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"Clumsy"
Single by Fergie
from the album The Dutchess
Released September 25, 2007 (2007-09-25)
(see Release history)
Format Digital download, CD single
Recorded 2006
Genre Pop, R&B
Length 4:00 (Album version)
3:20 (Radio edit)
Label A&M
Writer(s) Will Adams, Stacy Ferguson, Bobby Troup
Producer will.i.am
Certification 2x Platinum[1] (RIAA)
Platinum (ABPD)
Fergie singles chronology
"Impacto (Remix)"
(2007)
"Clumsy"
(2007)
"Here I Come"
(2008)

"Clumsy" is a song by American pop singer Fergie recorded for her debut solo album The Dutchess. The song was written by Fergie and will.i.am, sampling Little Richard's rendition of "The Girl Can't Help It" and Jimmy Spicer's "The Bubble Bunch". The song was released as the album's fifth single. The song peaked at number five in the U.S. on the Billboard Hot 100, making it the fifth consecutive top-five single from The Dutchess. Fergie has also had five consecutive top 5 hits from a debut album on the ARIA Charts in Australia making her the first artist to do so since Delta Goodrem in 2003 with Innocent Eyes who had five consecutive number ones. "Clumsy" is featured in the movie Knocked Up directed by Judd Apatow.[2]

Fergie has performed the song numerous times, one performance being on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2008 in which she co-hosted in Hollywood.

Contents

Music video

The music video for "Clumsy" was directed by Marc Webb and Rich Lee. It was wrapped up on September 7, 2007. The video premiere was on AOL Music site in October 12, 2007. The video premiered on iTunes October 26, 2007.

The video is done in the style of a pop-up book. It begins with the book opening, displaying the directors' names, the artist and the title. Fergie begins to sing and the page flips to reveal a little pop-up concert, featuring Fergie with a beehive hairstyle, followed by a pop-up of a Dsquared fashion show where Fergie becomes attracted to a man (Swedish supermodel and Professional Paintball Player for the Russian Legion, Alex Lundqvist) in the audience. Another page flip reveals Fergie in a car, and she sees the man again. She then shows off with the car, but it breaks down and the man leaves. At the song's bridge she is singing in a pop-up rocket and at the same time at the concert she then knocks down a dancer and the concert begins to fall down. While in the rocket she pushes the "airlock" button, which blows the man out of the rocket. After this, it shows Fergie in a plane flying around a pop-up world. To conclude the video, Fergie is getting ready on a rooftop photo shoot and she sits down on a ledge to read a message and she falls off the building and is caught by the man. They walk off toward a sunset and the book closes.

Track listing

CD
  1. "Clumsy" (radio edit)
  2. "Clumsy" (instrumental)
  3. "Clumsy" (revisited)
  4. "Clumsy" (music video)
Australian CD
  1. "Clumsy" (radio edit)
  2. "Clumsy" (revisited)

Remix

"Clumsy (Collipark Remix)"
Single by Fergie featuring Soulja Boy Tell 'Em
from the album The Dutchess Australian Tour Edition/Deluxe Edition
B-side "Get Your Hands Up"
Released December 28, 2007 (2007-12-28)
(see Release history)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2007
Genre Pop, R&B, hip hop
Length 3:51
Label A&M
Soulja Boy Tell 'Em singles chronology
"Soulja Girl"
(2007)
"Clumsy (Collipark Remix)"
(2007)
"Yahhh!"
(2008)

The remix version was released on iTunes in December 2007. It features rapper Soulja Boy Tell 'Em and it is entitled "Clumsy (Collipark Remix)".

Release history

Region Date Version
United States September 25, 2007 (2007-09-25) Original
November 1, 2007 (2007-11-01) CHR release
December 18, 2007 (2007-12-18) Remix
United Kingdom November 12, 2007 (2007-11-12) Original
December 18, 2007 (2007-12-18) Remix
Australia November 19, 2007 (2007-11-19) Original
December 18, 2007 (2007-12-18) Remix

Chart performance

In New Zealand, after the success of the previous single "Big Girls Don't Cry", "Clumsy" started being downloaded, peaking at number thirty-five on the country's iTunes Store and eventually debuting at number thirty-one on the official RIANZ Top 40 Chart. It has since climbed to number-four in New Zealand.[3] "Clumsy" has also become a top 5 success in the U.S., where it has reached number-two on the Pop 100 and number-five on the Billboard Hot 100 for six weeks.[3] This achievement makes Fergie the first female artist to pull five top 5 singles from a debut album since Paula Abdul during 1989-1990 with her album, Forever Your Girl. As of April, 2009, the song has so far sold over 2,000,000 digital downloads in the United States, becoming Fergie's fifth single to reach the two-million mark.[4]

"Clumsy" has also peaked at number-four on the Canadian Hot 100.[3] "Clumsy," has been able to do well on the Billboard Hot 100 even with "Big Girls Don't Cry," still receiving attention. The song has peaked at number five for six weeks, the fifth single from Fergie's debut album to reach the top five of the Hot 100. This achievement makes Fergie the first artist in 17 years to pull five top five Hot 100 hits from an album, since Janet Jackson pulled seven top five singles with her 1989 release, Rhythm Nation 1814 album.[5]

Following the release of the "Radio Edit" version of the song on the iTunes Music Store in Australia (along with a new more rock friendly revisited version) it immediately entered the Top 100 Songs at number 10. After two days, it has already ascended to number-two and topped the Pop Store. Exclusively with the benefit of digital downloads it managed to debut at number-twelve on the ARIA Singles Chart. "Clumsy" has since become Fergie's fifth consecutive top 5 hit from the album, peaking at number three for three consecutive weeks.

"Clumsy" was less successful in Europe than Fergie's previous singles. In the UK, the single only managed a peak of number sixty-two but it was not officially released in as a CD single only a download.

Charts

Chart Peak
position
Australian ARIA Singles Chart[3] 3
Ö3 Austria Top 40[3] 53
Canadian Hot 100[3] 4
Czech IFPI Airplay Chart[6] 12
Danish Singles Chart[3] 34
Dutch Mega Single Top 100[7] 84
German Singles Chart[3] 50
Irish Singles Chart[3] 17
Chart Peak
position
New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart[3] 4
Romanian Top 100[8] 22
Slovak IFPI Airplay Chart[9] 14
Swedish Singles Chart[3] 15
UK Singles Chart[3] 62
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[3] 5
U.S. Billboard Pop 100 2
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 89
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Year-end charts

Country Chart Ranking
Australia ARIA End Of Year Singles 23[10]
Chart (2008) Peak
Position
Billboard Hot 100 26[11]

References

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