The Top 10 Best Black Eyed Peas Songs

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"Pump It" (2006)

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The Black Eyed Peas' "Pump It" is most notable for its use of the Dick Dale music from his version of "Misirlou." The Dick Dale music was featured on the soundtrack to the movie Pulp Fiction and the music video for "Pump It" makes use of that connection.

Group member says that he ran across the Dick Dale work on a compilation album, and it made him think the Black Eyed Peas should do a song like it. 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. "Pump It" was released as the final single from the Black Eyed Peas' hit album Monkey Business.

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"Don't Lie" (2005)

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"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" incorporates a Latin beat and a sample from Slick Rick's 1988 hip hop song "The Ruler's Back." The song was co-written with the Detroit based brother production team Peters & Peters. "Don't Lie" peaked at #14 on the US pop chart while climbing all the way to #6 in the UK and top 10 in many European countries.

The accompanying music video was filmed in Brazil. The group members are shown in a wide range of locations in and around Rio de Janeiro. The music video includes the Black Eyed Peas performing live on stage.

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"Where Is the Love?" (2003)

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"Where Is the Love" reached #8 on the US pop singles chart becoming the Black Eyed Peas' first top 10 hit in the US. It set a record at the time for spending 12 weeks inside the top 10 without ever hitting the top 5.

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. "Where Is the Love?" hit #1 on the UK pop singles chart and in many other countries around the world.

"Where Is the Love?" was the first Black Eyed Peas release to officially feature new group member Fergie. The subject matter of the lyrics is a lament about the current state of the world.

Among the issues discussed are terrorism, racism, and pollution. A new version of "Where Is the Love?" was released in 2016 with a large group of additional vocalists including Justin Timberlake, Mary J. Blige, and Diddy among others. The proceeds from the single were earmarked for educational programs.

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"The Time (Dirty Bit)" (2010)

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This is the first single from the Black Eyed Peas album. It is built around the Dirty Dancing love song "(I've Had) The Time Of My Life." "The Time (Dirty Bit)" marked the continuing move of the Black Eyed Peas from hip hop oriented music to straightforward electro dance compositions.

Disc jockey and producer DJ Ammo worked on the song. DJ deadmau5 noted the similarities between "The Time (Dirty Bit)" and his own remix of "You and I" for Medina, but he chose not to pursue any legal issues. "The Time (Dirty Bit)" peaked at #4 on the charts in the US while reaching #1 in the UK and many other countries around the world. It became a top10 smash on both the dance and Latin pop charts.

"The Time (Dirty Bit)" was the first single from the Black Eyed Peas' sixth studio album The Beginning. Although released later, The Beginning was designed as a prequel to the group's massively successful album The E.N.D. It reached #6 on the album chart, but that was a significant disappointment after their previous two albums each peaked inside the top two and sold more than ten million copies worldwide.

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"My Humps" (2005)

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"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 a satirical version of the song. originally wrote the song for the Pussycat Dolls, but he gave them "Beep" instead.

"My Humps" won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal and the accompanying music video won an MTV Video Music Award for Best Hip-Hop Video. "My Humps" also reached #3 in the UK and the top 10 on pop charts around the world.

"My Humps" was released as the third single from the album Monkey Business while "Don't Lie" was still rising on the charts. Public demand eclipsed the previous song. "My Humps" quickly became the subject of parodies by other recording artists.

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"Don't Phunk With My Heart" (2005)

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"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." has stated the song is a lyrical sequel to the song "Shut Up" from the previous album Elephunk.

"Don't Phunk With My Heart" went to #3 on the US and UK pop singles chart. The song reached the top 10 on pop charts in many other countries. It won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group. "Don't Phunk With My Heart" earned kudos from music critics for its more complex approach to hip hop music incorporating elements of jazz, soul, and funk. 

The music video for "Don't Phunk With My Heart" is a parody of game shows. The male members of Black Eyed Peas,, and Taboo all compete for the affections of Fergie. However, the host Voodoo Thursday, played by, sabotages all of the dates ultimately winning Fergie for himself.

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"Just Can't Get Enough" (2011)

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The second single from the Black Eyed Peas album 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.

R&B producer Rodney Jerkins wrote the basic song together with Julie Frost who is notable for co-writing the Eurovision Song Contest Winner "Satellite" by German singer Lena. "Just Can't Get Enough" peaked at #3 on the US and UK pop singles charts. It also reached #11 at adult pop radio. The song sold more than three million digital copies.

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"Imma Be" (2009)

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The Black Eyed Peas fourth single from the album is a quirky two-part song that opens like some relative of "My Humps" and then closes with an inventive jazzy outro that is ultra-catchy.

Keith Harris, Grammy Award winner for co-writing Estelle's breakthrough hit "American Boy," co-wrote and co-produced "Imma Be." This was the group's third #1 pop smash from The E.N.D. It also topped the dance chart.

The music video for "Imma Be" is a mash-up with the song "Rock That Body." The result is an eight-minute long track called "Imma Be Rocking That Body." Rich Lee directed the ten-minute long video and filmed it on a road in Lancaster, California in the Mojave Desert. The theme is a futuristic battle between the members of a Black Eyed Peas and an evil robot.

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"Boom Boom Pow" (2009)

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The Black Eyed Peas' first single from the album became a worldwide smash hit. It has reached #1 in countries around the world including the UK and it became 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 auto-tune.

"Boom Boom Pow" spent 12 consecutive weeks at #1 in the US and sold over six million copies. In addition, "Boom Boom Pow" topped the rap songs chart and reached #2 on the dance club chart. It was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording and won for Best Short Form Music Video. said in interviews that he intended "Boom Boom Pow" to be primarily an underground club song. He didn't see it as a mainstream pop radio hit. The album The E.N.D. became the Black Eyed Peas' first to go to #1 on the album chart. It ultimately sold more than ten million copies worldwide.

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"I Gotta Feeling" (2009)

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"I Gotta Feeling" was released as the second single from the Black Eyed Peas' album  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. It debuted at #2 while "Boom Boom Pow" was #1. "I Gotta Feeling" ultimately spent 14 weeks at the top giving the Black Eyed Peas an unprecedented 26 consecutive weeks at #1 on the US pop chart.

"I Gotta Feeling" has sold more than 8.5 million digital copies in the US. It went to #1 in most other pop markets around the world including the UK. "I Gotta Feeling" won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocals and received a nomination for Record of the Year.