Here’s a sound-a-like that came in number two on Rolling Stone’s Twenty Craziest Sound-a-like Songs list: Fergalicious vs. Supersonic.
Great, so we found where the vocal melody came from. How about those strings? Well, those are also a sample taken from the Afro Rican’s “Give it All you Got”. Will.i.am is definitely good at what he does. I’m not trying to detract from the skillful arrangement and production of a pop song; only trying to point out the sources. However, I do prefer the lyrics from Mathmiticious.