Stacy Ann Ferguson is a singer, a songwriter and an actress, better known by her stage name, Fergie
. Across her career, Stacy has done quite a few things. She's reached the top of the charts with hip-hop group The Black Eyed Peas
! She's been raising a child with her husband, actor Josh Duhamel! AND she wore some ridiculously low pants!
But most importantly, she released what could be the greatest solo album of all time, The Dutchess
in 2006. The album produced five, yeah, you read that correctly FIVE, top-five singles. Then she stopped releasing solo music. And now, eleven agonizing years later, Fergie is blessing us all with another solo album, Double Dutchess
, on the 22nd of September. And since it's been such a long, painful wait, we're going to refresh your memories with some of the greatest gifts (songs) Ms. Ferguson has given us, both on her own and with the Black Eyed Peas. Enjoy!
Don't lie. You still know every word to this song, and you know you sing this every time you hear the word "glamorous."
2. London Bridge
Fergie's debut solo single had the whole world shook. Your fave could never. Unless your fave is Fergie, cuz then she DID.
3. Boom Boom Pow
Eight years ago, this song was inescapable. It didn't matter where you were, this song could be heard. In the car, your cousin's wedding, a friend's bar mitzvah, prom, we were Boom Boom Pow-ing everywhere.
Listen up, y'all, cuz this is it. The song that solidified Fergie as the Queen of well, everything. Pretty sure everyone went digging for their old Girl Scout uniforms after this.
5. My Humps
Admit it, you proudly sang along to this song despite not entirely knowing what it meant, even after
your parents told you how inappropriate it was.
6. Where Is The Love?
Everyone's go to song to show off your rap skills, incredible singing voice, and just how deep you were. This had everyone in 2003 wondering just where the love had gone.
7. Let's Get It Started
We all tried sooo
hard to nail that iconic opening run. Remember when crumping was the dance of the minute? No one could crump as hard as Fergie.
8. Big Girls Don't Cry
Everyone was telling their ex they "had to get a move on with their lives" regardless of whether or not they had ever actually been in a relationship or not. All that mattered was that big girls don't cry and making Fergie proud.
9. The Time (Dirty Bit)
and Fergie's duet on the chorus is the only version of this that matters.
10. M.I.L.F. $
Fergie's solo comeback single is criminally underrated. She completely owns motherhood in this song. And she looks incredible.
I hope you are all as ready as I am for The Dutchess to come and reclaim her crown.