Fergie Featuring Ludacris - Glamorous

07 July Critic Jonni 0 Comments

I swear this is a music video I have already reviewed, yet it's not on my blog at all, so I'm guessing it's just one of those where it was so popular that I thought I had reviewed it, but clearly I haven't... So here goes... Time to go Glamorous with Fergie and Ludacris, a perfect hook and a catchy song, the music video is the embodiment of a glamour, sexy, stylish, money, power, stardom. What more do we want?

Fergie, real name Stacy Ferguson, dropped this amazing song in 2007, hence why I'm reviewing it as my Thursday Revisit, after her new release "M.I.L.F. $". The song charted well globally, but missed out on the top five in the UK by peaking at number six. This is the song that got me into Fergie in the first place, I already was obsessed with her as I was obsessed with the Black Eyed Peas, in which they were on hiatus at the time, but it was this single, this song that made me buy her songs, and I haven't looked back since. Ludacris, real name Christopher Bridges, features on this track. He hasn't exactly done well in the UK, two top 20 singles and a few songs in the top 100, yet featured wise, he's had a range of hits and two number ones. On this song, his rap is a bit before it's time, and is on point for the song. It was written by Stacy Ferguson, Jamal Jones, Will Adams, Elvis Williams and Christopher Bridges. Highly personal, and really hits home, she's made it big but she's real.

This jam-packed music video was directed by Dave Meyers and launches into a life in the world of Fergie, fictional and yet oh so real.

The video starts off at a party with Fergie and Polow da Don back in 1994, who produced the track as well as new single "M.I.L.F. $". We are then launched into the present where we see her life now as a high profiled celebrity and singer.

Various scenes follow: She's in a jet with a flight attendant played by Freddy Rodriguez, where she is seen watching the Black Eyed Peas music video for "Pump It"; then in a limo with some friends going through a drive-thru of Taco Bell (we presume from the lyrics), which she also did back in the 1990's only with a mustang instead; then a movie scene, reminiscent of Bonnie and Clyde, only it's called Glamorous, Ludacris appears in this scene and does his rap; Fergie goes behind the scenes of the movie shoot and thanks her fans in her lyrics for making her famous as the stylists get to work; one more scene of her as a young girl and her daddy telling her what the showbiz industry is like; before ending at the 1994 party, which has scenes that include Alfonso Ribeiro, Polow da Don, apl.de.ap and Cypress Hill.

The entire music video is a flawless example of how to get five stars from me. Perfect in every way. A performance piece turned into a complete narrative, linking in certain lyrics with certain scenes and some great translations from song to video. What is there not to like?
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