In today’s earlier, more innocent hours, Fergie and Q-Tip’s new single just seemed like a thematically questionable companion to The Great Gatsby, its refrain either providing an ironic counterpoint to what actually happens in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s story, or completely ignoring it. Amid the news pouring out of Boston, there are obviously other reasons to feel uncomfortable about a song called “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody” right now. But seeing as a tragedy like this always makes everything seem kind of empty and irrelevant anyway, hey, here’s Fergie’s swing-flavored hip-hop song about partying, from the soundtrack of a 3-D movie about American opulence. It has scatting.
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