“Clumsy” is a song recorded by American singer Fergie for her debut studio album, The Dutchess (2006). The song was released as the album’s fifth single on September 25, 2007. It was written by Fergie, Bobby Troup and will.i.am, who also produced the track. It was partially recorded in Los Angeles and in the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus. The song’s lyrics about being clumsy and in love flow alongside its computerized and bleeping beat taken from “The Bubble Bunch” by Jimmy Spicer, as well as a sample of “The Girl Can’t Help It”, originally performed by Little Richard.

The song received generally mixed to positive reviews. Critics praised the Little Richard sample and the goofy lyrics on feelings of love. Some critics deemed it to be the album’s highlight and pop at its finest, while others considered it flat. “Clumsy” peaked at number five on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming Fergie’s fifth straight top ten hit in the US. The single was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America and has sold over two million downloads in the country. Internationally, the song peaked in the top five in Australia, Canada and New Zealand. The song’s music video, directed by Marc Webb and Rich Lee, is stylized like a pop-up book and features Swedish model Alex Lundqvist as Fergie’s love interest.

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