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Protest Project- Where Is The Love- Black Eyed Peas

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Ashley Krizmanich

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Transcript of Protest Project- Where Is The Love- Black Eyed Peas

Where Is The Love-
Black Eyed Peas [The truth is kept secret, it's swept under the rug] Message The entire song flows well because it rhymes throughout and is extremely catchy because of it.

It is meant to educate about the suffering and discrimination in the world.

The message of this song exposes the flaws in the world and the repercussions because of it.

Issues discussed in the song: It doesn't really fit into a social movement, but it is around the time of the Iraq War and post 9/11, which caused an uproar with terrorism. Ashley Krizmanich
Kristi Gleasman Background Where Is The Love is a modern song written by the Black Eyed Peas. It took a long time to develop.

It was written shortly after the US invaded Iraq. And was written about the world post 9/11.

It is a Pacifist song, which is anti war/violence.

It was written by Ron Fair, co-written by Justin Timberlake, and Will.I.Am helped with the lyrics.

Topped 13 International charts. war greed terrorism racism intolerance the government keeps secrets that are hidden from the public [Father, Father, Father help us/Send us some guidance from above] reference to God [I feel the weight of the world on my shoulder] all the problems of the world are hard to handle sometimes and the world's problems tend to be our problems [Most of us only care about money makin'/Selfishness got us followin' our wrong direction] people are more concerned about material things, but there is more than life to just money; people are selfish with their money [Infecting the young minds faster than bacteria/ Kids wanna act like what they see in the cinema] influenced by the media in bad ways that affect the mindset of the youth Background of Songwriter(s) Target They are targeting anyone who listens because they are promoting peace and love worldwide, while raising awareness on the world's problems. In a perfect world, there would be total peace with no more fighting. Commercial Success? Yes. The song was a big hit, and topped the top 10 charts in Australia and the US.

The Black Eyed Peas performed Where Is The Love at the Grammy Awards in 2004. It was nominated for Record Of The Year.

It is still listened to today.

It's unique tempo and sound made it a big hit all around. It was very catchy due to the rhyming throughout. Fit in a Social Movement? Influence It was a huge hit, but it didn't really cause any huge change in society like they might have hoped if it was the perfect scenario.


People thought it had a good message and basis, but it didn't spark a social change. Song on the Political Spectrum Left-Wing Protest Song Lasting Legacy Ron Fair: produced many number one singles on the pop and R&B charts, including Where Is The Love; he is well-known- nominated for 6 Grammys and many of his recording were as well. He began writing the song in 2001, around 9/11.

Will.I.Am: singer and rapper who added the socially conscious lyrics; well-known singer.

Justin Timberlake: a major role of this piece; co-writer whom did not go big in terms of this song because he was working on his own album at the time. It is mostly seen as a good song from the era it was written, and it is still listened to today. Some may recognize its importance, but it will mostly be remembered as a great song that topped the charts. They completely changed their sound to appeal to a wider audience, including new vocals by their newly added member Fergie.
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