The Black Eyed Peas - Don't Phunk With My Heart

20 November Critic Jonni 0 Comments

After reviewing Fergie yesterday, I realised that I have never reviewed The Black Eyed Peas, so you can imagine the horror that struck my face at this revelation. So today I shall make up for not reviewing this band, by reviewing my favourite music video from these guys.

The Black Eyed Peas are a four piece band consisting of Will.I.Am (William Adams), Fergie (Stacy Ferguson), Apl.De.Ap (Allan Lindo, Jr.) and Taboo (Jaime Gómez). They have been a massive success all over the world, and I bet everyone knows who they are, if someone doesn't have a clue, they have clearly been hiding under a rock for way too long. They are currently on a hiatus (second one now), how long this will last no one knows, but they will be returning in the future, and they will not disappoint.

"Don't Phunk With My Heart" was written by William Adams, Stacy Ferguson, Printz Board, George Pajon Jr., Full Force, Anadi and Indeewar. The song samples a few different songs which are: "I Wonder If I Take You Home" by Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam with Full Force & "Ae Naujawan Sab Kuchh Yahan" and "Yeh Mera Dil Pyaar Ka Diwana" by Asha Bhosle. It was my favourite song back then and I wasn't happy that it only made number 3 on the UK chart, it really deserved to have gone higher. I also like how they have linked the song in with the music video.

I really can't fault this video at all, it is based on TV shows such as The Price Is Right, The Dating Game and Love Connection (I have only heard the first one, the others were American only TV Shows). And I like the whole concept, especially the teleports and how they go on different dates each time.

I also like how the members in the band all play different characters, some of which play more than one character, which makes it extremely interesting to watch. Will.I.Am plays himself, Voodoo Thursday and the drummer in the live band. Fergie plays herself only. Apl.De.Ap plays himself, the guitarist and the announcer. Taboo plays himself and the keyboard player.

I can't fault this video apart from the unfairness of Voodoo Thursday, and I remember hating him as a child when I first saw this video. I'm all into fairness, and I think Fergie should've worked out what Voodoo Thursday was up to right at the end, but then again some people are in denial of the whole events.

Overall, a great song that I can't help but still like today, seven years after it's release. The music video is definitely top-notch, and I reckon it would be hard to find a better video from that year, however that's my personal opinion and there might well be a better one from 2005. But I can't find anything wrong with this one, so you can all clearly imagine what rating I'm going to give it.