Ahh yes, my friends, that is the question at hand: did Fergie sell her soul for musical success? How else could you explain the songs "My Humps" and "London Bridge"?
Its been a while since we’ve had two songs full of such nonsensical innuendo enter the pop charts, never mind by the same artist. The songwriting leaves much to be desired – "My Humps" has about six different words total, four of which are "My humps, my lumps" that are just repeated over and over again, and yet it sounds like a song.
The new single from Fergie, her first as a solo artist, is "London Bridge" and its one of those songs that sounds sexy, but then you think about it and its really… well… stupid. "Every time you come around, my London bridge wanna go down." Are we to understand that Fergie has had bridge work done? Or is it a reference to a belt? To pants? Its oddly sexual because of the way its sung, but take away the excellent production and instrumentation, and what you have is some pretty lousy 7th grade poetry.
What makes me question the whole soul-devil exchange thing is that both songs are freakishly catchy. Hear about 10 seconds of "London Bridge" and you’ll have it lodged in your head for about 48 hours. Unless you hear "My Humps" which will displace it and stick in your craw for a similar time frame.
I wonder if anyone has listened to the two songs back-to-back more than once? I’m imagining that it might result in their brains imploding on itself.