Fergie - London Bridge

28 September Critic Jonni 0 Comments


London Bridge - Fergie |

It's time for my Thursday Revisit, and since Fergie has a brand new album out called "Double Dutchess", I thought I might as well revisit her debut solo music video; why not? I'm actually surprised I haven't reviewed this yet, so I am excited. Quite the surprising debut solo track, Fergie was riding the waves of The Black Eyed Peas, and the song is still iconic today! Watch Fergie in her debut solo music video where she struts around and dances provocatively whilst showcasing annoying paparazzi.

Fergie, full name Fergie Duhamel and previously Stacy Ferguson, has had an amazing career since her solo debut release. This song is still one of my jams and was extremely hot back in the day. It was released in 2006 and is probably another song, alongside "Glamorous" that my friend doesn't know - check out my review of "You Already Know" for the full story. I still love this song when my iTunes randomizer - which I have come to call it - chooses this song to play. So catchy, so much so it hit number one in Brazil, New Zealand, and the US. The song was written by Stacy Ferguson, Jamal Jones, Sean Garrett, and Mike Hartnett.

Directed by Marc Webb, the music video also features Fergie's bandmates from The Black Eyed Peas; yes, that's right, will.i.am, apl.de.ap, and Taboo all appear in the visual. It's quite the ode to London, although the visual does have many shots of Tower Bridge, which people constantly mistake for London Bridge - to be fair, Tower Bridge is much more appealing than London Bridge.

The opening scene sees a note from Fergie, inviting us to explore London with her. The note says: "2 days off from tour. Meet me in London. Fergie." It's great to see that her signature has followed through all these years and she still writes her name the same way.

There are various scenes that follow, including her being on a speedboat on The River Thames. She nails some killer choreography with her backing dancers and totally brings the sex appeal to the Queen's Guards, although she so would not be allowed to do that.

The spotlight is on her and she brings it. Even nowadays, she still knows how to bring it, so I'd love to see her live; the Double Dutchess World Tour would be something I wouldn't want to miss. She could so bring it on stage, and this song is still epic today.

She arrives at the Belgrade Gentleman's Club where she's flagged by paparazzi, totally giving a good impression of what they can be like, and what they have been like to stars in the past. There are plenty of representations of the paparazzi in music and their videos, this is just another one to add to the collection. It becomes an exact translation of the lyrics here, which we totally love.

The rest of the music video is just full of more scenes of Fergie bringing it. It's no wonder this song did well across the globe, not only is it incredibly catchy and still a jam today; but the visual is addicting completely. Fergie sure knows how to bring it! Although, if you're going to sing a song called "London Bridge", at least include the actual London Bridge in one scene, surely that's not too much to ask.
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