Weekends (The Black Eyed Peas song)

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Single by Black Eyed Peas featuring Esthero
from the album Bridging the Gap
B-side"Empire Strikes Black", "Magic"
ReleasedOctober 3, 2000
FormatCD single
Songwriter(s)Will Adams, Allan Pineda. Jaime Gomez, Tony Butler, Sylvester Stewart
The Black Eyed Peas singles chronology
"BEP Empire/Get Original"
"Request + Line"
Esthero singles chronology
"That Girl"
"Balmes (A Better Life)"

"Weekends" is the first single taken from American hip hop group Black Eyed Peas' second studio album, Bridging the Gap. The song features vocals from Esthero.[1]


A remix of the song was featured on the deluxe edition of the group's fifth studio album, The E.N.D. The song samples the intro of "Family Affair" by Sly & the Family Stone, while the intro samples "Lord of the Golden Baboon" by Mandrill. The song's chorus is an interpolation of the chorus to Debbie Deb's "Lookout Weekend". This was the last single they released before Kim Hill left the group.

Music video[edit]

The video starts with members of the band at a work place. and continues by showing the band leaving. Arriving home, they start planning what they are going to do at the weekend. This is later followed by scenes of the band at a party. Cameos in the video include Esthero, Blood of Abraham and Kim Hill.

Track listings[edit]

  1. "Weekends" - 4:47
  2. "Empire Strikes Black" - 3:53
  3. "Magic" - 3:58
  4. "Joints & Jam" (The Billion Mix) - 3:23
  5. "Weekends" (Live Version) - 5:43
  6. "BEP Empire" (Music Video)
  1. "Weekends" - 4:47
  2. "Empire Strikes Black" - 3:53
  3. "Magic" - 3:58
  4. "BEP Empire" (Music Video)


Chart (2000) Peak
ARIA Singles Chart 93[2]
German Singles Chart 100
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 73


  1. ^ "Weekends" at Discogs
  2. ^ "The ARIA Report" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2011-09-30.

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