Top 10 Black Eyed Peas Music Videos

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From their breakthrough with the hit single "Where Is the Love?" the Black Eyed Peas' music videos have been a key part of their success. With the group's multi-ethnic membership, they draw upon a wide range of personal backgrounds and influences for the visual images.

"Where Is the Love?" (2003)

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Directed by will.i.am

The accompanying music video for the Black Eyed Peas' breakthrough hit single "Where Is the Love?" was filmed in East Los Angeles. The group members and other people, including children, ask where love really is. Children are also shown playing the controversial and violent video game "Postal 2."

The song, co-written by Justin Timberlake with his vocals on the chorus, was the first Black Eyed Peas song to reach the pop top 10 in the U.S. It also topped the mainstream pop radio chart and went to #1 in the U.K. where it was the bestselling single of the year. Black Eyed Peas released a new version of the song titled "WHERESTHELOVE" that had additional vocals from Justin Timberlake, Mary J. Blige, Jessie J. and many others. The music video features many celebrities.

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"Don't Phunk With My Heart" (2005)

Black Eyed Peas Don't Phunk With My Heart
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Directed by The Malloys

The music video for "Don't Phunk With My Heart" parodies game shows. The classic shows  "The Price Is Right" and "The Dating Game" are among those targeted. Group members will.i.am, apl.de.ap, and Taboo all compete to go on a date with their fellow group member Fergie. The dates all go poorly with Voodoo Thursday, the host of the imaginary game show, sabotaging the dates. will.i.am appears as both himself and Voodoo Thursday.

"Don't Phunk With My Heart" was a pop smash for the Black Eyed Peas going to #3 on the U.S. chart and reaching the top 10 around the world. It earned a gold certification in the U.S. after selling over 500,000 digital copies.

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"Don't Lie" (2005)

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Directed by The Saline Project

"Don't Lie's" accompanying music video unfolds in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil acknowledging the Latin influences in the song. The group members appear on their own in various locations around the city. Later, they show up on stage together performing a concert. 

"Don't Lie" is the second single from the Black Eyed Peas' album "Monkey Business." It climbed to #14 on the U.S. pop chart and broke into the top 40 at adult pop radio. 

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"Pump It" (2006)

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Directed by Francis Lawrence

Film director Francis Lawrence, now best known for his work on three of the films in the "Hunger Games" series, directed the music video for "Pump It." It depicts the group battling a street gang in a parking garage. Until surpassed by "Boom Boom Pow," the video for "Pump It" was the second most often viewed clip by the group.

The song "Pump It" features the guitar hook from Dick Dale's version of "Misirlou" that also featured in the soundtrack of the film "Pulp Fiction." "Pump It" reached the pop top 20 in the US and climbed to #11 on the mainstream pop radio chart. "Pump It" gained exposure through inclusion in advertising for the store Best Buy. Although the song first appeared on the "Monkey Business" album, a remixed version titled "Pump It Harder" is on the deluxe edition of the group's next album "The E.N.D."

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"Bebot" (2006)

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Directed by Patricio Ginelsa

The song and music video for "Bebot" are a tribute to Black Eyed Peas group member apl.de.ap's childhood growing up in the Philippines. This music video is one of two filmed to accompany the song. It shows Filipino Americans in multiple locations around Los Angeles. This clip is an upbeat depiction of apl.de.ap's family and includes "American Idol" finalist Jasmine Trias, also of Filipino descent, portraying his sister. 

The other music video for "Bebot" is based on the experiences of first-generation Filipino Americans and is set in the 1930s. It shows Filipino Americans as farm workers in Stockton, California. 

"Bebot" did not appear as a single in the U.S. However, it did have a commercial release in the Philippines and other Asian countries. It appears on the soundtrack for the "Swag" episode of the hit TV show "Ugly Betty."

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"Boom Boom Pow" (2009)

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Directed by Matt Cullen and Mark Kudsi

The concept behind the music video for the futuristic "Boom Boom Pow" is the rebirth of the Black Eyed Peas into the "digital afterlife." The group members transform into different kinds of energy. will.i.am sees it as them becoming technology. Many observers saw the video as an homage to Kraftwerk's 1986 music video for their song "Musique Non Stop."

The "Boom Boom Pow" music video won a Grammy Award for Best Short Form Music Video. The song spent twelve consecutive weeks at #1 in the U.S. and reached the top 10 in most other major music markets around the world.

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"I Gotta Feeling" (2009)

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Directed by Ben Mor

The accompanying music video for "I Gotta Feeling" follows the song's lyrics closely. It depicts the Black Eyed Peas getting ready for a celebratory night out. Director Ben Mor has become one of the most prominent contemporary music video directors having worked with Katy Perry, Coldplay, and Britney Spears among others.

The song "I Gotta Feeling" became one of the biggest pop hits of all time spending fourteen weeks at #1 in the U.S. Combined with the twelve weeks at the top for "Boom Boom Pow," the Black Eyed Peas spent an unprecedented 26 consecutive weeks at the top of the U.S. pop singles chart. "I Gotta Feeling" earned a Grammy Award nomination for Record of the Year and won the award for Best Pop Performance By a Duo or Group. It has sold approximately nine million copies in the U.S. alone.

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"Imma Be Rocking That Body" (2010)

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Directed by Rich Lee

Music video director Rich Lee began his art career as a sculptor. He has directed music videos for Eminem, Maroon 5, and Jason Derulo in addition to the Black Eyed Peas. This clip puts together the songs "Imma Be" and "Rock That Body" for an epic ten-minute mini-movie. "Imma Be Rockin' That Body" is cinematic in style depicting the group members as all-conquering futuristic heroes. In the first part of the music video, each group member must overcome a technology glitch that lands them in an activity loop. Eventually, they help the residents of a city who are stuck in a technology glitch.

"Imma Be" was a #1 pop hit single and "Rock That Body" reached #9. "Imma Be" was the third #1 pop hit from the album "The E.N.D." "Rock That Body" is built around the sampled line, "I wanna rock right now," from Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock's 1988 hip-hop classic "It Takes Two."

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"The Time (Dirty Bit)" (2010)

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Directed by Rich Lee

"The Time (Dirty Bit)" was released as the first single from the Black Eyed Peas' album "The Beginning." It was the group's second time working with director Rich Lee. The clip features a wide range of computer-generated special effects. The BlackBerry PlayBook makes an appearance in pre-release product placement.

"The Time (Dirty Bit)" hit #4 on the pop chart in the US and #1 in many other countries around the world. It broke into the top 10 on the dance chart and the Latin radio chart in the U.S. 

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"Just Can't Get Enough" (2011)

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Directed by Ben Mor

The poignant story behind the Black Eyed Peas music video for "Just Can't Get Enough" is that it was filmed over three days in Tokyo, Japan just a week before the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Fergie says the music video simply depicts the group living their lives. She also says it is very truthful in depicting how lonely it can be on the road away from family members. The clip shows the nightlife of young people in Tokyo clubs. Some observers compared the feel of the music video to the critically-acclaimed film "Lost In Translation."

"Just Can't Get Enough" reached #3 on the US pop chart and it climbed to #11 at adult pop radio. It was also a top 3 success on the UK pop singles chart. The song is more downbeat and melancholy in tone than most Black Eyed Peas hit songs.

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