Forgotten Pop

Forgotten Pop! – This Week – London Bridge

There are so many songs that are out there everywhere then all of a sudden they disappear and you only hear from them very rarely that they can create a sense of nostalgic for you, the listener. So roll up and welcome to Forgotten Songs where we celebrate these forgotten wonders.

London Bridge – Fergie

Today we are going to look at a track that was the first single to be released by musician Fergie when she became a solo artist after the Black Eyed Peas. London Bridge was a track that was released off other debut album The Dutchess and it even has a cameo from Lee Ryan from Blue right at the end. 

London Bridge was released on the 18th July 2006, it was written by Fergie (Stacy Ferguson), Jamal Jones, Sean Garrett and Mike Hartnett. The track was released under the record labels of A&M and Will.I.Am and produced by Polow da Don. 

The single has a sample of the track Down to The nightclub by Tower of Power used throughout. A lot of critics also compared the sound of the track to Gwen Stefani’s Hollaback Girl as it had a very prominent beat like that single. Apparently London Bridge is used as a metaphor in the song’s lyrics for Fergie always falling for guys as they come by relating to the history of the bridge collapsing. The lyrics also focus on the way the paparazzi constantly follow her. 

If you listen right to the end of the track you will hear a skit of two men talking about the track – one of these is none other than Lee Ryan from the boyband Blue. Apparently the idea came about because Fergie grew up listening to Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg and they always had small talking skits throughout their albums.

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