36 Days of Adrenaline: Day 1 — “Let’s Get It Started”

Artist: The Black Eyed Peas

Why this song is an adrenaline rush: “Let’s Get It Started” might be one of the greatest party records ever conceived. It alternately grooves and rocks but never stops, with each member of the Peas taking a turn leading the festivities. The chorus couldn’t be more infectious had it been concocted in a bioweapons laboratory. You could blast “Let’s Get It Started” in a mortuary, and people would dance.

Lyric line that’s fun to belt at maximum volume:

Get messy — loud and sick.
Your mind past normal on another head trip.
So, come dumb now, do not correct it.
Let’s get ig’nant, let’s get hectic…

Fun factoids:

  • The song was originally released as “Let’s Get Retarded.” You can see why this would be a problem in today’s politically correct environment. Fortunately for the Peas, they rejected such alternate titles as “Let’s Get Crippled” and “Let’s Get Republican.”
  • At one time, “Let’s Get It Started” held the record for most downloaded song. It was recently surpassed by another Black Eyed Peas number, “I Gotta Feeling.”

Other songs by the same artist that I could have chosen instead: The aforementioned “I Gotta Feeling”; “Boom Boom Pow.”

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