The Black Eyed Peas were one of the biggest acts during the past decade. With their many chart topping hits going off at parties and nightclubs alike, they certainly got a shitload of fans. But why? Their music is so terrible: they’re three annoying idiots and a broad who pissed her pants whose music just gets me wanting to go all Rambo on their arses. They don’t deserve all the fame and fortune they’ve gotten. I’m not one to complain about bands (at least in my articles), but seriously, BEP need to be put out of their misery! Where is the love, they asked? Let me tell you, it’s not here.
1. They’re unoriginal
Two of their biggest hits, ‘Pump It’ and ‘The Time’, copied already famous songs. There’s this sense of tackiness that you can’t help but feel when hearing BEP’s “covers”. ‘Pump It’ sampled the awesome Hawaiian sounding Pulp Fiction theme, but with their annoying voices over it. And though ‘Time Of Your Life’ from the Dirty Dancing soundtrack is very cheesy by today’s standards, but credit should go where credit’s due. Most youngsters today won’t probably ever know the BEP song originated from an ’80s love song.
2. Their music is irritating
Their “music” is basically just a flow of annoying noises from repetitive beats to crap doosh doosh stuff; completely ridiculous. They have the lamest lyrics ever: “Let’s get retarded” (don’t disabled people suffer enough?) and “I’m so 3008, You’re so 2000 and late” (kids barely know bugger all about their parents’ generation’s music, so as if anyone’s going to know who BEP are in 3008!).
3. Made ’00s Music Suck
The early ’00s sucked in general because of things like War On Terror propaganda and general tackiness. BEP first got big around this time, and were more or less the most popular act around. I did not enjoy listening to the radio because of them. BEP (in part) made RnB the most popular genre of music for the past decade, and being a rock fan, there was very little music for me to enjoy and I had no idea what everyone else saw in these douche bags.
4. Ruined Hot Tub Time Machine
If you haven’t seen it, it’s about four guys going back in time to 1986 as their younger selves and get up to shenanigans. There’s a scene where Darryl from The Office plays with his old band, and spontaneously sings ‘Let’s Get It Started’, knowing it’ll be a hit in the future. Miraculously the band know how the play the song perfectly despite not knowing the song at all (plot hole, much?). I thought this movie was pretty funny until this song came on; why did it have to be a Black Eyed Peas song? The movie was set in 1986 and made in 2010. The filmmakers had 24 years worth of music to choose from, almost any song by any other band would’ve been fine. But no, they had to pick a Black Eyed Peas song. I reckon the filmmakers chose a BEP song since the kids today know and like these morons.
But despite the band’s popularity, I recently heard a fantastic story about them. A mate of mine went to the 2004 Big Day Out and were forced to listen to their music. My friend and his mates heckled and booed BEP, yelling at them to get off the stage. Will.I.Am actually flipped them off! When BEP played ‘Shut Up’, the guys yelled at them ‘Just shut up, shut up!’ to BEP, to make them shut up! Classic play on words! This story really made my day. I felt like a dream of mine had come true.
Editor’s note: The opinions expressed in this article are completely Matt’s, because I actually enjoy (drunken) dancing to some Black Eyed Peas every now and again.