Wednesday, March 09, 2011
One of the catchiest (and therefore most annoying) earworms of the 1990s is this spritely little ditty by Danish pop combo Aqua; as popular as the song probably would have been on its own, Mattel decided to give its sales a boost by suing them, despite the fact that this is a clear example of fair use and therefore protected as a parody. Duh...
Barbie Girl was originally released as part of the band's 1997 album Aquarium, and features the squeaky vocals of Lene Nystrøm Rasted in marked contrast to the growling hotness of René Dif, providing something for everyone, which is the sign of quality pop music.
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