Coverafbeelding Black Eyed Peas - #Wheresthelove
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  •   4 wkn Tipparade
  •   2016

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William Adams (Will.I.Am) en Allan Pineda (apl.de.ap) kennen elkaar van school en beginnen eind jaren tachtig samen te rappen. Als ze na een paar jaar de aandacht weten te trekken van Eazy-Z krijgen ze, als Atban Klann, een platencontract. Het album Grass Roots wordt echter nooit uitgebracht als Eazy-E komt te overlijden. In 1995 veranderen ze hun naam via Black Eyed Pods in Black Eyed Peas als ook Taboo zich bij de groep voegt. Behind The Front is in 1998 het eerste Black Eyed Peas-album, dat in 2000 wordt opgevolgd door Bridging The Gap. Daarvan komt Request + Line, waarop ook Macy Gray te horen is, in de Tipparade.


Als ook Fergie zich bij de Peas voegt wordt hun derde album, Elephunk, de grote doorbraak. Met Where Is The Love scoren ze direct een nummer 1-hit in 2003. Ook de drie daaropvolgende singles van het album, Shut Up, Hey Mama en Let’s Get It Started komen in de Top 40.


Kort voor de release van album nummer 4, Monkey Business, komt Don’t Phunk With My Heart in de Top 40 tot nummer 2 en ook Don’t Lie en My Humps zijn in de hoogste regionen van de lijst terug te vinden.


Na Mas Que Nada, een uitstapje met Sergio Mendes dat ze in ons land voor de tweede keer op nummer 1 brengt, wordt I Gotta Feeling in 2009 hun grootste succes. Het nummer staat een half jaar in de lijst, waarvan twee weken op nummer 1. Het nummer is afkomstig van het vijfde album The E.N.D. (The Energie Never Dies). Vrij snel daarna verschijnt ook album zes, The Beginning. Sindsdien wordt er gespeculeerd over een zevende album van de Black Eyed Peas. In de zomer van 2016 verschijnt een nieuwe versie van hun eerste hit, #Wheresthelove, waaraan een keur van artiesten meewerkt.

In 2019 verbouwen ze Rhythm Of The Night, origineel een hit van Corona uit 1994, tot Ritmo in een samenwerking met J Balvin.

Songtekst

People killin' people dyin'
Children hurtin', I hear them cryin'
Can you practice what you preachin'
Would you turn the other cheek again

Mama, mama, mama, tell us
What the hell is goin' on
Can we all just get along
Father, Father, Father, help us
Send some guidance from above
Cause people got me, got me questioning

Where's the love
Yo, what's going on
With the world, momma
Where's the love
Yo, people living like
They ain't got no mommas
Where's the love
I think they all distracted by the drama
And attracted to the trauma, mama
Where's the love
I think they don't understand the concept
Or the meaning of karma
Where's the love
Overseas, yeah
They trying to stop terrorism
Where's the love
Over here on the streets, the police shoot the people
Put the bullets in 'em
Where's the love
But if you only got love
For your own race
Where's the love
Then you're gonna leave space
For others to discriminate
Where's the love

And to discriminate only generates hate
And when you hate, then you're bound to get irate
Madness is what you demonstrate
And that's exactly how hate works and operates
Man, we gotta set it straight
Take control of your mind, just meditate
And let your soul just gravitate
To the love, so the whole world celebrate it

People killin' people dyin'
Children hurtin', I hear them cryin'
Can you practice what you preachin'
Would you turn the other cheek again

Mama, mama, mama, tell us
What the hell is goin' on
Can't we all just get along
Father, Father, Father, help us
Send some guidance from above
Cause people got me, got me questioning

Where's the love
It just ain't the same
Always the change
Where's the love
New days are strange
Is the world insane
Where's the love
Nation droppin' bombs
Killing our little ones
Where's the love
Ongoing suffering
As the youth die young
Where's the love

Where's the love when a child gets murdered
Or a cop gets knocked down
Black lives, not now, everybody matter to me
All races, y'all don't like what I'm sayin'
Haterade, tall cases
Everybody hates somebody
Guess we all racist
Black Eyed Peas do a song about love
And y'all hate this
All these protests with different colored faces
We was all born with a heart
Why we gotta chase it
And every time I look around

Every time I look up
Every time I look down
No one's on a common ground
Where's the love
And if you never speak truth
Then you never know how love sounds
Where's the love
And if you never know love
Then you never know God
Where's the love

Where's the love, y'all
I don't, I don't know
Where's the truth, y'all
I don't know

People killin' people dyin'
Children hurt and you hear them cryin'
Could you practice what you preach
Would you turn the other cheek

Father, Father, Father, help us
Send some guidance from above
Cause people got me, got me questioning

Where's the love
Where's the love
Love is the key
Where's the love
Love is the answer
Where's the love
Love is the solution
Where's the love now, now
Where's the love
They don't want us to love
Where's the love
Love is powerful
Where's the love
Where's the love

My mama asked me why I never vote
Never vote
Cause police men want me dead and gone
Dead and gone
That election looking like a joke
Such a joke, man
And the weed man still sellin' dope
Oh no
Somebody gotta give these niggas hope
Please, hope
All he ever wanted was a smoke
My gosh
Said he can't breathe
With his hands in the air
Layin' on the ground
Died from a choke

Where's the love

I feel the weight
Of the world on my shoulder
As I'm gettin' older
Y'all people gets colder
Most of us
Only care about money makin'
Selfishness got us followin'
The wrong direction
Wrong information
Know it's shown by the media
Negative images
Is the main criteria
Infecting the young minds
Faster than bacteria
Kids wanna act like what they see
In the cinemas

What happened to the love
And the values of humanity
Where's the love
What happened to the love
And the fairness and equality
Where's the love
Instead of spreading love
We're spreading animosity
Where's the love
Lack of understanding
lLeading us away from unity
Where's the love

Songinformatie

Herbewerking van hun oude nummer 1-hit Where Is The Love? uit 2003

Trivia

Black Eyed Peas Feat. The World - #Wheresthelove (Charity Single) 5:25
[Polydor Associated Labels 00602557177381] (= MP3, 320 kbps)
(releasedatum: 04-09-2016)
(http://www.beatport.com/)
ArtiestThe Black Eyed Peas
Titel #Wheresthelove
Lengte 5:25
Componist(en) Giorgio Tuinfort; William Adams; Justin Timberlake; Jaime Gomez; Allan Pineda; Jayceon Taylor; Rakim Mayers; DJ Khaled
Platenlabel Interscope
Catalogusnr digital download
Releasedatum 01-09-2016
Hoogste positie UK 47*
Hoogste positie US --


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