For many months I’ve tried to let it go.
But the song just won’t die. So I’ve gotta get this off my chest:
The title for the Grammy-winning Black Eyed Peas song, “I Gotta Feeling” employs incorrect grammar.
Never mind that ultimately it should be “I Have a Feeling.” It’s slang, and I get that. For instance, I’m really OK with the title of their other popular song from the same album, “Imma Be.” The Peas are employing accepted slang usage. It’s cool.
But if you’re gonna use slang, at least do it properly.
Back to the song at hand. Here’s the problem:
“I gotta” = “I have to”
“I got a” = “I have a”
The title of their song should be “I Got a Feeling.”
There. I feel much better now.