Meet me halfway is about compromising in a relationship. Waiting at the borderline is expressing she is waiting at the half way mark. The girl is willing to compromise and the guy is just realizing what he could loose if he chooses to be stubborn. In an interview with the Daily Mail, Fergie said that when she was recording her vocals for this song she “transported” herself back to 1985 when she was just 10 years old and saw Madonna in concert for the first time on The Virgin Tour and took on her persona as homage.
Release Date: September 23, 2009
Songwriter/s: The Black Eyed Peas – Keith Harris – Jean Baptiste – Sylvia Gordon
UK – 1
US – 7
Germany – 1
In the UK, ‘Meet me halfway’ topped the Official Charts Company and the UK R&B Charts. The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) certified it Platinum for sales over 860.000 copies. In the US, it peaked at number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100, and reached number 10 on the Mainstream Top 40. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified it Double Platinum for sales over 2 million copies. The song topped the charts in several countries including Australia, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, Norway, Romania and Scotland. It reached the top 10 charts in Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. The song was certified Triple Platinum in Australia, Double Platinum in Belgium and Canada. In France, Italy, New Zealand and Spain it was certified Platinum. it was certified Gold in Denmark, Germany and Switzerland.
Artist’s age on Release Date: The Black Eyed Peas were active for 17 years when they released this song.
Cover Versions: N-Dubz – The Futureheads – Siren Gene (acoustic) – Amy & Tyler Pearson – Hast the day – very few amateur artists covered this song on Youtube.