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“London Bridge” Fergie

Fergie took the music world by storm, first as lead singer for Black Eyed Peas and more recently on her first solo effort, “The Dutchess.” The first single off that CD, “London Bridge” raised some eyebrows, not only due to its unusually vague lyrics but also its melody…or in some people’s minds, a lack of melody, almost giving it a chant-like sound. People wonder about what she meant by her “London Bridge”: “How come everytime you come around, my London Bridge wanna go down.” Sure sounds sexual, but she steadfastly refuses in every interview to explain it.

Fergie: “You’ve got to know Jeff that this song is very poetic. I’m going to leave that up in the air for you to interpret in your own way.”

Jeff: “Can I take a stab at it, and you can tell me how close I am? I think it has to do with sexual inhibitions.”

Fergie: “Hmm, that’s very broad, but that’s very smart of you, I think you are very warm.”

I may be warm, but Fergie has been red hot. Despite follow-up smashes like “Fergalicious,” “Glamorous,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and the current hit “Clumsy,” it was “London Bridge” that helped her cross over being just “that chick in Black Eyed Peas” to a superstar in her own right. “London Bridge” hit No. 1 in the spring of 2006.

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