Don't Stop the Party (The Black Eyed Peas song)

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"Don't Stop the Party"
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Single by The Black Eyed Peas
from the album The Beginning
B-side "The Situation"[1]
Released June 24, 2011
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2010
Genre Hip house, Trance
Length 6:07 (album version)
4:00 (radio edit)
Label Interscope
Songwriter(s) will.i.am, apl.de.ap, Taboo, Fergie, Joshua Alvarez, DJ Ammo
Producer(s) DJ Ammo, will.i.am
The Black Eyed Peas singles chronology
"Just Can't Get Enough"
(2011)
"Don't Stop the Party"
(2011)
"#WHERESTHELOVE"
(2016)
"Just Can't Get Enough"
(2011)
"Don't Stop the Party"
(2011)
"#WHERESTHELOVE"
(2016)

"Don't Stop the Party" is a song by American hip hop group The Black Eyed Peas. The song was written by members will.i.am, apl.de.ap, Taboo, and Fergie, along with Joshua Alvarez, and DJ Ammo, and was produced by will.i.am. and DJ Ammo for the group's sixth studio album, The Beginning (2010). The song, described as "a hot club jam," features will.i.am rapping in a thick, Caribbean patois.[2]

The song received mixed reviews from music critics, some of them criticizing the use of will.i.am.'s wordplay and characterizing it as "more of the same dancefloor song." Still, others thought that the song was an "exhilarating and whirlwind track."[3][4][5][6] The song became a success in countries like Brazil, Australia, France, and Greece. However, the song has become the band's lowest-charting single to date in the U.S., peaking at number 86.

Background and composition[edit]

This is one of three tracks on The Beginning to be produced by Damien "DJ Ammo" LeRoy, the other two being the lead single "The Time (Dirty Bit)" and "Do It Like This".[2] The Beginning's third single was announced on The Black Eyed Peas' official website on May 9, 2011.[7] Described as a "buzzing, hot club jam", it features whooshing synths and slap-funk bass grooves. It is the longest track on the album at close to six minutes.[8] The Black Eyed Peas member will.i.am told Spin magazine that he is proud enough of the song that he'd even play it for Jay-Z. "I would go to Jay's studio and play this be like 'Boom! Check it out!", said Will. "Then I go dirty Caribbean on him on the last verse."[8]

Critical reception[edit]

The Black Eyed Peas performing "Don't Stop the Party" in Walmart Meeting, 2011

Monica Herrera wrote for Billboard that "the music is expertly produced, but problems arise when Will.i.am claims the same of his wordplay. On the track 'Don't Stop the Party', he chest-thumps, 'Kill you with my lyricals/Call me verbal criminal.' It's a silly boast for an artist who clearly focuses on beats over rhymes, and is probably better off for it."[3] Andy Gill wrote for The Independent that "with martial synth-stomp riffs, spartan electro beats and loping bass grooves driving tracks whose single-mindedness is signalled by titles like 'Don't Stop the Party'."[4] A positive review came from Bill Lamb, editor from About.com, who went to say that: "BEP boost the beat as they request 'Don't Stop the Party'."Lamb said that "will.i.am starts talking about futurism here again and sure enough we find ourselves in the middle of a futuristic sounding trance break. The party reaches its peak about five minutes into the song, and it is exhilarating."[9] Other positive reaction came from John Bush, editor from Allmusic who went to say that the song is a "scattered moment of respectability" and chose it as an "AMG Pick".[5] Gavin Martin wrote for Daily Mirror that "the operatically ambitious 'Don't Stop the Party' gives way to a briefly terrifying interlude that is more or less a declaration of earth-shaking sonic war."[10]

Music video[edit]

Rio de Janeiro is one of many Brazilian places featured in the video.

The music video, which is directed by Ben Mor, features on-stage and backstage footages of the group during their 'The E.N.D. World Tour' in Brazil in 2010 and was released to iTunes and YouTube/VEVO on May 10, 2011.[11][12] Beside live footage of the tour, the video also features panoramic shoots of Brazilian landscapes and city life. Closing section of the video documents a visit to a Brazilian record shop, during which close-ups of records by José Roberto Bertrami, Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force, Carlos Malcolm and Di Melo are shown.

Live performances[edit]

The Black Eyed Peas performed "Don't Stop the Party" live on The Paul O'Grady Show on May 13, 2011. It was part of their set at Radio 1's Big Weekend 2011. On May 17, 2011 the group also performed the song at the French edition of X Factor. On May 24, the band was on season 12 of Dancing with the Stars to perform the track.[13] In June 2011, the band did a mashup of the song with Stromae's "Alors on danse" on French TV show Taratata.[14] The song is included to the official setlist of the promotional tour for The Beginning Massive Stadium Tour.

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
  1. "Don't Stop the Party" – 6:07
German CD single[1]
  1. "Don't Stop the Party" (radio edit) – 4:00
  2. "The Situation" (album version) – 3:47

Credits and personnel[edit]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Australia[49] May 9, 2011 Contemporary hit radio Universal Music
Germany[50] June 24, 2011 CD single Universal Music
United States[51] June 28, 2011 Top 40/Mainstream radio Interscope Records

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