Monkey Business (album)

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Monkey Business
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 25, 2005 (2005-05-25)
Recorded2004
Genre
Length66:03
Label
Producer
The Black Eyed Peas chronology
'Elephunk
(2003)
Monkey Business 'Renegotiations: The Remixes
(2006)
Singles from Monkey Business
  1. "Don't Phunk with My Heart"
    Released: April 12, 2005
  2. "Don't Lie"
    Released: July 26, 2005
  3. "My Humps"
    Released: September 20, 2005
  4. "Pump It"
    Released: January 17, 2006

Monkey Business is the fourth studio album by American hip hop group, The Black Eyed Peas. It was released on May 25, 2005, by the will.i.am Music Group and A&M Records. It was the groups second album to feature R&B singer Fergie as a member.

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic(48/100)[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[3]
The A.V. Club(unfavorable)[7]
Entertainment WeeklyC[4]
The Guardian2/5 stars[5]
Paste(7/10)[6]
PopMatters5/10 stars[2]
Robert Christgau(3-star Honorable Mention)
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[8]
Slant Magazine2/5 stars[9]
Yahoo! Music UK5/10 stars[10]

Track listings[change | change source]

Monkey BusinessStandard edition CD
No. TitleWriter(s)Producer(s) Length
1. "Pump It"  
will.i.am 3:33
2. "Don't Phunk with My Heart"  
will.i.am 3:59
3. "My Style" (featuring Justin Timberlake & Timbaland)
  • Timbaland
  • Danja
4:28
4. "Don't Lie"  
3:39
5. "My Humps"  
  • Adams
  • David Payton
will.i.am 5:26
6. "Like That" (featuring Q-Tip, Talib Kweli, CeeLo Green and John Legend)will.i.am 4:34
7. "Dum Diddly" (featuring Dante Santiago)
  • Adams
  • Pineda
  • Ray Brady
  • Board
  • George Bennett
  • Benjamin Brown
  • Lloyd Ferguson
  • Robert Lyn
  • Donat Mittoo
  • Leroy Sibbles
  • Fitzroy Simpson
will.i.am 4:19
8. "Feel It"  
  • Adams
  • Pineda
  • Ferguson
4:19
9. "Gone Going" (featuring Jack Johnson)
will.i.am 3:13
10. "They Don't Want Music" (featuring James Brown)
  • Adams
  • J. Brown
  • Ferguson
  • Printz Board
  • Timothy Grindgreff
  • Greg Mays
  • Darryl Barnes
will.i.am 6:46
11. "Disco Club"  
  • Adams
  • Pineda
  • Jean Baptiste
  • Melvin J. Lewis
  • Michael Matthews
  • Anthony Tidd
Noize Trip 3:48
12. "Bebot"  
  • Adams
  • Pineda
will.i.am 3:30
13. "Ba Bump"  
3:56
14. "Audio Delite at Low Fidelity"  
will.i.am 5:29
15. "Union" (featuring Sting)
will.i.am 5:04
Monkey BusinessAsia special edition (Bonus DVD)
No. Title Length
1. "Pump It" (Video)  
2. "Don't Phunk with My Heart" (Video)  
3. "Don't Lie" (Video)  
4. "My Humps" (Video)  
5. "Like That" (Video)  

Personnel[change | change source]

Credits adapted from Monkey Business liner notes:[11]

Charts, certifications and sales[change | change source]

Release history[change | change source]

Country Date Edition Format Label Ref.
Italy May 25, 2005 Standard CD Universal [41]
Japan May 27, 2005 [42]
Australia May 29, 2005 [43]
France May 30, 2005 Polydor [44]
Germany Universal [45]
Portugal [46]
United Kingdom Polydor [47]
Poland May 31, 2005 Universal [48]
Denmark June 1, 2005 [49]
Sweden [50]
Canada June 7, 2005 [51]
New Zealand [52]
United States
A&M [53]
Japan August 31, 2005 Tour CD+DVD Universal [54]
September 27, 2006 Standard CD [55]
May 23, 2007 [56]
November 19, 2008 [57]
March 4, 2009 [58]
September 9, 2009 SHM-CD [59]
October 17, 2012 [60]

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