Song Lyric Sunday – London Bridge

Some of you know that I am originally from London, born and raised, so I was excited that Jim Adams prompted us with songs about the cities or towns where we are from for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday. I am happy to share this fun song and video by Fergie (Black Eyed Peas) called London Bridge.

Enjoy it and have a great Sunday!

London Bridge crosses the Thames River in London. It’s existed in some form for approximately 2,000 years, and has been destroyed several times due to fire or other natural causes. The bridge inspired the nursery rhyme “London Bridge Is Falling Down,” which Fergie refers to in this song. There are many possible interpretations for just what Fergie’s “London Bridge” refers to, but she seems to be “falling” for a guy every time he comes by. The collapsing bridge is a metaphor for her inability to resist his charms.

Sean Garrett helped write this. He is a go-to guy in the world of Hip-Hop lyrics, known for his ability to craft a story. Other songs he’s worked on include “Yeah!” by Usher, “Run It” by Chris Brown and “Soldier” by Destiny’s Child.

This is Fergie’s first single as a solo artist. She got her start on the TV show Kids Incorporated and later joined the Black-Eyed Peas, helping them go from an underground rap group to one of the biggest hip-hop/R&B acts of the ’00s.

Some of the lyrics deal with how Fergie is hounded by Paparazzi. Like Gwen Stefani in No Doubt, Fergie receives much more media attention than any other member of Black-Eyed Peas. 

This doesn’t use the melody from “London Bridge Is Falling Down,” but another track on the album does: “Pedestal.”

Courtesy of Song Facts

  20 comments for “Song Lyric Sunday – London Bridge

  1. April 18, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    That is a real fun video Christine,

    • Christine Bolton
      April 18, 2020 at 11:00 pm

      Happy you liked it Jim πŸ™‚

  2. April 18, 2020 at 11:15 pm

    Empowered female, large and in charge — until… Good song to twerk to! πŸ˜‰

    • Christine Bolton
      April 18, 2020 at 11:42 pm

      Yes! It’s a lot of fun! πŸ™‚

      • April 19, 2020 at 12:12 am

        πŸ™‚

    • April 19, 2020 at 9:06 am

      I had no idea that you were a twerker.

      • Christine Bolton
        April 19, 2020 at 9:16 am

        Maybe Lisa was a twerker πŸ™‚

      • April 19, 2020 at 1:18 pm

        Ah, the mysteries must be revealed gradually!

      • Christine Bolton
        April 19, 2020 at 1:25 pm

        Lol!

      • April 19, 2020 at 1:26 pm

        πŸ™‚

  3. April 19, 2020 at 12:39 am

    Love this! 😍

    • Christine Bolton
      April 19, 2020 at 9:22 am

      It’s fun isn’t it Paula ? πŸ™‚

  4. April 19, 2020 at 5:12 am

    lol – I would have a heart attack if I saw the Queen’s guards start dancing like they did in the video!

    • Christine Bolton
      April 19, 2020 at 9:19 am

      I know right? 🀣 I thought the same thing!

  5. April 19, 2020 at 11:59 am

    Didn’t know you were Brit-born! Very cool! πŸ˜‰ Love your selection – Fergie rocks this! πŸ‘

    • Christine Bolton
      April 20, 2020 at 9:07 am

      Yes, don’t seem to hear much of her lately do we?

  6. April 19, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    This is a really cool song, and I’d never heard it before. Fun video, too. πŸ™‚

    • Christine Bolton
      April 20, 2020 at 3:59 pm

      Oh I’m so happy you liked it πŸ’•β˜ΊοΈ Thank you!

  7. April 19, 2020 at 7:03 pm

    Yaaassss!!! Outta my chair dancing goodness πŸ™‚

    • Christine Bolton
      April 20, 2020 at 9:05 am

      Lol! 🀣

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