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Black Eyed Peas and a Flash Mob

As you probably know, Oprah Winfrey has a very popular talk show on American TV called “Oprah,” and to kick off (start) the show’s 24th season, the group Black Eyed Peas perform a special live (not recorded beforehand) version of their hit (popular) song “I Gotta Feeling” in downtown Chicago.

What Oprah didn’t know was that there was a surprise for her: a flash mob.  A flash mob is a large group of people whose members know to be at a particular place, at a particular time by communicating electronically, such as through email or Twitter. It’s pretty amazing what this flash mob does!

~ Lucy

“I Gotta Feeling”
The Black Eyed Peas

(4 times)
I gotta (got a) feeling…
That today’s gonna (going to) be a good day
That today’s gonna be a good day
That today’s gonna be a good, good day

Today’s the day
Let’s live it up (spend one’s time in a very enjoyable way)
Twenty-four seasons
Let’s give it up
Look how she smash it
Like Oh My God
Jump off that sofa
Keep watching…OPRAH

I know that we’ll have a ball (have a lot of fun)
If we get down
And go out
And just lose it all (relax completely; lose control)
I feel stressed out (anxious; worried)
I won’t let it go
Let’s go way out spaced out
And loosing all control

Fill up my cup
Mazel tov (Jewish expression meaning “congratulations”)
Look at her dancing
Just take it… OFF
Let’s paint the town (go out and enjoy ourselves)
We’ll shut it down
Let’s burn the roof

(2 times)
Cause I gotta feeling… (WoooHooo)
That tonight’s gonna be a good night
That tonight’s gonna be a good night
That tonight’s gonna be a good, good night

I gotta feeling
Tonight’s the night (HEY! )
Let’s live it up (Let’s live it up)
I got my money (I’m paid)
Let’s spend it up (Let’s spend it up)
Go out and smash it (Smash it)
Like, oh my God (Like, oh my God)
Jump off that sofa (Come On! )
Let’s kick it OFF

Fill up my cup (Drank)
Mazel tov (La chaim)
Look at her dancing (Move it Move it)
Just take it… OFF
Let’s paint the town (Paint the town)
We’ll shut it down (Shut it down)
Let’s burn the roof (Woooooo)
And then we’ll do it again

Let’s do it (4 times)
And do it (2 times)
Let’s live it up
And do it (3 times)
Do it, do it
Let’s do it (3 times)
Do it, do it, do it, do it

Here we come
Here we go
We gotta rock
Easy come, easy go (something that you get easily can go away just as easily)
Now we on top
Feel the shot
Body rock
Rock it don’t stop
Round and round
Up and down
Around the clock (all the time; without stopping)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Friday, Saturday, Saturday to Sunday

Get, get, get, get, get with us
You know what we say (say)
Party everyday (x2)

I gotta feeling (WooHooo)
That tonight’s gonna be a good night
That tonight’s gonna be a good night
That tonight’s gonna be a good good night

I gotta feeling (WooHooo)

18 Responses to “Black Eyed Peas and a Flash Mob”

  1. Andrzej_1985 Says:

    Led Zeppelin Rules !!!

  2. Peter Says:

    Thanks Lucy,

    I was totally a stranger to the term flash mob. Found it very appealing. I am planning on using it even in suitable situations till I have it etched in my mind.

    I had no idea, 24 seasons ,talk about long-running TV show. It even beats Simpson’s. No wonder she makes tons of dollars. She earns sth around 300 millions a year.

    Lucy ,to my best of knowledge , PAINTING THE WALL RED means go all out and have fun . I believe, The word RED makes up the whole expression . I know ,to make it rhyme you must some times go all out and compromise.

    By know,

    No mean to meddle,

  3. elcomandant Says:

    It was amazing for me. I’m really not a lover of the rock music, so I didn’t know this song. However, I don’t know why, I’ve seen the video four times in a row. I liked the song, I liked how the first girl dancer danced, I liked how Oprah cried thrilled, but above all, I liked very much the performance and the “flash mob” idea.

    I would like to tell you that I have a female dog called “perla”. She heard the song from the living room where she was with my wife. She came to this room and stopped at the door watching me. Then I watched her still for a little while. “Perla” and I were whatching each other still and quiet. Suddenly I started to move my arms like the dancers did in the video. Quickly she went mad and came into the room and started to dance going round and round without stoping. Then I realized that I was dancing with a female dog. I went mad too.

    I think Oprah would be surprised by this amazing show. I don’t know how his show will be, because I have not many references about it, but if it is running his 24th season, this probably means that must be good enough. Then, congratulations Oprah. Enjoy it.

