“Fergalicious” is the second single from Fergie‘s album The Dutchess. It entered the Billboard Hot 100 at #79, ascending to #3 several weeks later. It has, thus far, peaked at #26 on the AOL Airplay Chart and #2 on the AOL Digital Download Chart. This is Fergie’s second top 5 US single in a row.
Podcast – Many consider this song to be a big novelty song, similar to that of the Black Eyed Peas‘ single “My Humps” (2005). In the song, Fergie describes how her body makes the boys go crazy for her. Thus, the definition ‘Fergalicious‘ is created to describe her sex appeal. The word ‘Fergalicious’ is supposed to mean to make “them boys” go crazy.
The song appears to be inspired by “Supersonic” by J. J. Fad, and also incorporates elements from “It’s More Fun To Compute” by Kraftwerk and “Give It All You Got” by Afro-Rican.
The video premiered on Yahoo! Music on October 23, 2006 and premiered on MTV’s TRL on October 24, 2006. The music video was directed by Fatima Robinson who also shot “My Humps” music video and was shot in September 2006 in Los Angeles. will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas also appears in the video, which features Fergie in a Willy Wonka inspired factory, called “Fergieland” filled with various types of candy. The video starts with factory workers packaging boxes of “Fergalicious” candy. Throughout the video, Fergie sings in a field of candy canes, wears a skirt made out of boxes of “Fergalicious” candy, lays in a pile of candy, works out in a colorful gym, sings in a room filled with lollipops, and pops out of a cake while watching two women wrestle in cake before joining in with them at the end of the video. The video ends the same way it started, with boxes of “Fergalicious” candy being packaged on the assembly line.
Fergie – Fergalicious
Pop – (C) 2006 A&M Records
Universal Music Division Polydor
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