Black Eyed Peas - Meet Me Halfway Review and Music Video

November 24, 2009
Black Eyed Peas - Meet Me Halfway

"Meet Me Halfway" is a song by American hip hop group Black Eyed Peas. It was released as the third promo single from their 5th studio album The E.N.D. It was later released as the album's third single.

The song was released as a promotional single, as part of the "Countdown to The E.N.D." where 3 album tracks were released once each week until the release of the album. This song was the final promotional single in the series, the first two (in order of release) were "Imma Be" and "Alive". The song got early airplay on Today Networks' Hot30 Countdown in Australia, and on radio stations across Canada.

The song debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at #75 for the week ending October 3, 2009 and peaked at #7 in its sixth week (November 7th), becoming the third top ten hit from the album. It makes The E.N.D. the band's first album to contain three Hot 100 top ten hits. The three songs successively overlapped in the Top 10, giving the group 30 consecutive weeks with a Top 10 hit. "Meet Me Halfway" entered the UK Singles Chart on October 11, 2009 at #67. In it's fifth week on the chart (November 8, 2009) it climbed to #3 being the highest non-X Factor related song on the chart, although ironically the Black Eyed Peas are due to perform "Meet Me Halfway" on the X Factor results show on the very same night leading to significant exposure. The song is the Black Eyed Peas tenth top 10 hit in the UK, and has also managed to so far peak at #2 on the UK R&B Chart. It has so far topped the ARIA charts, becoming their third consecutive number 1 single from The E.N.D. On the New Zealand Top 40, the song has so far peaked at number 3, making it their third top three hit from the album. The song entered the Irish Singles Chart on the 15th October 2009 at number 27, it has so far peaked at number 5.

The music video premiered on October 12, 2009. It was released onto the iTunes Music store on October 13, 2009. The video features the members in different parts of the Solar System.

The music video that directed by Ben Mor opens on a road in the middle of a desert panning up to the cosmic sky which shifts to scenes of each of the members singing in different locations of space: Fergie lies in the middle of a lush, green jungle, levitates on a desert planet in nomadic clothing, rides an elephant on a moon of Jupiter, and Taboo glides around the Sun in a spacesuit. Apl takes out a map and uses a compass to search for a path to the other members. After a while, finds a dial which reveals gateways for each of the members to go through. All the members use the gateway, turn into shooting stars, and land on the planet (presumably Earth), with the road in the middle of the desert. Unlike the two previous videos of the album, the video doesn't end with the phrase "The E.N.D." Check out the video below.

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