Didn’t get what you wanted for Valentine’s Day? Well, who in the hell do you think you are anyway? Oh well, The Nest doesn’t care whether you’re selfish or not… we’re only here to present the nest song in our Top 30 Songs We Just Feel Like Playing countdown! And on the outside of the Top 10 looking in is a song that glorifies the gold digger, and how they “earn” it. I apologize in advance to all of my faithful readers who will question my musical tastes today, but I love the hell out of this stupid song…
#11. “My Humps” – The Black Eyed Peas
One of the biggest groups of the 2000’s was the hip hop/dance quartet known as The Black Eyed Peas. Formed in 1995, the band got a mention in 311’s 1999 song “Come Original” four years before most people even knew they existed. The 2003 album Elephunk, their first with new singer Fergie, as well as the single “Let’s Get It Started” (Which has a very interesting history and original title) helped put the band on the map.
The Peas’ follow up album Monkey Business did alright, too. But it was buoyed by the song that continues to haunt the band to this day. A song that is considered so annoying and tasteless, that it makes many lists for the worst song of all time. Well, it’s about time for someone to give the 2005 surprise hit “My Humps” some love, and we at The Nest are going to play it this week as our 11th best song we just feel like playing!
NSFW Warning: Some of the lyrics are a bit…. inappropriate.
The song is about….. Fergie’s boobs and butt. And how she can shake both pairs of “humps” to milk (no pun intended) all kinds of cool stuff out of horny guys. But the lyrics are funny and catchy, and the beat and backing tracks are pretty nice too. I had this song rated high in 2018’s novelty song countdown until I had a last minute change of heart. But I wasn’t going to keep Fergie’s Humps from not getting their due a second time… so here it is!
As for a random oddity… I learned of this song’s existence from a very short-lived radio station that popped up in town in the late 00’s that played…. well, black music from the 80’s to the current time. The one other song I remember discovering on that station (I can’t even remember what it was called now) that I fell in love with was none other than “The Humpty Dance.” So thanks to coming across that station from someone at work, I picked up my two favorite songs ever about humps…
Next Monday…. we start the Top 10! And I promise the songs will get better….