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Let's Get It Started

"Let's Get It Started" is a song by American group The Black Eyed Peas, released as a single on June 22, 2004. The track was the fourth single released from the band's 2003 album Elephunk and is a re-worked version of the album's third track "Let's Get Retarded".[1] This version was included as a bonus track on the 2004 re-issue of the album.

"Let's Get It Started"
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Single by The Black Eyed Peas
from the album Elephunk
B-side"The Sticky" "Bridging the Gaps" "Ga Ra Ta Da" (Simlish version) "Friddy Dope" (Simlish version)
ReleasedJune 22, 2004
FormatCD single
GenreFunk, pop, hip hop
Length3:39 (Radio Edit/"Spike" Mix)
3:35 ("Let's Get Retarded")
7:32 (Bonus Track Album Version)
LabelA&M, will.i.am, Interscope
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)will.i.am
The Black Eyed Peas singles chronology
"Hey Mama"
(2004)
"Let's Get It Started"
(2004)
"Don't Phunk with My Heart"
(2005)

The album version was originally only re-worked for its use in promotion for the 2004 NBA Playoffs on ABC in April 2004;[2] however, the new version was so well-received that it was given an official single release two months later.[3]

The song was remixed for The Black Eyed Peas' fifth studio album The E.N.D. as "Let's Get Re-Started", it was also featured on their remix album The E.N.D. Summer 2010 Canadian Invasion Tour: Remix Collection.

"Let's Get It Started" won Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group at the 2005 Grammy Awards, and was also nominated for Record of the Year and Best Rap Song.

Music videoEdit

The music video takes place in a nighttime setting on a Los Angeles street. It features The Black Eyed Peas, particularly will.i.am, performing energetic dances while singing the song, while varying objects in the background (including a grand piano) smash against the ground in real-time, slow and fast motion, and in reverse. The choruses feature the band on stage singing to a large crowd.

Chart performanceEdit

"Let's Get It Started" was the first song to sell 500,000 downloads in the United States. "Let's Get It Started" has sold 3,058,195 copies as of October 2012.[citation needed]

Charts and certificationsEdit

Track listingEdit

CD single
  1. "Let's Get It Started"
  2. "Let's Get It Started" (Spike Mix)
The Urbz Edition – EP
  1. "Let's Get It Started" (Spike Mix) – 3:39
  2. "Ga Ra Ta Da" (Simlish version) – 3:28
  3. "The Sticky" – 4:39
  4. "Friddy Dope" (Simlish version) – 3:46
UK single
  1. "Let's Get It Started"
  2. "Bridging The Gaps"
  3. "Let's Get It Started" (Enhanced music video)

Official versionsEdit

  • "Let's Get It Started" (Album Version)
  • "Let's Get It Started" (Radio Edit)
  • "Let's Get It Started" (Spike Mix)

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=4532
  2. ^ "For The Record: Quick News On Black Eyed Peas, Xzibit, Nickelback, Nelly Furtado, The Roots, Danger Mouse & More". MTV. 5 April 2004. Retrieved 11 December 2012.
  3. ^ "Black Eyed Peas To Make Their Own 'Walk This Way' — With The Darkness". MTV. 14 May 2004. Retrieved 11 December 2012.
  4. ^ "Australian-charts.com – The Black Eyed Peas – Let's Get It Started". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  5. ^ "Austriancharts.at – The Black Eyed Peas – Let's Get It Started" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – The Black Eyed Peas – Let's Get It Started" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – The Black Eyed Peas – Let's Get It Started" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  8. ^ "billboard". Billboard Brasil. Archived from the original on December 25, 2011. Retrieved September 8, 2013.
  9. ^ "Canada Top 20 06-11-2004". Top40-Charts. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  10. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Change the chart to CZ – RADIO – TOP 100 and insert 201244 into search.
  11. ^ "Danishcharts.com – The Black Eyed Peas – Let's Get It Started". Tracklisten.
  12. ^ "Lescharts.com – The Black Eyed Peas – Let's Get It Started" (in French). Les classement single.
  13. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – The Black Eyed Peas – Let's Get It Started". GfK Entertainment Charts.
  14. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Dance Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  15. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Let's Get It Started". Irish Singles Chart.
  16. ^ "Italiancharts.com – The Black Eyed Peas – Let's Get It Started". Top Digital Download.
  17. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 11, 2004" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40
  18. ^ "Charts.nz – The Black Eyed Peas – Let's Get It Started". Top 40 Singles.
  19. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  20. ^ "Swisscharts.com – The Black Eyed Peas – Let's Get It Started". Swiss Singles Chart.
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  22. ^ "Black Eyed Peas Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
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  25. ^ "Black Eyed Peas Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard.
  26. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Airplay Top 100. Retrieved November 20, 2017.
  27. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 2004". Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  28. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2005 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association.
  29. ^ "British single certifications – The Black Eyed Peas – Let's Get It Started". British Phonographic Industry. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Let's Get It Started in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  30. ^ "American single certifications – The Black Eyed Peas – Let's Get It Started". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 

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