Meet Me Halfway

Album: The E.N.D. (2009)
Charted: 1 7

Songfacts®:

  • On this 1980s disco style duet Fergie and will.i.am blend romance and dance. The Peas weren't the first to come up with this title: Kenny Loggins had a 1987 song called "Meet Me Half Way."
  • Fergie told The Daily Mail July 31, 2009 that when recording her vocals for The E.N.D., she found herself inspired by some of the singers she grew up with. The singer added that for this song, she "transported myself back to 1985, when I was 11 and saw Madonna in concert for the first time on the Virgin tour. I took on her persona in that song as a homage." This might explain the line, "Right at the Borderline is where I'm gonna wait for you."
  • When this reached the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, The Peas became the first group to pull three Top 10s from an album since Nickleback placed a trio of songs from All The Right Reasons in 2005-07.
  • When this topped the UK singles chart the Peas became the first American act to have three British #1s with original songs in a calendar year since Blondie in 1980.

Comments: 5

  • Joyou can hear the song time after time by cyndi lauper
  • Artem from Moscow, Russia FederationPia you are completely right! many parts of this songs make me think that i heard it somewhere before. But i cant find anithyng about it. Please email me if you find something
  • Si from Auckland, New ZealandIt's a beautiful song, there's no other words to describe it.
  • Pia from Antipolo, PhilippinesI'm trying to recall where the deep drum sound and what disco song the "wowowo-ho" chorus came from.
    Also the effects-laden electronica stab "for you and I"
    I know that was from the 80s.
    Hmmm...
  • Elijah from Toronto, OnIf you listen closely at certain parts, you can hear the opening guitar and drums from "Maps" by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
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