" is a song by American recording artist Fergie
from her debut album, The Dutchess
. The song was released as the album's fifth and final single on September 25, 2007. It was written by Fergie, Bobby Troup
, 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 and 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 five 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.
"Clumsy" was written by Fergie, Bobby Troup and will.i.am
, who produced the song. It was partially recorded at Stewcha Studios in Los Feliz, California and in the John......