  4. Daniele Says:

    Hi Perla, nice to read about you, come here near the monitor there is a kiss for you… smack! I really love dogs.

    Really impressive, she seems really surprised.

    I have also spotted a few hot chicks down there. wow!

    I just do not understand why all this for a TV show like that!?…..

  5. Nathalie Says:

    This Flash mob is great !! At Québec (in Canada) there is a very popular “Lipdub” with this song. The lipdub maked by 2 students in communication from UQAM (Université du Québec à Montréal) at the end of the video people sing in french : Ce soir sera une bonne soirée (That tonight’s gonna be a good good night).

    These students are now popular and I think That school year’s gonna be a good school year for them :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zcOFN_VBVo

  6. Peter Says:

    Emiliano,
    Although, you have no frame of reference, you guess about the show is right. But, the show is not meant for mail audiences, it is intended for femail audiences for the most part. It is sort of chick show. Honest, the show is boating to death.

  7. Francesco Says:

    As Oprah said:” The coolest thing ever!!” definitely..! First time I see something like that. Impressive, amazing, gorgeous , outstanding , marvelous….!!
    great!

  8. Peter Says:

    I just noticed that I put paint wall I meant paint the town red
    You know my labtop is too small compare to my gient fingers
    I really struggle to put sth down

  9. Peter Says:

    Very upbeat song ,really take the edge off
    Common ,Opera is just a talk show. It is not that good.

  10. Peter Says:

    Sorry if I sounded too harsh. I didn’t mean to lay into the opera show. Although the show is too cheesy for my taste. Ok, I drop it right here , let’s not to get all sensetive about it.

  11. Tania Says:

    Hi ! Only curiosities at least for me , Dr. Lucy . I have not watched / not heard this show up to now . Anyway I think it is funny and the band , too .
    But the new words like “gotta” , “gonna” , “what’s up ” = [sap] , see ya … I don’t know if I can ever learn English .
    I appreciate very much your effort to teach us English . I try to learn , but …

    All the best for you all ,

    Tania

  12. Fabio Dantas Says:

    I’m not very keen on this band, but I like this song and I think the people show, “flash mob”, is amazing! (I’ll do that one day!)

    [I gotta a feeling!]

    XOXO

  13. Tania Says:

    Hi ! Our dear Emiliano , where are you ?
    And you Ilya , where are you , too ? The song is very nice with a lot of new phrases … being on music we can learn them easier .

    Anyway , all the best for you all ,

    Tania

  14. emiliano Says:

    Dear Tania I have a heavy cold, I´m really sick.
    I hope it have nothing to do with the A…..your know what I mean.

    All this week I have been very uneasy to do nothing, without will to look at the pc., but today I´m a little better.
    No so bad in fact, but I have to wait a little more to be the same I was before.

    Thank you, Cuca said to me that I must say something to show the friends I am still living.
    “Mucha guasa” as we say here.. she is pulling my leg.
    She told me that because my voice is off, I can´t take the phone only to be half sleepy all day in the couch.

    Congratulations I heard a woman born in your country Romania has won “The Nobel” she is now living in Germany but their novels take place in your country and they have to be very interesting.

  15. Tania Says:

    Hi ! Thank you very much Emiliano . You have to believe me I was worry for you as you and Peter give life of this blog . If Mrs. Cuca takes care of you … everything will be O.K. and I wish you much , much health . I am glad “you are still living ” , you are still alive .

    I do not know why , but I like very much the phrase ” I want to get in the first punch ” . I repeat it when I am angry .

    All the best for you all ,

    Tania

  16. Juergen Says:

    Thank you Lucy,

    This can only be created in USA, amazing and a great idea.

  17. emiliano Says:

    How has to be this woman Oprah Winfrey, to be 24 seasons in the TV., earning so large amount of money and having the great influence that
    She has.
    It is something that I can´t imagine, so great personality and charisms to be year after year doing this job and having the mos important people
    in her show.
    She is black and woman, a great disventage everywhere, and despite her conditions she is in the top along so many time.
    Incredible.

    That is something I have been asking myself always, because yes, I know something about Her and Her greatpower among americans of all
    levels.
    If She said a book is good….it has to be, or a person, a film, a poem,…etc. etc. Bravo Oprah, you has to be an incredible personality.

    The show is amazing.
    I like it very very much.
    Thank you Lucy your taste is exquisite choicing these kind of music videos.

  18. tarik Says:

    those Americans are my kind of people