Black Eyed Peas’ ‘Where Is The Love?’ gains popularity once again
The song Where Is the Love? of the hip-hop group, Black Eyed Peas re-entered the iTunes chart amid the #BlackLivesMatter campaign.
Following the death of George Floyd in the hands of the authorities, rallies were held in the United States of America against racism. In line with this campaign, the “Black Lives Matter” hashtag topped the trending topics on Twitter.
However, based on the previous, those who are posting black backgrounds with the said hashtag might be doing more harm than good. It is because the black images are clogging up the information that should be brought to the public.
Apparently, the song of Black Eyed Peas with social relevance is also recalled amid this situation in society. Based on the article from MYX, this song re-entered the iTunes chart. It is also said that some protesters have been singing this song from the streets.
A portion of the song has these lyrics:
What’s wrong with the world, mama
People livin’ like they ain’t got no mamas
I think the whole world’s addicted to the drama
Only attracted to the things that’ll bring a trauma
It’s chorus discussed the lives being sacrificed because of animosity.
People killin’, people dyin’
Children hurt and you hear them cryin’
Can you practice what you preach?
And would you turn the other cheek?
Father, Father, Father help us
Send some guidance from above
‘Cause people got me, got me questionin’
Where is the love (Love)
This hit of the Black Eyed Peas was first released in 2003 as the lead single from the group’s third album titled Elephunk. It also featured pop artist Justin Timberlake who was first known as a member of 90s boyband N’Sync.
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