Friday, July 24, 2009

Back In The Day: Wicky-Wicky Wild Wild

Ten years ago today, this was the #1 song in the United States of America. It's Will Smith, from his sophomore "solo" album under his legal name Will Smith, dubbed Willennium (get it? heh), and also the lead single from the film of the same name that Will starred in (and apparently turned down the lead in "The Matrix" film series It also features Dru Hill (read: Sisqo) and Kool Mo Dee, and has a very prominent Stevie Wonder sample (who also appears in the video). The music video is chock full of celebrities, and it's clear that Will was attempting to continue the tradition started by Michael Jackson, creating the mini-movie that is the music video. It was the second of two US #1's for The Fresh Prince's real ego, the first being the 1990's classic: "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It". Watch it and tell me it don't feel good. I dare you.

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