Barbie Girl

Aqua

About Barbie Girl

"Barbie Girl" is a song by the Danish–Norwegian dance-pop group Aqua. It was released in May 1997 as the third single from the group's debut studio album, Aquarium (1997). The song was written by Søren Rasted, Claus Norreen, René Dif, and Lene Nystrøm, and was produced by Johnny Jam, Delgado, Rasted, and Norreen. It was written after Rasted saw an exhibit on kitsch culture in Denmark that featured Barbie dolls. The song topped the charts worldwide, particularly in European countries such as the UK, where it was a number-one hit for three weeks. It was also on top of the charts in Australia for the same length of time, and debuted and peaked at number 7 on the US Billboard Hot 100 on 6 September 1997, where it remains Aqua's biggest hit single, and their only one to reach the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100. It is Aqua's most popular work. The song was performed as the interval act in the Eurovision Song Contest 2001, and became the subject of the controversial lawsuit Mattel v. MCA Records. 


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Hiya Barbie
Hi Ken!
Do you want to go for a ride?
Sure Ken
Jump in

I'm a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world
Life in plastic, it's fantastic
You can brush my hair, undress me everywhere
Imagination, life is your creation

Come on Barbie, let's go party!

I'm a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world
Life in plastic, it's fantastic
You can brush my hair, undress me everywhere
Imagination, life is your creation

I'm a blond bimbo girl, in a fantasy world
Dress me up, make it tight, I'm your dolly
You're my doll, rock'n'roll, feel the glamor in pink
Kiss me here, touch me there, hanky panky
You can touch
you can play
if you say "I'm always yours"

I'm a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world
Life in plastic, it's fantastic
You can brush my hair, undress me everywhere
Imagination, life is your creation

Come on Barbie, let's go party! (Ah ah ah yeah)
Come on Barbie, let's go party! (Oh oh)
Come on Barbie, let's go party! (Ah ah ah yeah)
Come on Barbie, let's go party! (Oh oh)

Make me walk, make me talk, do whatever you please
I can act like a star, I can beg on my knees
Come jump in, bimbo friend, let us do it again
Hit the town, fool around, let's go party

You can touch
you can play
If you say "I'm always yours"
You can touch
you can play,
If you say "I'm always yours"

Come on Barbie, let's go party! (Ah ah ah yeah)
Come on Barbie, let's go party! (Oh oh)
Come on Barbie, let's go party! (Ah ah ah yeah)
Come on Barbie, let's go party! (Oh oh)

I'm a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world
Life in plastic, it's fantastic
You can brush my hair, undress me everywhere
Imagination, life is your creation

I'm a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world
Life in plastic, it's fantastic
You can brush my hair, undress me everywhere
Imagination, life is your creation

Come on Barbie, let's go party! (Ah ah ah yeah)
Come on Barbie, let's go party! (Oh oh)
Come on Barbie, let's go party! (Ah ah ah yeah)
Come on Barbie, let's go party! (Oh oh)

Oh, I'm having so much fun!
Well Barbie, we are just getting started
Oh, I love you Ken

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Aqua

Aqua is a Danish-Norwegian dance-pop group, best known for their 1997 breakthrough single "Barbie Girl." The group formed in 1989 and achieved huge success across the globe in the late 1990s and early 2000s. The group managed to top the UK Singles Chart with their first three singles. The group released two albums: Aquarium in 1997 and Aquarius in 2000, before splitting up in July 2001. The group sold an estimated 33 million albums and singles, making them the most successful Danish band ever. more »

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Written by: Johnny Mosegaard, Karsten Dahlgaard, Claus Norreen, Soren Rasted, Rene Dif, Lene Nystrom

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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10 facts about this song

Release Details
"Barbie Girl" was released by the Danish-Norwegian dance-pop group Aqua on May 14, 1997, as the third single off their debut studio album, "Aquarium."
Chart Performance
On its release, the song topped the charts in several countries, including the UK, Australia, and Canada. It also broke into top 10 in the United States, reaching seventh on the Billboard Hot 100.
Lyrics Controversy
Its lyrics drew controversy for reinforcing gender stereotypes, leading to its banning by state-owned broadcasters in South Africa and Belgium.
Lawsuit
In 2000, Mattel, the manufacturer of Barbie dolls, sued Aqua and their record label MCA Records, accusing them of violating their intellectual property rights. However, the case was ultimately dismissed by the judge.
Music Video Success
The music video for "Barbie Girl" gained widespread popularity, featuring the band members playing the characters of Barbie and Ken. It is notable for its bright color scheme and playful imagery.
Pop Culture Impact
The song is considered a pop culture phenomenon, regularly appearing in various media and being covered or parodied by numerous artists worldwide.
Longevity
Even though it was released over two decades ago, "Barbie Girl" continues to be a popular dance track, and is often played at parties and special events. Its modern remixes still make rounds on digital music platforms.
Multiplatinum Sales
The single achieved multiplatinum sales in many countries, selling more than 1.84 million copies in the UK alone, and making it one of the best-selling singles in the country's history.
Record Breaker
"Barbie Girl" holds the record for the most plays in the UK for any single not reaching number one in the sales chart.
Critics' Reception
Despite its commercial success and massive popularity, the song received mixed reviews from music critics. Some found it catchy and fun, while others criticized it for its childish and annoying nature.

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