STORY OF SONG

A college anthem for people looking forward to escaping life’s pressure by going out and having a ball! That’s how the Black Eyed Peas described the song. David Guetta who helped write this song said in an interview with Blogcritics magazine: “Will, at the time, was embracing the electronic music from Europe. Other artists have taken sounds from us and incorporated it a little bit. But what I respect a lot about him and the band is that he fully immersed himself in the culture. He called me, and he was like, ‘Okay. I love that sound and I want to experiment with it a bit.’ So I sent him some tracks, and he selected a few. Then, I went to Los Angeles and we worked together. When the song started coming together, I got a crazy feeling and I was screaming: ‘this is huge, this is a monster, this is crazy.” will.i.am was interviewed by Annie Reuter of Marie Claire and was asked about the song, he sad: “It’s dedicated to all the party people out there in the world that want to go out and party. Mostly every song on the Black Eyed Peas record is painting a picture of our party life. It was a conscious decision to make this type of record. Times are really hard for a lot of people and you want to give them escape and you want to make them feel good about life, especially at these low points.”

Release Date:

June 23, 2009
Songwriter/s:

The Black Eyed Peas – David Guetta – Frederic Riesterer
Label:

Interscope
Chart Rankings:
UK – 1
US – 1
Germany – 3
In the UK, the song topped the Official Charts Company and was certified Double Platinum for sales over 1.4 million copies. In the US, it peaked at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 charts and the Mainstream Top 40. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified it 8 times Platinum for sales over 8.7 million copies. The song topped the charts in countries all over the world including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Romania, Slovakia, Sweden and Switzerland. ‘I Gotta a Feelin’ was certified Diamond in Canada, 5 times Platinum in Australia and Triple Platinum in New Zealand and Spain. In Belgium, Italy and Switzerland it was certified Double Platinum, in Denmark, France, Germany and Sweden it was certified Platinum.

Artist’s age on Release Date:

The band had been active for 17 years when they released this song.

Cover Versions:

The Gloss – Freshmen students from Universitie du Quebec a Montreal – other amateur artists covered this song on Youtube.

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