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I Gotta Feeling
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I Gotta Feeling

Black Eyed Peas
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Song Meaning and Background of I Gotta Feeling by Black Eyed Peas


'I Gotta Feeling' is the Black Eyed Peas' biggest hit song, reaching number one in over 25 countries worldwide. This upbeat song has an infectious melody and a celebratory vibe, promising that tonight's gonna be the best night ever! It's a great song for weddings, especially since it's repetitive and uplifting.


The lyrics in I Got a Feeling portray how the Black Eyed Peas are tired of their daily responsibilities and want to let loose and have some fun. This is why this song was a hit, as it spoke to many people's need to decompress and get away from their hectic lives.


This song is also interesting in how it doesn't have a typical verse/chorus structure. Instead, it alternates between short moments of silence, rhythmic surprises (the placement of rhythmic stresses in places they usually don't occur - not on the beats of a measure) and call and response techniques (which add to the overall catchy melody).


will.i.am stated that "It's dedicated to all the party people out there in the world that want to go out and party. Mostly every song on the Black Eyed Peas record is painting a picture of our party life. It was a conscious decision to make this type of record. Times are really hard for a lot of people and you want to give them escape and you want to make them feel good about life, especially at these low points."


Lyrics of I Gotta Feeling by Black Eyed Peas


I got a feeling

That tonight's gonna be a good night

That tonight's gonna be a good night

That tonight's gonna be a good, good night

A feeling

That tonight's gonna be a good night

That tonight's gonna be a good night

That tonight's gonna be a good, good night


{A feeling (Woo-hoo)}

That tonight's gonna be a good night

That tonight's gonna be a good night

That tonight's gonna be a good, good night

{A feeling (Woo-hoo)}

That tonight's gonna be a good night

That tonight's gonna be a good night

That tonight's gonna be a good, good night (Fee-)

 

Tonight's the night, let's live it up

I got my money, let's spend it up (I feel-)

Go out and smash it like oh my God

Jump off that sofa, let's kick it off (I feel-)

{I know that we'll have a ball}

{If we get down and go out and just lose it all}

I feel {stressed out, I wanna let it go}

Let's go way out, spaced out, and losin' all control

 

Fill up my cup, mazel tov

Look at her dancin', just take it off (I feel-)

Let's paint the town, we'll shut it down

Let's burn the roof

{And then we'll do it again} (I feel-)

Let's do it, let's do it, let's do it, let's do it

And do it, and do it, {let's live it up}

And do it, and do it, and do it, do it, do it

Let's do it, let's do it, let's do it

 

'Cause I got a feeling (Woo-hoo)

That tonight's gonna be a good night

That tonight's gonna be a good night

That tonight's gonna be a good, good night

A feeling (Woo-hoo)

{That tonight's gonna be a good night}

{That tonight's gonna be a good night}

{That tonight's gonna be a good, good night} (Fee-)

 

Tonight's the night (Hey)

Let's live it up {Let's live it up}

I got my money (I'm paying)

Let's spend it up (Let's spend it up)

Go out and smash it {Smash it}

Like oh my God (Like oh my God)

Jump off that sofa (Come on), let's kick it off

 

Fill up my cup {Drank}

Mazel tov (L'chaim)

Look at her dancin' {Move it, move it}, just take it off

Let's paint the town (Paint the town)

We'll shut it down (Shut it down)

Let's burn the roof

{And then we'll do it again}

Let's do it, let's do it, let's do it, let's do it

And do it, and do it, {let's live it up}

And do it, and do it, and do it, do it, do it

Let's do it, let's do it, let's do it, do it, do it, do it

 

Here we come, here we go, we gotta rock

Easy come, easy go, now we on top

Fill the shot, body rock, rock it don't stop

Round and round, up and down, around the clock

{Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (Do it)}

{Friday, Saturday, Saturday to Sunday (Do it)}

{Weekend get-get-get with us, you know what we say}

{Party every day, p-p-p-party every day}

 

{And I'm feeling (Woo-hoo)}

That tonight's gonna be a good night

That tonight's gonna be a good night

That tonight's gonna be a good, good night

{A feeling (Woo-hoo)}

That tonight's gonna be a good night

That tonight's gonna be a good night

That tonight's gonna be a good, good night

 

Woo-hoo



Release Date

2009

Songwriter/s

William Adams, Stacy Ferguson, Jaime Gomez, David Guetta, Allan Pineda, Frédéric Riesterer

Producer/s

David Guetta, Frédéric Riesterer

Label/s

Interscope

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