007 @ 14:15

    musica beyonce

  8.  
    hott coco 03.08.2007 @ 19:16

    I love all your songs Fergie. I love waking up to your wonderful music in the mornin. I love your new song Glamorous! My friends and I sing it all the time. Keep on making those wonderful songs.

  9.  
    hott coco 03.08.2007 @ 19:17

    You Rock fergie!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10.  
    Allison 03.08.2007 @ 19:18

    You rock my socks!!! and mabye even my undies!!!

  11.  
    melis 03.16.2007 @ 04:45

    IHIHIHIHI YA BN BU FERGİEYİİİİİ ÇOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOK SEWYOMM BLACK EYED PEASDAKİLERİDE TABİKİİ HAN WAR YA 3 KİŞİ FERGİEYEYLE GÖRÜŞCEKK ONA KATILMAK İSTİOMM AMAAA ACABA YİNE GRUPP TÜRKİYEYE GELCEK Mİİİİ GELSİNNNNNNNNNN

  12.  
    melis 03.19.2007 @ 14:56

    fergie askomm oo bnm yaacok sewyomm onuuu bnm kdr bsk kimse sewemezzzzzzzzzzz

  13.  
    melis 03.25.2007 @ 04:16

    FERGİEE HIP HOP YAA BNM GİBİİ ASKOOMMM OO BNMM Bİ BN FERGİEYİ SEWDİMMM HER KESS SEWMEYEEEBASLADII ÖZENTİLERR FERGİEYİİ BİLMEYENLERR BİLEEEEEE AMA BNM KDR BASKA KİMSEEE SEWEMEZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

  14.  
    mayara 03.30.2007 @ 12:58

    oieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    eu amo amo amo amo amo amo amo amo amo amo amo amo amo amo amo amo amo amo amo amo o black edey
    peas

  15.  
    Anonymous 03.30.2007 @ 19:42

    cannot hear than not niceeey oledi lo…

  16.  
    isimsiz 04.14.2007 @ 09:40

    pump it şarkına bayılıyorum ya offfffffff

  17.  
    Evan 05.03.2007 @ 12:14

    amazon – com has made up alot of stuff the Black Eyed Peas are not similar to Billy Joel the Black Eyed Peas are rappers and there dirty Billy Joel is not a rapper and hes not dirty

  18.  
    unu 07.25.2007 @ 08:15

    My Humps is a good song.

  19.  
    Anonymous 08.09.2007 @ 06:27

    all are the best

  20.  
    Sydney 11.05.2007 @ 20:27

    Okay i know some ppl hate bep but that is your thing and I for one think that BEP is great… BUT U CAN CHASE A FIRE TRUCK!!

  21.  
    monica 11.24.2007 @ 12:44

    my humps is so awesome it awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!well g2g cya

  22.  
    Darrell 03.06.2008 @ 05:37

    Does anyone have the words to the dirty version of this song? I have the songs, but not the words. I for one love it, and I am 50.

  23.  
    expat 05.06.2008 @ 04:31

    In the Philippines, these retards think the whole band is Filipino. One band member was a bastard child of a US serviceman and a prostitute in Angels City outside of Clark AFB – left when he was 11 to get adopted by a rich white guy -turned down all offers of paid-for college education in the US -became homeless, in the USA – never returned to the Fils until after he was rich.

    And I swear to all that is wrong with the world, this entire society thinks the whole band is a national treasure of the Philippines.

  24.  
    chantelle 05.29.2008 @ 22:10

    i really like your music you are neally my favourite band but not quite. it would be good if your could write back

    sincerly chantelle

  25.  
    Anonymous 06.01.2008 @ 15:18

    lovvveeee iiiiiiittttttttttttt

  26.  
    Anonymous 06.01.2008 @ 15:20

    this song is nasty ….but with a good rythem so it is aceptable.*(singing my humps outloud)*

  27.  
    none of your beeswax 06.11.2008 @ 09:30

    Gawd, you’re all idiots. Not only is it one of the lamest songs ever written (if that’s what you call it). It’s also quite derogatory – let me explain to your dumb assess: Here you have this tired white chick talking about how she has all these dumb ass borthers buying her stuff, which by the way she’s willing to take, but she wants nothing to do with them! Wake up people, stop being so damn mindless. Music is so much more than just a beat, but most of you are too effen stupid to notice!

  28.  
    chel 08.05.2008 @ 10:07

    hold on a sec, while i take a dump on this black eyed peas cd.

    Fucking talentless twats!

  29.  
    digitalseven 05.03.2009 @ 10:41

    The black eyed peas,especially fudgepackin.will.I.hate. Fuckn blow cockroach penis!!!if I hear one of there retarted songs again,I’m going to puke my whole intestinse on that junkie furgies manly head. Serioualy talk about people w no talent,these people should not be in the spotlight for the diarehhia music(if u even call it music,more like noise). I seen fudgepackn.I.hate. Dressed like a fuckn midget candyraver in pink,w some retarted ass hipster hat. Last but not least lol,I have to say it,but rap should not be anywhere near this genre. Biggie,big l and big pun would prob turn in their graves if they heard that,jeez where is the future going,I really feel bad for the upcoming kids. You want real music.listen to dooms new albumn,

  30.  
    Anonymous 11.11.2009 @ 16:25

    the song..if u can call it a song does SUCK.. “my humps”……..c’mon, u gottta admit it fing blows

  31.  
    johnjohn 11.12.2009 @ 13:13

    Que tudão é o black

  32.  
    always tired 08.29.2010 @ 01:06

    Yes it is an awful song. Like a lot of Black Eyed Peas but they produce some rubbish as well.

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