One of Black Eyed Peas' biggest hits was inspired by a U2 song.
Legendary music producer Jimmy Iovine has revealed that will.i.am wrote I Gotta Feeling after working on the Irish group's 2009 album No Line on the Horizon. Jimmy says will.i.am came up with the tune after being impressed by the melody on the U2 track I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight.
"I sent will.i.am over to the studio to do some remixes on I'll Go Crazy," Jimmy is quoted as saying by British newspaper The Sun. "He works on them for two weeks, comes back and writes I Gotta Feeling."
The Black Eyed Peas star is even said to have admitted to U2 frontman Bono and his band members that he had sought inspiration from him.
"The chords are U2 chords, 100 per cent," Jimmy added. "Will even told them."
I Gotta Feeling was the second single on The Black Eyed Peas' fifth studio album The E.N.D. It was a huge hit around the world when it was released in 2009.
The track spent 14 consecutive weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 and is the most downloaded song on iTunes of all time. It has sold over 14 million copies worldwide, making it one of the biggest pop songs ever.
On the other hand, Danger Mouse, aka Brian Burton, is the in-demand producer who has worked with Gnarls Barkley, The Black Keys, and who's just finished producing U2's new album.
"I was into exploring on this album. Brian is really versatile and he has a lot of areas he's interested in musically," Jones says. "He really loves dark, quiet music as well and we were both drawn to that."
He's almost finished producing U2's new album but Norah is simply not going to talk about that. "You'd need to ask him. He told me loads about it, not that I'm going to tell a journalist from Dublin! There's no gossip, nothing juicy to tell you anyway."
To be honest, I give more credibility to this few words of my dear Norah than to any of the last-3-years' gossips and rumours by our boys themselves.
this sounds promising
in the twitterland voices came about Dallas confirming the presence of the Boys at Hanover Quay on saturday morning
^ Interesting to hear they're back there. Is there a Pop remaster due this year?
15 years are not enough for a remaster hehe
So they're doing it with DangerMouse. Excited.
If he could it the gave result as El Camino from The Black Keys I would be extremely happy.